Small Updates Go A Long Way

Bedroom | May 13, 2015

A few years ago my cute cousin  Angela contacted me about helping update her Living Room.  I sent over ideas that would be easy to implement and not too expensive on their student budget.  I just recently helped her update her bedroom and I thought I’d share the process with you.  Angela lives in a rental so she can’t make any major changes to paint.  She felt like her master bedroom was boring and needed a lot of help. Her budget for a new look was under $1,000.

We decided we’d keep all her furniture so we could put money elsewhere.  The main concerns were that the nightstands and bed came in a set so they felt too matchy match.  She also didn’t like how the dresser felt so out of place.  I suggested she paint the nightstands white so they felt different next to the bed. Then to tie in the modern dresser I told her to paint the dresser either all white or two-toned like this:
and switch out the hardware to this:
This is the board I came up with for the rest of the plan.
Two of the Navy Deco Pillows from Caitlin Wilson.
This as a lumbar in front and then a blanket folded at the end of the bed.
I think painting the nightstands made a huge difference! She also bought my favorite rug for the foot of the bed.

I think these small changes made a big difference!