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11 Tips to Add Punch and Perk to Your Bedroom

11 Ways to Perk up Your BedroomAttention!  Attention!

………..Has anyone seen my bedroom?

For some reason my bedroom is the last to get any attention.  It seems as though it’s become a storage room someone put a bed in.  I really want our master “suite” to be at least as nice as any other room in the house. Here are some ideas to think about.

-Paint!  It’s always the biggest bang for your buck.  Add some accent paint to a wall or two.

-Again, paint!  If you have bedroom furniture that you purchased 20+ years ago, before heaving it out the door, think about simply changing the color.  A very budget friendly thing to do and can easily add a few more years to that tired double-decade old stuff…..what’s it going to hurt?  If you still can’t stand it a minute longer, all you’re out is a gallon of paint…..

-…..Once the furniture is painted grab some fine grit sandpaper and give it the good old look of distress.  A great way to make the old stuff look like it’s “new-made-to-look-old”.  Very chic.

-More about…yup, you guessed it….paint!  Don’t be afraid to choose one of the contemporary bold new colors on a dresser or chest of drawers, especially if you’re going with the distressed look.  If you’re planning on changing out the furniture in a couple years anyway…live vigorously!  Enjoy a sea blue chest, or a butter yellow dresser.  Have some fun!

-Nothing more wonderful than climbing into a bed bedecked in bright new bedding. It’s time to tuck away the winter comforter and pull out the new crisp linens.  If your linens are tired and threadbare bring in the spring with some new floral designs or colorful solids.

-Add some fun, fresh, vibrant pillows.  Remember, they don’t have to match, the just have to “go”.

-A new throw rug…one of my favorite ways to add a brand new look to a room.  Maybe start there and take your color cues from the rug….OR

-……..A new duvet or coverlet.  A main piece like this in your room can set the tone for your entire color palette.

-If space is not an issue, think about adding a comfy reading chair or even a loveseat with a great reading lamp.

-Keep your eye out for a cool one-of-a-kind (or not) chair-side “table” Use your imagination on this one.  Stacked old suitcases, grandma’s creaky stool (My grandma had a creaky stool I would love to have next to my reading couch now).

-Don’t forget to think outside (literally) the box.  Some outdoor furniture makes some cool inside accent pieces, and can be easily perked up with a coat of …what?….paint! (

Have fun adding some punch & perk to a tired old space.

11 Tips to add Punch to Your Bedroom









Great Ideas for Basement Kitchens

Great Ideas for Basement KitchensA Basement Kitchen…..

………….A million ways to go

It seems that nowadays many families welcome back home, even for a short time, some of their adult children with their own children.  This has been a blessing in our life a few times.  How nice it-would have been (and will be) if they had their own kitchen or kitchenette to make life a little more pleasant.

Lampshade Ideas

Lampshade IdeasLight it up with lampshades

We’re looking for some new lights, sconces to be specific, for a hallway leading to a family room.  As I was perusing the infinite amount of products out there I ran across some of the fun-nest (if you hyphenate it, you don’t get the red squiggly line) lamps and lampshade styles and colors.

What a great way to add the touch of color you’re looking for without breaking the bank or having to re-décor your whole room.  Lampshades!  WOW!  Everything old is new again, as they say.  Lampshades went out with the coming in of the 70’s.  But they’re back with a vengeance and it’s fun!  And if you love red, but a little goes a long way?…..Lampshades!

Lamps/shades can do for the room pretty much what pillows do.  Almost anything goes and you can really enhance the feel of the room. It’s easy to add a bit of contemporary to an otherwise traditional room simply by choosing the right lamp.  Have fun with this one!

lampshades red side table

lampshades green

lampshades red lamp entryway

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Table Runner Ideas

Unique Table Runner IdeasTable Runners… still…. cheap and cute!

…chalkboard? I love it!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love table runners! They are the easiest and coolest way to add a great look to a table, either during a meal or as a daily décor. They’re much cheaper (usually) than a tablecloth and a great way to add some bold color to a tablescape. They can be as fancy as lace, urban as bamboo, chic as rice paper, or as cozy as a tartan scarf.