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Bedroom makeovers don’t have to be expensive projects, nor do they need to be long, drawn out affairs. With some thoughtful planning and preliminary preparations you can redesign and makeover a bedroom in a weekend.

There are two very important steps you need to take before bedroom makeovers begin...Planning and Preparation

1. Planning takes into consideration the color scheme and shopping list.

Most bedroom makeovers include painting the walls, and I highly recommend this step! Select a color palette based on your 1) overall color palette in the home, 2) use of this particular bedroom, 3) personality & lifestyle.

Bright and bold...serene and calm...cottage charm...cool and contemporary...warm and cozy...these are just a few suggestions for the overall theme and color choices.

Now for the shopping list. Decide what is going to be replaced for this bedroom redesign.

Here are some suggestions that are simple and budget friendly:
1. New bedding, scatter rugs, lamp(s), artwork, mirror, accent pillows, lampshade(s), window treatments - any combination of these, depending on your budget and desire to create a different look in the room
2. Replace the headboard
3. Purchase new hardware for the case goods in the room.
4. Paint the furniture - if your decorating style fits the bill, a coat of paint and even some intentional distressing can give charm and personality to a tired chest of drawers or dresser.

2. Preparation for bedroom makeovers sets the project up for success! This is not the most fun or enjoyable part of the makeover , but ultimately will result in a more successful project. Clean out the clutter!

Here are a few more bedroom makeover ideas:
1. Rearrange the furniture.
2. Mix and match the bedding
3. Utilize dimmer switches and/or 3-way light bulbs
4. Consider updating the window treatments.

Bedroom makeovers can happen in a weekend! You have planned, cleaned and shopped...now the time has come to put it all together.
First, take care of the painting, making sure to repair old drywall holes...
Then, arrange the largest pieces of furniture...
When you are satisfied with the arrangement, bring in the bedding and accessories...
Hang the artwork...
Enjoy your freshly redesigned space with weekend time to spare!

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