|photography by VANG MIKKEL|
The bedroom can often get neglected. When there's a budget for making over only one room in the house, the most-visited spaces–living room, dining room, kitchen–often beat out the bedroom. Ignore the competition. The bedroom is worthy of a transformation. Take, for example, this space:
Before: Dark and drab describes this room. And in our books that is no way to describe your bedroom. This sleeping spot is cramped–100-square-feet, to be exact. The overall space is weighed down by dark linens and exposed wood floors. Feels pretty darn depressing to us.
After: The focus revolves around opening up this small space. Hold off on the plans for demolition (who wants to deal with all of that dust?) because there are easier ways to pull this off:
swap out the linens Say goodbye to the dark comforter. We're all about the white duvet. Layering white on white will actually give your room a reason to breathe. (We love this white duvet!)
paint the walls We love color, but we truly believe in the power of white. Have a little faith in the mighty hue. The walls were plastered in an ivory shade (try "Ancient Ivory" from Benjamin Moore).
focus on the floors Old wooden floors were dull, dark, and calling out for some TLC. A high-shine polish treatment brought them back to life.
make an entrance When the space is small, you'll notice–and stare at–everything. That door just felt creepy. Rather than replacing it, the homeowner refinished it with multiple applications of glossy walnut.
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Ready for more makeovers? Check out a shocking bathroom makeover, a cheery breakfast nook makeover, and an easy kitchen redo.