9 ways to make over your bedroom for $100 or less

When you close your eyes to sleep, are you really trying to shut out the room’s lack of style? If so, then it’s time to wake up your bedroom décor — without spending a bundle. From refreshing old furniture to giving the walls some flair, here are 9 dreamy ways to fix up your bedroom for less than $100. 

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    9 ways to make over your bedroom for $100 or less

    Make sure to start and end your day on the right foot with these ways to create a bedroom retreat for less than $100.

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    From refreshing old furniture to giving the walls some flair, here are 9 dreamy ways to fix up your bedroom for less than $100.

    Every bed deserves a little something special on the side. “A coat of paint in crisp white, dramatic black or even a bold color can completely change the look of tired, old nightstands,” says Erin Gates, a Boston-based interior designer, stylist and blogger. “To make it a complete makeover swap out any hardware for new, modern styles,” she suggests. Delight is in the details.
    Eric Roth
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    Don't spare the rod -

    Frame your window with a pair of hand-painted ceramic finials, like the ones pictured here from Anthropologie, or craft your own modern, white rod and finials with this DIY from the design blog "A Beautiful Mess."
    Anthropologie; A Beautiful Mess
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    “I love a bench at the end of the bed for extra seating or as a place to toss clothing or set down an overnight bag,” says "Centsational Girl" blogger Kate Riley. Aside from its practical applications, a bench is also great way to add a pop of color. Riley transformed a basic bench by layering on a combo of primer and glossy white spray paint, then using staples to cover the seat with her own patterned fabric.
    Picasa / Centsational Girl
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    “Nothing makes more of a change than a fresh color on the walls,” says glam interior designer Erinn Valencich. If you’re really feeling bold, head over to the dark side and give black a try. Colleen Geohagan, co-author of the lifestyle blog “Two Delighted," used the hue beautifully in her guest bedroom, pictured here. Just make sure to incorporate white décor to balance the black along with brass accents to add warmth.
    Two Delighted
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    Give curtains a makeover -

    Give your window treatments a glam upgrade. “Add wide tape trim to plain drapes by using fabric glue or by breaking out the sewing machine,” says designer Erin Gates. “This adds a custom detail that livens up your windows.” IKEA offers tons of crazy cheap curtains, starting at only $3.99 a pair, while ribbons and tape can be picked up at a local craft store.
    Erin Gates
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    To get the look of a headboard without the splurge, apply one of Blik’s Mina Javid decal headboards, available in designs ranging from wrought iron-inspired to ornate and fabulous. Or consider other faux, low-cost “headboards” suggested by stretched fabric, chalkboard paint drawings or stencils on reclaimed pallets. You will get the feel of something backing up your bed without the investment.
    Blik
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    Turn wallpaper into art -

    Wallpaper can be shockingly expensive, not to mention tricky to install properly. If you love the panache of paper but can’t afford to splurge on the real deal, designer Erin Gates suggests this innovative hack. “Buy one roll and place sections in large frames from big box discount stores, like IKEA. It gives the impact of pattern without the price tag of installation.”
    Eric Roth / Erin Gates
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    Put a shade on it -

    “New table lamps are also a great way to update your space,” says designer Erinn Valencich, and a new set of shades on your old lamp can often do the trick. “I love a drum shade with straight vertical sides that gives any lamp a more modern, updated feel.” We love the graphic on this darling drum shade from Bed, Bath and Beyond.
    Bed, Bath and Beyond
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    Add some color -

    Keep your clean and classic white sheets and cases, but top your bed with something stunning. Target’s canary yellow quilt adds a dash of Moroccan chic for less than $100 and spares you the expense of updating all of your bedding.
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