Update Your Bedroom In 7 Easy Steps

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With just a few weeks of glitter-tastic holiday fun left on the calendar, and several calm, cold-weather months ahead, what better time to update the coziest room in the house — a.k.a. the bedroom. Even if 2015 has you on a strict budget (thanks, winter sales), rest assured: There are plenty of ways to make a huge impact without spending a ton of cash. Take cues from our editorial director’s recent revamp, made possible by Orlando Soria and the brilliant home-decor minds at Homepolish.

Sleep Like A Baby In A Brand New Bedroom

Curtain Call

Plenty of natural light is the best way to open up a space, which is why cream-colored curtains are key. Orlando suggests letting the material pool at the floor for a glamorous, devil-may-care look. Plus, you'll save on hemming costs!

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Bigger Is Better

Make your bed feel extra luxe by sizing up your bedding. Here, Orlando outfitted a queen-size bed with pillows and blankets fit for a King.

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Old Meets New

With a slew of affordable art resources available online, mixing and matching modern photography and vintage art is as simple as it is affordable. Try Tappan Collective for moody prints and local second-hand shops and flea markets for pre-loved pieces.

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Mix-And-Match

Feel free to swap out hardware like knobs and hooks to make a piece of furniture look more expensive. For example: This dresser came from Ikea but the mid-century brass knobs are from Anthropologie.

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Stay Neutral

When it comes to bigger elements like side tables and accent rugs, stick to neutral colors and interesting textures. This approach allows for endless mix-and-match opportunities.

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Bright Idea

Swapping out a dated pendant light for something modern and glam can make a world of difference. And if you're feeling particularly ambitious, install a dimmer for instant mood lighting control.

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Love Is In The Details

Amp up the space with carefully chosen accessories such as color-happy accents, sleek table lamps and live greenery in pretty planters.

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