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As soon as January shows up I’m over winter.
I’m not really sure why.
When it’s Christmas and New Year’s, winter seems romantic and full of pumpkin pie and carols.
All the decking the halls and merriment and stockings hung by the fire go away….
…and it’s just cold.
Cold with overcast skies and winter days.
Even the hot chocolate doesn’t taste as good.
So to cheer myself up and make winter seem a little brighter and lighter, I treated myself to a little bedroom refresh with not ONE but TWO easy budget decorating ideas you can recreate in your own home.
Here’s the room now after my mini bedroom refresh.
(I even added tulips to make it happier).
Here’s the room now.
Isn’t it cozy?
Here’s a super simple affordable budget tip that I used to warm it up.
I layered my rugs.
I already had these large white area rugs that I just bought for the room.
You can see similar rugs here.
I couldn’t afford to replace them because there are two large rugs in this room.
So instead? I just bought this smaller rug and layered it on top. The key to layering? You want to turn it at an angle so it looks purposeful. It looks like you wanted to have two rugs in the space. And the best part?
It makes it even cozier.
Buddy is laying on this rug right now instead of next to me at the computer. Why? Because this rug feels so good under your feet and it has this raised pattern that makes it look super high end.
Then I added these pillows to the chairs.
They are SO CUTE and affordable.
The pillows have a tassel at each corner and there’s a raised trellis pattern on the pillow itself.
It’s the perfect pillow to take you from winter into spring.
Next, I changed out the bedding.
And I added two of these soft, cozy pillows in front of the shams.
It all went together perfectly (and is there ANYTHING better than fresh bedding).
But I wasn’t done.
Here’s where budget decorating idea number two came in.
I needed a duvet cover for the down insert at the end of the bed.
SO I MADE MY OWN out of sheets.
I said it.
Remember when we made curtains out of sheets? You can make a duvet cover out of sheets, too.
You can see the entire DIY on how to make a duvet cover out of sheets here, but the Reader’s Digest version is you buy two sets of sheets.
Put the fitted sheet on the bed (so it doesn’t go to waste) and all the pillow covers to the pillows on the bed, too.
Then use the two flat sheets and part of the other fitted sheet to make a duvet cover.
I added this wooden tray to the bed (or it can rotate to the ottoman, too) for late-night tea and magazines and books.
The space is SO COZY.
It’s so warm and welcoming and makes me so happy I almost forgot it was winter.
Here’s to celebrating all the cozy…
….until spring knocks at the door. 🙂
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