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Master Bed and Bath: How to go From Boring to Beautiful

If your bedroom is not exactly the stuff dreams are made of, and your bath or powder room can best be characterized as dull-but-functional, then maybe it's time to revamp these spaces to make them lovelier and more inspiring. The chore of remaking the look and feel of your personal rooms is a lot easier and far less costly than you may imagine. Just try some or all of the below tips and tricks for transforming your bed and bath into a pleasing new space.

Splurge When It Matters
When it comes to spending, you only want to go big when the final result has an outside impact on how you and your family feel about your private rooms. When the wow factor clearly justifies the expense, then go for it. Otherwise take a tactical and calculated approach to how you invest your makeover dollars. One solid example might be creating a stenciled ceiling which can be less costly, and every bit as dramatic as wall full of new ceramic tiles.

Embrace the Vintage Vibe
Loving what you already have is a great philosophy, and leaning on your creativity to give your vintage rooms a fun new twist is a worthy challenge and a winning strategy. For the bedroom, begin with your lighting. Since mood is everything, consider taking down that utilitarian ceiling fan and replacing it with a vintage chandelier with lots of glittery crystal and chrome. For the bathroom start with a new style of shower curtains, and then expand on that theme by recreating the classic spa look. Make a splash by filling your bathroom with quality towels & rugs from the home furnishings department at Target or Kohl’s. Find coupons online at places like discountrue and in your local paper.

Use Ambient Lighting
Whenever possible, try to use ambient lighting to illuminate your rooms instead of overhead options. Try never to use florescent lighting. The soft glow of ambient light is far more flattering to you when you gaze into the mirror. Use lamps where you can so you can use less electricity and only illuminate the spaces you really need to.

Where would you score your own home’s private rooms on a scale of boring to beautiful? Do you think that a refashioning is too far out-of-reach for you? You don't have to update every feature in your bed and bath to make an observable difference, and you never have to spend a lot. In small spaces such as these, a simple and bold statement can be enough to make it seem like you sprung for a complete and total makeover. You can make that statement when you follow these simple makeover suggestions.

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