5 Simple Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel New

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You don't have to give a room a full-on makeover to make it feel new. In fact, a few simple and free or very cheap tactics can quickly refresh a space — including your bedroom.

1. Clean your sheets. Nestling in between freshly laundered sheets is probably the easiest and cheapest way to feel like you're in a new room. If you're feeling fancy, try adding some homemade linen spray.

2. Make your bed. While I have a hard time keeping my bedroom as neat as I'd like, I always make my bed. Even if there's some stuff on the floor and your hamper's full of dirty laundry, a made bed gives a bedroom a sense of order.

3. Clear off or minimize clutter on dresser tops. Lots of little things tend to accumulate on my nightstand (glasses and mugs, mostly) and my husband's dresser (e.g., baseball hats and receipts). A quick sweep can make your room instantly better organized and cleaner looking.

4. Bring in flowers or a plant. The January Cure teaches all of us how refreshing it is to have some fresh greenery. Drop a few dollars at the grocery store or, if you have a sunny spot, relocate one of the succulents you have sunbathing in another room. At least in my world, greenery is happiness.

5. Rearrange artwork. Switching up what hangs where is a free way to change how your room looks and, in my experience, is a good way to get started thinking creatively.

(Image credits: Lauren and Chad's Vintage Comfort)

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