The Budget Bedroom Refresh: Tips Tricks, and Projects

Apartment Therapy Video Roundup

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The bedroom is supposed to be a serene, relaxing space. Unfortunately, for a lot us that's far from the reality. Clothes pile up on the floor, and (if you're anything like me) things that don't really have a place in other rooms tend to migrate to the bedroom when you're cleaning up more public spaces in the house for company. And then those things tend to stay there indefinitely, so instead of climbing happily into bed every night, you're confronted with a stress-inducing pile of assorted junk. Or maybe your bedroom is perfectly neat, but it's just a bit... blah. That's where this video roundup comes in. We've got all kinds of tips, tricks and projects for refreshing your bedroom — and they're all things you can tackle this weekend.

The number one clutter culprit in bedrooms? The closet. If your bedroom floor is overwhelmed by clothes, chances are your closet needs a little TLC. Here are professional organizer Amelia Meena's 5 top tips for a more organized closet. (And for even more suggestions for organizing clothes, check out this past video roundup.)

Painting is an incredibly inexpensive (and relatively easy) way to instantly change the feel of a room. And what's more perfect for a bedroom than the soothing tones of grey? Here, erstwhile apartment therapy staffer Cate Griffin offers some tips for using grey in the bedroom, and some things worth thinking about no matter what color you're considering.

Another thing that can really give a bedroom a boost? Beautiful window treatments. If you have irregularly sized windows, or just balk a little at the price of store-bought curtains, try this suggestion: make your own from old linen sheets. (And if you're looking for other ideas for DIYing curtains, check out this post here.)

Here's a fun idea that will help to reduce clutter and make things a little more interesting: create a display for jewelry (or ties) so they're in plain view when you're getting dressed, and you can enjoy your beautiful things even when you're not wearing them.

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Here's an example of this from an upcoming house tour. Lovely, no?

And finally... here's a video with a few quick tips for organizing your bedroom... and a little motivation for keeping it that way.

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(Image credits: Sherrie U.; Nancy Mitchell)