Before & After: Ray's Clean White & Curtained Bedroom

Before & After: Ray's Clean White & Curtained Bedroom

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Marathon, FL
U.S. Renter
My room makeover::
The room felt very small and dingy, even after all of the stuff was out, so I started by painting everything a bright, clean white. The closet wall was a problem because the track for the hanging door on the left (which houses the central ac) is completely bent and the doors on the right were literally just leaning against the closet opening. So instead of trying to fix the doors I decided to simply cover the whole mess with heavy velvet curtains (which also serve to dampen the noise from the a/c unit, a nice bonus!).

The bookcase in the middle is there to break up the wall of fabric and give me a place to books and items that I don't want my overly-curious kitty playing with. The large white vents on the left hand side of the wall were added to compensate for the airflow blocked by the curtains and were surprisingly easy to put in.

All told, the room cost around $200 since the only pieces that needed to be purchased were the curtains, the bookcase, and the vent covers.
My makeover advice::
My biggest piece of advice for fellow renters is that if you have an area that you can't stand looking at but would be difficult and/or expensive to fix; try covering the area with nice curtains! Before moving here I never would have thought to cover a whole wall but it makes the room more cohesive and relaxing.
What I love most about my new space::
Everything! The room is clean and bright but still shows off my personality. All the textiles (especially the curtains!) make the space cozy and inviting while the colors keep it feeling cool and relaxing.
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