How Do I "Break Up" a Matching Bedroom Set?

How Do I "Break Up" a Matching Bedroom Set?

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Regina Yunghans
Sep 30, 2014
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Q: I've recently come across a great deal on this bedroom set (headboard, nightstands, dresser), for a whopping $100. I'm a college student, so this is great - I'm always low on cash. I've been in desperate need of a new dresser, and I don't have nightstands or a headboard currently.

My bedroom has got little the way of decor right now, and I've waited to get some furniture before I went out and started buying decor. Having looked, it seems as though it would be a lot more than $100 to buy everything separately. I like the wood, and the shape's not too bad, but everything is a little too matchy-matchy.

Any ideas on how to update it so it doesn't look like I'm walking into a furniture showroom? I've considered painting but I can't decide which pieces to paint, and which to leave as-is, or how to paint them. I'm open to any suggestions, and I tend to lean toward lots of deep/warm color, and geometric pattern, and textiles. I'm renting a room, so white walls and beige carpet (barf). I just don't know where to start with it all!

(Image credit: Kait)
(Image credit: Kait)
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