The new year has come and the holidays are over but winter is still upon us.
I don’t know about you but the grey days are too much when you live in a place that celebrates the winter season. This is the time of year when everything looks dull.
I needed a quick fix!
I started in my bedroom. I have a monochromatic look. Too much beige!
I really don’t have the time for a complete bedroom makeover. So with a trip to Old Time Pottery and a focus on color and texture, I created a mini makeover by revamping and refreshing an old tired bedroom!
This can also be called makeover on a budget. Although I rarely buy bed sets in a bag, it was great for this quick fix. I got lucky and found this set during the Old Time Pottery white sale.
Now I have a look that is Revamped and Refreshed for under $50.
Working with textures makes things look richer. This set had 6 pieces. I used the patterns and textures of the pillows and built a pallet. Coordinating some of the hues and placing the colors around the room, made this all come together.
This is what I started with. The before. A duvet and feather comforter. My pillows disappeared. I usually have a few different ones on my bed. So keeping the before picture “real” I left it as is.
Funny, I hate putting pillows on and off the bed, but I love the look of them.
For me, the problem here is not enough color. Keeping things simple and swapping out the spread, totally transformed the room.
As soon as a little color was brought into the space, it already felt refreshed.
The Old Time Pottery set came with a comforter 2 shams and three pillows. I began looking for some texture to break up the pattern. I used my throw and white furry back pillow to add interest.
 I also spread the color around the room so your eye could travel around. I used the patterned pillow in the set for my upholstered bench that sits in front of the bed. I love the look now.
This makeover was quick and inexpensive. It created a sense of style and light.
A refreshed colorful change. Lifting my spirits through winter.
A 15 minute makeover under fifty dollars!
What do you think?
Now I want to do the rest of the room. I think I just opened a can of worms.
Written by DreamingInColor
Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY's and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.

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  1. Danni@SiloHillFarm January 25, 2015 at 7:55 AM Reply

    Definitely better after Deneen! You always know just what to do!

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