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Bedroom makeovers on a $100 budget

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Don't break the bank

When decorating a bedroom, there is a lot you can do even if you have a small budget. With as little as only $100, you can add new style and color to your bedroom without breaking the bank. Here are some bedroom makeover tips, each one of which could be accomplished for a hundred bucks or less!

Bedroom with accent wallpaper

Paint and wallpaper

Depending on the size of your bedroom, you should be able to either paint or wallpaper your bedroom for $100 or less. Paint is traditionally one of the most inexpensive ways of making a big difference in any room.

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If you love the look of wallpaper, but find that $100 won't buy enough wallpaper for the entire room, try painting three walls and wallpapering one wall as an accent -- or use wallpaper border to add a nice design touch to freshly-painted walls. Both of these methods can give you a nice look even on a small decorating budget.

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New bedding

$100 bills

You can totally change the look of your bedroom just by adding a new comforter and pillow shams. Although sometimes bedding can be expensive, shop at discount stores and online to find the very best deals. Depending on the size of your bed, you should be able to at least get a new comforter or bedspread for $100 or less.

If you purchase a "bed in a bag" set, you can often get matching pillow shams, sheets, pillowcases and even a bed skirt in addition to the comforter for a good price. Choose an attractive new color or print, or go with all white bedding or neutral bedding to add a serene look that will blend with any current decorating theme or color palette.

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Window treatments

New blinds or curtains can add a fresh and updated look to your bedroom. Depending on the number of windows in the room, adding new blinds, shades or curtains could fit within a $100 bedroom makeover budget.

Try adding a Roman shade for an opulent look, or combine a colorful mini blind with a decorator window topper to add a dash of color to the room. Blinds and shades are often an excellent choice in the bedroom, especially combined with other window treatments, because they give you better control over the amount of light and privacy in the room.

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Add storage or shelving

You can add a lot of design appeal and decorating options to the bedroom by simply adding an inexpensive shelving unit or installing one or more wall shelves.

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Try shopping at flea markets, garage sales and secondhand shops to find interesting pieces, such as a steamer trunk or blanket chest, that can be placed at the foot of the bed to add visual interest and storage space. Buying secondhand is a great way of adding a new piece of furniture to your bedroom for $100 or less.

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Change the look of the room with lighting

Lighting options are one of the easiest ways to change the mood and overall look of a room, and there is a lot you can do with $100. Add a couple of small bedside lamps, or simply purchase new shades for the lamps you already have. You can also add candles to a bedroom for additional lighting with a romantic touch. If your room already has an overhead light fixture, consider replacing it with a combination ceiling fan and light, to make sleeping more comfortable during warm weather.

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