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SheKnows spacelifts: 10 Modern bedrooms under $500

Kortney Gruenwald is an internationally published journalist, writer and founder of lifestyle blog Western Charm. Originally a west coast American girl, she is currently living in Germany but still fueled by iced lattes (even in winter)....

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The bedroom is the one place where we need to feel happy and tranquil. That's why color and updated decor are important — outdated decor can lead to stress and a sense of needing to do more. For $500 you can update your entire bedroom space in several modern and dapper ways.

Earl gray

One of the most trendsetting colors for bedrooms is gray — it is relaxing and exudes modern elegance. This look combines a stylish and sleek gray with white and cream-colored accents. Textured duvet covers for the bed next to bold black nightstands make a definite statement. Add black-and-white canvas art to bring the look together.

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Feminine chic

Every girl dreams of a modern bedroom with a little touch of vintage fashion. Well, this theme is a dream come true. It revolves around framed vintage fashion sketches and a beautiful tufted ivory headboard — ultimate femininity. Keep to a subtle pearly white for walls and smart ivory accents.

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Down to earth

For the modern environmentalist, earth tones will always be timeless. Start by painting your walls a toned down lime green. Invest in a birch veneer low-sitting bed frame and similar accent furniture and decor. For the artistic element, I suggest an abstract floral piece that has underlying green and white tones — the abstract element gives a contemporary feel.

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This theme is for the woman who uses her room to read, dream and imagine. The centerpiece of this bedroom would be a luxurious light-blue chaise with a reading light above. For the bed, add a light gray and white-striped duvet cover. Don't forget a faux sheepskin rug to sink your toes into every morning and French-styled candles to help you fall into your dreams.

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This modern theme has strong European antique touches. The big investment with this theme will be replacing your floors with white wooden laminate flooring. For nightstands, I suggest long pine tables — put one on each side of your bed. Top the tables with a few vintage ceramic busts. For your bed comforter, opt for a plush white duvet.

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