Tips & Tricks Thursday
This weeks tip came to me late last night (about 12:00 am, actually) as I was scrambling to prepare the guest bedroom for someone who was coming to visit for a few days.
Now, you all know that storage is at a premium at my house… seriously.
So being that we have only two bedrooms, no one using said second bedroom, and NO storage – it’s only obvious that we would slowly transform the guest bedroom into a catch-all / storage / “put-it-in-there-because-I-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-it” kind of room. I’m sure that some of you can relate…
Anyway, back to my frantic cleaning spree.
After the room was cleared out (don’t ask where everything went, I had to get very creative…), I realized that I wanted to freshen it up “design-wise” but din’t know what to do without spending too much time.
Enter the IKEA comforter set.
It’s something I bought a few months back (on a whim, of course) for $30, and tucked away in the pile of linens that are stacked (yes, stacked) in my laundry room. I decided that since I was washing everything anyway, I would swap out the existing comforter set for this cute gray polk-dot one. Throw in two existing chevron pillows and a striped lumbar pillow, and voila!
What a difference!
I wish that I had taken a “before” picture so that you could truly understand what I’m talking about!
It’s such a quick and inexpensive way to change the feel of a bedroom. I’m usually not a fan of “bed-in-a-bag” types of linens, but IKEA’s sets incorporate fun patterns, prints, and colors. And for the price ($30-$50), you can’t beat ’em!
Here are some of my favorites…
Now if we could just get an IKEA in Fort Worth…
Well, actually, that might be a bit dangerous…