A new year signifies fresh resolutions, starting over, and implementing change. Carrying over this attitude from work to play is essential. But what about our home life? With our 2014 Home Décor Makeover Series, you can outspread the spirit of rejuvenation – with minimal effort and a small budget – to easily revamp your space in the new year. The first stop: the bedroom. This is the place where dreams are dreamt, love is made and rest is achieved. So, It's important for this space to feel like the ultimate sanctuary. Just make sure that it reflects your personality and style. Here are our top 10 finds and ideas to make sure you have the bedroom of your dreams! 

1.     Light It Up

Table and floor lamps can add warmth and character to any space. Aside from its functionality, table lamps can be an eye-catching conversation piece.  Add function and fierce timelessness with this Clift Glass Table Lamp. $170.00, www.potterybarn.com

2.     Sign, Sealed, Delivered

A chic print can dress up any bedroom. One large artwork can liven up the wall and your spirits in the morning. There is no rule book for choosing art,  just go with what you love. You can add personality to the art with quotes that remind you of your purpose like this Dana Tanamachi: Season Framed Art. $29.99, www.target.com

3.     The Bold and The Bedroom

Going for a dark color in the bedroom can be a scary leap of faith. But it can really create the feel of a refuge. Sooth yourself to sleep with Benjamin Moore’s “Stunning” on your bedroom walls. $36.99/gallon, www.benjaminmoore.com

4.     Come Through My Window

Curtains add charm and elegance to windows. Enhance the bedroom drama by adding a couple of inches to the length of the curtains and let them fall onto the floor. Want airy window treatments that allow just enough light into your bedroom? Purchase West Elm’s Sheer Linen Cotton Curtains at $34.00 – $59.00 (depending on length),. www.westelm.com

5.     C’mon Baby Light My Fire

Your bedroom is your sanctuary. Play into this by displaying decorative candles. Transform and refresh your bedroom in style and scent with a candle’s subtle aroma. Pottery Barn’s Moroccan Candle Sleeve is just perfect and prices range from $8.95 – $18.95 (depending on size). https://www.potterybarn.com.

6.     Lay Your Head On My Pillow

Only to be laid on with a silk bonnet! We don’t want our souls glowin’ all over our nice decorative pillows, now do we? Add understated art deco glamour to your bedroom with these Safavieh Harper Linen Decorative Pillows at $66.56 for a set of 2.  www.wayfair.com

7.     Start With Fresh Bedding

A new duvet set can make all of the difference. Timeless neutral textures can make your bedroom feel refreshed and sophisticated. The uncluttered design of Highland’s Feather Sienna Duvet Cover Collection is perfect to give your bedroom a bit of a facelift. Get the set at $61.32.  www.wayair.com

8.     Roll Out The Comfy Carpet

When you climb out of bed in the morning, you want the first thing your feet to touch to be warm and cozy. Sink your feet into the softness of Crate and Barrel’s take on a shag: The Memphis Steel 4’x 6’ area rug. Only $249.00 at www.crateandbarrel.com

9.     Kick Off Your Shoes

… And store them a gorgeous tufted ottoman. This Roma Tufted Storage Ottoman is a great piece to have at the foot of your bed and is priced at $106.49, www.target.com

10.  Be A Clean Up Woman/Man

Not literally, if we are going by the definition in the song, but a key way to turn over a new leaf in your home décor is to clean it up! It is important to purge the mess from yesteryear in order to revamp your bedroom and make room for the new.

-Vanessa Wells


Vanessa Wells, is a NYC comprehensive interior designer for Rodney Lawrence Inc as well as her freelance company rouz design.