Bedrooms aren’t just for sleeping. They’re also about passion. But during the course of life, many of us forget about this aspect of our bedrooms, and they become neglected.


The great thing about choosing a glamorous bedroom design is that it allows you to be really adventurous. No more neutral colors and white emulsion walls: glamming up your bedroom is a chance to experiment. From French-style furniture to dark and moody colors, there are dozens of ways to glam up your bedroom. Let’s take a look.


Choose Rich Accent Colours




If your room is neutral – which is very common among attic bedrooms – then start off by experimenting with accent colors. Try changing the color of the bed sheets to a bold red or purple. Bright colors will contrast well with neutral colors in the rest of the room, injecting some passion into otherwise dreary surroundings.


Urgh! Why oh why, do most dining room renovations and redecoration so expensive? It seems to cost a fortune whenever you want to even swap the smallest thing around. That is why most folks just end up sticking with what they have. But there is a way to do up your dining room without ending up on the breadline. Read on to find out more.


Paint the walls yourself



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First of all, you need to accept the fact that there will be a significant amount of work to do yourselves. Why? Well, it’s because it is way cheaper than getting professional builder or decorator in to do it.


Of course, it does have to be something that is safe for you to do such as painting the walls or even knocking a wall through to make a bigger room. Whereas things like lighting and electrics need to be done by qualified professionals.


If you are taking on the job of painting yourself make sure that you have all the equipment that you will need before you start. For instance, you are going to need a ladder, brushes, rollers, a paint tray, and most of all masking tape.


Why tape? Well, it’s the easiest way to get a clean line and corner when painting walls. They even do special stuff in the hardware store that is designed to stick on paintwork but won’t damage it. Believe me, it’s worth investing in!





Second-Hand Bargains


Next, of all, you will need to consider the furniture that you have in the dining room. If it’s no longer your style or it is unsuitable for your family’s situation, then it’s a good idea to replace it. But dining room furniture sure isn’t cheap for the most part!


So why not take a look at a local auction, or on internet auction site to see what other people are trying to sell. You can pick up some great bargains on items that have very little damage this way. Of course, you do need to be savvy about bidding on them to get the best deal.


First of all, you have to make sure you have the money, which means checking your savings, or getting a product like these quickloans online, or you might just miss out! It can also be crummy when someone outbids you at the last minute so make sure that you add a reminder to your phone or use some software that will ensure you get what you are bidding on.


Get Crafty


Obviously bidding on soft furnishing and furniture from an auction isn’t the only way to get what you want for your dining room renovation. You can get crafty as well.





That means that you can create your own items with the help of a bandsaw, or a sewing machine. In fact, it is pretty on trend right now to whip up your own rustic style table from spare wood. Or handmake the tablecloths and drapes for your room.



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Happily, you can find a lot of step by step tutorials online on how to do these things. Which should make your craft project and your dining room renovation a success without breaking the bank.




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When we welcome guests into our home, we want them to feel comfortable and at ease, first and foremost. For many hosts, the idea that their house guests might feel on edge is unthinkable. So we offer them drinks, we give them fresh, fluffy towels, and we let them take control of the television remote. But the bedroom they will sleep in is the biggest factor in deciding their comfort levels. Privacy and space are essential, but the decor will also have an impact. If your guest room could do with a little bit of TLC, here are some ways you’re guaranteed to bring the comfort factor to the next level.



Lots of us think that saving money, keeping to a budget and not splashing out is boring but the simple fact is with just a few lifestyle changes your bank balance won’t be the only thing that’s healthier!


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Homemade Meals


Every year millions of Americans are diagnosed with obesity, diabetes and heart problems because they’ve chosen convenience over nutrition. Processed food isn’t just full of salt, fat and tons of sugar but it’s also not that tasty when you compare it to a fresh salad, vegetable lasagne or homemade peach cobbler. Cooking from scratch doesn’t just save money on take-out, restaurant meals, and fast food but it’ll also reawaken your taste buds as to what decent, wholesome food tastes like. Why not get the whole family involved? Kids love trying new things and we can think of nothing better than making healthy pitta pizzas!

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Let Me Entertain You


While there’s nothing wrong with the occasional trip to the movies or after dinner tv show you don’t want to get into the habit of being couch potatoes. There’s a lot of free, or discounted fun to be had out there from running, hiking, playing in the park, going to the library, getting messy in the kitchen or garden and taking your dog to the beach. Not only are all these actives good for our minds and bodies they’re much cheaper than a family combo popcorn bucket at the cinema! Less screen time also means less electricity being used, which in turn, gives you more money at the end of the month. Want to save even more? Solar panels are cool, environmentally friendly and you can get them for free plus solar maintenance is super easy and will give you hours of sustainable energy!

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Chemical Brothers


Do you know how much household cleaner, face moisturizer or cooking oil costs? Naturally, products loaded with chemicals and additives are more expensive than those which use natural ingredients such as e-cover. Coconut is also a fantastic beauty buy, it lasted for ages and you can use it to clean your hair, as a lip balm, body lotion and alternative to perfume. Not only will you look and feel gorgeous but you’re saving money and doing your bit for the environment at the same time!

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Simple Living Is Best


So many of us struggle from paycheck to paycheck because we’ve been fooled into thinking we need the latest designer goods. Despite two global recessions consumerism is higher than ever, credit card debt affects one in ten and people are having to choose between paying their gas bill or buying food for their children. Try to avoid having, or using a credit card as while it appears to be the easy solution those costs soon mount up and then you’re stuck with a huge store card bill. Put aside a certain amount of money every month, so you know that if anything does happen you’ve got a financial cushion. Show your kids that there’s more to life than a new pair of trainers, or having the entire set of new Power Rangers action figures by spending real quality time with them.