As they say on MTV “Cribs”, this is where all of the “magic” happens. But, if you have a sleeping bag and a pillow as your bedroom set, you’re certainly going to have to be a magician to make anything happen. So here are a few ways to make your bedroom magical on a budget:
|- Mattress||- Set of sheets||- Blankets|
|- Pillow||- Curtains or blinds||- Pillow cases|
|- Box Springs||- Bed Frame||- Bed Pillows|
|- Mattress Cover||- Chest of Drawers||- Hanging Closet Organizer|
|- Lamp||- Sofa or Futon|
Futons can give greater versatility, but if you go the bed route, avoid waterbeds; some places don't allow them. Go with something basic and easy to move. You may want to consider an inflatable bed as a good low cost temporary solution.
Discount department stores may be your best bet. Splurging on a higher thread-count may be worth it, but definitely avoid the designer labels. Martha Stewart's Everyday line at K-Mart can provide you with a set for well under $100. You can also find great bedding bargains on the internet from sites such as the Company Store or Overstock.com. Keep in mind that good sources for linens are also convenient places to get towels, shower curtains, and other bathroom items.
TIP: When you buy bedding make sure that the fitted sheet is deep enough for your mattress — otherwise it'll look like your bed is wearing a shower cap.
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