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How to decorate a home in the short term, before a remodel

My sweetie and I own a small, fixer-upper home. We have many, many home projects coming up, including a big kitchen remodel that will probably be completed in six months. What can we do to make the place look nice until then? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Nov 23, 2014 - 13 answers

My Mismatched Crap + X = Beautiful Bedroom. Solve for X.

We're putting down new wood floors in our bedroom. We've got lovely curtains, terrific bedding. And I just painted the walls a pleasant grey/purple tone. But our dresser and headboard are two different shades of cheap light-colored IKEA wooden stuff. The new floor is yet another light wood tone. Is there some kind of wash or paint treatment I can apply to my headboard and dresser that will pull them out of the light wood range and into the other colors in my palette, so that our stuff can finally match? [more inside]
posted by Comrade Doll on Jul 26, 2014 - 12 answers

Furniture for the decorating challenged

I'm decorating for the first time. I want things to look nice and not "grad school chic". Difficulty: I hate shopping and don't have a lot of time to spend fussing with things. Where should I buy stuff and how do I find out what I like? Is there a website where I can see a beautiful living room and click to buy what I like from it? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Jun 23, 2014 - 13 answers

Boom boom boom boom! I want you in my kitchen!

I'm moving into a charming old studio apartment in 2 months. I don't know where to put my bed or keep my bedroom separate from the 'everything else room.' [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2014 - 22 answers

Can't sleep. Mice will eat me.

How do I endure the mice that descend upon my room at night? I really need to sleep again. [more inside]
posted by koucha on Nov 20, 2013 - 34 answers

Help me update my bedroom to maximize calm and sleep

I'm sometimes an anxious person. Most times it doesn't really bother me, but it does affect my sleep, thereby indirectly affecting other parts of my life. I'd like to improve my bedroom layout and decor to maximize my calm and relaxation when I enter bed. I'm hoping to give my sleepy time a little boost so that I can set aside life's worries for at least 8 hours a night. [more inside]
posted by cman on Oct 12, 2013 - 17 answers

What's the best way to darken an east facing bedroom in the morning?

I just moved into a new apartment with an east-facing bedroom, and the blinds on the two windows (one is horizontal, one vertical) do a terrible job of blocking out light in the morning when I'm trying to sleep. Installing curtains over them would probably help a bit, but I'd imagine the gap between the window and the curtain is increased by the presence of the blinds and will thus prevent an effective seal, especially from the sides. What's the best solution to really block out the sunlight in a way that's easily put aside when I wake up and am ready for all that sunlight?
posted by Vexir on Sep 3, 2013 - 11 answers

What modifications can I make to my son's room to make it allergen-free?

My 10 year-old son suffers terribly from allergies (pollen, dander, etc., etc.). We really want to make his bedroom a sanctuary - a place he can go and feel good because it's allergen free (or as close as one can get to it). [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Aug 10, 2013 - 15 answers

The Amazing Disappearing Bedroom

I'm starting the process of selling my house. It turns out that one bedroom is not actually large enough to be a legal bedroom in this state --- it is 60 sq ft and the minimum in NY is 70. So apparently mine is a two bedroom house instead of a three bedroom. When I bought the house, it was officially represented as three bedrooms. Do I have any recourse? [more inside]
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl on Jun 4, 2013 - 25 answers

How can I best obscure this storage shelving?

So I'm utilizing this finished basement area as a bedroom and would like to use the built in shelving pictured as possible clothing or linen storage. [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Apr 20, 2013 - 8 answers

What is this kind of lock called?

I'd like to replace the lock on my bedroom's French doors. It's a little metal flap that fits over a rotating... oh, I give up, here's a picture. What are these called and where can I get them? [more inside]
posted by katrielalex on Apr 1, 2013 - 3 answers

Young Lamp Love

Anyone know where I might be able to purchase lamps similar to the bedside lamps featured [see 4th picture down] in this reader redesign feature on Young House Love a few years back? At the time, the owner said she found the lamps at HomeGoods. Of course, since we're now a few years past that, there's nothing like that at my local HomeGoods. Has anyone seen lamps like these online recently? I'd be willing to pay up to $200 for something similar in size and style. Thanks!
posted by somanyamys on Mar 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Raise the roof (but make it cool, please)

My 10' by 10' bedroom has HUGE 14ft ceilings. Most of my floor space is taken up by my queen-sized bed. What interesting things can I do with the extra head space? [more inside]
posted by Blandanomics on Oct 4, 2012 - 15 answers

What items/objects should be in a guest bedroom?

What items/objects should be in a guest bedroom? [more inside]
posted by Year of meteors on Apr 1, 2012 - 45 answers

Next up: how can I, at 5' tall, put up wallpaper without suffering a nervous breakdown?

Bought a house, hence the DecorateMyBedroomFilter! DYI: how do I put up a curtain rod for a window whose corner meets a slanted ceiling? Décor: what kind of wallpaper should I put up on a single accent wall of my otherwise very white and neutrally furnished bedroom? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Mar 28, 2012 - 9 answers

What makes a closet a closet that can make a room a bedroom?

What makes a closet legal enough to turn a room into a bedroom? [more inside]
posted by julen on Feb 29, 2012 - 16 answers

We Can't Afford Therapy for All 3 Kids.

We need to finish the ceiling in our basement bedroom as cheaply as possible, and with as much soundproofing as possible, and have no idea how to do it. [more inside]
posted by VioletU on Dec 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Two kids, one bedroom: what should we know?

Right now, our 3-and-a-half-year old has her own room, and our one-year-old sleeps in Mommy & Daddy's bedroom. Next week, we're moving the baby into the toddler's room. What can we do to make the transition as painless as possible? How can we make this necessity into a positive experience for our kids? Are we crazy for even considering this? If your children share a bedroom (or if you shared a bedroom as a child), I'd love to hear your advice, warnings, opinions, and anything else you think I should hear.
posted by yankeefog on Dec 9, 2011 - 22 answers

My furniture is too deep!

Where can I find a shallow dresser? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Dec 7, 2011 - 14 answers

I'll be watching my mashed potatoes closely, just in case.

Assuming it wasn't a UFO, what was the weird light shining in my window last night? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Nov 14, 2011 - 26 answers

What is the best way to block up an unusable fireplace?

What is the best way to block up an unusable fireplace? [more inside]
posted by TreborDuncan on Oct 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Where to keep quilts when not in use?

What do you do with your heavy quilts or coverlets at night when its too hot to use them? I'm looking for alternatives to my current tactic of leaving them piled on the floor. [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Aug 25, 2011 - 21 answers

How to dim LEDs on electronics?

I'm looking for a way to dim LEDs on computers/electronics without completely darkening them. [more inside]
posted by PCjabber on Aug 23, 2011 - 19 answers

She (wants to be) an Easy Lover.

How can I become a better lover? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 - 15 answers

Forced to redecorate the bedroom. Halp!

So. This renovation just keeps getting worse. Now the bedroom is involved. Help me brainstorm new flooring, wall color, and keep me sane. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Apr 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Clean my bedroom!

After misplacing something important, I've decided I've had rather enough of my messy-ass bedroom... [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Apr 14, 2011 - 38 answers

I need an alternatable

I need creative bedside 'table' ideas for a day bed in a corner. [more inside]
posted by bq on Mar 9, 2011 - 17 answers

New room for a nine year old

We want to help give a nine year old girl a new start, by making her room more habitable and homelike for when she returns [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Feb 14, 2011 - 49 answers

Sheet options for a waterbed?

Where can I get high-quality waterbed sheets - Or get regular sheets to stay on a waterbed? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Jan 29, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I keep myself warm when I am in bed?

How can I keep myself warm when I am in bed? [more inside]
posted by lacedcoffee on Nov 5, 2010 - 75 answers

Help me with the basics of furnishing my new bedroom!

I now am the proud leaser of an apartment, and more pertinently, of an unfurnished bedroom. Before I go out and say "this looks nice, I'll buy it," what are some good resources, tips, threads, or hacks for furnishing and decorating a bedroom or living space or the like? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Aug 31, 2010 - 10 answers

How can I give my London room some personality?

Where in London can I get nice, cheap things to decorate my room? [more inside]
posted by cloudbuster on Jul 14, 2010 - 17 answers

That's crate

I currently store bedroom things in one of these. I'd prefer something like one of these. Where can I find some attractive storage crates to make what is on show by necessity look nicer? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Mar 31, 2010 - 8 answers

So my kids hear only music.

I'd like to put a system in our master bedroom (<400 sqf) and I'm overwelmed. Receiver/amp, speakers, and my ipod is all I need. I'd like the speakers to be small and wall mounted. I have a recommendation for Paradigm Reference Mini Monitors. Any comparables? Is that a good direction to go in, or should I go the "ceiling can" route? How'bout the receiver? Any and all recommendations are welcome.
posted by Mr.Me on Jan 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Goin' Green

Redecorate my daughter's room! My daughter is turning 9 soon and for her birthday we want to redecorate her room. [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Dec 3, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me create a lovely little bedroom!

I need advice on how to make more warm and inviting my tiny little bedroom. [more inside]
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Oct 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Please design help me design a functionally medieval bedroom

Please help me find tasteful, grown-up fantasy-themed decorative and design ideas for a bedroom. Longer explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by jalexc on Oct 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Simple bed frame or alternative to frame altogether?

I'm looking for a minimalist/possibly nontraditional bed frame that won't throw off the zen of my bedroom. What options do I have? [more inside]
posted by bradly on Sep 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Hide our private things from our precious little thing

Looking for storage ideas for bedroom toys [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2009 - 20 answers

How can I NOT set this craft on fire?

I'm trying to figure out how to colour some clear glass tea light holders to maximize sexiness and avoid flames. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Jan 23, 2009 - 12 answers

Sorry, love, there is no color that would match that floor.

What color should I paint a bedroom with a swirly brown-black-reddish stained concrete floor? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Nov 12, 2008 - 9 answers

2 kids, one bedroom

how can i fit a 3-year old and an infant in one bedroom without them waking each other up during the night?
posted by RockyChrysler on Oct 21, 2008 - 16 answers

How to deal with someone so direct?

How do I deal with someone so verbal about his needs? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Oct 3, 2008 - 22 answers

Need new sheets

What is a high quality set of sheets? [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Sep 16, 2008 - 19 answers

I need to furnish my bedroom.

Where can I find some inexpensive storage for my bedroom? [more inside]
posted by rockstar on Sep 5, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I overcome my sexual shyness?

I would like to be more, er, assertive in bed, but I'm too shy. How can I get past this? Is there a good self-help book on the subject? Is there anything you've personally tried that worked for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2008 - 19 answers

Please help me paint my bedroom!

I just moved into room in a beautiful house, but cannot for the life of me decide what color to choose. I'm looking for a natural, earthy tone - something with a sensual vibe like dark brown. [more inside]
posted by atmu on May 7, 2008 - 13 answers

AhhhhCHOOOO!

Cleaning Filter: Help me make an oasis of clean in my bedroom, to fight back the chaos in my household? [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Mar 23, 2008 - 29 answers

Need some electrical advice and setup help ??

How is this lantern/hanging lamp setup installed ? [more inside]
posted by hboogz on Feb 19, 2008 - 10 answers

Lordy mercy what's in the bedroom with us?!??

So exactly what is crawling about our bedroom at night and how can we catch it, exile it or kill it? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Feb 10, 2008 - 36 answers

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