One interior designer has identified three main factors that make your bedroom look tacky — and we’re in for a shock.
Style and cleaning guru Chantel Mila says cluttered nightstands can transform your space from classy to tacky in seconds, but there are simple tricks to fix the problem.
Chantel has posted her top tips to help cash-strapped families feel smarter.
Presenting her own amazing room, she says, “Three inexpensive ways to make your bedroom look expensive.”
First and foremost, Chantel claims that fragrance is everything.
If your bedroom smells stale, the style will feel stale too.
“A fresh room starts with a fresh mattress,” she says, filming herself pouring a mixture of water and essential oils into a stylish carafe.
“Mix water, white vinegar, and lavender or peppermint oil to deodorize and refresh your mattress,” she adds.
Chantel uses a spray bottle to lightly dampen her mattress with the pleasant-smelling liquid, leaving her boudoir smelling like a fabulous spa.
Don’t put your sheets on it right away, let the mattress air dry to avoid damp or uncomfortable wet spots.
Next, she says it’s important to tidy up the bedside tables. After all, they’re the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning – and the last thing you see at night.
A messy table means a stressed mind.
“Tidy up your bedside table, but leave three things that bring you joy,” she says.
The pro films herself wiping down her stylish bedside tables and setting a chic tray of scented candles and tasty dried leaves in a vase on top.
In conclusion, the expert points out that rumpled linens are an absolute no-no and a sign that the homeowner is being lazy.
But don’t worry – there’s a super easy way to get rid of wrinkles.
“Remove wrinkles from your sheets without ironing them,” she says. “Steaming [tumble] dryer balls before putting them in your dryer.
Chantel’s followers have praised her great tips and everyone has shared their verdict in the TikTok video comments.
One user gushed, “I made the mattress spray with my favorite scent, lemongrass. I ended up spraying my couch and pillows too. My bedroom smells heavenly.”
A second replied: “Looking expensive is very important.”
And a third said: “Watching you organize is great therapy.”
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