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Turquoise glaze on an old dresser.A turquoise glaze makes this old dresser a winner. Photo: Centsational Girl

In case you hadn't heard, turquoise is Pantone's 2010 color of the year. I love, love, love it ... and so does Centsational Girl. She gave this dresser (a Craigslist find) a genius makeover with an antique French-style patina. Watered-down turquoise paint makes it pop, while a gray glaze and clear topcoat reign in the color for a just-right result. – Centsational Girl

Sheers are an alternative to tasseled tie-backs.Sheers are a smart alternative to tasseled tie-backs. Photo: Casa Sugar

Here's a smart idea for keeping bedroom curtains neatly contained: it's the no-tie-back method. A set of sheers hung directly behind each curtain provide a privacy screen when drawn. When not in use, they can be tied neatly around each curtain. A very pretty alternative to the standard tasseled tie-back, no? – Casa Sugar

Windows still firmly shut against the cold? If so, you're probably yearning for a breath of fresh air. Let Tipnut's clever bed sheet laundering ideas get you through, bringing fresh, summery-scented bedding to your room all year round. Jasmine plus bergamot? Vanilla plus ginger? Simply heavenly equations! – Tipnut

Get 'em before they bite you! Bedbugs, that is. They say these creepy crawlies are making a comeback -- and you'd better act fast if they turn up in your bedroom because they are seriously hard to eradicate. The Money Pit serves up a helpful overview on bedbugs: what they are and how to exterminate them ASAP. – The Money Pit

Want to brush up on basic housekeeping skills? Want magazine-shoot quality bedding? Of course you do. So check out this cute little one-minute video on how to make up a perfect bed, from smooth sheets to artfully arranged throw pillows. – My Home Ideas

Boy's bedroom with blackout curtainsBrilliant DIY blackout curtains encourage napping. Photo: Living with Lindsay

This adorable boy's bedroom had too much of a good thing: sunlight. It was interfering with naptime, says blogger and mom, Lindsay. Aiming to save money, she got creative with these DIY blackout window panels. Nice work! – Living with Lindsay

You cannot have too much closet space, right? Whatever isn't used for clothes becomes handy storage space for anything and everything else. If you can bear to shave a few feet from one end of your bedroom, just check out this how-to on installing a simple wall-to-wall closet. Think of the stuff you could hide behind those big double doors! – The Family Handyman

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