Our Guide to the Perfect Bedroom Refresh

Thank you to our friends at Avocado for partnering with us on this article.

Ah, New York City in your 20's. Exciting, exhilarating, and oh-so-exhausting? Let's be honest, there is nothing quite like cozying up at home after a busy day in the Big Apple.

It's safe to say Team SN has perfected the art of a home refresh. So, we took a peek inside Anna's chic and cozy bedroom, to see how she curated her special space. Unlike everything else in NYC, you don't need a baller budget to make chic happen—below, we're showing you how to make a fancy space without that fancy price tag. Scroll to see how!

First Things First

Number one on our list when it comes to a bedroom refresh? A good night's sleep! Which calls for a luxurious and dreamy bed setup and Avocado makes this more than easy. 

Avocado creates non-toxic mattresses, pillows, duvet inserts, and other home and bedding accessories that have quickly become a Team SN Favorite. Their NEW Eco Organic Mattress is a game-changer. No literally, it is the most affordable certified organic mattress made in America! It's non-toxic and MADE SAFE certified, a standard of safety so high only three mattress brands in the world have qualified. 

Oh, and did we mention it is extremely comfortable? The Avocado Green Eco Organic Mattress has refreshed not only Anna's bedroom but her nighttime and morning routine, and on a budget! She's been getting a safe, healthy night's sleep, at a radically affordable price, what's not to love?

Want to upgrade even more? Throw on Avocado's lovable non-toxic pillows, add their chic silk pillowcases, and top it off with their super soft and cozy Organic Cotton Duvet Cover—you'll be ready for the bed in no time! 

Take a peek inside Anna's bedroom with Avocado, and shop her must-have picks from the brand below.

The Statement Piece

Art can make or break a room and have a pretty large price tag. Who knew it could be so expensive? AND you still have to pay to frame it? Prints are one of our favorite ways to find that statement piece on a budget. 

Here are a few of our favorite places to shop:

  • Idyll Collective. For some of the best-framed prints, we have seen without the crazy price tag. And they're sustainable! For every piece sold, 5 trees are planted through their partnership with One Tree Planted

  • Vintage Barbie and Ken Photos. You may have seen these amazing prints in the homes of Team SN and for good reason. They are fun, inexpensive, and the framing is already done for you directly through Framebridge

  • House of Spoils. These prints will spike a travel bug. Bring the coast of Italy straight to your bedroom and snag one of @natalie's chic photos of the Mediterranean Coast

  • fineartamerica. Whether you're looking to take it poolside or ready for a little Après-ski, cop the complete Slim Aarons collection for less 

Last But Not Least

We love a space that doubles for work and beauty. That's the best part about a good vanity. Use it as a desk or solely for your morning make-up routine, either way, it's a must-have in our book! The one downfall? Vanities can be hard to hang onto because they don't always fit in every apartment. We suggest getting something not so expensive that you can always re-sell if you don't need it! Add a statement chair and simple mirror and your at-home-office-beauty-space (whatever you want it to be) is ready! 

Storage is a must-have in NYC apartments. Our solution? Drawers, drawers, and more drawers. When it came to picking out a nightstand, Anna found a piece with storage, and might we add it matches her vanity chair perfectly! She completed her chic bedroom refresh with a clean and modern 6-drawer white dresser from Ikea. It's simple, practical, and couldn't be easier to style!