For the past year or so, my room has become simply a place where I retire to bed every night, but other than that and the daily ritual of changing my clothes, I've pretty much wanted nothing to do with it, because it's SO messy that it looks like it's been struck by a devastating hurricane! My New Years Resolution for 2008 is to make my bedroom a more LIVABLE and DESIRABLE place to be again. I just don't know where to start. It's a bit overwhelming. First and foremostly, I'd like to clean out all of the clutter, because I've become such a pack-rat and don't know what to do about it. :shame: There's plastic bags from stores that I shopped at MONTHS ago still lying on the floor, and parts of my room are so cluttered that you can't even tell that there's a floor down there! Deep down inside I want to throw out all of the things that I can do without, like the purse behind my couch that I haven't used in years! The only plus in this situation is that I've been able to find the occassional $50 or so lying around that hasn't seen the light of day in ages! Anyone have any tips for where to start so it'll seem manageable? Secondly comes the fun part: decorating! My room was originally a loft, so therefore it wasn't meant to be a bedroom when my house was bought and doesn't have a closet! It's such an inconvenience to me because instead I use a dresser, where I have all of my clothes folded; but the annoying part is that I can never see what I have when it's all piled up onto one another! After my room is cleaned out I plan to arrange for my neighbor/handyman to come and build a closet, with pay of course. But as far as decorating goes, I'm open to ANY ideas! I don't intend on painting my room walls, which are a plain white right now, because I've realized that years down the road I'll have outgrown that color and would probably wanna hurl. But other than that, I need some ideas, girls! This sounds silly, but I planned on putting up a bulletin board with pictures/quotes/awards that I've collected over the years! But how else can I beautify my room? I'll keep you guys posted with updates when I finally decide to start! lol Which will hopefully be before the new year! In the meantime, I'll be sitting here with open ears.