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Our Top Target Bedroom Buys Look Way More Expensive Than They Are

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The long list of decor decisions involved in designing a bedroom from scratch gets overwhelming fast. A dresser, nightstand, and headboard are just the beginning—let’s not forget good lighting, comfy sheets, a rug, and maybe even a work of art or two. Add a tight budget to the mix and you end up sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a month while you endlessly mull over your options. But don’t panic just yet; there’s hope to be found in the Target home department. We scoured the site for chic bedroom staples that are also refreshingly affordable and struck gold. You might think...

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DIY: A Simple, Easy Cover for an Ugly Window Air Conditioner (for $15)

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I have learned, over the past 79 days or so, that the apartment I moved into in January is not a good summer apartment. No matter which way my boyfriend and I configure the four windows in our place—windows open in the front and the back of the apartment, to catch a cross-breeze; front windows open only; all windows open, with shades drawn to keep out the sun—there’s not hint of air flow to be had. It is totally, completely still, and stifling hot. Which means I—who, in my last apartment, had the luxury of being anti-AC and pro-breeze—have had...

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