Our master bedroom is my favorite room in our home. It is neutral, cozy, and inviting, which is everything I wanted in a bedroom. Today I want to share how we transformed this room on a budget and give you the confidence to tackle a project like this on your own. You don’t need to spend a lot to transform your space. All you really need is determination and willingness to do some hard work.
Before I get started telling you about all the changes we made, I want to start by giving you a look at what we were working with before we began this project. The picture below shows what the bedroom looked like before we moved into our home.
As you can see, it was already a great space but just needed a little TLC. I was not a fan of the paint color or the shelving so those were the first things to go. I enlisted some help to remove the shelving and then my husband and I repaired all the holes that were remaining once the shelving was removed.
Next, I went to the local Sherwin-Williams paint store and chose a few samples to see what I liked best. When choosing a paint color, my best advice is to choose a few samples and hang them up in the room you are wanting to paint. Seeing them in the space, with the lighting in the room, may help you decide which color looks best. Also, you’ll want to be sure it pairs well with the furnishings.
After much consideration, I chose to go with the color Gray Screen. It is a beautiful light gray with slightly blue undertones. My sweet husband and I then set to work painting the room.
Once the painting was done, we then re-installed the curtain rod but chose to go with new white curtain panels. The white was a much better choice then the dark panels that were in the room before. It was a small change, but made a huge impact.
Finally, the room was ready for our furniture. We didn’t purchase any new pieces of furniture for the room, but instead chose to use what we had. I did, however, paint my husband’s side table so that it matched the other pieces. You can see from the photo below that it was a dark stain before I painted it.
The only other purchase we made for the room was a large area rug and I could not be more pleased with how it looks. It totally completed the space. Also, since we have tile throughout our home, the rug makes the room feel so much warmer.
Once the furniture was in, the only remaining thing was to add wall decor. Thankfully, much of the decor we used were things we already owned. This saved us a lot of money. My favorite detail is probably the wooden monogram that is hanging over our bed. I think it looks so lovely and is a nice personal touch.
The pictures were all taken once the room was complete. Now, I only have one more task to accomplish and that is to reupholster the chair for the corner of the room. I found this wingback chair on craigslist for just $20, but the current fabric is hideous so we just draped a sheet over it for the time being. It still doesn’t look great but it’s so better than staring at the awful peach chevron fabric that’s currently on it.
That’s all there is to it. Thanks for reading!