I recently gave our master bedroom a budget friendly makeover by with a few small changes. Updating the decor in a room does not have to break the bank. Follow along as I share some budget friendly tips to making over any room.
First I like to clear out the room by removing everything I want to change or replace. For this budget friendly room makeover I removed the gray floral duvet cover and matching pillow cases, the gray and white stripe pillow covers and all the items on our night stands. In this room I kept the white quilt on the bed, I mean….it is the perfect blank canvas to start with, right?. You can read how I keep my whites white [here]. I will also keep the gray striped duvet cover from Target. If you’re like me, you sleep with the ceiling fan on high and burrow under piles of blankets. That’s until I get a hot flash and need nothing but a sheet……who is with me on this?!
Now that I have the room cleaned out and down to a blank slate, I shop my home before I head to the store. I look around the house finding items I already have in other rooms that could be used in the room I want to update. I look for things like, pictures, vases, flowers or greenery, pillows, lamps, rugs, and blankets. Just because I gather them up, doesn’t mean I have to use them, it just gives me options. Typically when you like a certain style or color trend you tend to use it in more than one space in your home. So pulling pieces from another room is a great way to makeover a room on a budget! So go shopping!
Once I have the pieces gathered that I think I may use, I start to put it together. Remember how I made these night stands out of an old table? you can read more about them [here]. I freshened up our night stands by switching out our old lamps with these lamps from our living room. I removed the old mirrors and replaced them with vintage silhouettes (truth……..they are mine from when I was a kid, so I am an antique!) I really want to keep them simple and uncluttered so I added some blush colored florals in this antique ironstone pitcher.
The green pillow is one I bought on sale after Christmas. I wanted to add a few more touches of green and this pillow helps to pull it all together. I simply turned it backwards, I didn’t really like the word “gather” on my bed…..I don’t know maybe it is just me but I thought it was kinda weird.
I made the pictures above the bed by painting a canvas with chalk paint and using a chalk marker to write out the words. (Super easy and cheap)
Don’t get me wrong, I did go shopping for some things, but you can do this on a budget too. The floral quilt is from Target and to save a few bucks, I bought a twin instead of a king! I knew I would only be using it as a throw at the end of the bed so I didn’t need a king size. I also purchased the blush colored pillows. Normally I would make my own pillow covers like I did in this [post], but sometimes I have no patience to make them so I buy them! If you don’t sew, you can buy pillow covers on lots of sites like Amazon and Etsy.
So there you have it, a budget friendly way to makeover any room!