Bedroom on a Budget
One of the best parts of my job is that you never know what your next project will be. The scope of each project and the people involved are what makes it so interesting! For a recent project, I was hired to help a lovely client redo her Master Bedroom. She loves DIY projects and we were working within a strict budget. Great information for me! It’s always best to know your parameters when you start out.
Information in hand, we set out to make a huge transformation. The bedroom was really outdated and she was ready for a total overhaul. She wanted bright and cheerful, reminiscent of a tropical theme, but not cliché or overdone. I wanted her bedroom to have the tropical colors she desired, be bright and airy, but sophisticated – definitely a grown-up space!
The overall transformation was incredible and the client couldn’t be more happy! She put in a lot of hard work and time painting and wallpapering. That effort makes the finished space even more rewarding when its complete.
This is what we did:
- Painted the walls and trim – done by the client
- Created a grass cloth wallpaper feature wall – hung by the client
- New carpeting
- Painted the dresser and bookshelves with an ombre effect – done by the client
- Purchased new hardware for the dresser
- New bedding, pillows and window treatments
- Constructed a headboard and purchased a larger mattress set
- Added pendant lighting and table lamps
- Added new accessories and minimized existing accessories
- Framed vacation photos for the feature wall
Before and after photos:
This space needs an update! Dark paint colors and outdated carpeting and window treatments need refreshing
The transformation from dark and dated to bright and airy is remarkable!
Looking into the bedroom, you can see why we needed to brighten up the space. It was dark on a sunny day!
The newly arranged sitting area in the room! A pendant light adds a pop of color and visual interest. More lighting was also added on the bookshelves and dresser. Similar scale artwork mirrors each other on opposite walls. The space is now light, bright and airy feeling.
The before and after photos show the old dated wallpaper and border and the new grasscloth feature wall, new headboard, bedding and pillows and framed vacation photos.
Master bedroom before photo – dark colors and outdated wallpaper
New bedding and throw pillows complete the ensemble. A friend helped the homeowner make the new headboard with storage. It sets off the grasscloth accent wall beautifully
I rearranged the layout at the opposite end of the room. We added new panels to the windows, uncovered the fantastic vintage chair, so you could see it, added a pendant light and bright table lamp and hung different artwork the client already owned. These changes better define this part of the room and give it more purpose.
This space needs more lighting and a better overall layout
New sheer panels, a bright warm turquoise paint color, new carpeting, freshly painted shelves, new lamp and art really brighten up the space and create a welcoming nook.
Since new furniture was not in the budget, we totally revamped the existing dresser. It received a fresh coat of soft, creamy white paint, and the homeowner painted the drawers in an ombre effect. I selected new hardware that gives the dresser drawers a more substantial feel and adds a little sparkle. The brushed nickel pulls really add another element to the dresser. The difference is fantastic!!
The dresser needs a pick-me-up and some new accessories.
The dated dresser has new life with an ombre paint effect on the drawers and beautiful, polished nickel drawer pulls.
New, high quality pulls add a hefty feel to the drawers. Like jewelry to an outfit, hardware is the finishing touch to the dresser!
The homeowner told me she doesn’t like all walls the same in her room. Sounded like a perfect opportunity to me to make a feature wall! The grass cloth wallpaper adds a bit of sophistication to the bright colors throughout the room and anchors the newly built headboard and larger mattress set. We selected a few of her favorite vacation photos and she had them enlarged. We hung them in floating frames over the bed. New bedding and pillows and a few of her existing accessories complete the look
New bedding really stands out against the grasscloth wallpaper feature wall. A few accessories on the nighstand and headboard complete the space.
Grasscloth Accent Wall- the natural grasscloth paper with turquoise background made a beautiful backdrop for the floating frames and tropical photos
This feature wall now has beautiful grass cloth wallpaper with a turquoise background, a larger bed with headboard, new bedding and floating black frames with photos from the homeowner’s vacations
A last minute addition to the project was the installation of these paneled closet doors, which replaced louvered bi-fold doors. It was a great decision!
New paneled closet doors give a more sophisticated appearance than the old bi-fold doors previously installed.
The ombre paint effect was repeated on the homeowners existing bookshelves. A new lamp adds some needed light to the corner
Ombre painted drawers and new hardware update the existing dresser
Benjamin Moore Maritime Blue 667
Benjamin Mooer Oceanic Teal 669
Benjamin Mooer Gulf Stream ^70
This project was a great collaboration between myself and the homeowner. Once she had approved my design proposal, she got straight to work doing her DIY projects. I think she did an incredible job and I hope she will enjoy her new bedroom! In this project, I truly believe both the homeowner and I worked together as a fantastic Design*Decorate*Delight team!
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