I finally took the time to giving my bedroom a makeover on a budget. Give your bedroom an affordable makeover, so you create a space that you can relax and feel comfortable.
Before Starting Your Bedroom Makeover
Before you start decorating any space in your home, you should know your personal style.
If you have a good understanding of your style and what you are look for, a bedroom makeover will be an easy project.
After you have an idea of what style you are going for then you figure out the color scheme.
My home was a mix of styles in each room that didn’t give my home that cozy feeling that I was looking for.
I added random decor throughout my home, but didn’t consider the overall flow of my home.
Do not make this mistake or you will never be happy with the look of your space.
Before My Bedroom Makeover
My new home came with a lovely gigantic palm leaf ceiling fan in the master bedroom.
The fan was so big, it felt like it took over the entire room and I couldn’t get the space to feel right.
Instead of changing the fan, I attempted to decorate around the fan by adding tropical decor.
I would not consider my style tropical, but I thought this would be a fun change from my typical style.
The color scheme in my bedroom was bright greens, taupe, and a few different shades of blue.
It looked okay, but I just never loved the style of this room because it didn’t feel like my own.
How to Decorate a Bedroom on a Budget
Most of the tropical decor that I purchased to decorate my bedroom was on sale because I don’t think this theme is very appealing to many.
I should have considered this fact when I went with this theme for my bedroom.
After I displayed all of my tropical decor bargains o the walls and across my bed, I was underwhelmed.
The tropical theme didn’t look terrible, but it just didn’t feel right for my home.
A bedroom should feel calming and cozy, but the bold tropical theme did just the opposite.
Time to Give my Bedroom a Makeover
Since the tropical master bedroom decor was not working, I thought it was time to give the space an update.
Before I started to decorate my bedroom, I browsed online for ideas and to determine my personal style.
It was officially time to retire the palm leaf fan, and hang a new ceiling fan because I finally figured out my style.
I’ve always liked modern things, but not the cold and stark type of modern style.
I prefer modern with a cozy feel, so the space feels inviting and be in style forever.
So, the best way to describe my style is modern farmhouse because it has modern elements, warmth from wood, and lots of texture.
My husband was not thrilled to uninstall the palm leaf fan because it was super heavy, but he loves the look of the new fan.
Below is my new simple modern farmhouse style fan for my bedroom.
Bedroom Makeover Design Plan
Now that I had an idea of what style I was going for, I started thinking of a color scheme for my master bedroom.
Luckily my bedroom was already painted a neutral shade of greige, so it would blend easily with any style.
I chose a muted color palate with neutrals, wood tones, and pops of black for my bedroom makeover.
Little pops of black can be found on the ceiling fan, the curtain rod, and other bedroom decor.
The ceiling fan has lighter wood grain on the fan blades to brighten and warm up the space.
Color Scheme, Texture, and Pattern
Next you should think about where you will add a pattern, texture, and a muted color.
This makes the room interesting and breaks up the neutral color palate without taking away from the calming feeling.
Then I added a muted shade of green with throw pillows and and neutral pattern on my curtains.
Since I went with a cooler color palate, to warm up the space I added wood tones and greenery.
Decorate Your Bedroom with Texture
I added texture in my DIY headboard and comforter to add visual weight to my bedroom.
If you feel like taking on a bigger project, you can had some texture in an accent wall.
The nice thing about an accent wall, is the wall will need very little decor if any to make the space feel complete.
I easily added this accent wall to my son’s nursey in a long weekend.
The accent wall that I added to the room is very bold, but it is perfect for an ocean theme.
If you want to add this accent wall, it can easily be installed and altered to fit your space.
You can even increase or decrease the amount of boxes in this design, so you can purchase less lumber for the project.
Adding Patterns to Your Bedroom
I added a neutral pattern on the curtains and a washed out stripped patter on my throw pillows.
Adding patterns and color are usually tricky to me because I prefer a very simple clean look.
I am not an interior decorator, but I find choosing a patter, color, and a texture works best.
Wish I knew this sooner because this could have saved me a ton of time in the throw pillow isle of Home Goods.
For some reason I always drag my husband to home decor stores because I want him to feel involved in the process.
He ends up cramping my style and I can’t think then my whole them is thrown off.
So, don’t make these same mistakes when it comes to decorating your bedroom!
Tips to Decorate a Small Bedroom
If you are not decorating a large space then removing a large fan or oversized light fixture can really open up the space.
These large fixtures can make the ceiling feel lower and block some of the natural lighting in a small bedroom.
Go with a lighter color palate to brighten a small space and remember less is more.
Over decorating a space can make the walls feel like they are closing in.
Too much wall decor and busy patterns, can also feel overwhelming in a small bedroom.
Save the bold patterns for another space in your home because your goal is to create a calming bedroom.
DIY Bedroom Headboard
Instead of buying a brand new headboard, I reupholstered my DIY headboard from navy to textured shade of taupe fabric.
Since I was decorating my bedroom with a various shades of neutral, I thought texture would help give the room some interest.
A neutral color scheme will make a small bedroom feel much larger, and adding texture will make a space inviting.
Then I changed the sheets to a bright white and added a bright white bed skirt to make the bottom the bed look neater.
These sheets are the best sheets that I have ever owned! For around $40 you can have a set of deep fitting hotel sheets.
Soft Lighting Is Best
It is best to use soft and warm lighting for a bedroom, so you feel comfortable in this space.
Stark and bright lighting feels cold and uninviting in almost any space.
So, always go with a lower watt bulb and do not go with bright white unless you are decorating a dimly light basement.
You can see below that the soft lighting, feel calming and welcoming in the bedroom.
Bedroom Wall Color
I recommend choosing a calming and simple color palate for a bedroom.
Going bold in this space is not usually a good idea because it feels busy and it might be hard to settle your mind.
If you want to go bold in this space then consider adding a small accent wall with a pop of color.
An accent wall will give just a little color and will be much easier to change, if you get tired of this look.
You could even add pops of color in your wall art, picture frames, pillows, etc.
These are easier items to change instead of painting a wall.
If you prefer cool color tones, I would select a color with a gray undertone.
Chose a color with a golden undertone, if you prefer a warmer color.
I went with a neutral shade of greige that matches with everything because I didn’t want to repaint this space anytime soon.
Bedroom Makeover Decor on a Budget Tips
To give your bedroom a modern farmhouse look you will want to add pops of black, wood, and greenery.
First determine the color of your curtain rod, ceiling fan or light fixture.
I would match the colors of your curtain rod and ceiling fan or light fixture to tie in the theme.
I went with a black fan with light wood blades, black curtain rod with ivory curtains, and a black desk chair.
Spray Paint Whatever You Can
To save money, I used a can of black spray paint that I already had on hand to update this curtain rod.
A new curtain rod isn’t that expensive, but $30 here and there on decor adds up.
Plus who wants to measure and mount another curtain rod, when you can paint the existing rod and easily hang it back up.
So, think of things that can be updated with paint before you get rid of them.
Even a light fixture or fan can be updated with spray paint or new fan blades.
Shop Your Own Home Decor
Instead of spending money on new items, look around your home for items that can be moved into your bedroom.
Maybe even an outdated decor item can be updated with a coat of paint to match your new bedroom makeover.
Try shopping at a thrift store or yard sale for decor items as well.
Determine What You Will Splurge On
Figure out where you will spending the most money, so you can save on the other things.
Sometimes you just have to splurge on some items because not everything can be updated with paint.
I was obligated to buy a new fan, there is only so much that you can do with a huge palm leaf ceiling fan.
The ceiling fan has light wood tone blades and I added a small wood sign above my bed with green wreaths on either side.
Since the wood sign is tiny, the green wreaths were only $3 each and help balance out the space while warming it up.
You can find a ton of cute printable art on Etsy for only a few dollars or you can even make your own art in a program like Canva.
Simply print the art at home on quality cardstock paper or get the art printed at a place like Staples.
Printing the same photo 3- 4 times and displaying in a symmetrical layout will look very appealing.
Remember less is more in this space, so don’t feel like you have to decorate every wall.
I made the mistake of decorating every wall and the room felt too busy and unorganized.
Picture frames are another easy item to paint to match your new color palate.
If you are adding black or a bold color to your space then you might want to consider, spray painting all of your frames the same color.
You can even match the frames to your new printable art color scheme.
Consider buying pillow covers online to cover throw pillows that you just don’t love.
Buying pillow covers makes me feel less guilty because I am still technically using the original pillow.
Plus I don’t have to worry about storing a bunch of pillows somewhere in my home.
These are just a few simple ideas to change up your room without spending a lot.
Lucky for me my comforter was already a neutral color, so I was able to use the existing bedding that I had.
I just needed to purchase new sheets, shams, and a bed skirt to update my space.
If you are looking to buy new bedding, you should consider a duvet cover or a throw blanket.
Resting a throw blanket on the foot of your bed can help tie in your new color scheme, while adding texture.
Know your Design Style!
If you know you style in the beginning then it is so much easier to decorate your bedroom.
My bedroom did not have calming color scheme, and the theme just wasn’t my style.
I tried to be cheap and avoid spending money on master bedroom decor, but I am glad that I finally did because I walk into this space and smile now.
Bedroom Makeover Decor:
- Curtain Rod Rings
- White Bed Sheets
- White Bed Skirt
- Ceiling Fan
- P.S. I love You Sign – Purchased at Hobby Lobby
- Mini Wreaths – Purchased at Target
- Throw Pillows – Purchased at Target
- Tommy Hilfiger Curtains – Purchased at Home Goods
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