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Master Bedroom Makeover

How You Can Make a Small Budget Work on a Room Update

Hi! Welcome to my 1st Post!

To me, decorating my home is a process! I have lived in my home for 22 years now and have been through many decorating changes. But this year, I must say, has been the most fun!

It seems that our bedroom is always last on the list for updating but then, a few weeks ago, it finally happened! I found my inner motivation to paint our bedroom walls! The room was painted "Russian Blue" for about 4 years. My thoughts at the time were, "Blue walls for a Coastal Theme". This was during the time that blue walls were the one of the newer trends for a "Coastal" look. For me, that lasted about 2 years and then I started getting tired of it.

I had taken this "BEFORE" photo below, about 4 years ago. So of course there have been decorating changes on the walls and around the room throughout the years.

The very first major change in our bedroom, happened about 3 years ago, this coming December. And that was ripping out the carpeting and replacing it with a laminate rustic wood style plank flooring.

Yes! It's been almost 3 years now! I can't believe it!

For myself, it all comes down to real life, small budgets and a lot of thought when it comes to decorating our home.

Six months later, we bought a new mattress (Not for design of course! Just for comfort.) But sometimes a good decorating thing happens when your not planning it! We went to the store to buy a new mattress and wound up leaving with a new Farmhouse bed frame as well! Big Plus! This project was really about timing. I was finally ready start thinking about this update, a couple of months ago.

Painting your walls is usually the best place to start when updating any room. It will make such a huge difference and it works like a blank canvas to start planning your design.

That was the hard part, physically painting the walls! I have always been the inside house painter, but a couple of years ago, I had gone through a surgical precedure on my right knee. It was a slow recovery for putting pressure and bending my knee, so I was limited to what I could physically do for awhile. I still have problems kneeling down all the way and getting up. And also, getting up from a sitting position on the floor. Needless to say, I made it through my "painting day" and it was well worth it!

So now, for the fun stuff! Decorating! I am very pleased with the outcome of this makeover.

Changing the walls to a more neutral color makes our small bedroom feel larger & it gives us the relaxing feel I was going for. Mission accomplished!

SOURCES -* I added some links for the items I had recently purchased

Paint & Supplies - Lowes / Paint Color for the walls - "Grayish" by Sherman Williams

Large Picture Frame - Kirklands

Small Picture Frame - Kirklands - No longer available online

Table Lamp - Pier 1 Imports- No longer available - Already Had

Night Stand Table - Pottery Barn - Already Had

Night Table Drawer Knobs - Hobby Lobby

Table Accessories - Home Goods & Marshalls Find

Wicker Basket - TJ Max Find

Silver Curtain Rods with Glass Finials - Home Depot - Already Had

*White Dot Sheer Drapes - Marburn Curtains - ($10 a panel X 4 = $40! Yes! Only $40! I loved the style and quality, so why not!?!) Not Available Online

Bedding - Pottery Barn - Gift Card & Rewards Points

Pink Throw - Home Goods Find

Shoe Bench - Pottery Barn - Gift Card - Already Had

DECORATING TIP #1 - Aside from getting New Flooring, and already having the Farmhouse Bed Frame Set & Lamp Set, the cost for this recent makeover was under $200! How? You ask!

Accruing gift cards and/or rewards points are always a good way to go when you have plans for a future project .

DECORATING TIP #2 - Always buy "On Sale!" or sometimes you can find really good quality things at discount stores like Home Goods, TJ Max etc. . . (You will save, save, save!) And be patient, eventually everything goes on sale!

DECORATING TIP #3 - I have learned not to rush a project just to get it done. I don't mean years, of course! It took me weeks to plan and figure out how I wanted our Master Bedroom to look and feel. You will find it more rewarding if you take the time to think about how you want a room to look. And when making your purchases, a good thing to ask yourself, "Am I still going to like this Weeks, Months, & even Years from now?" Then it will be well worth it!

In the photos, you see the night table that is on my side of the bed. Like most people I started out with a matching bedroom set, including a night stand and dressers. I will be showing you how I was able to incorporate those pieces into my design, in a different tutorial, later on down the road.

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