Looking to do a bedroom makeover but feeling too overwhelmed with where to begin?
I’m going to break down all the elements of how to create a fabulous bedroom makeover on a budget.
Step 1: Start by heading to a specialized bedding store or a department store where you can score some beautiful designer bedding on sale.Â Find a set that you absolutely love, and don’t hesitate. Look at the pictures on the back of the package to see how they dressed up the bed using that set.
This is where you want to splurge and ensure that you are buying all the components to makey our bed look dreamy. Don’t forget all the pillows!
To make a perfect bed, you want to grab two euro shams (euro pillows are large square pillows) and two standard shams.
You want to consider about 3-4 accent pillows in a variety of sizes and shapes. Talk to the salesÂ personnel at the store to review all the intricate bedding details and ensure that you are picking up everything that you need.
Step 2:Â Once you have your bedding picked out consider a wall colour that will act as a contrast.Â If your bedding is dark, I recommend you keep your walls in neutral tones and if your bedding if light, (like pure whites or beiges) you can jazz up your room with a romantic shade of eggplant or blue-ish gray.
If you picked a bedding that has a basic hotel feel you can certainly apply a complimentary wallpaper on your headboard wall. If your bedding has a busy pattern then find a calming framed print that you can hang above the headboard.
Step 3: Don’t neglect your windows! A total room makeover is not complete without considering your windows.Â If the budget is tight, source some ready-made drapes that will suit the height of your windows. Try to match your drapery color to one of the accent pillows on your bed.Â To keep your drapes looking timeless, source drapery in a solid tone. Pattern on drapery is attractive but can get boring and dated very quickly. The only exception here would be if you have chosen to keep everything else in the room very plain and pattern-less.
Step 4: Don’t bare your floors.Â Find a nice area rug that helps frame your bed. If the budget doesn’t permit for a large fancy area rug, the alternate solution is to find two inexpensive rugs that can be placed on either side of the bed. These can be found at any local home store.
Step 5:Â Your finishing touches. Consider the top five elements that will make your room spectacular.
A chandelier or sophisticated drum shade that hangs low will create anÂ invitingÂ feeling.
A bench at the end of the bed or an accent chair with character in the corner of the room helps frame the bed and addÂ additionalÂ features to the room.
Art on your walls is a must, if there is no wallpaper on the headboard wall find something that fills the width of the bed, either one large piece of art that is around 30″ x 60″ wide or two to three pictures that will span about 60″ in width. Mirrors are also a great option for smaller rooms.
Accessories like candles, books and decorative vases always make a room feel cosy.
Two table lamps help frame the bed and balance the two sides of the room.