Master Bedroom Update on a Budget

 

Update the Master Bedroom on a Budget

Master Bedroom Update On a Budget

Raise of hands – how many of us have been putting off that master bedroom update?

Maybe it’s because we don’t have the time.  Or the money.  Or the motivation.  (Valentine’s Day is coming up – that might be motivation enough, eh?)

I too am needing a little reminder that projects don’t need to feel intimidating or expensive so I thought I would revisit update on my master bedroom in our NC house.  (Won’t stop missing that house until I get a new on built. *sigh*)

Master Bedroom Update in Blue, White, and Black

Paint is the most effective and budget-friendly way to perk up a room.

The experts say so, the novices say so, and I say so.  A gallon of paint and a roller go a long way.

This blue took us a couple of tries to hit on a shade that was relaxing and not too bright.  That’s what paint testers are for, right?

Master Bedroom Farmhouse Decor

Wall Decor

Even before we all fell in love with Fixer Upper I was a fan of personalizing spaces with lettering.  So when I ran across these giant wooden letters at a craft store for 50% off I grabbed them.

I love that they are already embellished and the colors went great with the room.

Wooden Scrool Frame Wall Decor

Those unfinished (and super cheap!) scrolled wooden frames always catch my eye at the craft store and I finally figured out what to do with one of them!  The wooden “&” came unfinished from the craft store as well.

It felt like the perfect way to tie the monogram letters together.

Master Bedroom Decorating with monograms

The bedding – all made by yours truly.  I rarely sew but sometimes I get a vision stuck in my head.  When that happens I know it’s useless to try to find a match in stores (hours and hours of searching, people.  Exhausting.) and out comes the sewing machine.

I knew I wanted a mostly white bed with accents of black and a tiny bit of blue to pull in the blue from the walls so I just grabbed a few fabrics that worked with that idea and ran with it.  The duvet cover is actually made from flat sheets that I cut into strips, gathered half of them, then sewed them back together.

Master Bedroom Redo

And finishing it off

On the other side of the room is a console table the husband built and a chair I reupholstered.  A $4 chair from Goodwill, 7 yards of fabric, a little paint and a million staples – that one is worth its own blog post.  I’ll try to write about that soon.

Now, I know not everyone is a fan of having a TV in the bedroom.  I, however, am a horrible sleeper and have found it’s better to just let the TV get my brain to turn off instead of spending hours laying there with thoughts swirling in my head.  So the TV stays.

I don’t like a lot of “visual clutter” so I keep the accessories down to just a few photos, lamps, and that silver vase (that I’m pretty sure we bought with a gift card from our wedding).  Simple.  Zen?

The shelves on the console need a couple more knick knacks but I still haven’t run across any that feel right.

Updating the Master Bedroom

That’s pretty much it.  Simple, inexpensive, but effective – don’t you think?

Master Bedroom Before and After

Can’t leave you without a Before and After.

Feel free to laugh at the Before.  That photo was taken the weekend we moved into the house.  Our closing was delayed a day, which meant the furniture delivery was delayed about a week so we were basically camping out in the house.  Air mattress for the husband and I, blankets on the floor for the kids.  They elected to sleep in the big storage closet in the playroom, so I’m sure it felt like an adventure to them.  As for the grown ups – we were very happy when the furniture arrived.

 

As always, feel free to share your thoughts or your own projects that may have been inspired by this (or any other) post.  Or check out my Laundry Room/Mud Room, or Farmhouse Barnwood Sign for more design ideas.

 

 

Linking to:  Home Matters Party, Pretty Pintastic Party, Creativity Unleashed, Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make,

17 COMMENTS

  1. Jean | DelightfulRepast.com | 3rd Feb 17

    Gorgeous makeover, Alayna! After waaaaay too many years we finally updated/refreshed the bedroom. What a difference — lots of “Why did we wait so long?” exclamations! Like you, I don’t like clutter; it’s just not restful.

    • alaynascreations@hotmail.com | 3rd Feb 17

      Thanks! Isn’t it a great feeling to finally knock something off the list? I’m trying to remind myself of that every time I want to procrastinate lately.
      PS – I’ll get on the blog post on the chair reuphoster soon. Next couple of weeks for sure. No procrastinating on that either 😉

  2. Jean | DelightfulRepast.com | 3rd Feb 17

    PS Looking forward to the post about reupholstering the chair. It’s so beautiful!

  3. Jocelyne | 3rd Feb 17

    That looks beautiful. You did a wonderful job and I know it feels so much better to live in a space that you are proud of!

    • alaynascreations@hotmail.com | 3rd Feb 17

      Thanks! It was one of the first rooms I fully finished in the house and it made a huge difference.

  4. Trish | 3rd Feb 17

    Your bedroom looks amazing! I really love the personalized lettering — it really makes the space extra special. And the wall color is gorgeous!

    • alaynascreations@hotmail.com | 3rd Feb 17

      Thanks! I like to find ways to personalize the room and there’s something really fun about monograms.

  5. Cristina | 3rd Feb 17

    I really love the wall colour! Is so beautiful.

    • alaynascreations@hotmail.com | 3rd Feb 17

      Thanks! Blue is one of my favorite colors.

  6. Kristin Cook | 3rd Feb 17

    I love the letters and ampersand above your bed. That is such a cute idea and so versatile because there are so many different style of letters out there to choose from!

    • alaynascreations@hotmail.com | 3rd Feb 17

      Thanks! I’m a sucker for lettering. Both of my kids’ bedrooms had entire monogram collages, with at least three different styles of lettering in each. Isn’t it great how many options are out there?

  7. Maggie@ Maggie Lois | 3rd Feb 17

    Bedroom is lookin good, and that is so awesome that you sewed the bedding yourself, go on girl! Have a great weekend!

    • alaynascreations@hotmail.com | 3rd Feb 17

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy the weekend too! Any fun plans?

  8. Alison @ Puppies & Pretties | 3rd Feb 17

    Wow! I can’t believe you made that bedding. It looks amazing! And I’m loving your chair too 🙂

    • alaynascreations@hotmail.com | 5th Feb 17

      Thanks! I’m not going to say either the bedding or the chair were fun to work on, but I think it was worth it. Projects always take longer than you think they will, right?

  9. Beverly | 11th Feb 17

    How lovely. The color combinations are fabulous. The bedding is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning to my home decor board.

    • alaynascreations@hotmail.com | 12th Feb 17

      Thanks! I love the Snickerdoodle party!

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