Hi everyone! I’m finally getting around to giving you guys a tour of our master bedroom. I hope this gives you some ideas on decorating and creating a space in your home on a budget.
When we moved in, all of the bedrooms upstairs were painted a pale yellow. Actually, there was one that was neon green but that’s a different room tour for another day! I wasn’t fond of the yellow and it made the bedroom feel cold and sterile. When I was pregnant with my third, my sister and brother helped us paint this room a rich navy color. The color is called Sailors Coat from Olympic in eggshell and it’s beautiful. The walls took two coats and almost 3 gallons of paint.
I love the way the color changes throughout the day. It’s bold, romantic, and sultry just the way a master bedroom should be. Painting it navy also made the largeness of the room feel smaller by adding warmth and drawing the walls in. Since the walls create a dramatic statement and is bit more masculine, I used a softer palette of colors like pink, gold, mauve, turquoise and creamy whites as accents.
The lamps were spray painted gold from pewter and we’ve had those since we bought our original furniture set 13 years ago. The bed was gifted to us from my parents and is the most comfortable bed ever! One thing worth investing in is a good quality mattress. The only bad part is it makes it super difficult to get out of in the mornings.
I bought this white couch in excellent condition from an older couple in our neighborhood who was retiring and moving down to Florida. It was $20! This sofa provides a sitting area in our bedroom. The antique table was from Jimmy’s parents and I recently changed out the knob to add a bit of modern flair. Those are the same lucite type knobs I used for the furniture makeover. Flowers were courtesy from the backyard.
The gallery wall in the corner holds some special pictures. There’s a black and white engagement photo along with an action shot of Jimmy hugging me at my high school graduation. Yes, you read that right! HIGH SCHOOL! Ha, we’ve been together forever. My sister took the big one when I was pregnant with my third. It’s one of my favorite pictures. She also took all the other maternity photos on the wall.
I used thrifted frames and mirrors and just hung them up on simple hooks. I kept it white and gold to create a cohesive look. I spray painted some existing frames white and gold so I didn’t have to buy any new ones.
When creating a gallery wall, lay the frames on the ground and try arranging them to see what looks best. I can change these frames and mirrors around and they still create a similar look. This vintage rattan chair was found at a garage sale for $20. I love the leather straps and how eclectic it looks.
Remember that nightstand my friend, Elisa found by our church dumpster?
It just needed a little chalk paint! This little pretty piece is staying in here until Emmy transitions out of her crib.
All of the white drapes are from Ikea. These are the best bang for the buck because they are large and really good quality. All you have to do is fold them over and iron them to create a custom length. I used 2 packs for this room which were also used in the master bedroom from our previous home. If I remember correctly, they were $25 for a pair which is great deal for long, thick curtains.
Here’s one of the other corners next to our bathroom door. The black desk and corner shelf were purchased from Pier 1 Imports when we got married. It was perfect for our much smaller home before and it works great for this area in our bedroom too. I left this in it’s original color as to avoid matchy matchy furniture. The windsor chair was also a garage sale find for $4 and it was painted that way when I purchased it. I changed the knob on the desk since I had an extra from the furniture makeover.
This is another example of a simple gallery wall. On this wall, I added some natural wood frames along with the gold and white ones.
I recently chalk painted our dresser and nightstands to a creamy white color from the original orange colored wood. I also changed out the knobs and now it has a completely new look.
Painting and changing out the knobs is a lot less expensive than buying a new dresser! The knobs are from Homegoods.
The gold, ornate mirror was above our piano and it’s so much better above the dresser.
A lot of the decor was from Jimmy’s parents’ flower shop. You can easily find home decor items at garage sales, antique markets, and thrift stores for way less. The gold mirror was in my in-law’s flower shop along with a lot of faux flowers like the orchid and pink blooming branches. The tall branches on the floor and gold sunburst mirror were also thrifted finds. Why pay full price when you can buy the same thing for a couple of dollars? Plus, you’ll find some really unique pieces this way!
The nightstands received a second life and they brighten the room with a nice contrast against the dark walls.
The bench below the bed was from a friend. It used to be leather but had tears and we just reupholstered it with some plain fabric. One day, I want to reupholster it with a different fabric with a pop of color. I found the headboard on craigslist by a local lady who makes custom headboards in her home. It was a lot less expensive than buying at a retail store and I love supporting small businesses.
If you have any questions about this room, please let me know! Anyone with money can decorate a room easily and quickly. This room took me over three years to finish because I worked on it slowly. Jimmy and I love our bedroom and it fits our personality which is how a room should be decorated. Place personal touches here and there and make it you!
I leave you with a quote I really love. “If you wait until you have enough money to decorate and make your home your own, it will never happen. If you wait until you can afford to buy everything new, you are missing the point. It is the old, the new, the made, the hand-me-down, the collected, the worn out (but loved) things in your home that make it your own.” Stacey Risenmay
My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. Isaiah 32:18