Bedroom on a Budget


Design is always a progression... so I feel that a home's decor is never complete.  I look at it as ever evolving.  My husband likes to think of this as crazy :)  But I do feel that (for the moment) our bedroom is all but complete!  A few little things here and there I'm sure, but for the most part... it's done!  I have had a few questions sent my way in regards to our bedroom, so here is a little synopsis of what we have done, where items have come from, & any other tricks I may have left out along the way.

The Before... Blue & Brown, Boring & Dull.  Enough said?


The After... Light & Bright, Neutral & Sophisticated.

{ For a tutorial on the floor mirror, please visit my post on Remodelaholic! }

Step One: New Layout

Try to re-position your furniture layout for one of the largest impacts in your space.  Even if it requires switching out pieces from other rooms.  Switch an end table for a nightstand & vice versa.  I always say it "Hunt Your HOUSE!"

Our room is a small square, with windows on both main walls.  There is no other option than to position or bed in front of a window.  We moved our bed to the other main wall, shifting it so the real window isn't centered.  Fooling the eye, we mounted the drapery centered behind the bed.  That window is never opened (gymnastics are involved to get over the headboard).  So this allowed us to walk into our room with a little space & not right into our bed like we did before.

Step Two: Paint

I knew I wanted to do an art rail height trim detail in our bedroom.  For $23 in trim, an afternoon & a little help from the hubs, the moulding was up.  Big impact for little money.  Eventually, the goal is to add panel moulding... (the only real project left... but I am fine without it at the moment).  One of the most asked questions I get about this room is "What color is that gray?"  well... I made it.  I went out to our loyal shed, opened up some leftover gallons of paint & mixed them until I ended up with the perfect gray.  Free Paint!  Told you we did this on a budget.  Remember, if you have left over gallons of lighter paint, the paint stores can tint them darker for you (for free!).  You can't ask for an exact color though.  It all depends on what the base color is, but if you tell them you want it grayer... they should be able to help.


Step Three: Customizing & Accessorizing

Wanting a real bed (not our Ikea special) & not wanting to pay the real bed price, we took it upon ourselves to build our own headboard { tutorial here }.  We got the exact shape I wanted, in the exact fabric I wanted, in the exact size that we wanted for $600-$900 less than what we would have paid at a major retailer for something everyone else could have.  It took us a good weekend to complete & we couldn't be anymore happy with it now.  


Same thing with the bedding.  We used our existing West Elm Pintuck duvet bedding, but mixed up the sheets adding a subtle pattern & reinforcement of color.  Our accent pillows were another recent DIY.  Can't find what you want... make it, or find someone who will.


Our Malm dresser got this campaign inspired treatment...  With a little gallery wall surrounding or tv that will probably grow a bit when the right items are found. All of the items on our dresser hold a special meaning between my husband & I.  Pictures, a conch shell we found on our first trip together, his father's box... let the items tell a story about you.  


My nightstand got an update from a little tlc & silver leaf.  TIP:  I needed something large for the open shelf below my bar cart turned nightstand.  We have two sets of silver... one is real, one isn't.  They are both in huge boxes... with nowhere to store one, the faux silver chest got a coat of paint & is now a pop of color in our bedroom.  No one would ever know that I am storing silverware next to my bed :)


The only item in the room that was bought for this room was the area rug.  It was a Homegood's steal if you ask me, but alas, it has no information on the back... so for those of you asking the name & manufacturer I am truly sorry.

Our room came together for less than $650...  It took time, it took patience, but it was completely worth the wait.


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Thrifty Decor Chick

31 comments:

  1. Kristen, I just wanted to tell you I love your blog. Discovered it a day or two ago, and now I have a design crush. Inspiring DIY, great style. Keep up the good work.

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  2. Your room is beautiful! I love the cloche!

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  3. Hi Kristen! Loved this posting! Your room looks incredible! I'm glad to have happened upon your blog! I am now a faithful follower! Please visit my blog and follow!

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  4. Great post! I have a long road ahead of me designing my new loft, and it keeps me grounded knowing time and patience are the keys to a gorgeous space like yours. Thanks for sharing! ~britt

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  5. Gorgeous! I love all the details. This makes me even more motivated to get our bedroom " complete"!

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  6. Beautiful bedroom! Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  7. I have always wondered what to do with the black flat screen tv wall---your arrangement has given me some inspiration---will be trying to piece something together in the future--thx

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  8. Kristin your room is beautiful! I am working on our master bedroom now and it's quite the daunting task.
    Bravo!!
    Tricia

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  9. I love the art rail height trim you did! How far up did you put it? We have been wanting to do the same thing, and I can't decide what height I would like it at. I'm trying to balance it with our headboard and the mirror attached to my dresser, and I really like your look here.

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    1. Thank you! I broke the wall into thirds... 2/3 White & 1/3 gray. For some reason the rule of thirds is always pleasing to the eye in almost every situation. Good Luck!

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  10. Love this room, was wondering what that big glass thing is over your silver shell. I want one and I don't even know what they are called. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Kim! They are called either Bell Jars or Cloches. They are quite popular right now & can be found at places such as Z Gallery, Crate & Barrel, World Market, etc... My husband has also started picking up ones he sees at Goodwill for me. Now we have a collection :)

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  11. So I completely LOVE your bedroom! It looks amazing :)

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  12. Your bedroom is beautiful. I love your headboard!!!

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  13. Very lovely! I think it's so cute that your husband brings you home cloche surprises! :-)

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  14. Gorgeous! I just showed my husband and told him I want to add the chair rail like that in our bedroom today! Love the silvery gray paint too. I am inspired.

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  15. Fabulous....enough said! So glad I found your blog! You have amazing taste and I look forward to seeing what else you have in store :) xoxo

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  16. I love your bedding, would you mind telling where you got your bed skirt?

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    1. Thanks Trisha! The bed skirt was a Homegoods find.

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  17. Hello,This room is so cozy and classy.Love it!Where did u find the bed ruffle?Thank you

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  18. Kristin, I discovered you through the Show Us Your Room linky and I'm glad I did!! Your bedroom is gorgeous.

    Question: how big is your area rug? I always have trouble figuring out how to configure an area rug in a room with a king size bed - they are never big enough.

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  19. Came from TDC - sooo soothing and sophisticated! My room is rather blue and dark and I don't know what to do with it. Love your lamps, where are they from?

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  20. Love this makeover! So pretty and the headboard is perfect! Sharing on the BHG pinterest board :)

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  21. LOVE your bedroom! (And blog! New follower here!) Where is the bedskirt from?

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  22. I would love to see a photo that shows the full wall behind the headboard to see the draperies from the ceiling down!

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  23. Wow this room is gorgeous! We've redecorated our entire home with free/found/hand-me-down and diy items (We're college students, but resourceful!), but haven't been able to get the bedroom right... still needs something, but I found some great inspiration here!

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  24. I love your floor to ceiling mirror. I've been hunting for one. Where did you get yours? Thx!

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  25. This room is sooo beautiful! i just want to pick up everything in your photos and put it in my house :-) I'm usually 'ok' at get the gist of a room decorated, but i suck at accessorizing a room. Wish i could borrow you or atleast your brain to do my house! lol!

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  26. Please tell us where you got that gorgeous mirror!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I always love feedback on what my lovely readers { like you } are thinking. Feel free to ask any questions or you can always email me at thehuntedinterior@gmail.com

K

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