Monday, 16 January 2012

Bedroom Makeover on a Budget

One of my favorite places to decorate is the bedroom.  One of the spare bedrooms in our home which is also our guest room,  was in need of a change, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money. Ok, truth be told, my hubby didn't want me to spend a lot of money, because he knows how fast I can do that! 

Anyhow, the room was originally painted a pale blue, and looked pretty terrible with the trim color.  So first things first, we needed to paint. 

I decided to go with Ventana (11-25) by Pratt & Lambert. I thought it went well with the trim and had some nice undertones that went perfectly the pretty blue & white bedding I already had. 

Then I needed a couple of night tables and purchased 2 of the Birkeland night tables from Ikea for $129 each.

I also purchased 2 table lamps at Ikea for $49.99 each.  

Then I made a quick trip to Home Sense to find a few finishing touches.  I found a very Restoration Hardware looking mirror for $50 which was a bit too grey for what I needed, so I  just rubbed a bit of a brown stain on it and it actually turned out pretty close to the color I wanted.

I also picked up a small linen tuffted chair, a peice of art and a small side table all for under $300.  I already had a floor lamp and another framed picture, so that was it.  Here is the finished room. 

Have a great day!!