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How to Transform Your Bedroom on a Budget

This has always been my favorite view in my house. I love walking down this hallway to see light filtering in from my girls' rooms and my bedroom at the end of the hallway. There is something about this that has always felt like home. I was nervous that painting my room dark blue would make me love this view a little less...but I love it even more. I am so happy with how my bedroom turned out and hope these tips will inspire you to create a room you love. You can shop all the links I share from the pictures below.

1. Don’t Be Afraid of Paint

Even dark paint in an already small room. Painting all 4 walls blue was hands down the best decision I've made in this entire remodel process. It only took me two years to decide on a paint color and commit 😂. The color I decided on was Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball (we had the color paint matched and did not actually use Farrow and Ball).


After we installed the shiplap the plan was to keep everything white, then the plan was to paint it dark green, then the plan was back to have white shiplap with gray walls, then I decided to paint the shiplap blue with the remaining walls white. I usually make pretty quick design choices, but I could NOT commit. The night before my painter came, I decided to paint all 4 walls the same dark blue. I also decided to not share that info with my husband because I was nervous he would talk me out of it 🤭. ⁠

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2. Flip Furniture to Make it Uniquely Yours

Our nightstands were a very affordable option from IKEA. It is no longer available, but here is a very similar look from Amazon. We wanted to elevate the look a little bit so we drilled new holes and added gold handles to add to the high-end look of the entire room.

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3. Hang Drapes

Drapes add light and make the room look bigger and make the window look centered. I hung the drapes so they look luxurious and created the illusion of a centered window (my window is far from centered). I wanted a double wide curtain look, but found it was cheaper to order two sets of normal drapes instead of 1 set of double wide drapes. I hung the curtain rod 3 inches down from the top of the ceiling to create height and then 3 inches from the far sides of each wall. Even though the window isn't centered on the wall, the drape rod was hung centered. Then I evenly spaced the drapes on either side to create the illusion that the window is centered. I love using drape rings to add beautiful pleats and give the drapes a custom length without having to hem. And don't forget to steam them!

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4. Use Budget Bedding

To create a luxurious feel without busting the bank, I used a budget friendly white coverlet and simple white duvet cover. Then I found this beautiful chunky knit blanket from Target and I love the way it turned out. I prefer to be more minimal with pillows. We keep 4 king sized pillows for sleeping, 2 stacked on top of each other. In front of the king sized pillows, I place 3 (26"x26") white velvet Euro shams and inserts (both from Amazon and very affordably priced), then 2 decorative pillows in front. This makes it easy to make, beautifully simple, and if my kids step on or stain any part of my bedding...I am not upset because I didn't pay an arm and a leg to put it all together. Oh, and I LOVE my upholstered bed from Wayfair and our budget friendly mattress and box spring, both from Amazon.

5. Add a Rug

This does not have to be a break-the-budget sort of rug (most of it is under the bed. My rug measures 8x10 and was $110. It is neutral, adds softness, and brings the whole room together.

6. Hang Scones

My sconces are from Amazon and I love them. No need to hard wire them. We hung a piece of art right below either sconce to cover the cord. I also used a smart plug so I don't ever have to reach to turn my bedside light on or off. I love the look and that it clears clutter from my nightstand.

What have you done to customize your bedroom? I hope these tips helped! Happy bedroom resetting!

Jen is the founder of Reset Your Nest, a Professional Home Organizing Business in Utah (servicing Salt Lake City, Park City, Ogden, Alpine, Highland, Mapleton, and St. George). She loves creating order and systems out of chaos and is known for bringing a beautiful aesthetic as well as easy to maintain function to any space. She shares her tips and tricks on instagram @reset_your_nest.

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