A Bedroom Makeover For Under $300!

Remember this sad scene?  We didn’t have storage or lights or anywhere to sit.  We desperately needed to make a change.  Check out my bedroom inspiration post to see how my vision turned into a plan and now the final reveal!

The reveal of our bedroom came a few months ago, but was really well received so I wanted to feature it again!  It was pretty easy to bring all my ideas together. How did I do it? By making sure I had a plan!  You can start by saving décor  you find online or rooms with a similar style.  The photo above is featured on Shutterfly’s small bedroom ideas page, that is a great place to start as there are many stunning inspiration photos for every room in your home.  The rug and the oversized poster really brighten up the room and the dark wall created a defined space for the bed as we couldn’t have a headboard with the window.

The Pendleton blanket was a Christmas gift from Mark a couple years ago (he went WAY over the agreed upon budget!) and was the starting point for the makeover of our bedroom.  The blanket brings in a nice pattern against the black wall and is so warm and cozy.

We previously had this leather chair in our living room but had changed up the furniture so brought it up for a little reading nook area, and I love it!  This leather chair was a great score from Craigslist a few years ago for $70!  Mark really wanted a man chair to read in and obviously buying a new leather chair was out of the budget!  Craigslist is always great for more expensive items at a discounted price.

I was so happy to find these side tables at Home Sense!  What a score!  They were $60 each, which compared to everything else I had seen, online and in store, was considerably less expensive.  They look great with the bed and the dark wall, plus have a drawer for storage and books.

These Ikea swing lamps were also a great deal, we found them for $30.  I wasn’t sure about the black on black but the gold hardware really makes the light pop.  Now I don’t have to feel around in the dark to get to bed!

I am beyond excited for an organized sidetable!  Something I have never had in all my years living on my own.  The side table is a game changer.  Having a place for my jewelry at night, the book I am currently reading and of course fresh flowers.

I wish I could have fresh flowers on my bedside table every day!  This was a treat for sure, and they looked absolutely stunning against the black wall.  These flowers were from Whole Foods, you might be thinking that must have been expensive, but they weren’t! I think I paid $30 for this bouquet.  Plus it was very unique.

I hope you enjoyed the tour!  Now let’s breakdown the cost.

Ikea Swing Arm Lamps – $30 each
Queen West Side Tables – $60 each
Little Paper Planes Poster – $40
Bed Frame: $300
Matresses: $2000 (I know!! But we have been sleeping so much better and didn’t buy Christmas gifts, we chose new mattresses instead)
Behr Black Paint: $40 (had all the other materials)
Pendleton Blanket – Already owned
Leather Chair: Already owned (but $70 off Craigslist originally)
Black Ottoman: Already owned (originally $30 from Home Sense)
Shine Bright Light: Already owned ($20 from Home Sense)
Oversized Pillows: Already owned

**This may seem like a large number but if you take away the bed, this bedroom makeover only cost $260, which is pretty good.**

Did I mention the view from our window seat is pretty spectacular?  I love sitting here in the evenings reading, the city looks so pretty at sunset.


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