My DIY Bedroom Makeover on a Budget: A dated teal bedroom gets a makeover with bright and airy tones of white and cream, cozy textures, and fresh greenery.
I mentioned this in my Dining Room Makeover post, but I’ll say it again: my bedroom was one of the first rooms that I noted in my head (and probably out loud to Jeremy…) as a space I wanted to revamp.
I love how big and open the space was right off the bat. And, I LOVED the bay-style window. Overall, on the first impression, the room was beautiful. But more than beautiful, it was full of potential.
One thing I didn’t love about this space was the dark blue walls. It made the space feel a bit dark and heavy. Mainly though, the blue just wasn’t our style.
I immediately knew I wanted to paint the room. For a while, I debated between soft beige-tones, like the CIL Whitecliff Beige we used in our Dining Room, and creamy white paint colours. And, during that great debate – I did a TON of research.
Pinterest is probably my favourite tool when it comes to home décor. There are endless visual to spark ideas. There are also tons of visuals of paint colours on there – actual rooms that use the paint colours you’re interested in.
The colours I began to zone in on were Swiss Coffee, Chantilly Lace, and Simply White – all by Benjamin Moore.
My DIY Bedroom Makeover on a Budget
Now, I am not sponsored by Benjamin Moore but what made me gravitate towards BM colours was their large selection of white tones. They didn’t just have a warm, cool, blah, blah, blah – they had everything. It made it easy to find the exact tone I wanted.
I had made the mistake earlier in the year of just picking out a cool-toned white paint for our hallway and you guys – the hallway is straight-up blue. It’s a soft blue and I don’t mind it – but it’s not white. That mistake made me realize that not all white paints were made equal. And, you have to really do your research.
I initially was really partial to Chantilly Lace. I love how it looks on Pinterest, and I really adore super bright and fresh white paints. But, I realize that it would look quite harsh in our bedroom – especially against our more cream-toned furniture.
That’s when my mind turned to Swiss Coffee and Simply White.
We ended up going to the store, grabbing a sample of Swiss Coffee to see how it looked in our bedroom with our lighting. It was perfect. Not too cool, not too warm, just a creamy buttery white.
It was still bright and fresh – especially in comparison to the dark blue walls. It was calming and not harsh like many white paints can be. It was perfect.
Our bedroom furniture is probably some of, if not my VERY, favourite pieces in our home. They are 100% my style and I just think they look so beautiful in the space.
Both the bed and dresser are from MJM Furniture. We actually got them on sale which made the overall cost much more reasonable.
When we moved one thing we knew we wanted to upgrade was our bed. Goodbye to the days of our queen mattress, we were going full-on king style! Aside from the size of the bed, we also knew we needed a new mattress because our current one was really hurting my back. So really, my back pain spurred the purchase and I’m so glad it did because I love it.
We actually got our mattress from IKEA! Whenever we tell people that people seem super surprised. And you’ll be even more surprised by the cost… We got this king size mattress for just $900! I know – wild, right? Again, we shopped the sale and so we scored a great deal on the mattress.
Our mattress is the firmest level they have with the cooling technology, and we both love it. It’s comfortable, supportive, and super firm. But, when we were laying on the display mattresses I remember overhearing a couple say “Oh god, who would like this!? It’s like sleeping on a rock!!” So… don’t just take my word for it – go lay on it and try it yourself before buying.
After that, I found our mirror. This wasn’t really an essential item – but when I saw it in Homesense I just knew I needed it. It had that really earthy look to it with the raw edge wood that I felt really is the combination of Jeremy and I’s style. While I love bright fresh living spaces, I like to have some elements that aren’t just marble, or white, or gold – I like a little rustic touch to balance the space.
Our side tables were actually given to us. My grandma’s building was getting rid of their common room furniture and they had these and I just knew I would be able to re-vamp them to fit our style. Admittedly, they are a little harsher of a white than I would’ve liked – but overall I really like them. And, the whole DIY Side Table Makeover was really easy and cheap so, I’m happy with it.
Once we had our side tables I knew I wanted to get a bit more light sources into the room and so the next item on my wishlist: lamps! I ended up finding these Odum Basket Weave Cermaic Table Lamp last year on Wayfair and I just loved them so much. I think they look great with the space, and because they are also a brighter white (like the side tables) with a warmer toned lamp shade they really tie in the side table.
Since then, I have just slowly added little knick-knacks into our space. The pink jar (which hold my ear mask, hair ties, etc), fake flowers on the dresser, carved wood wall art, duvet & pillow set, and some of the accent pillows all came from Homesense. The beige Jer & Bree 2017 pillow was actually an anniversary gift from my husband, and I absolutely love it.
How much did this makeover cost?
Recently to complete this room, I ended up purchasing a few things for this room which included the Benjamin Moore primer ($40) and paint ($70), RIBBA picture frames ($15 each), large rattan SNIDAD basket ($40), and faux plants ($5 each) and plant pots ($6 each). All the new items that completed this makeover ended up costing about $200, just over $200 actually.
A few items that I bought previously (like a year and a half ago) were the mirror and the lamps. The mirror from Homesense ended up costing $80 but I actually scored a great deal on this because it had some damaged to one of the corners. The lamps cost $90 each which is a bit on the pricey side in my opinion, but I do love them.
With all the items I purchased previously included, this makeover totals at a cost of $462.00.
So, is the space totally finished?
Eventually, I would like to add a rug to our bedroom eventually and, I dream of custom closets – but those are projects we’ll get to in the future.