To create a stunning and inexpensive master bedroom, there are just a few key design elements needed. With a little planning and shopping, we can have the look of our dreams (pun intended!) in no time flat! As an added bonus, we don’t have to drop a lot of money to achieve the goal!
Here are my easy suggestions to designing the master bedroom you’ve always wanted!
Create a Beautiful Inexpensive Master Bedroom
1. Neutral Paint Color
A fabulous neutral paint color in the master bedroom (or any room for that matter) will provide the biggest bang for the buck. In a prior post, I discussed how to pick out the best paint color for you and your home. Our bedroom is painted in SW Oyster Bay. It’s a perfect mix of blue, green and gray. The color goes with all the accent colors I gravitate toward, so it suits my style perfectly.
2. Take a Risk and Say Adios to Matchy-Match
Sometimes, when we step outside our comfort zone we achieve amazing results. A way to try this out with interior decorating is to step away from over matching. Matching is different than coordinating. The perfectly matching bedroom set is a good theory but it’s the coordinated rooms that really gather attention. The same idea holds true with the ‘bed in a bag’ concept. Good idea, not always so great in reality. Here is a beautiful example of a coordinated, not matchy, bedroom! Colors are repeated but patterns are not the same.
The perfectly matched bedroom set is a good theory but it’s the coordinated rooms that really commands attention. The same idea holds true with the ‘bed in a bag’ concept. Good idea, not always so great in reality. Here is a beautiful example of a coordinated, not matchy, bedroom! Colors are repeated but patterns are not the same.
Notice how the nightstands are different. Yet, the color, hardware, and matching lamps are what make it coordinate.
Tell your husband you want to take a risk in the bedroom! When he immediately gets on board, tell him that the nightstands will no longer match! Then, replace said nightstands while he’s processing the whole thing in his head!
3. Fluffy White Down Comforter
I love a white down comforter when creating a fabulous bed. If you want to splurge on this item, go for it. But know that there are plenty of excellent options out there that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Target has a great selection to choose from, as does the trusty Marshalls store.
Two elements I always consider when buying down comforters are individual ‘boxes’ are fully sewn, without open spaces. The closed box keeps the down from going to one area thus, maintaining a fluffy appearance.
The other element is the sound of fabric. Some fabrics have a crinkle ‘sound’. I had a noisy comforter before, and it was beyond annoying.
Design Tip: If buying a comforter online, read the reviews to see if anyone comments on this noise!
4. Throw Pillows
With neutral walls and a white comforter, this is a fabulous place to bring in a favorite color and pattern. This pillow from Pottery Barn is gorgeous and would bring an incredible punch of color to a relaxing master bedroom!
Another option, if you prefer a monochromatic look, is using throw pillows with texture. This is a great way to keep the look calming yet interesting.
5. Layer Window Treatments
Rather than a single shade try adding curtain panels. Layered window treatments are the perfect opportunity to add texture! Learn how to customize store bought curtains to get a high-end look for a fraction of the price! A favorite look is woven wood shades with simple drapery panels. It provides the casual, relaxed look that I love in a bedroom.
6. Personal Details
Personal details set our homes apart from the others. These are the elements that take a house to that next level. Using photos of the kids or a vacation are a simple and economical way to add those little details. Plus, they are super easy to change out over the years!
There you have it. Easy steps to create a beautiful and inexpensive master bedroom! If you have any tips or tricks that have worked for you, please share them!