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Affordable Master Bedroom Makeover

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Let me begin by saying that moving is a lot of work! Over the past month, my husband and I have been remodeling a home we just purchased for our family. The home was built around 1988, which isn’t super old, but not much had been updated. To top it off, the previous owners had interesting taste in paint colors. We did a lot of updating in our house over 3 weeks, so our budget was getting a little thin. After tackling the walls and floors in the home (among other things) I got a little help from Walmart and BHG, for an inexpensive master bedroom makeover. 

Master Bedroom Makeover

Before adding some personal touches with BHG, I tackled the master bedroom walls and carpets. The room really needed brightening, and to get rid of the dark wall colors – especially since windows are sparse. I left the chair rail up and painted the bottom half white, and the upper half Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. I love love love this color. I tested out three shades of gray, but they all came out looking blue. Then after some research, I found Revere Pewter, which is more of a greige. I have found that it looks more beige in some rooms of the house (like the master), and more gray in other rooms – depending on the lighting. The plan is to eventually build our own wainscoting for the lower half. All in due time.

Master Bedroom Makeover

The sliding door out into the add-on sunroom will eventually go away and become barn doors. Until then, we were finding that privacy really lacked without any type of window treatments. I fell in love with these Better Homes and Gardens Arbor Springs Semi-Sheer Window Panels in charcoal. Because that opening is only one of two ways to let light into my room, I didn’t want darkening panels, but these semi-sheer ones look super cute and let in just enough light. I’ve had the cream swirl curtain rod for some time now, and finally found some use for it again.

Master Bedroom Makeover

I thought the branches on the curtains, plus the charcoal, tied nicely with my charcoal gray coverlet (which I purchased last year), and my new favorite throw pillow from BHG! A pop of color is definitely in order with all of the gray I have going on, and the blues go nicely with my pillow cases and the other fun doodads I picked up at Walmart.

Master Bedroom Makeover

To take the color a little farther, I picked up two matching Ikat accent lampshades for just $8.97 each! I’m quite fond of them and may even add some embellishments to them someday. Because the hubs and I use our own alarm clocks, I left those alone and added a fun touch with the BHG Lotus Flower candle holders on each nightstand. I think decor can go a long way in a master bedroom makeover. 

 Master Bedroom Makeover

Many of the walls in my room are still bare and need attention, but I am loving my little piece of the room. The set of 3 Port Hole Mirrors are just $19. Then I repurposed a simple ledge shelf I’ve had for years, by painting it white and giving it new life. I topped the shelf with the cute little blue owl (my new favorite animal), filled with roses from my garden. I actually found the owl in the bathroom section of Walmart, but I had other things in mind for him.

Master Bedroom Makeover

I added final touches with candles and a painting we picked up in Mexico, and voila! I am so excited that I’ve been able to match the blues in my pillow cases, and from my IKEA rack that I use to stash knick knacks I use semi-regularly. Decorating a new space or redecorating an old space can be a lot of fun, and so affordable if you play your cards right. To help you with a little decorating, BHG and I would like to offer one Clever Housewife reader a $100 Walmart gift card! The giveaway will end at 11:59pm PT on 4/25. To enter, fill out the form below.

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Emily Buys


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