Since the Chicagoland fixer upper we renovated was a total gut job, it was pure pleasure tackling our Arizona vacation home since it was all about cosmetic upgrades and easier DIY projects. How to Create a Low Cost Serene Bedroom Design shares tips from our project!
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How to Create a Low Cost Serene Bedroom Design
We wanted to stay within a budget of about $4,000 for the total bedroom makeover, and we did it! Here’s how.
Here’s where we started with the master bedroom when we bought the place. Orange accent wall, beautiful Southern exposure with desert wash and mountain views, and that’s about it. While it had an attached bath, there was no door separating the spaces so unless you love watching/listening your partner brush their teeth, that was the deal.
Serene Paint Color for Bedroom
For creamy white walls in the bedroom, I decided on VALSPAR Salute. This color is similar to Sherwin Williams Alabaster. It has grey-green undertones, and it worked well with the strong Southern light streaming in.
Board & Batten Accent Wall
While we could have painted over the orange wall and called it a day, the room needed some architectural interest. Because of the budget and the fact we’re control freak DIYers, we chose to design a board and batten paneled wall.
My husband somehow created this wall without his power tools at home in Chicagoland! I felt so bad since the project was more time consuming with just a hammer and would have been easy and quick with the proper tools.
On a positive note though, the materials only cost around $60! You’ll note the recessed panels were formed by nailing strips right into the drywall.
My dad helped me with the painting and more importantly, all that caulking which goes along with such a project!
Not only was this a low cost project that created a big statement, it also doubled as a dramatic headboard.
Belgian Linen Curtain Panels
To save money, we left the existing inexpensive blinds in place since they were functional and we knew we could upgrade later. Belgian linen made sense for our tone on tone color palette and for a beachy, breezy look.
I loved this Roman Numeral wood accent idea which I saw on Jenna Sue’s blog so I used it in each bedroom. The Roman numerals represent a special number like an anniversary year or birth year. I painted the wood letters with BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter.
White & Light Grey Quilted Bedding
The quilts, pillows, and coverlets I found for the master bedroom were a mix of PiuBelle and from Pottery Barn.
White Side Tables & Table Lamps
Simple white textured porcelain table lamps went on inexpensive Lindved white side tables from Ikea.
Here’s the actual table, and following it is something similar.
Here’s what I listened to as I posted this. Judge all you like. Barry is just the best time travel machine…I was transported to childhood again pretending my name was Melissa. Give it a whirl, kittycats.
Thanks for peeking at this simple bedroom. For truly inspiring bedroom design, see: