We moved into our new home mid-August and the first thing we did was start painting. If you don’t have much of a budget, but want change, paint! Paint is cheap and makes a huge difference! Side note, at our old house I painted our living three different times while I was pregnant, I couldn’t decide what color I wanted! #crazypregnancyhormones
The previous paint colors in our current master bedroom were not my taste. I had taken “before” pictures on my phone, but while in Puerto Rico my phone went for a swim and all those pictures were not saved. I can describe to you that the Master bedroom was a yellow color, we aren’t talking about a soothing yellow, more between a school bus and bright sunshine yellow. Yes, it was cheery, but I always want to be able to sleep at night.
Our biggest piece of new furniture we purchased for our room was our headboard. I had been looking for a while and couldn’t decide if I should make it myself or buy it. After finding one on Amazon I liked, I did the math and found it would be cheaper to buy this one then to make it. Ours is the king-sized Navy, but it comes in all sizes and many different colors too!
Can you spot my helper?
Our second item to cross off our list was new end tables. I wasn’t looking for anything fancy, just something that looked cute and did the job. I also found ones I liked on Amazon and were under $75 each, score! They weren’t difficult to assemble and had good reviews (I seconded the good reviews!)
For our lamps I went to the local thrift store and found old ones for $5 a piece. Obviously I spray painted them both with a high gloss navy. It worked like a charm! I picked up new lampshades from Target and just like that- matching lights for under $50!
Since we went with a headboard and no footboard I felt like we needed something at the foot of our bed. I found a birch bench at ikea and painted it myself. It worked out because it was long enough to look good at the foot of a king size bed. I just place a throw blanket and pillows on it to help soften the look of having a wood bench.
For warmth and texture we added a rug from Target and drapes from HomeGoods. I searched for a long time for curtains that were high quality and long enough that weren’t going to make my bank account (or husband) have a heart attack. Like seriously, you can end up spending thousands on drapery.
I always like white bedding, I think it looks clean and cozy. I always keep our duvet cover white and switch our sheets out with the season. During the winter flannel is nice and cozy, but for summer we prefer cotton (same goes for pillow cases.) I always add different throws to our bed for texture and of course to cozy up with when SOMEONE hogs the duvet.
For the decor and finishing touches I’m always browsing around HomeGoods, Pottery Barn, Pier One, Hobby Lobby, World Market, Wayfair, Joss & Main, and of course Target!
Let me know what you think! Helpful? Interesting? Inspiring? Boring? Should I share other rooms in our home? Thanks friends!