Monday, June 12, 2017
Sometimes change needs to happen. According to my husband change is bad, lol. My closet room is my favorite space because I can make it any way I want. Every other room in the house I include my hubby in the decorating process. With family starting to come in town more often I wanted a proper guest bed. I knew this bed frame was at my mom’s house and perfect for the Country Chic look I wanted. So I started the search for the perfect items.
The bed frame is a twin, being this is a guest bed I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a mattress. Facebook Market Place is a great place to purchase items locally, plus you get to see who the person is that’s selling the item. A UNC college student posted a 1 year old twin mattress for sale. After getting the mattress it was just figuring out my taste and how I wanted things to look.
Here are the before pictures. As you can see things were just thrown together. No real decorating happened.
First step to a room makeover is to remove items. I took the rug, chair, table, lamp, and trunk out of the room. This let me see the space I was working with. Then I started clearing off the shelves of excess clutter. Cleaning while I go.
We picked up the bed frame and started to work.
I knew I wanted Country Chic, so I looked through pinterest for ideas. The first thing I noticed were neutral colors were the theme for ‘Country Chic Bedroom’. Next was to set a budget and figure out what store to start in. My budget on this room makeover was low $100. I knew I could do it though. I took $100 cash to At Home. I always start at the back of the store in the clearance section. Never know what you will find!
My first find was this comforter set, then I paired it with the curtain panel. Next I was off to find a rug. I didn’t want anything over powering, but simple. I wasn’t worried about the rug because I found the best rug pad. In total I spent $72 in At Home. Which left me with a little money to find some throw pillows. I knew Home Goods would be a good place to find the perfect throw pillow. At Home has throw pillows but frankly I was overwhelmed by the selection.
With the everything being neutral I wanted to add a pop of color. I wasn’t sure what color to go with so I looked at them all. When I saw this pillow with the birds I fell in love! Then to make things better I found the candle to match! Most everything else were items I already owned.
One thing I will suggest is framing your wifi password. This lets your guests settle in comfortably without asking for the password. Making a guest room is all about making your guest feel like they are on a get away. Which is why I put a selection of books in a basket by the bed. You could also fill the basket with towels.
I have a few additional items I plan on adding. Like a few more pillows, when I find what I want. This wreath and these sprigs of cotton for a vase.
I hope I gave you some idea’s on how you can make over a room on a small budget. Since we rent I didn’t paint the walls, but that is something that can be done as well. The main take away is to get a clear idea of what you want your space to look like (a theme), then set a budget, find a way to get everything you want by shopping smart, and last have fun!