Aug 30, 2012

Budget Bedroom Makeover

Howdy friends!  We finally got around to painting our master bedroom accent wall in the luscious "Smoked Oyster (2109-40)" shade from Benjamin Moore - first discussed {here}.  And, we totally dig it!  It makes the room look so much richer and sophisticated.  My husband said it makes it like a cozy "cocoon" - and he's totally right.

Here are a few more current bedroom detail shots before I take you on a multi-locale bedroom journey...

For those who have seen our previous rooms, you may notice just a few other new things.  We hung new curtains and curtain hardware, and also changed out our lamp shades this time around.  Total cost for the "decorating" of this room - curtains, hardware, paint, supplies, lamp shades, etc. - was $260.

Decorating our current master bedroom got me thinking about how the room had evolved through the years (by way of multiple houses).  We've kept the same furniture all along, but have chosen different wall colors, bedding, curtains, lamps, and have rearranged accessories to mix it up a bit in each house we've lived in.  Always on a strict budget, of course!  For us, it's all about maximizing impact with a minor investment.

Now for our Chronicles of Bedroom Decorating...

In our very first master bedroom (6 years ago!) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma every item was new to us.  It looked like this:

Lamp bases, bedding, and the accent wall color were changed when we moved to Baltimore, Maryland.  I never took shots of our first apartment there, but this is our itty bitty bedroom in the second place:

 (admittedly, I picked the wrong color of blue for the accent wall...lesson learned)

Then, when we moved to Portland, Oregon we kept most everything the same, since we were only there for 10 months:

 The sunburst mirror and new knobs on the dresser and nightstands were the only thing added there...

Now, another cross-country move later, we're sporting new curtains, wall color, and lamp shades in Boston, Massachusetts:

No drastic changes, but it's definitely a nice affordable bedroom update.  Which of our boudoirs is your favorite so far? Anyone else a frequent mover?  Apart from the burden of "moving", we love the new places, faces, and decorating challenges!


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Wow, it looks great! I really like the color you picked for the accent wall. And the lamps are super fun. Two thumbs up. :)

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love it! its beautiful! i LOVE the bench! where did you find that?

Kristen @ Inspired Whims said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Laura, it's from Pier1 a few years back. So glad you like it!

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Everything is perfectly placed and the color combination all over the room is adorable and done with great care and very hard effort, as I guessed it by table lamp shade and the same small clock combination.

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's amazing what a coat of paint will do! At first I thought you'd switched out duvet covers as well, but no. The beautiful paint just makes the whole room look new! :)

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