I don't know about you, but I don't have enough money lying around to decorate an entire Master Bedroom all at once. Furniture, bedding, linens, pillows, window treatments and lamps can really add up. It has taken a lot of time to get our bedroom to where it is today. It's good to have an idea of how you want your room to function and how you want it to look before you start purchasing items.
It has taken us many years to get to where we are, but the search for needed items is fun, especially when you find a great item at an awesome price!
Here's how our Master Bedroom looked a few years ago. I couldn't find a photo of it before I made the curtains, the (Craiglist find) chair and the mirrored nightstands (TJ Maxx).
Our bedroom now looks like this, but it's taken time and a few change ups to get this way.
The blue pillows in the before photo were taken off and I found some "Mad Hatter" lamps at HomeGoods.
Here, a little rug was added because I didn't want the carpet to wear out and the beige matelasse cover was replaced with a white one. The gold pillows and the heavy comforter were removed, as well.
A little more change with the bedskirt changed to a white one, a new, larger rug and a small ottoman was added. I think I found the cotton bedskirt online.
Finally, we get to where it is today with new Lenda curtains from Ikea. Did you notice that the curtain rods were raised?
Even after all this time blogging, Mr. Fanatic questioned the height of the rod being so high above the window. Really?
The only reason the curtains were so low before was because I shorted myself on fabric when I purchased it. I made the curtains as long as I could with the amount of fabric I had.
LOL. Love the paper shredder next to the nightstand.
As you can see, I still need to hem the curtains. They come overlocked and you hem them to the length you need. For all of you who don't sew, they also give include hem tape in the package. I'm not even going to take the curtains down when I sew them. Will just bring my sewing machine downstairs and put it on a little table and sew away.
Speaking of changing needs...The little ottoman is great, however, I plan to take it apart and make it so things can be stored it. Mr. Fanatic has a little habit of making a nest in that corner with all his cords and magazines,(even though there's a basket beside the chair). I might as well make a washable slipcover for the chair while I'm at it.
Here's the breakdown of where I found everything in my Master Bedroom. I hope I don't offend anyone listing the price. The only expensive things in the room are the dresser and armoire, which were purchased at 40% off. These were bought before we had kids and had a lot more disposable income!
Mirrored nightstands: TJ Maxx (apx $139 each)
Floor Lamp: HomeGoods ($59)
Ottoman: Pier 1($30)
Sea Grass Rug: HomeGoods ($29)
Mad Hatter Lamps: Marshall's ($29 each)
Bedskirt: Online ($39?)
Artwork over the bed: Steinmart
Large mirror over dresser: Bombay ($?)
Lenda Curtain Panels: Ikea ($19.99 for 2 panels) I used 3 panels(2 sets)
Armoire & Dresser: Drexel Heritage (purchased many years ago, 40% off)
Matelasse cover, rectangular pillow, sheets: HomeGoods
Inner Down Pillows: Ikea (6.99 each)
Square pillow covers: Etsy ($15 each)
Misc. accessories: TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods
Antique chest: wedding present from my uncle to my parents
Little bookcase to the left of the chair: Mr. Fanatic made it
Paint is Warm Earth (satin finish) by Behr
It all adds up, doesn't it?
How do you decorate on a budget?