How to Make Over Your Bedroom for Under $1000
When life gets crazy, our bedrooms serve as peaceful enclaves where we can recharge and relax. Just as feng shui expert Laura Benko suggested, how can we clear our minds and truly get some rest when our bedrooms are filled with clutter? Yet when it comes to designing a home, the bedroom is often neglected, turning into a gigantic storage closet for all the items that didn’t make the cut in the guest-facing entertaining rooms. But while it’s important to have that statement console table in the entry hall, the bedroom deserves an equal amount of your attention as the room where you both begin and end your day.
If you’re looking at your room now, feel it could use some love, but you don’t want to spend the money to redecorate, fret not. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars. In fact, all it takes is a few choice picks to make your bedroom feel brand new. With expertly picked bedding, a rug, and maybe some artwork, you’ll feel the makeover with just under $1000. Ready to give your master suite the attention it deserves? Start by picking your personal style, and transform your space with only six pieces.
Are you the Coachella queen of the desert? Channel Pantone’s Color of the Year and revamp your room in shades of blush pink and neutrals. To add interest, throw in lots of textures: Supple leather, patterned jute, and fringes will keep the space layered and dynamic.
The farmhouse look is part industrial, part country. Keep the palette clean and in natural shades, like muted blues and greens. Avoid anything too ornate, to keep the space modern and fresh. Layer in quilts, woven pillows, and faded rugs to maximize coziness.
If you look up to Warhol and Basquiat more than Miley and Beyoncé, you might want to infuse your space with an artistic flair. Trompe l’œil graphics and paint splatters are your go-to patterns. Don’t be afraid to pick bold colors, but anchor them with a healthy dose of black and white.
Feeling minimalistic these days? You’re not alone. Clean the slate and start anew with these carefully edited pieces. Keep colors and patterns to a minimum—a simple pinstripe, mini tassels, or a beautiful abstract photograph is all you need to add visual interest to your space. Focus on textures like marble—and paint your walls a subtle and warm but neutral tone so your space doesn’t feel too cold.
Are you an aspiring gypsetter? The well-traveled boho look is for you. Infuse your space with pieces from all over the world: a Moroccan rug, a Congolese Kuba cloth pillow, Indonesian wall baskets, and other collected items from your travels. Keep your décor neutral to let the textures and artifacts shine.