Beauty is in the eye of the beholder—this especially rings true when walking through a space that's in dire need of a makeover and imagining its full potential. It's a gift that's not bestowed upon everyone, but a few bloggers and designers proved that true transformation is indeed possible. Ahead we spotlight the best bedroom makeovers we've seen lately—these rooms were without a doubt drab in their initial state, but they blossomed beautifully during the overhaul.
If you're feeling tired just from looking around your bedroom, maybe it's time for a change. After all, the place where you lay down your head each night should encourage sweet dreams—not boredom. Whether you think it's time for a complete transformation or a low-maintenance refresh, these five impressive bedroom makeovers will inspire you. Don't look at your space in despair for another minute—these before-and-after projects are proof that anything is possible.
This bedroom was as ho-hum as you get, with little to no decorating at all. The bones, however, are promising: Lots of windows and hardwood floors point toward good things to come.
Talk about impact. This bedroom started off as a humdrum space and became a daring, glamorous showstopper. If you have the space—and the light—black walls make a major statement.
Visit The Design Daredevil to see more of the transformation.
Can you say "washed out"? This bedroom lacks color, texture, and interest. Additionally, the open-front bookshelves feel unkempt, and the clutter in the corner feels messy—indicating that more storage is needed.
The power of wallpaper is undeniable. Here a textured cream-and-gold pattern upgrades drab walls, while still maintaining a neutral palette. The moss green and coral hues are upbeat yet gender-neutral.
Visit Style by Emily Henderson for a look at the complete process.
This bedroom feels devoid of personality and life, and the framed print above the bed is just not big enough. Simplicity can be good—but not if the result is lifeless. Needless to say, this room needed a dramatic makeover.
This renter-friendly master bedroom makeover only includes elements that blogger Joanna Goddard could take with her on her next move. With the room kept white, the impact here is in personality-packed pieces. The result is bright, clean, and airy.
See more of Joanna's New York City bedroom makeover here.
Walls in screaming shades of burgundy, cobalt, and mustard, as well as a laminate floor, make this room in dire need of rescue, especially for a Scandinavian style aficionado.
Take one room in varying shades of mismatched jewel tones, add a fresh coat of white paint, and voilà: You have a clean slate for your Scandinavian dream bedroom. We love the final result of the soothing and cool gray-scale, which is warmed up with natural wooden picture frames and accents.
Visit Avenue Lifestyle to explore more of this bedroom makeover.
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Teetering piles of clothing and papers are never chic. Bare walls make the room feel forgotten, and the dark paint makes this space feel lifeless and drab. Unless you want your room to look like a hotel room, this space is in dire need of a makeover.
This under-$500 makeover proves just how powerful a new paint job and a thorough decluttering can be. Simple styling with a few colorful pops make this bedroom cheerful and inviting.
Visit Southern Revivals for a look at the complete budget-friendly process.
Which of these bedroom makeovers is your favorite? Tell us your favorite.