We love a makeover! Don’t you? Many times small changes make a huge impact in your home. Changing some accessories, or a coat of paint can make a space feel brand new. Many people hesitate when redecorating because they think it is going to cost a lot. There are so many simple changes that can make a difference in your space.
Here is my guest bedroom – I have family and friends visiting all the time and I really wanted to spruce up my guest bedroom plus I wanted it too look and feel like the rest of my home.
My main accent colour is blue so the red and beige spare bedroom wasn’t really working anymore. So what did I do to transform the look of my guest bedroom with only 5 pieces….
Here is a photo of my ‘old’ bedroom. This was a colour motif from my last home but I have moved away from the warmer tones. My current house has grey and white (as my neutrals) with accents of blue and some bright pinks pops here and there.
Beiges and warm tones weren’t really the style we were looking for anymore. By changing the wall colour and removing the red, the look is more contemporary and fresh. I started off by changing the wall colour – I had some left over white paint that was used in the main part of my house, so this kept my costs down – this room isn’t huge so the brightness of the white made my room feel bigger.
Next I replaced the red drapery for something more neutral and airy. Nothing custom just some simple store bought panels. That adds some softness to the room.
I kept the bed frame (although I may get adventurous and paint the frame one day) and the white bedding – that looks so clean and it’s gender neutral.
I found an interesting lamp with a funky base to replace the more traditional looking one that was in the room. The base has a soft and soothing aqua tone and the shade is white!
I then swapped out the red accent pillows for some black and white damask printed ones (I love print) and a cobalt blue. I love mixing colour and print and with the simplicity of the room I could add print and colour with ease.
Lastly, I removed the red art piece and replaced it with a calming almost beachy art piece that I positioned above the bed.
I kept the expenses low – I spent around $300 and the room looks and feels great! These small changes make a huge impact! My guests feel at home because this room looks like it’s a part of my home.
Remember makeovers and room updates don’t have to cost a fortune,