Master Bedroom Mini Makeover

Hi Hometalkers! Today I'm here to share with you our master bedroom mini-makeover, which is a perfect example of how little it can take to turn a bland room into a space that you actually enjoy hanging out in.
My husband and I are DIY renovating a 1950s rancher - very slowly, I might add, one room at a time. Last summer we realized that we had so many big priority projects that completely renovating our bedroom was going to have to wait a couple of years.

Which was kinda depressing because the bedroom wasn't very inviting. All we had done since moving in was plop down some furniture and it felt pretty cold and impersonal.
So we decided that a quick and dirty mini-makeover was in order to hold us over until we had time for a bigger reno.

We started by painting the walls Benjamin Moore Gray Owl. The ceiling, trim, and doors were already white, and while the shade of white would not have been our first choice, we decided to just leave it as is in the spirit of this being a mini makeover. We also kept the bed (Ikea Brimnes) and two dressers (Ikea Malm).
We got new bedding. From Ikea. Surprise, surprise. Not everything in this room is from Ikea but almost everything is. We got Somnig sheets in light gray, an Ofelia Vass duvet cover (love the texture!), and an Ofelia throw in gray. And then I totally surprised myself by somehow managing to sew some sweater pillows. (You can find a tutorial for those on our blog.)
We got new nightstands (Ikea Gunnern in gray) and a new rug (Flor Tiles’ Fully Barked style in Fog). I love using Flor tiles in the bedroom because you just need to buy enough tiles to go around the bed. You don't need to pay for an expensive large rug, most of which is hidden under the bed anyway.
One of the splurges for the makeover was this new Strandmon chair from Ikea. It’s kind of a departure from our usual more modern-leaning style, but somehow we felt like it belonged in this room. And we are pretty sure we’ll have a use for it even after the big bedroom reno, so it felt reasonable to spend a little more on it. I DIYed the macrame wall hanging in this picture. It was not difficult and there are more details on the blog in case you are interested.
Another semi-splurge was this light fixture, which I’m totally in love with. It’s actually from Pottery Barn Baby, but sshhh, don’t tell anyone. This is an adult retreat after all. To update the window treatments, we exchanged the roller shades that came with the house for white faux wood blinds and sheer white Matilda curtains from Ikea.
Lastly, we framed and hung this DIY song lyric wall art over the headboard (tutorial on the blog).
That’s our mini makeover to make us like our bedroom a whole lot better. :) There are additional pictures on our blog if you'd like to see more (link below).
Anni | Whose Idea Was It To Buy This House
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Sue Nicholls Sue Nicholls on Jan 12, 2016
    How are the rug pieces held down to keep them from moving?

  • Kavita Sethi Kavita Sethi on Mar 31, 2016
    Love the makeover in affordable budget! How much flor tiles rug costed?

  • Mas28730575 Mas28730575 on Aug 03, 2017
    What are faux blinds. It looks like shades that look like blinds in the picture.

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