Another room in our Virginia home. This is the primary bedroom. It’s ensuite and has a wall-type closet. It’s pretty small for a main bedroom and when I began this small bedroom makeover, it was (resourcefully) being used as a playroom. It was a bright green color, had shelves all down the main wall for books, toys etc. and it had a large painted chalkboard on the wall with the windows. I needed to turn this room back into a primary bedroom and I needed to do it on a budget! I was so focused on getting it done that I almost forgot to take any “before” photos.

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As usual, there was a ton of work to do before everything was ready to be painted, but I decided on Sherwinn WIlliams Alabaster in the eggshell finish for the walls and a bright white gloss for the window trim. This room is pretty small so I really wanted to use paint and light to really brighten up this space and make it feel cozy but fresh.

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For furnishings, I wanted to keep them minimal but I needed each thing to serve a specific purpose. The basket wall over the bed makes my heart sing with it’s boho vibes, and I think the colors and texture really went a long way in keeping the room from feeling to cold or sparse.

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The bed frame, headboard and mattress are all from Zinus. We use these beds everywhere and love them! They are so sturdy and provide loads of underbed storage. And if you need to move them, you’ll be sooooo happy that you got them- they are so easy to put up and take down- and no squeaking! We’ve long been converts of the Zinus mattresses and we’ve used them for years in multiple houses. The Green Tea Memory Foam sleeps like a dream and having it delivered right to your door (at a fraction of the cost) is the height of convenience for a mattress purchase.

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The bedding is all linked. I can highly recommend all of it for quality as well as price. The 100% percale cotton sheets are 👌 and the duvet cover is cotton that looks like linen ( this is the “tannish linen grey” color)- when paired with this cotton waffle blanket it’s all so soft and comfortable. The large knit throw blanket really added the texture and extra warmth I was looking for.

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The nightstands were a Walmart purchase. While I like the look (and price)of them, they were really difficult to put together and I probably wouldn’t purchase them again. The textured bedside lamps are really beautiful and the neutral color was perfect at an affordable price for the pair.

To “soften” the room a little more I added this white rug. Highly impractical if you have pets (Winston loved it!) but it really pulled the room together and the rug itself was good quality for the price (6’7″ x 9’4″ under $100!) and I did put a rug pad under it.

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I opted for this bench at the end of the bed. I feel like you have to have something to toss a robe onto or to sit to put on shoes, etc. It’s an excellent piece and was a great price point as well. I like that we could also place a basket or 2 under it for a little more storage.

This room has a wall closet, so instead of a dresser to go in the room, I opted to put this small white dresser inside the closet. It provided us with the drawer space, without the clutter in the room itself. A few over-the-door hooks is a great way to add a little more functional space to a small bedroom.

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The large leaner mirror added a little more light to bounce around the room as well as being functional as a …..well, a mirror, lol. I went back and forth on adding sheer window coverings but ultimately decided against it and we just kept these bright white blinds.

As for the few decor pieces, I really love pampas grass in a tall vase to soften things in a room. I also find that small trays on our bedside are essential, as well as a diffuser to keep the room smelling nice but not overwhelming. And if you have tissue boxes you NEED these covers (they come in lots of colors).

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How do you like this small bedroom makeover? I enjoyed this project a lot and really love the end result.I love seeing decor ideas and different ways to freshen up a space that doesn’t cost a lot of $$. Thanks so much for reading and let me know what you think about this decor style and this small bedroom makeover.

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