Looking for bedroom makeover before and after ideas? Learn how to recreate this room that everyone will think was professionally designed!
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This bedroom went from being a purple girly girl room to a sophisticated neutral design. The color palette and design details make this space look like it was professionally designed. Which BTW it technically was since I’m a professional Interior Designer. ; )
There are key elements that designers use when designing a space. This includes measuring the space, creating a scaled floor plan, and determining the look and feel.
The design principles of unity, balance, rhythm, scale and proportion, contrast, emphasis, and harmony are also used. If you are not familiar with these no worries I’ll be your design bestie here to help you get that designer touch!
This post is all about bedroom makeover before and after inspiration.
Bedroom Makeover Before And After
The above purple bedroom was designed when my daughter was a preteen. At the time she was obsessed with purple and I was obsessed with painting techniques.
For a while, I couldn’t paint a room in a solid color. Everything had some technique from faux finish to Venetian plaster to stripes. The above room had purple walls in an ombre effect that went from light to dark.
Fast forward to today my home is now Benjamin Moore Classic Gray OC-23 (a greige color) or Simply White OC-117. Everything is solid, light, and airy. I’m very much into calming zen interiors these days. I am also SO over the Tuscan trend, which I was stuck in for years.
So when my daughter showed me the inspiration pictures of the look and feel she was after for her bedroom makeover I was thrilled, to say the least.
Bedroom Makeover Inspiration
Instead of the white bedding, we went with a modern Boho motif that we picked up at Home Goods.
Pro Tip: Start your room design off with a jumping-off point. This can be your bedding, artwork, rug, or pillow combination.nicole
We used the white, grey, and metallic silver comforter as the jumping-off point for the bedroom makeover.
Blush pink is the pop color even though my daughter could have done without it. I literally used it in like four places for “repetition” in the room.
For the purpose of this post, I’ll share the links and inspiration to create this bedroom. If you are interested in all the details head to this post Before and After Teen Bedroom Transformation.
Modern Bedroom Ideas
Before we get into the details I want to point out the special touches that help a space look designer quality.
No, it’s not expensive furniture because this room was completed using Home Goods and Ikea. It is the details that matter the most in any design project.
Here are some Bedroom Design Tips to help you out:
- Determine the look and feel
- Establish your budget
- Choose your jumping-off point (bedding, art, rug, or pillows)
- Decide on your color palette 3-4 neutrals
- Choose 1-2 supporting (pop) colors
- Use patterns at different scales
- Layer in texture
- Repeat accent color at least three times
- Eliminate ALL clutter
- Add cool lighting (chandelier, strip lights, lamps)
- Create interest on the walls with art, gallery wall, or decor
- Add architectural details like the cove lighting (shown above)
- Finish the space with accessories to add personality
All of the above is going to help you design a beautiful space BUT remember to first do a floor plan. I repeat this all the time because it’s SUPER important to avoid returns and mistakes!
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Now we are ready to talk about all the features and details of this bedroom makeover before and after.
1. Crystal Fandelier | 2. Tufted Upholstered Bed | 3. White Floating Shelves | 4. White Drapes | 5. Pink Fur Throw | 6. Shadowbox Picture Frame | 7. White Frame | 8. Boho Bedding | 9. White Wood Closet System | 10. Quatrefoil Area Rug | 11. Crystal Table Lamp | 12. White Nightstand | 13. Rhinestone Drawer Pulls | 14. White Dresser | 15. Velvet Upholstered Ottoman
DIY Bedroom Makeover Before And After Links:
1. Bedroom Crystal Fandolier
If you are trying to be practical in your design like me then you probably want a bedroom fan for the warmer months. Most fans are not very pretty unless you are looking at the Fandoliers!
If you love the look of a chandelier but the function of a fan then the Fandolier is for you! The crystals give the fan an elevated glam vibe but the retractable clear blades keep the room cool.
This is by far one of my favorite details in the room! It truly is the star of the show or the “jewelry” of the room.
2. Tufted Upholstered Bed
The tufted upholstered headboard we purchased from Home Goods looks very similar to this. The beauty of the one above is it has an upholstered frame so there is no need for a bed skirt or box spring.
The bed features a button-tufted headboard, nail trim, a low profile base, and an open design. The tufting detail and nailhead trim add a glamorous touch to the design.
3. White Floating Shelf
Floating shelves are awesome to display your favorite artwork or decor pieces. We used them to anchor the shadow boxes and make the wall more interesting.
These shelves are perfect for displaying your favorite artwork which can be layered to create a focal point.
The lip on the shelves is perfect for making sure nothing falls off.
4. White Bedroom Drapes
The original drapes we had were from pottery barn teen but the ribbon was in purple. I repurposed them by changing the ribbon to grey to tie back to the neutral color palette.
These drapes from Overstock have a similar vibe to the ones in the feature image. If you have white drapes already you can always add the ribbon detail to save a bit of dinero!
5. Fur Throw For Bed
Adding texture to your space will add dimension and interest.
This blush pink faux fur throw is perfect to drape at the end of the bed in an organic pattern. If you like a clean polished look fold and lay it across the foot of your bed.
Pro Tip: Layer texture into your design for interest and dimension.nicole
It’s also great for those chilly nights when you want to keep extra warm and cozy.
6. Shadow Box
If you or your child is into sport and have metals to display a shadow box is awesome for that. They can be overpowering alone which is why we camouflaged them with the floating shelves and artwork shown above.
Pro Tip: Use shadow boxes to display photos and memorabilia.nicole
The white shadow box display case is 11×14. It features a deep wood & glass shadowbox picture frame with a linen-backed board. They are awesome to display keepsake art, graduation, baby, or wedding photos.
We used straight pins to attach the metals to the felt.
7. Gallery Wall Picture Frames
Another designer touch in this room is the gallery wall that has inspiration from California. Gallery walls are awesome for displaying family photos or adding personality to your interior design.
Pro Tip: A gallery wall will create interest and add your personality into your design.nicole
If you need help creating your gallery wall head here How To Create A Gallery Wall In 9 Easy Steps.
We used multiple size frames to create the gallery wall in Bella’s room.
8. Boho Bedding
As I mentioned above a great “jumping off” point is your bedding. This neutral bedding paired perfectly with the grey tufted headboard and rug. It also brought in a pattern that was a smaller scale than the other items in the room.
The 3 piece set features a Grey Boho Chic Mandala Indian Medallion motif that adds an ethnic touch to the room. It pairs nicely with grey or white sheets. We have a set of both that we switch back and forth.
9. Bedroom Makeover Closet System
This closet system is fabulous!
I made an entire walk-in closet with this and it is in three other rooms in our house. The white wood closet system fits closets 48″ – 96″ wide with cut-to-width closet rods.
Adding this closet system was the best thing we did. It helps keep everything so organized. We removed the sliding doors so the closet is now completely open.
10. Bedroom Rug
The Safavieh shag grey and ivory Moroccan geometric quatrefoil area rug will add warmth and texture to your design. Home Goods is an amazing resource for rugs but this one from Amazon is as close as it gets to the real deal!
Don’t forget to add the rug pad underneath to protect your hardwood floors.
11. Crystal Table Lamp
Another designer touch in the bedroom is to add two lamps on either side of your nightstands. This adds a touch of symmetry and balance to your design.
These cool lamps feature 2 USB Charging Ports which are perfect to charge your electronic devices. This set of two is available on Amazon for an awesome price that will definitely fit your budget.
12. White Nightstand
Add a pair of these functional nightstands for an elevated look. They will look fabulous with the above crystal lamps. The feature image white nightstands are from Joss & Main but they are sold out.
This bedroom nightstand has two draws, an open shelf, and silver nickel handles. You should know by now I LOVE gold home decor but my daughter not so much.
One of the jobs of a designer is to showcase your client’s personality NOT yours. That said all the accents in this design are silver but you could totally change them out for gold!
13. Rhinestone Knob
The dresser in the feature image came with black knobs which did not go with the decor at all. To glam it up we added these rhinestone knobs that gave the dresser an elevated look.
Our dresser is from Ikea and we added a glass top for protection. This was one of the BEST decisions since my daughter can be a bit careless at times.
14. White 6 Draw Dresser
The Amazon dresser is very similar to the one in the feature image. As I mentioned we added the rhinestone knobs that took it to the next level.
The dresser resource above features snag-free interior draws, dustproof bottom drawers, and a center leg for support. It has felt-lined top drawers and dovetail drawer construction making it super durable.
15. Tufted Ottoman Bench
Last up is this fabulous tufted ottoman bench from TOV. The fully tufted velvet bench is sure to add a sophisticated glam touch to your bedroom makeover.
This velvet ottoman is absolutely fabulous in person and will not disappoint!
I hope this was helpful and gave you designer tips to add to your next project.
Have a great day full of Unicorns & Rainbows!
This post is all about bedroom makeover before and after inspiration.