Remember all my posts on my Master Bedroom Makeover? There was one post where I shared how I created my Master Bedroom Focal Wall inexpensively.
Well, this is Chloe’s bedroom focal wall, and here are some ways I decorated her wall inexpensively.
1. I love a dramatic bedroom focal wall, so I will usually use large art.
I created this Whimsical Branch Wall Art, by using branches, sparkly stars and some sunburst mirrors I found at a yard sale. This art involves layering, which can be an inexpensive way to add drama. Find an inexpensive large item…and layer smaller items in it.
2. Find something to make a headboard out of.
I’ve seen people use branches, pallets, material, curtains, you name it and it can be used as a headboard. I found this old door in my attic rafters when I moved in. It was a pretty good find! I put a little green paint in some water and added a little green to it, being mindful not to paint over the exposed wood. I polyurathaned it a couple times to avoid chipping paint.
3. Using chairs as bedside tables.
It’s yard sale season! Chairs can be cheap!
I happen to find these two antique chairs at yard sales for about 3$ each. Pretty easy project. I just recovered the seats!
Perfect for a little girl’s room!
4. The lamps and shades came in a box set at Walmart. I think the set was $15. Found them a couple years back.
5. I love an extra blanket at the bottom of a bed. Lately, I’ve been buying any thrift store quilted blanket, in creme or white, that I come across that are less than $5. A little bleach, and hot water and they can add some inexpensive texture to a space. This one was $3 at a local thrift store.
6. The brown pillow shams and comforter were a bed in a bag at Walmart. I bought them 5 years ago, when I thought this would be a guest room. It was on clearance and at the time, and brown and green were big. I can’t say I love it at this point, but it works.
7. The white shams were from a yard sale.
8. Fun pillows.
Every bed needs some good pillows. Pillow can set the style of a room. To keep it inexpensive, I use high quality fabric for only the pillow fronts, and I use less expensive fabric for the backs. Reason being, the prints I like are usually more expensive 🙁
I actually bought the pillow fabric for a different room, where it TOTALLY didn’t work. It was a splurge, so I was really glad we worked in this room!
The orange pillow I sewed and dressed up by using vintage gold buttons that were also from a yard sale.
(the arrow shows the less expensive material on the back of the pillow)
9. An accent wall.
Love em’ or hate em’, accent walls add to a space. This one happened to be painted when my sister moved into this room, 4 years ago, but I really love all the stenciled accent walls that people are doing lately. It’s an inexpensive way to add some drama to a space.
10. The bed skirt is from clearance at Walmart. I found it for $5. It was a king, and the bed is a queen, but the bed is on risers (for under the bed storage purposes), so it fits perfectly.
11. My last tip is on layering. Layering adds interest and drama (unless you’re going for a mod minimalist look). Notice I have 9 layers alone from the rug to the headboard.
So there it is….for using supplies I had around the house, and putting it together in a half day, I think it turned out pretty good!
My only questions is:
How do you get those flopping pillow edges to stay up? I have them on both of these shams. They are sort of driving me crazy! Let me know if you have any cool ideas!