Master Bedroom Update: $100 Room Makeover

I'm so excited to participate in the $100 Room Makeover challenge hosted by the lovely Erin over at Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry! For the next month, I'll be working through an update of one room in my home for only $100 (and some creativity, hard work, and bargain shopping!). 

I'm focusing on our Master Bedroom for the challenge, because the other projects in our home involve structural improvements. I'm so excited for the community and added motivation to get this room done! 

 
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When we renovated our home, we combined two small back bedrooms into a larger master suite with a walk-in closet, double vanity sink, and attached shower room. We had the ability to customize the space so it works perfectly for us, but I haven't spent any time decorating or finishing the room in the last year and a half.

Part of the challenge is starting from scratch.... so here is how the bedroom looks right now! We recently insulated our attic, so there are overflow boxes in our room. We don't have a great place to put the pillows for the bed, which (I have a hunch) makes it even harder to make the bed each morning.

I made our headboard 4 years ago for another bedroom decor scheme, and I don't love it against our current paint color.

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I really like the dresser I found from Target.com- it's almost a perfect match for the platform bed and nightstands we have from IKEA.

Our bedroom is the most (well, the only) masculine space in our home, and I like finding ways to make this customized to my husband's tastes and make him feel comfortable. 

The other side of the space leads to the walk-in closet and bathroom area. The closet doors are the original doors from the old bedrooms that we renovated, hung on a new barn track. The closet is great, and I love the way the barn doors add original 1925 details to the newly renovated space. 

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The inspiration for this room is drawn directly from the beginning of our relationship where we met and married in downtown Chicago. We love industrial loft-style decorating, and I hope that our master bedroom can be a sweet reminder of our love story and an inspiring sanctuary away from our busy lives. 

Plans for the $100

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Headboard Accent Wall - $40

Our headboard is a very neutral taupe linen color, and I still like it very much. In order to make it stand out against the wall, I would like to give the wall behind the bed some textural interest. To go with the industrial feel, I am leaning toward a brick texture. I know that a real brick veneer is outside of the scope of this project, so wallpaper is probably the best solution here.  I also may not be able to cover the entire 100sf wall behind the bed, so I'm considering a faux fireplace effect, by trimming out the brick section with wooden strips. Stay tuned!

 This gray wallpaper is one option. It is removable and self-adhesive.

This gray wallpaper is one option. It is removable and self-adhesive.

 This painted brick wallpaper is more rustic which I love, but will require traditional paste (= more work).

This painted brick wallpaper is more rustic which I love, but will require traditional paste (= more work).

 White brick is an interesting fresh look to consider, too.

White brick is an interesting fresh look to consider, too.

Window Treatments - $50

I'm loving the new black steel pipe window treatments that are showing up industrial design right now. Curtain rods are EXPENSIVE and I need three- so I'm hoping that the pipes will be a bit of a better deal. I'll share the materials I use and a quick DIY post next week!

 The sparse black style of these is very "loft" ;)

The sparse black style of these is very "loft" ;)

I have three of these gray curtain panels from IKEA that I will reuse from my daughter's nursery design in our Chicago apartment. 

Reclaimed Floating Shelving - $10

We recently were gifted with a truckload of reclaimed barn wood (WOOHOO!) from my dad, and it is more than enough for the other projects I have brewing. So several boards will be joining the party for this design. I love the pipe style shelving, but the budget is tight (!) so I think floating shelves will be the winners here.

 Our walls are pretty bare and I know personal decor touches on shelves will make a big difference!

Our walls are pretty bare and I know personal decor touches on shelves will make a big difference!

I can't wait to get started on these updates and share the process with you! Check out some of the lovely and inspiring bloggers who are taking the #100roomchallenge with me! And don't forget to follow along on Instagram where all the best details will be shared this month. 

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xoxo,

Alyssa

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