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Before: Floral valances are the only spot of color in this whitewashed bedroom. The bare-bones space lacks color and furniture.
After: This room gets a much-needed dose of personality from color, pattern, and flea market finds.
Walls: Patterned wallpaper in a creamy shade adds dimension and texture to the walls, yet maintains a neutral starting point for the rest of the room.
Headboard: A distressed headboard serves as the room's focal point. It also adds cottage charm to the room.
Furniture: An ottoman with zebra-print fabric and a flea market side table add character and resting places for bedroom essentials.
Bedding: Bedding in teals and pinks adds color to the room. Letting the bedding provide the color is a budget-savvy way to give a room personality.
The room's beige palette is a common problem in many homes. The empty walls and nondescript wall-to-wall carpeting are good starting points for this room's makeover.
After: Color, pattern, and texture add character to this glamorous boudoir.
Walls: A deep, dusty taupe wall color adds a feeling of warmth and intimacy.
Bedding: A new duvet in shades of pink and a pillow outfitted in mod, oversize houndstooth incorporate the room's tangerine accents and add bold color to the room.
Wall Art: Ceramic plates and framed artwork fill blank walls. Each piece complements the room's other colorful accents.
After: A canopy and splash of color give the master suite a polished look.
Bedding: A new bedframe supports a canopy for dramatic flair. Lime-green and chocolate-brown accents add color to the formerly neutral space.
Furniture: An open nightstand replaces the three-drawer side table. The black nightstand grounds the space.
Wall Art: Three pieces of framed wall art add flair to the blank space above the bed and create a focal point for the room.
Before: With cold white walls, boring bedding, and a hodgepodge of furniture leftovers, this small guest bedroom was less than inviting. Plus, it served no purpose when there weren't any guests.
After: Adding a flea market secretary desk gives the room an everyday purpose.
Color:Soft gray-blue on the walls is a soothing choice for a bedroom. New bedding picks up the wall color and gives the room a tidy, coordinated look.
Window Treatments: We traded a basic roller shade and filmy sheers for a more substantial bamboo Roman shade.
Floor Plan: Moving the bed to the window wall made space for additional furniture.
New Furniture: A small secretary is a multitasker -- a mini home office most days; a bedside table and dresser when guests arrive.
Flooring: An inexpensive jute rug softens the scuffed wood floor.
Headboard: A linen-upholstered board was made to cover the iron headboard for a dramatic new look. To create this look, cut a board to fit the headboard curves, upholster it with fabric of your choice, and bolt it to the iron frame.
Before: A beige bedroom is the starting point for this dramatic bedroom makeover. Strong pieces, such as the cherry sleigh bed, hint at the luxurious room to come.
After: Deep purple and rich cherry furniture give this bedroom an air of luxury.
Color: A mid-range lavender hue on the wall coordinates with the purple linens and rich cherry wood furniture.
Wallpaper:The bump-out becomes the star of the show with wallpaper that pulls together the room's color palette in dramatic fashion and costs less than papering the entire room.
Furniture: A matching cherry dresser and mirrored bedside tables add glamour to the room. These pieces also add ample storage space.
Window Treatments: Simple boucle drapery panels bring a soft elegance that the valances lacked. A solid color works better than a pattern for these panels, letting the wood grains and bedding shine.
Before: Even with decent furniture, it was difficult to find a great way to arrange this awkward space. The whitewashed walls don't help the room's decor.
After: Now the room feels polished. We added storage-savvy furnishings, such as high-capacity nightstands, to keep things neat and tidy.
Wall Color: A soft teal wall color creates a soothing space without making the room feel small.
Headboard: The dramatic high headboard frames a collection of pretty pillows to create the room's focal point.
Bedding: Cool green and bright orange bed linens add lots of color to the formerly beige room.
After: A makeover inspired by rose-pattern bedding created a serene and romantic bedroom.
Walls: The pink striped wallpaper adds dimension and interest to the room's walls.
Headboard: Raised-panel doors are repurposed into a headboard by cutting them down to size and painting them a soothing green
Furniture: To save money, the room's existing furniture was repainted. The dresser and side tables were painted the same shade of green as the headboard, while the woven chair and ottoman were sprayed a darker shade of green.
Window Treatment: Heavy red curtains block out light, provide privacy, and add rich contrast to the subtle greens throughout the room.
After: A cottage style makeover with flea market finds turns this bedroom from chaotic to calming.
Walls: Lightening the walls allows the room's special features, such as its sloped ceilings and wide-plank wood floors, to shine.
Bedding: Luxurious bedding in crisp white and cream adds to the calming color palette.
Furniture: To maximize space in an attic, choose small pieces that can be tucked into cozy corners. A petite table can be used as a desk or a vanity. A flea market nightstand and lamp give the space cottage charm.
Before: Beige walls, comfortable bedding, and a few accessories make this bedroom a neutral oasis. A matelasse coverlet and pillow shams paired with a quilted-look blanket and striped throw pillows made from outdoor fabrics add comfort but lack flair.
After: Beige walls provide the perfect backdrop for a collection of bold accessories.
Bedding: Orange and green accent pillows and an orange patterned duvet add a splash of color to the bedroom.
Accents: Accents, such as the large-scale lamp with a playful patterned shade, feature multiple colors to bring the room's palette together seamlessly.
Before: This bedroom was in desperate need of a makeover. The bed sat right on the floor without a headboard and frame. The simple white bedding alongside did little for the white nightstand and lamp.
After: This room was transformed into a storage paradise.
Walls: A rich mushroom color was added to the once white wall, giving the room a cozy vibe.
Headboard: Three open bookcases were placed behind the bed as a creative headboard.
Bedding: The white bedding was given a boost by adding throw pillows with color and a pretty duvet at the foot of the bed.
Floors: A cozy rug brings warmth to the room and ties in with the rich wall color perfectly.
Before: This empty room featuring two large windows had tons of potential to become a peaceful haven.
After: A simple and sweet color scheme makes waking up in this once ho-hum room a gracious experience.
Walls: Soft yellow paint instantly brightens up this once dreary room.
Floor: The original hardwood floors were refinished, giving them new life.
Furniture: Black wicker furniture brings a chic, sophisticated look to this room.
Window treatments: Simple white draperies allow sunlight into the room during the day and privacy at night.
Before: Outdated wallpaper and a haphazard layout left this attic suite with a bad case of the blahs.
After: This bedroom suite becomes a chic sanctuary with just a few simple changes.
Bed: The bed is tucked against the windows and is framed by beautifully hung draperies.
Accessories and furniture: The accessories add a sophisticated pop of color in warm chocolate tones. The chic white furniture gives the room a clean and airy look.
Walls: The drab wallpaper was removed and neutral beige completed this formal retreat.
Fabrics: Dressed in elegantly layered fabrics, the bed becomes a luxurious retreat and establishes the room's refined style and hushed palette.
Before: This room was scattered with all the essentials needed for the perfect makeover -- it just needed a little arranging.
After: After a little TLC, this cozy bedroom gives off a retro vibe.
Bed: After repositioning the bed next to the window, a simple graphic headboard completes the look. Monochromatic linens keep the look simple and cozy.
Rug: A shag runner in soft shades of green adds a dash of color to the wood floor.
Window treatments: Simple curtains in a vintage-inspired pattern incorporate the blue and green color scheme.
Before: The homeowner's family had outgrown their need for a family playroom.
After: This room was stripped down to the bare bones and transformed into a beachy paradise.
Theme: Beaded board on the ceiling, grass cloth on the walls, and painted faux studs were the perfect formula to create this Cape Cod feel.
Bed: A painted wood headboard with an upholstered panel is a cozy complement to the beach retreat.
Bedding: This traditional look takes on a modern feel by mixing a romantic floral with bold stripes.
Walls: A grid of painted 2x4s adds to the cabin-like look and doubles as dramatic display space for beach-theme accessories.
Before: Filled with unique flea market finds, this room needed a cohesive look to transform it into flea market chic.
After: To coordinate with the soft yellow walls, this room gets a monochromatic makeover.
Bedding: The flea market bed placed on an angle makes it the focus of the room. The bedding gets a makeover too, in soft shades of yellow to complement the yellow walls.
Windows: White shutters were added to the windows to give them a cozy cottage look.
Accessories: Soft yellow accessories like a bench at the foot of the bed and baskets carry out the monochromatic yellow palette.
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