Budget Friendly Bedroom transformation
When I first moved to Toronto, I needed a place that felt like home. So, I started transforming Gursheel’s blue, very “manly” room into ours. I wanted something that was bright and white that made me happy when I walked in. I also wanted to keep it budget friendly and DIY as much as I could. And finally, I am ready to share with you all our budget friendly bedroom transformation. I am super happy with how it turned out and every time I walk into our bedroom I smile 🙂
We started off this budget friendly bedroom transformation with getting rid of Gursheel’s bed. That was the only piece of furniture (besides the bedside tables) that he had in his room. The bedside tables we actually DIY’d and I blogged about how we did that in this DIY bedside table makeover post. It was actually one of my very first blog posts as well. They fit into our bedroom perfectly and cost us hardly anything!
We then went on to paint the entire room an off white colour. While we were painting, we also decided to give the base molding a fresh look and painted those with a fresh coat of white paint as well. On one side of the wall we put on this beautiful wallpaper by Rifle Paper Co that I absolutely love. It is no longer available but this one on Etsy is similar and even more beautiful. It was a great team building exercise to install it. Although there are minor imperfections from our wallpaper install, they are completely unnoticeable now.
Now that we had a freshly painted room with a beautiful wallpaper, we needed a bed that would be a statement. We finally decided on this beautiful Nathalia bed from Wayfair. It has been out of stock recently but this Ackerman bed is very similar in style and half the price. Gursheel still says he chose the bed (although it was actually me, :P). The bed was quick and easy to set up and with a bed frame and mattress, we were ready to put on the sheets and a nice duvet.
We went with all the bedding from IKEA since they are super affordable! But we purchased a beautiful pom pom duvet cover from Urban Outfitters. We then made a quick stop to Home Sense and chose some decorative pillows to complete the look.
Next, we decided to keep the curtain rods that were already in the room, but just changed the curtains to some textured white ones from IKEA. Again, super affordable but they look beautiful!
Our bedroom is quite large and there was space for a TV. We decided to purchase a dresser to place across the bed that was at a good height to place a TV to be able to watch from the bed. I loved this Birch Lane distressed dresser I found on Wayfair! It is white and rustic and it has so many drawers. It is also sturdy and the perfect height to place a TV on top of. I just painted the hardware gold to match with the rest of the room. Finally I just added a couple of books and decorative items to complete the look.
Next, we purchased the Vittsjo shelf from IKEA to place all our books we had collected! This is honestly the messiest part of the room since it looks so cluttered. But I needed a place to display all our favourite things and this worked perfectly. I have recently changed my mentality and try to be minimalist in what I buy. I feel like things just take up so much space in life and I’d rather spend money on experiences rather than things. However, I wasn’t about to get rid of all these things so the Vittsjo shelf (that we spray painted gold) is perfect for now!
No room is complete without some plants! We have two plants as of now (we recently killed our third one, it was a sad day) that we adore: Pablo and Gutti! Our room would be incomplete without them and they make me so happy! I also have this Tellkiddo bag that I use to toss some of my clothes. This is better than just tossing them on the ground and I put them away properly when I get a chance.
Beside the dresser is our closet and I’ve done a closet organization post here where you can see what it looks like. I actually also love how organized and beautiful our closet looks. I share some tips and tricks on how I keep clothes organized using the Kon Mari Method, you need to check out that post!
We don’t have any pictures in our room, but we do have a picture of us at our Anand Karaj (wedding) framed alongside our wedding Hukamnama. I had originally wanted to get a calligrapher to write our Hukamnama, however, they charged quite a bit. So, we decided to just write it ourselves. Gursheel had a temporary hobby as a calligrapher, so he wrote out the Hukamnama in pencil and I traced over it with a black marker. We placed the picture and the Hukamanma in IKEA frames (that we spray painted gold) and placed them side by side. We see them every morning when we wake up and they make for a great start to the day!
Just last week I bought the last item I felt we needed to complete the bedroom: the light fixture. We needed something that didn’t hang too low (so that it didn’t hit Gursheels head) but was affordable and went with the rest of the room. I had a picture in mind of what I wanted and we found the exact one at Home Sense. I’m sure it wasn’t the exact one but it sure looked like it. And it is perfect. Now our bedroom is complete 🙂
I hope you all enjoyed this budget friendly bedroom transformation and keep your eyes open for more budget friendly decor inspiration.
I really hope you enjoyed our bedroom reveal and feel inspired to decorate your room. What are your favourite ways to decorate your room? What was your favourite part of this budget friendly bedroom transformation?