Home DecorBedroom Budget & Details May 24, 2016 Y’all, I can’t tell you how much we are enjoying this bedroom! As my husband pointed out, it’s the first “finished” bedroom we’ve had since we got married. While I’ve put a little thought into our room in the past, it was never “finished” with wall art and attention to detail. There’s always been a bedroom to-do list left when we move out, so getting this one done for us is a real treat. As with all of our projects, I really tried to be as budget-friendly as possible on this one. Budget-friendly means different things to everyone, for sure. But keeping our goals for the room’s aesthetic and function in mind, I saved wherever I could. Some of the items in this room were sponsored, but as I said in my new year post, those items’ cost still gets included in the overall budget. Let’s break down this room’s budget and details, shall we? The first thing I pictured in this room was floral wallpaper. I’ve never done wallpaper in a room before and I really wanted to try it for the color and pattern that it can bring to a room. This obviously wasn’t a necessity in this room like a comforter, but it makes such a statement. The wallpaper cost $162/roll and we used two rolls for a total of $324. We bought wallpaper glue and a sponge we used for hanging, which was an additional $20. WALLPAPER TOTAL: $344 You can read about how we hung the paper here. After deciding on the wallpaper, this colorful Persian was the next thing I found. I still love how it plays with all of the other elements! I scored it for $320 on eBay and for a 4.5′ x 9′ vintage Persian, I was happy with the price. You can read more about the rug here. I already had the two sheepskins that I put down the sides of the bed. I got them years ago from IKEA. RUG TOTAL: $320 I knew I wanted a dark colored headboard against the wallpaper. I used a dark green velvet that I got several years ago at a fabric clearance sale. I just loved it and knew I’d find a project for it one day. It actually wasn’t what I’d originally pictured and I did search around for a better option, but in the end, using fabric I already had was worth it and I do love how it turned out! It was on sale for $3.99/yard when I purchased it, but I’m not including that in this budget since I chose to use something I already had. The only thing we had to buy for this headboard DIY was some wood that cost $40. HEADBOARD TOTAL: $40 You can check out our headboard tutorial here. We desperately needed to add storage to this room, so I knew we needed some nightstands with big drawers that actually worked. I also wanted them to match. We got these at IKEA for $79 each. I DIY’ed the drawer pulls, which you can read about here. The total for all drawer-pull material was $15. I’m including the chest of drawers in this category since it’s also storage that we purchased. I found it for $125 at an antique store. I love how it fits in this nook and provides much-needed storage! FURNITURE TOTAL: $300 We were given this Pottery Barn white duvet cover and euro shams for our wedding. I love them and even though we’ve used them for six years, they still look great. And that saved a big chunk of the budget! I wanted some texture on the bed without competing with the wallpaper and I love how my DIY Moroccan Wedding Blanket does that. I made it several years ago and still love it! The only thing I purchased when it comes to bedding are the materials for the over-sized lumbar pillow. I really pictured minimal bedding with an over-sized lumbar that brought in some subtle color. I got the subtle blue and white striped fabric at Hobby Lobby for $5.99/yard. It took two yards to make the pillow, so $12 was spent on fabric. I found these awesome dusty aqua tassels at a fabric warehouse for $1 each and used one for each of the four corners. We stuffed it with three bags of polyfill stuffing ($3.99/bag). BEDDING TOTAL: $27 I got the wall sconces for $29 each from Target. I really wanted to do a chandelier in here, but we both have to have a fan to sleep. We’ve tried it without it and it didn’t work so well. We found this black fan clearanced at Lowe’s for $50. We took off the shades and added round bulbs to give it a more modern spin. I didn’t love it at first, but now it’s really grown on me and it’s a super functional choice for us. The brush-stroke lamp on the chest of drawers was a lamp and shade I already had. I wanted a subtle pattern, so I quickly sprayed it with a coat of white primer so the paint would stick and then brushed on these strokes of blue. I had all the materials for it, so free is good! LIGHTING TOTAL: $108 This amazing original, one-of-a-kind abstract is from a local Greenville artist and a Columbia, SC artist. They did a cool collab where each of them painted a part of a series of paintings. This size sold for $195 on her website. The set of paintings over the nightstand were actually a Christmas gift on our first married Christmas from a local antique store. I was just trying to use what I had, but I love how they bring out the colors of the room. I still have to share details on the wall hanging and word art, but the only thing I had to purchase for this were a couple rolls of yarn that totaled $20. The art on this side of the room also came from my stash and didn’t cost us a penny! I also had the mirror and antlers right inside the door, so more money saved there. ART TOTAL: $215 I really tried to shop the house for accessories. I bought the candle for $10 and the capiz tray for $3.99. I spent $20 on plants for this room, but used pots that I already had. To me, every room needs plants, so that’s money well-spent. I already had the curtains and curtain rod, but they’re from IKEA. I love IKEA curtains! I paid $3 for the other tassels you may see floating around. ACCESSORIES TOTAL: $37 Okay, I think I hit everything! If I missed a category or an item you have a question about, please ask in the comments and I’ll add it! Now, let’s check out our grand total…. I really wasn’t sure how the budget on this room would shape up because I hadn’t added it all up until I wrote this post! But I am pleased! While I would love to do a bedroom refresh for $200 or something, I knew that wasn’t likely with having to buy so much furniture and the look I wanted with wallpaper and the rug. I tried to do things as cheaply as I could, save money wherever I could, but all without compromising the design vision I was headed toward and I’ve got a smile on my face today! We got the dream bedroom we’d hoped for without completely breaking the bank. One quick tip I have for funding rooms like this is to sell anything you’re not using. I’ve been selling any rugs or furniture that we don’t have a place for in this house and I nearly funded this entire room reveal! That makes it hurt even less and makes me enjoy the room even more.