Master Bedroom Tour: 10 Ideas for a Bedroom Design Refresh

Are you looking for peaceful, relaxing bedroom ideas to inspire your space? Welcome to my light, airy, and refreshing bedroom that’s remodeled on a budget.

The transformation was very easy and I focused on incorporating relaxing bedroom colors like blues, greens, and taupes to create this peaceful oasis. We waited over six years after moving into this house before touching this plain, boring space.

In a nutshell, we incorporated new closet doors, created an accent wall behind the bed, refinished a dresser, and got a new bed frame, so come along for this before-and-after master bedroom tour!

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Bedroom before
Bedroom before

1. Accent wall

New accent wall in the bedroom
Wall art on the board and batten wall
Nightstand in a pretty rich wood

This is the first wall you see when you walk into the room. We did quite the transformation on the wall but it was simple. We crafted a simple but open board-and-batten wall. We just divided the wall into three sections and painted it a bright white.

I am not typically drawn to bright white walls but it worked well in this space. So it didn’t feel so stark, we tied it all together with some rich, warmer colors, like in this piece of landscape art I found at Hobby Lobby for $30 on sale.

2. Nightstands

We bought two new nightstands from Homary. They are pretty, rich wood with black handles and legs.

Lamp with dark wood base and linen shade

3. Lamps

These lamps from Hobby Lobby have dark wood bases and are topped with a lighter-color linen shade.

Black wrought-iron bed

4. Bed

We have a new black wrought-iron bed with spindles. It only cost $90 for a queen-sized bed and we found it on Amazon.

Bed with blue and neutral bedding
Throw pillows on the bed
Layered bedding

5. Layered bedding

The layers of bedding have a lot of texture and we chose earth-tone colors. The comforter is a charcoal navy color. I layered in a taupe-colored quilt from Target and a cream and sage striped blanket from HomeGoods.

The textured throw pillows were all on clearance, from $12 to $20 from T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods.

Ceiling fan

6. Fan

The new industrial-style fan came from a company called Parrot Uncle.

Bench with towel, books, and a plant

7. Bench

At the foot of the bed, we placed a bench that we already had. It comes from Homary and it is the same color and style as the bedside tables. I decorated the bench with book boxes, a faux plant, and a throw.

Mirrored closet doors

8. Closet doors

Closets in a bedroom
Shutters on the closets

This is one of the biggest things we did in this room. The room used to have mirrored closet doors edged with a brass finish. They were okay but they were not our style and the doors made the room feel dated.

The white closet doors brighten up the space and make the room feel much larger than the mirrored doors did! We haven’t put hardware on the doors yet and we kind of prefer the streamlined look, anyhow.

Rug with colored design
Rug with many colors

9. Rug

One of my favorite finds for this bedroom was the rug I found on Amazon from Loloi. It makes a stunning statement in the room. This is a 5-foot by 7-foot rug that cost us a little over $100. The plums, rusts, reds, blues, greens, and taupes tie the room together.

Refinished dresser

10. Refinished dresser

Chest of drawers with decor
Chest of drawers
Tapered candles and jar candle

I switched in another dresser that I refinished for this space. This area, including the top of the dresser, is very minimal and sleek. The dresser was mine when I was a young girl. It has been painted so many different colors throughout the years.

We went with Waverly chalk paint, which is a matte black finish we got from Walmart. I added simple matte black hardware from Amazon. The mirror is a find for $40 from Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and it makes a beautiful contrast with the black. Next to the dresser is my faux olive tree in a basket.

Master bedroom tour

I hope you enjoyed this master bedroom tour. I decided to keep the bedroom’s transformation simple by using paint. I kept the bedroom decor minimal yet soft and textured so we could feel relaxed in this space.

The result is so well worth the wait. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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  • Robin Robin on Mar 12, 2024
    Very nice update on a small budget! Glad you can enjoy your space after 6 years!! Do you have a tutorial on the dresser refinish? Love the black chalk paint look.
  • DDDonna DDDonna on May 08, 2024
    Love the closet doors. I have mirrored closet front like yours did and the new ones you have now look gorgeous! You do not have a lot of room on that side of bed and the white helps minimize that. I think the old mirrored closet is outdated (or one we have which sounds just like one you had with brass trim). This is definitely a wonderful upgrade! You have inspired me to consider changing mine soon.