Roundup: 10 Inspiring Budget-Friendly Bedroom Makeovers!

Roundup: 10 Inspiring Budget-Friendly Bedroom Makeovers!

Sure, you can toss thousands of dollars at a bedroom makeover and it'll probably look pretty great.  But today we're celebrating the unique creativity of DIYers who make their spaces look like a million bucks on a budget.  Check out our ten favorite budget-friendly bedroom makeovers from the Curbly archives--they're full of thrifty inspiration and clever DIY projects!   


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1. This kid's bedroom went from drab to fab for under $100 thanks to lots of DIY improvements!

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2. We all know the powers of paint and this makeover is proof!  A fresh coat on the walls, combined with rearranging and repurposing pieces you already own, is a great way to keep the costs of your makeover down.

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3. This high-style bedroom is full of thrift store finds--all given a new, glam life with coordinating paint!

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4.  With a few clever IKEA hacks, this apartment went from a studio to a one-bedroom for a fraction of the cost of an add-on!

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5. By updating the decor with some thrifty finds, this guest room got a fresh new look for cheap (and yes, the wall color stayed the same)!

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6. This bedroom is full of money-saving DIY pieces: from the jewelry organizer and wall hooks to the laundry bad and even the upholstered chair!

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7. Part office, part craft room, and part guest room, this makeover maximizes its storage space while still feeling cozy and inviting.

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8. Soothing neutrals, better lighting, and some DIY storage projects make this a more relaxing and calming master bedroom.

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9. Reusing items they already had as well as making smart purchases helped turn this bedroom into a show-stopper!

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10. White paint and thrift store decor to the rescue! This dark basement bedroom got a much-needed makeover for cheap.

Many of these bedroom makeovers keep their costs down by reusing or repurposing items, freshening up thrift store finds, and/or solving storage or design dilemmas through smart DIY projects.  Do you have any other tips or ways to stay on budget and still create a stylish space?  Share your suggestions and ideas in the comments!

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Anonymous on Aug 25, 2015:

almost every "before" has bare walls.no wonder they look so drab.they need pictures or art and that alone would help.

Karen on Aug 25, 2015:

What's the light grey paint color on the walls in #3? The picture with the yellow lamps and red blanket draped on the bed. Thanks. I'm looking for a grey for my walls. Hard to pick the right Grey shade. I have red accents in my house so this shade might work!

17brightideas on Nov 04, 2014:

Nice bedroom desings! I really appreciate the effort. The designs of evey bed room looking so nice.

Anonymous on Apr 28, 2013:

How did u paint #10? Did u sand? I have wood paneling in my daughters room & hate it. Want to paint it but with the glossy wood paneling everyone says I need to sand. Trying to go easy! =)

CapreeK on Feb 20, 2012:

Thanks Teri!  And I agree -- that second one might be my fave!

Teri on Feb 20, 2012:

So funny, I was thinking some of the "before" pictures weren't really that bad, but then I saw the "afters" and realized how much color really does make a difference!  Wow, some of these rooms are absolutely stunning!  Especially that second bedroom photo!  Amazing! 

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