Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Makeover for under $300!

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Come see the before and after transformation of our modern farmhouse bedroom and learn how we gave this room a fabulous makeover for under $300!

I am so excited to give you a tour of our recently updated modern farmhouse bedroom! It turned out even better than I’d imagined, and I honestly feel spoiled by my room again.

If you’re just joining us, be sure to read the first two posts in this series where I gave you all the details of our initial plan then showed you our progress and changes of plans. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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One thing I truly struggled with at our first house was the fact that we never really invested time or energy into making our master bedroom feel like home.

I mean, it wasn’t BAD, it was just a bunch of random hand-me-down furniture and decor that no longer had a place in the main part of the house.

So when we bought this new house three years ago, I knew that making the master bedroom a special place was extremely important to me!

I wanted to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere that displayed my unique taste and style.

Our Modern Farmhouse Bedroom
Refresh Tour

The First “Before”

Let’s start today’s tour by looking at how the room looked when we FIRST moved in:

Yes, we were sleeping with our mattress on the floor… We knew that we were going to at least paint, trim out the floors/doors/windows and install crown molding in this room so we didn’t set up our furniture right away.

That’s what I call, “tolerating the incomplete because you see the potential” stage… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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We didn’t have a large budget for this room even back then, so we ended up repurposing or DIY’ing almost everything in here. Here’s the shiplap accent wall before we painted:

master bedroom

The Second “Before”

Our room’s first look, which we had for about 3 years, was a green and neutral color scheme and had a super casual feel to it.

Here’s how it looked before we started this most recent room refresh:

Master Bedroom

Most of this room’s decor was actually designed around the natural linen duvet and metal lamps from IKEA.

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Of course, this was how it really looked on a normal day…

The style and gotten boring and worn, and the room needed a refresh!

Thus, we decided to set a budget of $300 and challenge ourselves to transform the space using low-cost tricks and budget-friendly projects.

And you guys, we did it!! The total cost for this room’s makeover came in at $277!!

Ready for the tour?

Our Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Now

Welcome!

We chose to paint the shiplap accent wall a deep green (almost black) to add some depth to the space and all of the other walls got a fresh coat of creamy white. Just the paint alone added a lot more brightness and character to the space.

We swapped out the linen duvet for a textured white cover, added some blush pink pillows and throw (all purchased brand new from Goodwill!) and built a small bench for the end of the bed.

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We’ve always had our dog bed at the foot of our bed, so to save space, we built a wooden frame for our dog bed and put carpet slider feet on the bottom of it so it can be stored under the bed during the day and simply pulled out at bed time.

Our dog Dahlia seems to love it!

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The gold nightstands are side tables from HomePop and I love that they keep the room light and airy with their open base and mirrored tops, but they also add sophistication with the modern lines and gold coloring.

I decided to keep the decor super minimal in here – I mean, why have a bunch of decorations in a room designed for sleeping?… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Plus, I’m honestly a minimalist when it comes to decor anyhow.

We kept the vintage cream dresser from my Grandma but swapped out the decor on top and added some DIY drop cloth curtains (only $23 to make both!) to the window.

The curtain rod and ring clips were repurposed to save on cost. I simply spray painted the ring clips gold to match.

My closet also got a major overhaul! Remember how it used to look?!

You can read my detailed tutorial for decluttering and organizing a closet here.

I honestly can’t believe how liberating it is to have a nicely organized closet!

On Chris’ side of the bed, we installed a full-wall coat hook next to our hamper and floor-standing mirror. I love the simplicity of it.

We chose not to stain any of the wood in this room because I wanted the wood to stay as light as possible. This included the art frames, the coat hooks and the bench.

The DIY bench ended up being a bit different than I’d originally planned… Turns out live edge wood is really expensive!

And with our tight budget, we decided to purchase some hairpin legs and use the same wood as our other wood accents in the room for a simple and somewhat-modern piece.

Don’t worry, a tutorial will be coming for this too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a faux fur rug atop it, am I right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love the space you gain on the nightstands when the lamps are mounted on the wall and these IKEA lamps will always be my faves.

The abstract art above our bed was a spur-of-the-moment DIY project – I just bought cheap canvases from Michael’s and did some textured laying of paint colors from the room. That, along with a wood frame makes them great statement pieces!

They’re very similar to the ones from my inspiration picture and I love how they contrast with the dark paint.

So, what do you think of our modern farmhouse bedroom refresh? Don’t you want to just snuggle up in there? I mean, So. Cozy.

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Budget and Sources

Room Refresh Budget – $300

Painting Materials & Paint = $60.41
Drop Cloth for Curtains = $23.00
Closet Shelving = $36.64
Bedding = $61.96
Art Canvases & Paint = $14.43
Wood for Coat Rack & Bench = $58.44
Hairpin Bench Legs = $21.99

Total Cost = $276.87!!

Room Sources

Wall Paint: Swiss Coffee by Behr
Accent Wall Paint: Thermal by Behr
Trim Paint: Pure Ultra White by Behr
Drop Cloth Curtains: DIY (Click here for my tutorial!)
Curtain Rod: Hobby Lobby
Curtain Ring Clips: Bed Bath & Beyond (spray painted gold)
Faux Sheepskin Rug: Thrifted (similar one here)
Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig: Tuesday Morning
Bedroom Set: MALM by IKEA (Headboard was a DIY upholstery project)
Lamps: IKEA
Duvet Cover: Thrifted (originally from Target)
Throw Pillows: Dark Grey from IKEA and Light Grey Thrifted
Pink Throw: Thrifted (originally from Target)
Grey & White Throw: Pottery Barn

Thank you so much for touring our room makeover!

I hope seeing how drastically we were able to update our modern farmhouse bedroom for less than $300 has inspired you to give your room a little refresh. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a wonderful rest of the week, my friends. As always, let me know if you have any questions!

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4 thoughts on “Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Makeover for under $300!”

  1. I love every thing you have done in this room. It’s so cool that you are able to take DIY projects, inexpensive projects and thrift items and make something so appealing. You have such a wonderful way of putting things together. I really like the lamps hung on the wall rather than on the night stands, as it keeps the table top clear to decorate! Really love your dresser, looks great in the room. I also love to decorate using souvenirs.

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