Master Bedroom makeover / $100 Room Challenge / Week 1

The $100 Room Challenge is back! Find out what I have planned for my small master bedroom makeover.

Here we are, it’s September already! Are you ready for another $100 Room Challenge?

For those who are new here, the $100 Room Challenge is a challenge initiated by Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry where bloggers who participate has to complete the renovation of a room, in 1 month for a maximum of $100.

This is my fourth time in the $100 Room Challenge.  You can see what I did the previous times I participated:

Note here that $100 is written with a dollar sign in front of the 100. 😛 Which means that for me, the poor Canadian girl, it will be 130 $ CAD!! After a comparison with my American friends, it’s only fair, don’t you think?

The initial plan

If you’ve followed my Instagram account this summer (if not, you should!), I was thinking of making over the staircase that leads to the basement. I had a lot planned that included stencilling a wall. Then it hit me: that wall is sooo high! Is it a great idea to stencil for the first time that high up? How am I going to get up there safely considering that I’m not really great with hights?

Needless to say, I work really well under pressure because I suddenly had the greatest ideas for my bedroom, using the same stencil! That was, two weeks ago! lol

Master Bedroom Makeover

We own a small house. It only has a ground floor and a basement. While the kid’s bedrooms are on the ground floor, ours is in the basement, right next to the family room that got the $100 Room Challenge last time! I like to call it the parent’s lair. 😉

Of course, my bedroom is teal! 😀 with a touch of yellow (kind of like my blog!!!).

Find out what I have planned for my small master bedroom makeover for the $100 Room Challenge. A lot of ideas are planned to change this decor and add colour, all of it, on a budget. You'll see that the layout will be changed so that the bed is in front of the window. Check out the before and after plan. #100roomchallenge #masterbedroom #onabudget #bedroomdecor #bedroomideas #bedrooms

I made these paintings myself and they are inspired by the houses by the water in Bergen, Norway. One day, I’ll have the tutorial to share with you! 😉

Find out what I have planned for my small master bedroom makeover for the $100 Room Challenge. A lot of ideas are planned to change this decor and add colour, all of it, on a budget. You'll see that the layout will be changed so that the bed is in front of the window. Check out the before and after plan. #100roomchallenge #masterbedroom #onabudget #bedroomdecor #bedroomideas #bedrooms

Here’s the plan of the Master Bedroom as of today:

Find out what I have planned for my small master bedroom makeover for the $100 Room Challenge. A lot of ideas are planned to change this decor and add colour, all of it, on a budget. You'll see that the layout will be changed so that the bed is in front of the window. Check out the before and after plan. #100roomchallenge #masterbedroom #onabudget #bedroomdecor #bedroomideas #bedrooms

I have a small walk-in closet (I would call it more a “step-in” closet cause that’s the only thing I can do in it! And that’s when there are not a thousand things on the floor!) My husband has the small closet. You can see by the clothes on the dresser that we’re missing a bit of space!! Isn’t it always like that?

Find out what I have planned for my small master bedroom makeover for the $100 Room Challenge. A lot of ideas are planned to change this decor and add colour, all of it, on a budget. You'll see that the layout will be changed so that the bed is in front of the window. Check out the before and after plan. #100roomchallenge #masterbedroom #onabudget #bedroomdecor #bedroomideas #bedrooms

And how about these doors?

Find out what I have planned for my small master bedroom makeover for the $100 Room Challenge. A lot of ideas are planned to change this decor and add colour, all of it, on a budget. You'll see that the layout will be changed so that the bed is in front of the window. Check out the before and after plan. #100roomchallenge #masterbedroom #onabudget #bedroomdecor #bedroomideas #bedrooms

Who thinks of installing clear glass french doors for a bedroom? Not someone who has kids for sure! I definitely want to do something about that!

Find out what I have planned for my small master bedroom makeover for the $100 Room Challenge. A lot of ideas are planned to change this decor and add colour, all of it, on a budget. You'll see that the layout will be changed so that the bed is in front of the window. Check out the before and after plan. #100roomchallenge #masterbedroom #onabudget #bedroomdecor #bedroomideas #bedrooms

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The plan for the Master Bedroom Makeover

Find out what I have planned for my small master bedroom makeover for the $100 Room Challenge. A lot of ideas are planned to change this decor and add colour, all of it, on a budget. You'll see that the layout will be changed so that the bed is in front of the window. Check out the before and after plan. #100roomchallenge #masterbedroom #onabudget #bedroomdecor #bedroomideas #bedroomsI’ve been missing colour in my life lately. While I’m almost always dressed in colours and my car is a flashy blue, I tend to stay really neutral when decorating. I’m kind of scared to make a mistake (do you relate?). So this time, I’m challenging myself to bring more colour in this room! It all started with this rug :

I bought it on special at a local store but you can find similar ones here, here or here.

No, it will not count in the budget of the challenge because I bought it when I thought I was doing the staircase for this challenge. You know, when you’ve been watching something for a long time and then it comes on special? I just had to jump on it! 😉

So, apart from bringing more colours in this room, I’d like to turn it around like that:

Find out what I have planned for my small master bedroom makeover for the $100 Room Challenge. A lot of ideas are planned to change this decor and add colour, all of it, on a budget. You'll see that the layout will be changed so that the bed is in front of the window. Check out the before and after plan. #100roomchallenge #masterbedroom #onabudget #bedroomdecor #bedroomideas #bedrooms

I feel it’s going to give a nice focal point when we come in and if the doors are left open.

So now it looks like that:

Find out what I have planned for my small master bedroom makeover for the $100 Room Challenge. A lot of ideas are planned to change this decor and add colour, all of it, on a budget. You'll see that the layout will be changed so that the bed is in front of the window. Check out the before and after plan. #100roomchallenge #masterbedroom #onabudget #bedroomdecor #bedroomideas #bedrooms

And my plan is to make it look like that:

Find out what I have planned for my small master bedroom makeover for the $100 Room Challenge. A lot of ideas are planned to change this decor and add colour, all of it, on a budget. You'll see that the layout will be changed so that the bed is in front of the window. Check out the before and after plan. #100roomchallenge #masterbedroom #onabudget #bedroomdecor #bedroomideas #bedrooms

What a difference don’t you think?

In details, I plan on:

If I add the stencil to my sketch, it looks like that:

Find out what I have planned for my small master bedroom makeover for the $100 Room Challenge. A lot of ideas are planned to change this decor and add colour, all of it, on a budget. You'll see that the layout will be changed so that the bed is in front of the window. Check out the before and after plan. #100roomchallenge #masterbedroom #onabudget #bedroomdecor #bedroomideas #bedrooms

Isn’t that exciting?

If I have the budget and time, I might add:

  • Spraypainting the furniture’s hardware;
  • Give a makeover to the table lamps
  • Add throw pillows of different accent colours.

So in your opinion, what accent colour should I add to my Master Bedroom Makeover?

If you want to skip ahead, just follow these links:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4: Reveal

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29 thoughts on “Master Bedroom makeover / $100 Room Challenge / Week 1

  1. Love the drawings and the plan – can’t wait to see it finished. I agree on solid doors for the master :). Thanks for sharing at Reader Tip Tuesday.
    We can’t wait to see what you have to share at this week’s party. xo

  2. Natalie the bed should be facing the door, I heard somewhere that it’s good feng shui. I think it looks so much better. Have you considered putting fabric or decals on the french doors so you will have some privacy? Looking forward to your progress.

    1. I’m glad it’s good Feng Shui!haha Cause that’s where the bed will go! As for the french door, work is in progress! You’ll have to check out the reveal post next week!! 😉

  3. Oh, I love this! I’ve been wanting to give our master bedroom a makeover. There are the awful green curtains that’ve been there for years…I have yet to do something about it. This will definitely be on my New Years list! I always alter the house a bit in January. Thanks for a great post and great ideas, your makeover looks wonderful. *Found you at the Saturday Sharefest Hop*

    1. Oh thank you! I’d like to see what you do with your bedroom! Don’t hesitate to send me a line!

  4. Sound plan! Love the stencil you have chosen and can’t wait to see the wall finished. With the Teal color I would think that Orange or Coral or Pink would be a fun color to add. Or maybe there’s a stand out color in the rug that you like?

  5. What a great space Natalie! Love your plans and looking forward to following along!

  6. Natalie I just love your drawings! And I think it’s going to look amazing! I love that stencil. I also love the teal color. Personally I think Teal and coral look great together! I can’t wait to see how it comes together. You do so work better under pressure!

    1. Wendy, we definitely have a connection! Wait till you see the colour I already added to my stencil! Thanks, friend!

  7. Changing the layout is going to do wonders… and I seriously cannot believe you would want glass french doors leading to a bedroom, unless you’re the only ones ever living there (and you never have guests over) 🙂 Can’t wait to see this room transform!

    1. clear glass french doors, I know! I always hide in the corner of the room for a change of clothes! lol

  8. I love that colorful rug, and I can’t wait to see your stencil idea! (And I totally think it’s fair to convert to Canadian dollars. I can’t imagine having to do this challenge on the equivalent of $70!)

    1. Thanks Meredith! if I was in Europe, I would convert the Euros to USD to play fair. Sometimes we forget that our currencies are not the same even though they are both called “dollars” 😉

  9. This is a fantastic plan of action for your bedroom, I am very excited to see your plan come together. I love the rendering of the room very nice vision. Wishing you all the best 🙂

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