A classic palette of yellow and blue gets a punchy modern update in Homes Editor Jennifer Kopf's bedroom makeover, filled with fresh ideas for budget decorating.
This bedroom was a blank slate begging for color and personality. A blue palette was already established, but it lacked any punch, and mismatched bedside tables flanked a bed without a headboard. Like most people, the homeowner did not have a limitless budget, so we used some things she already had, did painting projects ourselves when we could, and spent wisely on a few new purchases. Lastly, it was important that not everything in the room seem brand new but instead feel personal and collected.
Ceiling Paint: Salt Glaze, Martha Stewart Living collection; homedepot.com
Establish the Palette
We picked an overscale bird print for the duvet to establish the palette, which was carried top to bottom from the ethereal blue ceiling to the striped rug.
Euro sham fabric: Tashkent Windsor Blue on Oyster (302505F); quadrillefabrics.com
Headboard, bed skirt, and curtain fabric: Slubby Linen in Daisy; calicocorners.com
Duvet cover fabric: Vintage Plumes in Jade, DwellStudio collection; calicocorners.com
We turned a blank wall into fashion central with a fabric-covered corkboard and peg rack to hang jewelry, scarves, and more.
Jewelry board fabric: Starburst (SB01-North); peterdunhamtextiles.com
Update Exisiting Furniture
We switched the knobs of the existing dresser for an updated look that coordinates with the rest of the room and topped the dresser with layered gilt mirrors.
Establish a Focal Point
We established a pretty focal point with a vintage painted secretary that displays a collection of blue books and provides a spot for note writing and gift-wrap storage.
Chair and pillow fabric: Clover (PBP11A) by M&K Textiles; michaelian.com