bedroom_boutique_picture_167571Take your master bedroom from drab to fab with a few money-saving tweaks. We’re talking designer looks for thrift store money!

 Is your master bedroom…well….depressing? Instead of being the epic lair of your favorite superhero, the enchanted bower from that magical movie, the love nest of your dreams, or a meditative sanctum filled with candles, is it a plain white box with one square window and an odd assortment of furniture from the 70’s? How very sad. Wouldn’t you like to make your master a little more dream-friendly? Well, you can do it!

What’s that you say — you can’t afford to have the design team from your fantasy epic rework your bedroom? And you know you can’t afford a new bedroom suite from the showroom that charges $100 for a single lamp? Well, not many people can. But it is possible to get that same showroom look without shelling out a month’s pay. Take a look at these tips and tricks to get the master bedroom of your dreams.

Paint that sucker

You’d be amazed at what a couple of gallons of paint can do for a room. If you want the mood to be meditative and serene, choose a sage green shade for the walls with accent brown door and window trim. If your style is dramatic and exciting, paint the wall behind your headboard bright red, and cover the remaining walls in dramatic black and white photography, art masks, or stenciled mottos or designs. You can buy paint stencils at a craft store very affordably, and they require no artistic skill. If you like a feminine and delicate look, keep the walls white and paint the ceiling a pale blue or pink. Cover the windows in toile or sheer lace paneling, and use the walls to display framed 17th century prints, or silhouettes of your family and friends.

Give your furniture a makeover

If you can’t afford new furniture for your master, you can still give it a facelift through the magic of reupholstery. You can take your 70s furniture, or even the most desperate couch in the thrift store, and have it redesigned and reupholstered to look like anything you please. This is almost always much less expensive than it would cost to buy a comparable new couch from a showroom. You can choose the color, fabric and style you want, instead of having to settle for what happens to be available at the store. You can add or remove chair arms and legs. You can even change the shape and size to fit the space you have available.

Be Selective

Most bedrooms tend to accumulate clutter, and it detracts from the beauty of the desired look. Find a way to store needed items in a manner that keeps them handy, while still out of sight. Consider flat storage boxes under the bed, headboard designs that include drawers or shelves, bedside tables with plenty of storage capacity, or decorative objects that can double as storage, such as antique suitcases, boxes that look like large books, or quilt chests.

If you use a little imagination, you can have an amazing bedroom at a fraction of the showroom price. Call a furniture pro to find out how much money you can save with a reupholstery service. Many are also furniture movers: NYC is the home of full-service redesign, reupholstery, and furniture moving experts. Call one today!