I was sitting around late last night waiting for the ball to drop, when I got a little bored. No New Year’s party here. I have been visiting my parents and unfortunately both of them have slightly different strains of the flu. I don’t have it yet, knock on wood, but I have been trying to take care of them.
In my post nursing, bored state, I decided to give myself a budget of $1000 and design an awesome bedroom using purple and grey. Of course, I wanted to include a lot of handmade elements, but I did shop some commercial stores as well. I will take you on a tour of my room now so that you can create the look. Where possible, I will also tell you ways to save so that your room could come in at even less than $1000.
In my hypothetical world, my room was already painted a medium gray and had a bed with white sheet, nightstand, and dressing table.
I decided to start with the rooms fabrics. I did a quick search for some handmade curtains and found just what I was looking for at Castle Creek Designs.
These gorgeous curtains only set me back $190, I still had $810 to work with
Next, the bed needed a comforter. I decided to go with a classic white down alternative quilt from Target, $80.00. This is expensive for a quilt, I know. But, comfort is a priority.
Still at Target, this bed skirt will add a bit of polish to the bed.This bed skirts is $28.
These gray pillow cases, also from Target, will tie in the color in the curtains and on the walls and only cost us $23.
Propped in front of the standard grey pillows, these streamlined stripe pillows will play in well with the modern feel of the curtains. You can find these at Festive Home Decor for only $34.
Next up we needed a little accent pillow to finish the head of the bed. I found just the ticket at Kain Kain for $21.
I love how this pillow introduces the eye to the rooms accent color in a very subtle way.
One more thing and the bed will be complete. We need a throw to fold across the bottom and it needs to have a more direct hit of the purple. I found the perfect throw at Overstock.com for $42.
If you are keeping score you know that we still have $582 and a gorgeous bed and curtains at this point.
Next, we need a purple rug to go just under the bed, this rug will add the accent color to the floor and provide a soft place to step out of bed onto. I found this one at Overstock.com for $86.
Now, lets turn our attention to the walls. I found this uber modern star burst mirror at Inspiring4u2 for $35. This wall art will look great centered on the wall behind the bed.
Next up I found this grouping of purple prints that will look great against the gray paint, this should go on the wall to the right or left of the bed..opposite the door. This grouping can be found at Cats Beads for $35. Modern black frames run around $10 a piece so we will add another $40 here for the frames, still $75 dollars for this much art isn’t bad!
This next art print was chosen to give the room a bit of a classic feel. You can find it at Tina Crespo for $55. Again, we will add $20 for an inexpensive frame and come out with $75 on this wall. This should go on the wall near the foot of the bed.
Finally, I thought a shelf ensemble would look good on the last side wall, the one with the door. I found this floating shelf at Target for $23 (ignore the art on the shelf, I have my own).
The following two items will go on the shelf, this set of vintage books from Beach Baby Blues for $28.
and these bookends from Black Lady Pots for $10.
These vintage irons will compliment the vintage cameras in the photo on the wall.
Now, I have the major elements of the room in place. I can now add the accessories (we have $250 left)!
This light grey tray from Gleaming Renditions will look great sitting on the purple throw on the bed, for a mere $21.
The following items from Leopatti1121 (postcard) and Locolace (journal) would look great in the tray..postcard $4, Journal $10.
Finally, you could add the following items to the dressing table and nightstand to complete the look. Purple vases ($30) from Rics Relics, clock ($15) from Berry Place, Perfume ($20) from ODANA, Candle holders ($12) from Julie Dye Craft, and Dressing Mirror ($19) from Pherds Finds.
There it is at $881. That is $119 to spare. What do you think? I think it came out quite elegant.
You could save money in a number of places. You could get mass produced curtains. You could get a cheaper comforter and you could check out TJ Maxx for accessories.
Let me know what you like and what you would have done differently!