The bedroom is arguably one of the most important rooms of your house. This is the place you’re going to be spending the most time in and it’s your sanctuary away from the stresses of the day. It’s the room you’re going to recharge and relax in, so it’s important you feel comfortable in it.
No matter the size of the bedroom you’re working with, revamping your style every once in awhile, is a great way to try new things out and get rid of outdated décor. Whether it’s an idea you stumbled upon flipping through a magazine or an article you found online (like this one), inspiration can be easily sparked since there is so much creativity out there.
Have an old, boring room setup you’d like to spruce up? Keep reading for some great before and after pics, and see creative ideas for you to try on your next bedroom makeover!
Small Bedroom Makeovers Before and After
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1. Space and Length
Make even the tiniest of rooms your ultimate escape by adding some strong decorative implements. In this before and after pic, the room seems to just open up with a great, new paint job and interesting décor. The hanging chandelier in this room works well in pulling all of it together, while not overpowering the room at all since it’s not oversized. The high headboard and decorative elements at the top of the curtains also add that feeling of space and length. Simple tricks like these can make the room seem taller, if not actually bigger.
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2. Balance and Movement
In this tiny bedroom makeover, instead of adding a higher backboard, a shorter one is used in its place along with a smaller, more elegant light fixture. The light fixture seems to match the side table lamps perfectly, adding a balance to the room. The gray of the headboard and the gray of the curtains also seem to effortlessly match which also draws the eye from one wall to the next with ease. Movement and flow in any room are important, especially in a smaller room like this one. The footrest at the front of the bed adds a level of elegance and gives the room an extra modern feel.
3. Bright and Light
This tiny bedroom is transformed to a beacon of light with all the bright décor and use of space. The white walls, bedding and elements, paired with that glorious natural sunlight pouring in through the windows, makes this space seem airy and light.
Sticking to a theme or décor color can really add space since there aren’t too many elements distracting from the theme. The textured wall at the back of the room also adds an interesting element that makes the room seem larger than it really is. This kind of depth perception can also lengthen the room and open it up for more décor, such as the footrest at the front of the room.
4. Neutrals with Light
The neutral, deep grey paired with the white décor in the photo really opens the room up without sticking to one particular color. Instead of just keeping the room all white, the implementation of the grey color scheme makes the room interesting. One of the greatest, space opening implements of this room is the sheer, gauzy, floor-length curtains that have switched out the shorter, darker curtains in its place. Anything floor length will automatically give the impression that the wall is longer than it really is. The alabaster cabinets in the back also got a fresh coat of paint, and because it’s sheer white, the room is easily moved through with the eye.
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5. Textures and Design
This picture is proof that so much space can be added by utilizing textures and design. The wallpaper at the back wall in this photo is the perfect design for this type of room. The pattern is light, but interesting and adds depth to the space. The use of the gauzy floor length curtain is also essential in this room, since it does add that great wall length as previously mentioned. The wooden paneling in the before picture has been swapped out by this great all-white siding, which along with the bedspread and pillows, combines beautifully for a wonderful space. Simpler elements such as those great throw pillows, framed picture and hanging lamp add extra bits of flair to the room.
6. Open Space
Switching out that darker brown wall color for a bright white color really makes this room sparkle. The darker the colors you use in a décor theme, the smaller the space will look. When you implement brighter, lighter colors, the room effortlessly opens up. It’s a great trick to keep in mind when revamping a tiny room. Adding fun elements such as the hanging lamp chandelier and colored furnishings such as that chair add character to the space. The fluffy, white carpet in the after photo also demonstrates how you can use the space without overpowering anything or adding elements that would make the room feel too small. With these simple tricks, the room definitely doesn’t feel like a closet anymore.
Master Bedroom Makeover Before and After
7. Perfectly Paneled
I’ve seen a few makeovers that utilized that paneled wall effect and I think it’s a great addition to any room. In this article, these paneled walls were featured in photos of smaller rooms, which could be used as a way to open up space and lengthen a room. When these walls are used in a larger, master bedroom like this one, the paneling effect adds class and charm. Of course, with larger rooms you have so much more space to work with, which means you can typically craft the room to be whatever you’d like. In this particular room, clutter is reduced and small additions are made to give the room that clean, polished look. I love the throw blanket on the sheer, white bedspread – implements like these always add an interesting effect to the space.
8. Sheer Elegance
There is so much to love about this room. There is great texture everywhere and the neutral and cream color scheme really makes the whole room pop. I believe that is an electronic fireplace at the left wall of the room in front of the bed. If not, it has to be a mirror with those added pillared candles. The frame around the fireplace really adds so much character to the room. The fluffy bedspread and throws is so inviting – I’m actually getting sleepy just looking at it! The room is serene, comfortable and elegant without having to use a lot of intricate decoration or color.
9. Quick Revamp
This room already looked pretty good, but you can’t beat this great after photo. My eyes immediately went to that great baubled chandelier right in the center of the ceiling of the room. It’s gorgeous, and since it’s using clear crystals, it doesn’t distract from anything else – it’s just elegant all on its own. The wonderful, large, textured gray carpet and those great patterned full-length curtains make this room seem so much larger than it probably really is. The same headboard is used, but those great paintings are added on each side, giving the room some artistic definition.
10. Rustic Decor
This room had some great space to it, but not a lot of interesting décor. Since there was so much space to work with, this room has been transformed into the amazing rustic boudoir you see in this photo. The use of this natural brown and white color scheme adds definition without making the space seem cramped or small. The light fixture in this room in the middle of the ceiling is absolutely stunning – with those tendrils that seem to raise toward the sky. This room almost looks like something you’d see in a country club or mountain getaway. It’s absolutely gorgeous and demonstrates all you can do with a themed, larger space.
11. Modern Cityscape
Nothing vintage about this room – and that’s absolutely fine. This gorgeous room made a major transformation by using these bold colors and textures. You’d definitely need a larger, open room to utilize paint as deep a gray as this one. It totally works in this case. That amazing panoramic cityscape portrait about the bed makes this room incredibly modern and edgy. The tapered curtains and minimalist ceiling lamp add flair without distracting from the ambience at all. Even those tiny, yellow flowers seem well thought out – adding just a touch of color without drawing too much attention to itself. Being streamlined is important in a room like this, and that’s exactly the kind of effect this room has.
Easy Bedroom Makeovers
12. Color Pop
Make a relatively simple bedroom makeover by utilizing a pop of color. In this fresh, clean bedroom, yellow is the peak color as you draw your eye around it. The yellow of lamp, vase and accents in the textured headboard add so much to this room without having to use the color as the dominant presence. Sticking to this white canvas, the pop of color adds a fun, quirky and polished look to the room without adding too many elements. The large wooden cabinet in the before photo also seemed to bog down the room and make it feel cramped. Getting rid of that bulky piece of furniture and adding smaller accents opens the room up and makes the whole scene look brighter.
13. Switching Up the Color
Make a quick, incredibly easy makeover by switching out an accenting color. Instead of the red color of the bedspread and accents on the wall, a slate gray color is used. Although it seems too simple and good to be true, just see for yourself the difference in the room’s look. The after picture also depicts a few extra accents, such as the mini shelf, portraits and lamp. This is proof that you don’t have to change a room entirely if you’re willing to add necessary elements to change it up instead. It’s a great, polished room that won’t cost too much money to create.
14. Ruby Red
A quick, easy way to spruce up a room – add a bold accent color. In this bedroom, the use of this great, deep ruby red color is the accent that naturally draws the eye to it. Since the rest of the room’s motif is mostly black and white, not only does this color mesh well within the scene, but you just can’t go wrong with jewel tones in general. Had this been an emerald green or sapphire blue, the room would still look fabulous, clean and unique. Getting rid of the floor length curtains as depicted in the before photo also adds a play on light. Natural sunlight can add so much to a room, and the best part of that is that sunlight is free!
Girl’s Bedroom Makeovers
15. Dorm Room Prep
This looks like it could be the bedroom of a high school student or young scholar preparing for life in a dorm room. The before photo depicts a lot of business – from the notes on the walls to the makeshift organizational shelves, this room screams “I have a lot to do and need a more effective space.” The after photo completely transforms all this business by adding plenty of organizational elements that add usefulness to the space while brightening the whole scene up. Clutter can dampen even the largest rooms, so the clean look of this made over room is a welcomed escape.
16. Blue and Bubbly
I love, love, love this blue and bubbly room! It’s obvious the young girl this room belongs to favors that blue color – as evident in the bedspread and carpet. Extending this great color, these elements are kept and blue gauzy curtains and other small elements are added to create a beautifully polished space. All the clutter is removed and space is used more wisely in the after photo. Fun accents such as those brilliant gold polka dots on the walls and the poof balls add a sense of fun and youth. This room would be any little girls dream room and it’s really not hard to create at all.
17. Teen’s Dream
Liven up a room by giving it a completely modern and indie makeover. This room would be a teenage girl’s dream with all this modern flair. It’s safe to assume that this is an upgrade from a little girl’s room to a teenager’s bedroom. The guitar in the corner suggests this girl is interesting in the arts and her bohemian flair is evident in that fantastic clothes rack. The deep gray color of the walls makes all the white in the room pop. The chandelier lamp is the same, but suddenly looks like a modern impression because it matches into the room effortlessly. Changing up colors and furniture are necessary for an upgrade that is this impressive.
Kid’s Bedroom Makeovers
18. Crisp and Clean
This upgraded kid’s bedroom keeps the fun while losing the clutter. This crisp, clean revamp features fun animal paintings and patterns while maintaining a classic look that any parent will love since it always seems to look clean. That is until the kids spread their toys all over the place, but even then, the room will look great! The mosaic printed lamps are such an interesting element in this room that adds enough color without drawing too much attention. The icy mint walls make the room seem much larger than it is as the two uniform twin beds sit with modern throw pillows. Simple changes can add so much to a space and I’m sure even the kids would appreciate this swap up.
Romantic Bedroom Makeovers
19. Abstract Space
This four-post bed, though classy, has gone through a major upgrade with the added poles at the top. You could easily add a sheer curtain over it to give it that interesting, romantic look that beckons for a timeout. The fluffy throw pillows, patterned bedspread and neutral tones give this room a modern romantic feel without overpowering it. By adding simple elements like this, the room has a dreamy feel to it with subtleness and class. The darker woods used for the furniture in this room are also timeless finishes that give this space an almost vintage romance feel.
20. Love and Light
This bedroom went through major romance renovation by way of colors and light. The whole feel and color scheme is brightened up with all these dreamy cream colors and coral pinks. My favorite part of the whole scene is the gauzy, lit curtain hanging at the back of the bed. The room went from a cooler, grey tone to this lovely array of warmth and peace. It’d be impossible not to consider this room a romantic escape, especially when compared to what it was before. It’s a great, comfortable transformation that is pieced together perfectly. The coral pink pillows, wall art and flowers add the perfect touches.
As you can see, there are so many incredible ways to makeover a room! Whether you’re working with a large bedroom or a smaller child’s room, the possibilities are endless with ideas as great as these. If you saw a few of these before and after makeover pics that you liked but can’t decide on one set one, piece elements tougher from other examples to create your own perfect space!
As far as your budget goes, hopefully these photos can inspire some makeover tricks without having to spend a lot of money or time – for those on a time constraint. Using your own creative elements and taking the space available into consideration can be the canvas for your own, perfect bedroom makeover. Good luck to you and your upcoming bedroom transformation!