From Eclectic to Serene Bedroom Makeover

From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover

My original bedroom décor was definitely eclectic and dramatic. Although it was fun to look at, it was not cozy. I needed to change it into something more serene and calming without spending a lot of money.

Click Next to see my eclectic to serene bedroom makeover.

The Original Bedroom

The Bedroom Before | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The Bedroom Before

Here’s the eclectic room I started with. It didn’t look “bad” but just wasn’t serene enough for my bedroom.

Something about it always bothered me because it did not evoke the feeling of calmness I needed. When I looked at the bedroom with a critical eye, I realized that I could easily achieve this with minimal expense and just a few tweaks. I identified those things in the room that I no longer liked, and left the things I liked.

One of the “keepers” was the ceiling. Want to see how it was done? Click here to see our post on how to wallpaper the ceiling.

Click Next to see a sneak peek of the new serene bedroom.

A Sneak Peek Of The New Room

The Bedroom After | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The bedroom After

With a few simple changes, I was able to create the restful room that I was looking for.

Click Next to see what I did.

Replace the Wallpaper

The new wallpaper | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The new wallpaper

The wall paper accent wall was too bold (below). Replacing it with a more muted pattern (from HGTV wallpaper book 2) had an immediate positive impact.

The original wallpaper | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The original wallpaper

Replace the Artwork

The new painting | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The new painting

The paintings (below) were a great reminder of a Hawaiian vacation, but a little too loud for the bedroom. I swapped them out for one large quieter print that I already owned.

The old pictures from Hawaii were a little too jarring | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The old pictures from Hawaii were a little too jarring

Replace the Area Rug

The new light grey area rug | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The new light grey area rug

I also replaced the monochromatic burgundy rug with a gray floral that has complimenting hues, and that I like much better. It used to be in my den.

The original darker rug | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The original darker rug

Update the Lamp Shade

The new lampshade | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The new lampshade

The boa covered lamp shade (below) felt passé. I collaborated with John Shimp at Lampshades Etc. to have a custom smocked shade made in lavender silk. This was a bit costly but I really think it enhances the existing crystal bedside lamp.

The boa lampshade was a little dated | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The boa lampshade was a little dated

Change the Candle Color

The new teal candles | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The new teal candles

I changed the candles from beige (below) to aqua (above) to tie in with the wall color.

The original beige candles | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The original beige candles

Replace the Pillows

The new pillows are less busy | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The new pillows are less busy

The toile pillows were too much use of the same pattern (below). I replaced them with some silk cushions (above) that complimented the duvet stripes and the lamp shade. Since I already owned them, they did not cost me anything.

The original pillows were too much pattern | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The original pillows were too much pattern

The Finished Room

The bedroom after | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The bedroom after

Now the bedroom looks completely different and pleasantly relaxing.

A lampshade, new wallpaper and teal candles created a serene look. | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
A lampshade, new wallpaper and teal candles created a serene look.

Best of all, the only expenses were wallpaper, a lamp shade, and candles.

The ceiling and chandelier stayed the same | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The ceiling and chandelier stayed the same

The ceiling wallpaper and the chandelier stayed the same.

The other end of the room | From Eclectic To Serene Bedroom Makeover
The other end of the room stayed the same

And so did the other end of the room.

With a few changes, I was able to create a serene room that did not cost a lot of money!

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