New Flooring Helps Transform Master Bedroom

Men laying new hardwood flooring

A neglected master bedroom got a budget makeover after new Pergo laminate flooring was installed throughout the entire house, dating the old space fast. “It was just a place to sleep after long working hours,” says Atlanta area homeowner Judy Adams. No more. Judy was excited to share her update with Atlanta Home Improvement magazine by entering our “Decorating on a Dime” Contest.

BEFOREAFTER“I am very proud of the results looking richer and comfortable as compared to the stark plain look from before,” Judy says.

To the existing king bed frame Judy attached 6-inch risers, hiding them with a new bed skirt. The newly propped up mattress received a memory foam topper for added comfort, and a quilt that was already in the home was covered with a new off-white duvet to create unity with the rest of the design.

Judy ordered custom faux wood blinds online, hanging them on a curtain rod she already had and saving money by installing them herself. The off-white walls only needed a little bit of touching up, so she just added a dark-brown accent wall behind the headboard for contrast. Many of the other furnishings were repurposed from other rooms of the house, getting a new life in the redecorated master bedroom. For new purchases, Judy shopped at department stores such as Kohl’s and used coupons for additional savings.

All the hard work paid off. “Now it feels comfortable and warm, where before that room was the one I kept the door closed to when company arrived,” Judy says. By using items she already had and splurging on good investments, Judy didn’t have to break the bank.

Here is a breakdown of the expenses for the bedroom transformation:

  • $90 memory foam matress topper (Kohl’s)
  • $230 wood blinds (Select Blinds)
  • $45 Benjamin Moore paint
  • $20 bed risers (Wal-Mart)
  • $13 1/2-inch plywood board (Lowe’s)
  • $5 new king duvet in original packaging (garage sale)
  • $100 lined drapes (Pottery Barn)
  • $95 ceiling fan (Lowe’s)

Total: $598

Check out what other Atlanta area homeowners were able to do with $1,000 or less as part of our “Decorating on a Dime” Contest:

  • Back porch redecorated for $300
  • Romantic-meets-industrial master bedroom 
  • Third-story loft turned into budget master bedroom
  • Budget storage solutions add style and functionality
  • A porch redesign with Southern influence
  • Living room gets contemporary budget makeover
  • New and improved dining room transforms foreclosed home
  • Fifties to Fab: Living Room and Kitchen Redecorated on a Budget 
  • Atlanta Homeowner Gives Dining Room Budget Makeover 
  • Bold Colors Inspire Budget Bedroom Makeover


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