SheKnows space-lifts: 5 Summer bedrooms under $500
Creating a personalized bedroom can be a lot of fun, but it can also be overwhelming. Check out these really fun and colorful bedroom makeover ideas for under $500 that you can recreate today to update your bedroom simply and inexpensively.
Nantucket is an amazing island tucked off the coast of Massachusetts. Recreate the feel of this beautiful coastal island by including fabulous items into your bedroom decor like this coastal bedding (Pottery Barn, $170), these simple framed coral prints (Pottery Barn, $129) and a lovely crochet starfish pillow (Pottery Barn, $39). Add these cute whitewashed baskets (World Market, $18 and up) and a complementary mini vase with tray (World Market, $25) to get a refined Nantucket-inspired bedroom.
Ikat prints are really fun and perfect for a bright summery bedroom! To create your own ikat bright bedroom look, start by finding a fun and inspiring ikat print quilt (World Market, $80) and add an accent table lamp in a matching color (World Market, $23). Select plain-colored white curtains (World Market, $25) and then find a few brightly-colored accents like these fun ribbed glass candle holders (World Market, $10). Finish your room off with a brightly-hued art print to match (World Market, $100).
There are so many pretty vintage French-inspired bedroom items these days that creating a French-inspired vintage bedroom would be so lovely and reminiscent of sitting in a French café during the summer time! Start with a classic and elegant toile quilt set (Macys, $260) and add some pretty yellow flowers bedside (Bed Bath and Beyond, $62). Next, find a few fun accent items for your walls like this pretty French photo holder (World Market, $30) and this vintage key photo holder (World Market, $39). Finish off your look with a fun and elegant Eiffel Tower table lamp (World Market, $25), and say "Bonjour!" to your vintage French-inspired bedroom!
Incorporating yellow into the bedroom brings a bright and summery feel to your space so easily. Be careful not to overdo the yellow though. Pick and choose a few yellow items to incorporate into an otherwise neutral room and you will create a blissful and bright bedroom! Consider adding items like this beautiful medallion duvet cover (Pottery Barn, $100) and these Japonica stems (Pottery Barn, $14) into a simple clear glass vase (Pottery Barn, $39). Complete the look with these fun diagonal frames (World Market, $50) and this sunburst-inspired mirror (World Market, $180).
Around the world
Summer travels provide the opportunity for fabulous souvenirs. I don't mean cheap trinkets — I mean fun home decor items as souvenirs. Next time you're traveling, pick up a few memorable items or shop locally for a few world travel-inspired decor items to put in your bedroom, like this antiqued world map (World Market, $100), soapstone Buddha head (World Market, $7) or these fun painted elephants (World Market, $40). Place an oversized globe on a stand (World Market, $129) in the corner and hang a pretty Antigua hanging lantern (World Market, $30) from the ceiling. With all the fun accents, you will want to keep your background simple, so choose a pretty white comforter set like this to complete your bedroom (Overstock, $63).