Good morning! I’m coming to you today with a fun series – the $100 update. I don’t know about you, and maybe it’s just my love of decorating, but I am always coming up with new ideas for our home. I’m always wanting to change things around and freshen things up. However, I don’t have the budget to just go around remodeling our house every few months when I feel the itch for change.
There are also those rooms around our house that just seem to be forgotten. The kitchen and living room get all of the attention and then rooms like the guest bedroom, bathrooms, kids’ rooms can tend to get forgotten.
With a few simple touches, these rooms we may not have the big budgets for can feel just as beautiful and special to us.
I’m starting off the series with the guest bedroom. For us, our guest bedroom has been the place for the extra furniture to live. When we got a new bed, dresser, or end tables the old ones were sent to the guest room. There’s never been much in it except for bare bones furniture. If we had any décor it was always just the stuff that I didn’t hate, but that wasn’t making the cut for the rest of the house to be seen everyday.
With the boys getting bigger we seem to have visitors more often, particularly this time of year, so I thought it would be fitting to give this room a little bit of a face lift.
My inspiration for this room came from my Magnolia Home book. I love the simple colors and the small pop of yellow.
I started out with evaluating what I had. Spare furniture definitely gets to stay here with this budget. Then I went looking for inspiration. I loved the simplicity of this room. It feels clean and comfortable – something we all want when we are staying in someone else’s house.
Next, I chose new linens. This is always a great place to start as they will make the biggest impact in a bedroom. And the bed is kiiind of the most important part. I found this white quilt at Target on sale for $35.
My sheets we fine, so I just needed to update the pillows.
I found this yellow pillow cover for $7 and just covered an insert I already had. These $18 striped pillow cases brought in a little bit of the black and white elements you see in the photo, and then the $20 euro shams make the bed feel luxurious and bring in some black.
For the walls, I already had the four wood pieces. I found the clock also on sale at Target for $18. I loved how big it was. Because I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get a lot with my budget, I wanted my one item to make an impact.
I angled the dresser to round out the room and make it more of a feature as well. I had found and loved this sign, but at $20 it wasn’t going to fit in the budget for this room and make a big enough impact. I had the chalkboard already, so I just wrote it out myself. I added some faux greenery stems in some vases I already had, and added a candle I had.
The point is to repurpose things you already have, and purchase things that will make the biggest impact when you are on a tight budget. Updating linens and large wall décor are always going to be the biggest bang for you buck here.
So there’s that with my $100 update. What do you think? Let me know if this inspired you to update any of your own rooms for just a little bit of money!