13 Before-and-After Bedroom Makeovers

Prepare to be impressed by these bedroom renovations. See how designers transform these nightmare spaces into the bedrooms of your dreams.

July 29, 2019

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Photo By: Mali Azima

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Photo By: Julie Soefer Photography

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Before: Bare Bones

Demo day left this bedroom looking bare and lacking. An angular ceiling adds potential for a unique, character-rich design and a single, corner window welcomes sunlight into the space.

After: Bold Hues

Dark and dreamy indigo wallpaper makes a statement behind the master bed and enhances the distinct angles of the ceiling. Pale aqua paint coats the surrounding walls and the window trim and baseboards balance the space with crisp, white paint. A fiery-pink Oushak rug adds vibrancy underfoot and a pair of pretty, brass sconces flank the bed and offer a warm glow in the otherwise cool-toned bedroom design.

Before: Plentiful Potential

This Massachusetts master bedroom has great bones but is dressed in dreadful, dated finishes. The orange-stained hardwoods, boring light fixture and clunky corner wardrobes aren’t doing this space, or those gorgeous windows, any favors.

After: Sun-Drenched + Sophisticated

Interior designer Kelly Rogers breathes new life into the space with airy taupe paint on the walls, a neutral stain on the hardwood floors and a whimsical flush mount fixture above the bed. The airy and expansive bed is positioned at the center of the windows and flanked by gorgeous, graphic drapes and twin table lamps. Abstract artwork lines the entry hallway walls and brings a subtle touch of color to the design.

Before: Basic + Boring

This forgotten bedroom is decked out in a mix of boring beige and outdated ivory finishes. Ill-fitting window treatments highlight two cluttered dressers and the yellowed wall and ceiling paint age the space and appear dirty against the white bedding.

After: Blissful + Bright

Talk about a transformation, right? Interior designer Claire Paquin maintains a neutral design in the space but executes her vision with updated hues. The walls are coated with an airy, cool gray color and the ceilings and trim are refreshed with bright-white paint. A light lavender, velvet bed is dressed in classic white bedding and framed by two white chests. A luxe, silver rug adds softness to the space and coordinates with the metallic euro pillows and custom roman shades.

Before: Dysfunctional Girls' Room

To say this bare, beige girl’s bedroom leaves a lot to be desired would be an understatement, friends. The space is plagued with a wonky layout, crowded floor space and a traditional four-poster bed dressed drab, dated bedding.

After: Trendy Teenage Dream

TerraCotta Design Build take this space from dreary to dreamy. The designers reimagine the layout and energize walls with bright and airy aqua paint. A tropical palm triptych serves as a stylish statement piece above the white spindle bed. The bohemian theme in the space continues with textured bedding, pom-pom trimmed curtains and a woven jute basket planter.

Before: Drab + Dark Boy's Room

Deep red walls overpower this small boy’s bedroom. The dark hue creates a closed-in, cramped feeling that’s further perpetuated by the lacking storage and busy patterns used throughout the space.

After: Fiery + Fresh Contemporary Design

Dove gray walls welcome natural sunlight in this transformed boy’s bedroom. A custom shelving unit runs the length of the room, offering stylish storage for books and providing a punch of color about the bed. A fiery-red pillow accents the center of the bed and brings a youthful energy to the classic blue, gray and white bedding.

Before: Dingy + Dated Master Bedroom

This California master suite sports an unsightly mix of stained wall-to-wall carpeting, a dusty grasscloth accent wall and dingy vertical blinds. The space features dated furnishings draped in misplaced patterns and out-of-place hues.

After: Mid-Century Makeover

Hard to believe this is same space. Interior designer Natalie Meyers swaps the dusty and dated details of the original space for a clean, midcentury-inspired master bedroom design. Bright-white horizontal shiplap lines the wall behind the bed to create subtle dimension. Blonde hardwood floors and two, vintage bohemian area rugs replace the stain carpeting and gauzy, ivory sheers dress the bedroom window.

Before: Dusty Details

An oversized vanity dresser and outdated, tiered window treatments overwhelm the wall opposite of the bed in this dark master bedroom. The space appears cluttered with cramped with dingy disproportionate furniture, clashing purple bedding and a stained popcorn ceiling.

After: Clean Line Design

White walls, smooth ceilings and blonde hardwood floors provide a breath of fresh air in this renewed master bedroom. The light floors and bright walls serve as a clean backdrop to a curated collection of midcentury furniture, polished light fixtures and airy textile accents.

Before: Uninviting Elements

A matchy-matchy sleigh bed and vanity appear heavy and generic in this mustard guest bedroom. Tawdry burgundy bedding clashes against the mustard walls and creates a darkened, dated look.

After: Reimagined + Refined

The wooden sleigh bed gets a new lease on life in this ethereal bedroom makeover. Interior designer Minhnuyet Hardy repositions the bed between the two windows at the center of the room. She swaps the dark finishes for a fresh palette of artic blue, snowy white, and metallic silver. The results are equal parts classic and inviting.

Before: Outdated Furnishings

This traditional bedroom sports an unsightly mix of unfashionable finishes and disproportionate furnishings. Too-small nightstands flank the overly-elaborate four-poster bed dressed in a gaudy, burgundy patchwork quilt.

After: Transitional Transformation

Interior designer Minhnuyet Hardy takes this master suite from gaudy to gorgeous with soft gray and cream tones enhanced with cool, contrasting furnishings. The inky two-poster bed skims the white crown molding and draws the eye up to bring height to the space. Sizable nightstands and twin table lamps frame the bed and a flashy sputnik chandelier illuminates and elevates the design overhead.

Before: Awkward + Expansive

The homeowners have more space than they know what to do with in this grand master bedroom. The king-size bed and accent furniture appear lost in a vast sea of cream carpet and beige walls.

After: Intimate + Elegant

Interior designer Marie Flanigan transforms the expansive and empty master suite into a cozy, intimate and fresh design layered with texture and timeless finishes. The cream carpet is replaced with neutral hardwood floors paired with a large, patterned area rug to bring pattern and movement underfoot. A grand canopy bed replaces the original bed to take up more visual space in the room. A sophisticated ivory loveseat provides a space to sit and adds a homey touch to the design.

Before: Mismatched Master

A mirrored closet wall and mismatched furniture make one unsightly and uninspiring bedroom. This cramped space is begging for a floor-to-ceiling makeover.

After: Cohesive Contemporary

Interior designer Caitlin Jones Ghajar gives the once-cramped bedroom a contemporary makeover with crisp and clean finishes. Two unique geometric patterns add panache to the floor and the statement wall behind the bed. The remaining accents are a combination of crisp white, sleek black or heather gray to maintain a streamlined design.

Before: Cluttered Character

This small bedroom is made even smaller by the cluttered built-in shelves delineating the space. The deep red shelving unit is an eyesore in the space with its disheveled mix of plastic binders, board games and booze.

After: Crisp Cottage Style

The red shelves are removed and the cottage bedroom is brought to life with a pitched ceiling, charming white trim and cheerful aqua paint. The cozy bed sports classic white bedding and a custom, turquoise-and-yellow lumbar pillow. A small armchair wears the same turquoise-and-yellow upholstery and offers a sweet spot to enjoy a cup of coffee each morning.

Before: Thrown Together Guest Room

This guest room looks like a sad and disheveled dorm room. The forgotten bedroom features dated orange-stained floors, a tattered duvet cover and tacky wire storage shelves.

After: Upbeat + Inviting Guest Suite

The once-disheartening guest room graduates to this gorgeous and inviting space with vibrant wall art, bright-white bedding and symmetrical nightstands and table lamps.

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