It's often the last room on your redecorating checklist, but these designers prove that you can totally transform this space without dedicating tons of time or cash.
Want proof this bedroom was totally neglected? There wasn't even a bed in it. But the blogger behind was determined to revamp it with a budget of only $350.
A coat of white paint gave the panels a planked wall look and, when paired with a ruffled comforter and distressed wood, resulted in a modern country design.
It's clear from the colorful floor rug in this room that the homeowner has bold taste, but simply didn't know how to translate that into a full room experience.
Deisgner Kevin O'Gara's plan: Mix mid-century details with color, hence the blue ceiling, graphic drapes and eclectic art. The results are striking, yet not overwhelming when paired with a neutral rug and bedding.
Even though the blogger behind , Kris Jarrett, invested time into designing her bedroom in the past, she no longer loved the sponge-painted walls.
So she swapped 'em out for a full wall of faux shiplap (no easy feat). This, paired with a brand-new headboard and bedding, gave the room a more upscale country chic look.
When Shay Geyer, the owner and designer of , decided to give her 10-year-old daughter's bedroom an update, she wanted to bring the space up to pre-teen speed.
She decided to stick with the colorful palette, but add in bold black accents and patterns inspired by Kate Spade and Tory Burch — and the results are something we firmly believe both famous brands would swoon over.
While the "before" photos in Erica Chan Coffman's bedroom (the blogger behind ) showed potential, it definitely didn't reflect her fabulous taste.
Luckily, celebrity designer was up for the challenge of transforming her bedroom. His solution? A neutral palette paired with statement art. "It's such a perfect reflection of Erica's style, combining modern, vintage and global elements," he says.
Before Sharon Williams, the blogger behind , tackled this room, it was used as a dumping site for furniture from other renovations in her home.
Williams chose sophisticated, yet fun patterns and colors to create a bedroom her young daughter could grow into over time. Our favorite part? The gold bed frame.
A New Yorker's bedroom was sparse and didn't have a cohesive style. Designer Amanda Nisbet was up to the challenge to transform space in just nine hours. "The room has good bones, but I don't think the space is being used as well as it could be," she says.
Amanda Nisbet took the color off the walls and put it into the accessories. The designer brought in bigger pieces such as a lamp and desk to make the small room seem bigger. "Colors and textures — yellow, enamel white, patinated metal — are repeated, which unifies the space," she says.
Jamie Lott at master bedroom was always an afterthought, while other projects in her home took precedence. "For us, our master bedroom has always been last on the list of things to get to and somehow or other it's just never gotten done," she says. "Which is sad, really, because your bedroom should be your oasis."
Jamie installed a faux board and batten wall treatment that cost less than $50 and used paint wisely. "I will never get tired of saying it's amazing what a little paint can do!" she says. "I kept the 'base' of our room (walls, bedding, etc.) neutral then added interest with pops of color, texture, and metal accents."
On Nate Berkus's NBC show, American Dream Builders, designer Elaine Griffin was tasked with redecorating a girls' bedroom that was cute, but lacked personality.
Griffin gave the bedroom a pale yellow and white palette, which is a bit more sophisticated and can grow with the daughters. Dark wood floors replaced the carpet and patterned drapes were added to the "play area" of the room.
A bachelor's Atlanta, Georgia, bedroom looked more like a standard guest room than a gentleman's retreat. "The overall design objective was to create a restful abode with a masculine aesthetic," James Wheeler of says.
The inspiration for the color scheme was the pool and outdoor spaces just off the bedroom. "We chose a deep blue for the walls to create a modern feel and drew inspiration from the spirit of a gentleman's library," Wheeler says. "We utilized dark woods to create a sense of masculinity.
Designer was tapped to convert a bedroom with an awkward, tilted ceiling into a peaceful retreat. Plus, non-standard windows and two radiators made it clear Doyle had her work cut out for her.
Doyle created two different zones for the bedroom, with a cocoon-like bed on one side and a small sitting area nearby. She unified the whole space with a Oushak rug and set a serene tone with a mint and aqua color scheme, with white and neutrals mixed in.
Designer basement left a lot to be desired. The standard basement windows made the space look uninviting, while the bare walls and drab floors created a sterile look.
Selke added larger windows to let in more light and change the whole feeling of the space. Colorful furniture, bedding, accessories and a mural gives the room a whimsical, fun look.
Designers Susan Donelson and Sharon Bubenhofer of Cleveland Hall Design were tapped to convert a spare bedroom in the DC Design House into a room ready for summer house guests. The small space was outdated with older window treatments and plain walls.
"After several years of somber color trends, we wanted to create a space with vibrant patterns and hues," Donelson and Bubenhofer explain. "This delicate floral pattern envelops the room, while a colorful geometric carpet anchors the space." The twin beds create a symmetry in the room, with each guest getting his or her own side table.
In this San Francisco show house, the bedroom's walls were wrapped in a classic Pierre Frey wallpaper (an 18th-century ikat Toile de Nantes print). Designer challenge was to the keep the paper, while creating a cohesive space.
Cahan's plan? Create an upscale bedroom for a young gentleman. "Mature and muted shades of blue and gray are contrasted with youthful pops off persimmon adding a warm, rich appeal to the space," she says.
The homeowner of Florida house struggled with what to do with the big, open bedroom. "I had no idea how to fill my big, empty bedroom, much less give it any sense of style," they admit.
No offense to orange lovers, but this bright shade was the opposite of relaxing in guest bedroom.