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Bedrooms are happy places. A place to unwind and relax! So I thought I’d refresh my son’s room, which doubles as a guest bedroom when necessary! It’s not an easy task to create something that can be used for my son and guests. The most challenging part is to complete the task within the budget of $100. I decided to focus on the bedding for the refresh, since that’s an area I don’t think you can ever go wrong with. I like to keep things simple, with crisp white sheets.I’ll keep it classic with a cozy throw and tons of throw pillows. I am loving the color combinations in this bedroom.


What’s so special about our bedroom is the coziness of the sitting area! To keep costs down I have two chairs that my daughter wanted to dispose, but I quickly salvaged them for the sitting area. This helped save on much of my costs for accessories and bedding.

Most of my inspiration came from Pottery Barn. I was able to find some killer deals at Ross Dress for Less for $5.00 pillow, a blue throw for $10. The checkered material for bedding at Discount Fabric for $20.00… Total so far is $30.00!

Where would you spend your costs if you only had $100 to spend for a bedroom refresh?

I want to thanks Erin from Lemons lavender & Laundry and for organizing this four week fun $100 challenge…P.S  Stop by and visit more challenges from these talented bloggers.

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  • Zografia | Bisozozo

    I love the blue throw texture, and price! The room has amazing window! Looking forward to next week!

  • Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

    Maria! This room has some great features… Those floors! Love you ideas and inspiration for this space. Can’t wait to see all what you do!

  • Carole @ Garden Up Green

    Can’t wait to see what you do, love the source pallet. This is a super neat challenge I’ve visited some of the others and I can hardly wait to see what you all do. Love a good before and after. Your circular table is awesome, makes a statement all on its own.

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks Carole, you are so sweet! thanks for stopping by! Can’t wait to do the other challenge with you!

  • Amanda @ Old House to New Home

    I can’t wait to see how your room comes out! That’s great you were able to salvage chairs from your daughter! That will save you a ton of money!

  • Monica Benavidez

    Maria, I love how bright and airy this room looks, and I think the bedding you chose will make a mega impact. I love all your spaces, so I am pumped to see how this one turns out.

  • Brittany Goldwyn

    Absolutely love those floors, Maria! You have a great blank slate to work with!!

  • Kristen

    Oooh I love those floors! What a great space to work with, can’t wait to see it when its finished!

  • Kathy

    I love the pieces you already have in there! Can’t wait to see how you add more texture and layers. I bet it IS tricky creating a boy’s/guest room!

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks Kathy,, its very tricky because my son is very laid back, but I don’t want it to be girly wither, the maps on the wall he loves! So its having a coastal hotel vibe.

  • Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

    Those floors are gorgeous and you pretty much have a blank slate to work with. I love your ideas and can’t wait to see it all come together.

  • Deborah

    What an amazing room already!

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  • Kim

    I can’t wait to see how this turns out, Maria! Your inspiration and choices are a perfect balance – a bit masculine but still soft for a guest room. Excited!

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks Kim, its crazy trying to make this bedroom suitable for both my son and guests, but its only used when we get lots of family in that he goes and sleeps on the couch. He is a trooper. Most of the time its his bedroom.

  • Tracy

    I can wait to see how you pull it all together! I love the inspiration board.

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks so much again Tracy, its been stressful trying to find everything for under $100, thank god for hand me downs.

  • sara

    Your room has such beautiful bones! I am in love! I cant wait to see the finished project!

    • Maria Brittis

      Hi Sara, thanks for the kind comments! Hopefully all fall in place this week for the final reveal next week!

  • Sue

    Looks lovely thanks for the inspiration and sharing with us at #OvertheMoon

  • Maggie@ Maggie Lois

    This room looks amazing and you haven’t even started yet, I can’t wait to see what you do! And I love the challenge of making over a room for just $100, can’t wait to see what you do! Stopping by from Pink Heels Pink Truck link-up!

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks Maggie for stopping by. I noticed that your blog was created from Georgia Lou, I just had a shopping cart done by them and it was great.

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  • Alayna

    Love the space! Such a big airy room with pretty floors – great foundation. You’ve got a nice start with the bedding. I’m sure it won’t take much more to pull it all together.

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks…My big reveal is tonight, so if you like to see the final reveal, stop by. Again thanks for stopping by

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  • Theresa Huse

    I love your mood board inspiration image. When my older daughter moved out we use that room as a craft/guest room. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Be sure to share it with us when you get it done! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.

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