Before and After: A $180 Feature Wall Transforms a Master Bedroom
A master bedroom feature wall can be transformative—but it can also be prohibitively expensive. Mansa knew her builder-grade bedroom needed some drama, but its medium size required thinking outside the box.
“After putting our master bedroom on the back burner for years, we finally decided to create the retreat we always wanted,” Mansa says. “We had a fairly limited budget, so we really had to stretch every dollar.”
After a significant amount of time spent planning, they decided on a dark blue accent wall to “create impact,” she says—and the DIY project to make it happen was surprisingly cheap. Cumulatively, they spent $180 on trim, caulk, and paint. Painstakingly marking out the trim pattern with tape beforehand significantly sped up the application process.
“We just love how the wall pops against our furniture,” Mansa says. The black upholstered headboard makes a bold statement, but somehow it works beautifully with the navy wall. The white bedding is a perfect choice, adding a hint of lightness, especially when paired with the pale-blue rug, which pops against the dark paint. Coastal accents, like fern stems and seagrass baskets, keep the room feeling natural.
Thank you for sharing, Mansa!