After: Principal Bedroom
Ticking stripe fabric over an Ikea headboard is an affordable way to customize a bed.
Michael decided to wallpaper all four walls for a traditional farmhouse style, so he kept other patterns to a minimum. Instead of buying new nightstands, he painted the ones from his former apartment taupe and added classic hardware to suit the room. For art above the bed, Michael framed seaweed images found online in $3 frames from Value Village. The dressing table (left) was purchased new, but was only $300 from Ikea.