The success story of a Glam Bedroom makeover on a budget, with neutral interior designs on RoomPlays



Birmingham, USA






Glam Neutral


Bedroom in Rental Space



This is a transformation story of how a neutral interior design changed the look of a basic, boring bedroom. It is the story of a bedroom makeover on a budget for a rental apartment.


RoomPlays designer Lisa has done a fabulous job of creating a glamorous space virtually. She successfully created an e-design to help our client Sarah achieve her interior design goal for her bedroom.

Sarah knew that this being a rental apartment, some things cannot be changed. Yet, she was looking for exciting decorating styles for the bedroom to bring in some warmth. Her room inspiration was a white, neutral, rustic glam style.

Sarah connected with RoomPlays on Instagram. She was scouting for bedroom makeovers in a budget ideas. She lives with her boyfriend in a rental apartment. Sarah loves rustic glam looks and wanted a neutral interior design.

Meet the Designer

Lisa lives in Birmingham, Michigan with her husband and four adorable children. By the day she is a doctor and by the night she is an interior designer.

She likes bright white interiors. Her preferred choice of interior design is rustic glam décor styles.

Lisa is a lifestyle and décor influencer. She is the creator of @homeinspirationlulu.

Being a part of the RoomPlays designer squad, she has done various projects helping clients decorate their homes and spaces with product styling, shopping lists, and design mood boards virtually.

Before & After

Within 3 days and $50 – Lisa turned around the design with a complete Shopping lit, while incorporating Sarah’s original pieces such as the bed and mirror.


Project Challenges

Sarah connected with Lisa on RoomPlays and mentioned that there were a few things that she definitely wanted to change in her rental apartment. She wanted to change the rug and add some layers.

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The furniture needed to be rearranged and added as per design. Sarah and her boyfriend had invested in a bed and that had to be used.

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The bedroom has a door that leads to a patio outdoors and Sarah wanted that to remain unblocked.

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Sarah did not like the wall color of her bedroom much. And it being a rental apartment she knew that cannot be changed. Yet, she yearned for some color and brightness. The room had a white radiator which couldn’t be moved. Sarah was looking for decorating styles to cover the same.

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The room had two mirrors – one over a dresser and one oval standing mirror.

The neutral interior design recommendation

The client was looking for a bedroom makeover on a budget and wanted a neutral interior design. Lisa worked out a perfect mood board for them.

She put together a budget-friendly shopping list from Amazon and Wayfair and met all the desired criteria.

Lisa suggested new rugs for the bedroom in neutral shades.

She suggested keeping the bed in the center of the window and adding white curtains. She even gave a sustainable curtain hooks/rod suggestion of using 3M attachments. Lisa’s design idea was to give the bed a centered look along with creating space to place a small nightstand end table on the opposite side.

To tackle the radiator, Lisa recommended a radiator cover. And, she wanted to keep the long oval mirror along the wall. Her idea was to keep the two mirrors reflecting each other to make the room appear larger.

The shopping list

Lisa is an influencer and works with Amazon recommending budget-friendly interior design decorating style guides.

For Sarah’s bedroom-makeover-on-a-budget project, Lisa suggested things that were chic and in-sync with the neutral interior design style.

The Rug

Lisa suggested two different kinds of rugs for the bedroom space. Both are in Gray/Ivory shades to compliment the neutral interior design.

Lisa highly recommends keeping these rugs. They are budget-friendly and look royal.


The client wanted white, linen bedding for the room. Keeping that in mind RoomPlays interior designer Lisa suggested two options from Amazon.

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This is a 5 piece duvet cover and bed sheet set from Amazon. It fits in the budget and the neutral interior design requirement.

Lisa also shared another option. She suggested this everyday use sheet set from Amazon. Attractively priced at $25, this is a great find for a bedroom makeover on a budget.

The bench

To give the bedroom a more modern glam look, Lisa suggested a couple of bench options. In her mood board, she placed the bench at the end of the bed. It serves as a multifunctional-furniture in the room.

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Lisa also picked this classy, gold-toned bench from Amazon. Crafted in wood and upholstered in linen, this bench is one of Lisa’s favorite finds.

She suggested another bench in faux fur white and gold option for the neutral interior design style.

The radiator

Sarah did not like the radiator much. She wanted the radiator to be covered or to be hidden. Lisa did exactly as she wished. She suggested this radiator cover from Amazon for a steal deal. It’s a sturdy piece made of MDF. It can be used as a tabletop for keeping plants, photo frames, books, and other knick-knacks.

The white color of the cover matches the neutral interior design style requirement.

Side Table

Lisa recommended adding this gold and white, marble look side end table to be kept next to the bed. Available for $42.95, this piece of furniture adds a glamorous touch to the neutral interior design style.

Cushions and cushion covers

Don’t we all agree that cushions add depth and glamour to a setting!

Lisa loves to play with cushions and recommended some gorgeous options. All priced within the client’s budget.

Cushions of different types, like embroidered, foil print, plain white add immense prettiness to a bed. These went well with the decoration style requirement of the project.


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Lisa likes these glass and gold tones trays. She suggested keeping a tray on the bed or side table in the new room. These trays are versatile and can be used to keep jewelry, planters, perfumes, or little somethings in any corner of the room.

Bedroom makeover before and after

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Lisa’s design mood board for Sarah worked perfectly fine. The mirror placed opposite each other gave great depth to the room, making it appear larger and spacious.

The urchin wall pieces on the wall looked great given the asymmetry of the window. The end-table, the bench, bedding set, and cushions bought the look together. This transformation story of a rental apartment is truly inspiring.

“First time using a virtual designer and I’ll surely be back. Really helpful to get a visual aid and personal shopping list!” – Sarah

Do you live in a rental apartment? Do you feel stuck with boring interiors? We, on RoomPlays, have lots of inspiring interior design ideas. Connect with RoomPlays design Squad, submit your interior style quiz and give your home a makeover within a budget.

About RoomPlays

RoomPlays is an online interior design platform connecting homeowners and renters with designers from around the world. It is a self-service portal, allowing interior designers to showcase their work, build their clientele, and work from the comforts of their homes.

RoomPlays founder Deb created the portal with an intent to empower women and small businesses to help clients with home decoration style guides on a budget.

Lisa of Homeinspirationlulu met Deb on Instagram and instantly connected over the common desire to create lovely spaces.