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HGTV fan theycallmemartha wasn't happy with the headboard in her guest bedroom. So instead of buying a new one, she simply designed a slipcover to fit right over the old one. Together with her husband, they easily transformed the look of the bed — and the room — with padding, fabric and a few buttons.

Neutral Upholstered Headboard

Instead of a traditional headboard, HGTV fan IsabellaandMaxRooms flanked the bed with two sets of curtains. Matching table lamps and an elegant crystal chandelier complete the room's young and chic look.

Robin's Egg Blue Girls Room

It's hard to believe this contemporary bedroom is for a preteen girl. The design incorporates the girl's favorite colors and patterns. The bright green headboard adds to her love of rock 'n' roll music. Design by Jennifer Jones.

Glamorous Teen Bedroom

An old-fashioned iron bedstead gets a boost from a bold, modern wallpaper. Design by Home by Novogratz

Eclectic Orange and White Guest Room

Drew and Jonathan Scott gave a homeowners' existing wooden bed an update with plump pillows and lush bedding. Design by Property Brothers

Bedroom With Mint Green Walls

If you're remodeling an extra bedroom and have the budget to add outdoor access, it'll not only give guests extra breathing room, it could also make your home more sellable.

Cottage Style Bedroom With Pine Walls and Ceiling

According to designer Jill Sorensen, comfort, function and fantasy are all you need for a pleasing guest retreat. She accomplishes that here thanks to plush twin beds, thick drapery and a fanciful burst of turquoise courtesy of the campaign chest-turned-nightstand.

Guest Retreat With Blue Chest-Turned-Nightstand

It’s important for any bedroom to reflect the personality of its owner, so don’t be afraid to break the rules and inject a little humor. “I had so much fun decorating this space,” says designer Kristin Peake. “It’s an eclectic room, and so was our thought process. We even found a clear, hollow lamp and filled it with gumballs!”

Baby Blue and White Bedroom

Choose multiple mirrors in varying shapes and sizes for a look that is fun, bright and not too fussy.

Serene Bedroom With Bright Pink Accents

A Mondrian-inspired credenza fills out a sitting area and offers tons of cabinet-and-drawer storage. Perfect for stashing books — or hiding a mini-bar.

HGTV Smart Home 2014 Master Bedroom

Using laminate is a low-cost, yet stylish flooring option. Made to resemble hardwood, stone and tile, laminate gives inexpensive options for texture, style and color. Photo courtesy of Mohawk Flooring

Tiled Bedroom with Old World Flair

The contrast of the light and dark hand-scraped maple flooring adds drama to this masculine space. Design by Woodley Architectural Group

Boys Room With Striped Flooring

This space is similar to the original layout – but it separates the bed and chairs by a walkway and adds a dresser into the seating area. This is a great option for long, narrow rooms, and it effectively breaks the space into a sleeping area and conversation pit.

Transitional Bedroom With Seating Area

Group art and photos rather than scattering them throughout the room. “Vary the size and shape; vary the frames and mediums. Mix a mirror into the grouping. It adds interest!” Keim says.

Transitional Bedroom With Gallery Wall

In this glamorous, contemporary master suite, dark walls create the perfect backdrop to a white chaise lounge. “We defined the seating area with a richly-textured rug and added a fur throw blanket and sequined throw pillow to create the feeling the clients were looking for,” says designer Nina Magon.

Contemporary Master Suite With Seating Area

Tucked in front of a bay window overlooking a swimming pool, a pair of upholstered chairs offers a comfy place to sit to watch TV or read. When selecting upholstery, designer Debbie Talianko says to “keep solid fabrics on large items and bring in texture and color with accents.” And remember, “using plenty of white gives a restful feeling.”

Master Bedroom With Sitting Area

If you have the budget, building in a bed and slide-out tables can solve a multitude of space problems. Designer Laura Stein tells how she conquered this basement's special design challenges.

Guest Room With Built-In Murphy Bed

For modern appeal, add a sleek, Saarinen table to a child's room or guest room.

Contemporary Children's Room With Orange Accents

In this nursery-slash-guest room, designer Brian Patrick Flynn covered the Murphy bed with wallpaper that coordinates with the fabric and furnishings.

Nursery-Slash-Guest Room With Murphy Bed

A small dressing table is a classic bedroom fixture, creating a relaxing spot for applying makeup or even doing bills.

Guest Room With Custom Mirror

Add a gracious seating area, perfect for leisurely breakfasts or afternoons working the crossword puzzle.

Modern Bedroom With Two-Poster Bed

White on white fabric radiates a glamorous hollywood feel in this dreamy master bedroom. Textural elements, such as the chunky throws and striking chandelier, add depth to the space.

White Art Deco Bedroom With Roman Shades

Perfect for a guest room, this comfy day bed is set apart with the accent of a traditional chandelier, a sweet touch that gives the space its own identity.

Yellow and White Sitting Room With Daybed

To give this master bedroom an infusion of Hollywood chic, designer Jennifer Leonard layered rich patterns and textures on the bed. Adding “jewelry” was the piece de resistance, she says. “The accent pillows have elegant embroidery and glass beading,” she notes. These are the finishing touches that lend a hint of sparkle and shine.

Chic Master Bedroom With Elegant Embroidery

Inspired by the colors of an Indian sari, designer Robin Pelissier mixed a range of patterns in shades of lavender and blue to create a look that’s luxurious and personal. “We wanted the homeowner to feel like a queen,” she says. “We looked at pictures of Indian-inspired wedding dresses to create this richly-detailed space.”

Bed With Luxurious Lavender Headboard