After all the busy weeks preparing the show house, it has finally opened. This is…
Master Bedroom Before + Makeover Plans
For some reason the master bedroom always seems to be the last room in a home that gets any attention. Maybe it’s because we spend lots of time fixing up the spaces that other people see and we put our own needs last? But the master can be a wonderful place to make into a calming retreat for you and your partner.
When we moved into our house almost four years ago, we painted everything at the same time. Well pretty much within a few months. I wish I hadn’t done that. One of my hopes for the future is to decorate a room and paint it last.
The master bedroom got a medium share of blue-grey called Flint Smoke by Behr. It’s one of my favorite colors in the house, and since then I’ve sort of decorated around it. So I like the color and it will stay.
Lately I’ve been wanting to spruce up this space, clean up the clutter, and give it more style. It’s mainly blue-grey, white and black and needs some dimension and interest. Not to mention some new dressers, a rug, and new window treatments.
Here is what the room looks like today, I’ve not actually showed much of this space on the blog before. Mainly because of this side of the room, which is across from the bed. So embarrassing. Kind of a hot mess of bedroom stuff.
The dressers, table and wall make it so cluttered and I’d love to simplify that area, get some new dressers and get rid of some of the furniture. I hung those shelves on the wall not too long ago because it was blank forever and now I’m rethinking that decision.
There are a few random pieces of storage there too, like a container full of photo albums that I’m working with for my photo project, and a basket that holds clothes since they don’t fit into our small dressers. My makeup, which technically could go in the bathroom.
Turning towards the door, this is what we have going on. Not terrible, but again, you can see the clutter of the mirror, table, and things on and under it.
Wonder why I’m showing such a wide shot of the ceiling? That’s because we’re planning to get crown molding! I’m excited about that. We don’t have it anywhere in the house, and I thought this would be the perfect place to put it up.
Here is the corner by the closet. I’d love to put a taller dresser there where I can do makeup, put on jewelry and have all of my clothes in the same area, rather than in the closet and all the way across the room, like they currently are.
I have a random pile of pictures on the floor that have no home. They need to go. Another shot of our tall nine foot ceilings. That rug you see is a leftover from Dan’s apartment before we were married and is only 5×8 so it only covers a small part of the room. I’m going to need luck finding a good rug that fits, they are so expensive.
This are the shelves I moved up from the dining room to be my bedside table. I love the extra space on top for things, but hate the open-ness of the shelves, it doesn’t work for here. I just think it contributes more to the visual clutter, so I’d like to find something similar with a closed front, perhaps a dresser or small cabinet?
There’s me in the reflection of the new Hope art that I make from glittered paper. And more art on the floor that has to go.
If you want to see the REAL before of this space, here it is just before we moved in. The walls were a light peach (as was most of the upstairs) and there was red shag carpet. Eeewww. It was the first thing we took out.
Sadly we still have those blinds up, which is why I need to find something new for the window. Here is the side by the closet. Lots of shag.
And this is what the floor looked like when we pulled up the carpet. It smelled so bad but we were ecstatic that the floors were in such good shape. We ended up refinishing them anyway. And look at those giant baseboards, they are eight inches tall and I love them.
There are some parts of this room that I like, such as the wall shelves by the window, and the wall color. Although I’ve been dying for an accent wall in my house someplace. Maybe this will be the room?
And I have this amazing velvet fabric I got on clearance several years ago that I think would be perfect for a new headboard. I love ours, but always wanted a taller one for our bed since the ceilings are so high, I think the room can use it.
Here are my makeover plans for the master bedroom. Overall I’d like to bring some contrast in here, and some color. I’m such a neutral person, but I need to add more variety in my home.
- Paint an accent wall
- Buy, paint, and install crown molding
- Make new curtains, perhaps with a pattern on them
- Make a new headboard
- Hang new art over the bed
- Get a new rug that fits the entire room
- Maybe make an accent rug?
- Get some new dressers, either buy them or thrift and makeover some
- Get a new nightstand
- Add some interesting colors and contrast. Maybe green, metallics or something else?
- Get rid of the clutter and all items that don’t belong in the space
- Make some new throw pillow covers
- Set up a girly get-ready station
- Move my clothes so they are closer together near the closet
- Remove the unnecessary furniture and maximize use of the space
- Try something new and outside of my usual decorating box in the room?
Seems kind of ambitious and I have no idea when or how it will all come together, but that will be the fun part.
Let’s see if we can try something new in this space!
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