Today is the day! I am sharing all of the design plans for our master bedroom makeover! Let’s just say our master bedroom has been seriously neglected since we moved in a little over 2 years ago. I am guessing I am not alone in this either, am I right!? Our bedroom should be our sanctuary, our happy place…I mean it is the last thing we see when to go bed at night and the first thing we see when we wake up. Shouldn’t it be something beautiful and inspiring that sets the mood for our day or night?
Before & Problems
And now for the REAL after photos. The stripped back – no filter – messes and all photos. Having these will make for some pretty amazing before and afters!
The current design for our master bedroom is very neutral and farmhouse – ish, which isn’t my preferred design style. The headboard was purchased over 5 years ago and in person it is extremely worn and dingy looking. Plus, I don’t love how you can see it is just a headboard against the wall. It appears very cheap (which it was). However, I don’t think that just because something is “cheap” it doesn’t have to look “cheap”. (More on that later)
With the windows next to the bed I feel like the wall becomes very cramped. Our room is fairly large and I want the space around our bed to feel light and airy. Plus, I want to be able to access the windows to open and close the windows easily.
Our bedding needs a solid update and I plan to invest in some good bedding that will last us several years. That is one area I do intent to “splurge” on.
The walls are painted in a very muted blue color. This is the original color from when the home was built about 8 years ago. Although I love me some blue paint – I am not a fan of this specific color. I want to give the room a clean crisp white to balance out all of the color that is getting added through furniture and fabrics!
Other things that will be getting replaced include:
- wall decor
- throw pillows
The overall vibe for our master bedroom design plan is cheery and bright. I want to wake up and smile at the beautiful colors that surround me. Even throughout the long, dreadful winter months here in Minnesota I want the room to be full of bright colors that lift my mood. I also want the space to feel luxurious, like I’m staying in a high end hotel.
The inspiration for the space was this fabric from Spoonflower called “Autumn Blooms”. I absolutely loooove the mix of yellows, oranges, pinks and blues.
Pro Tip #1: Using a pattern that has several colors is the easiest way to design a colorful room. It allows you to play off those colors with other elements in the room such as table lamps, light fixtures, rugs, dressers/nightstands, etc. If you are feeling overwhelmed with how to begin adding color to your home – start with one thing, whether that be a fabric or something else, that has several colors that you love. Use that piece as the focal point in your room and just keep adding pieces from there that tie into that focal point!
This Spoonflower fabric just screams summer to me, which is my favorite season. I want my bedroom to feel like summer all year long!
Design Concept & Solutions
Give me all the color!! As you can see – the Spoonflower fabric is the focal point of the room, allowing all of the other pieces to tie in cohesively because they are within the same color palette.
In order to modernize the tray ceiling I am going to apply this York Wallcovering wallpaper to the ceiling. I am obsessed with the whimsical butterfly design that it has. It plays off the floral pattern and the cheetah pattern rug like a dream. LOL – no pun intended.
One of my favorite things to do is add a mirror behind a nightstand table lamp. Trust me when I say the light that bounces off of it and the reflection is just simply stunning. These antiqued mirrors from Ballard Design will add the perfect traditional/vintage touch, which is a LMID signature!
As you can see in the before photos our bed is currently on the wall with the windows. I often see bedrooms laid out this way. However, I can’t stand it! I want to be able to see my windows and look out them – not hide them. So I have decided to slightly break the rules and place our bed on the opposite side of the room. That way when you walk in the room the focal point will remain these stunner drapes!
We are going to give the walls a fresh paint of white coat. I’ll be using my all time favorite white paint color, Alabaster by Sherwin Williams. I have an entire blog post chatting about my favorite white paint colors. You can check that out HERE.
Lastly, is solving the issue of carpet. I am not a carpet fan – even in a bedroom. I love the look of a rug on top of hardwood floors, and plus I enjoy the benefits of easy clean up! Urban Floors has amazing engineered hardwood flooring, and they are a fabulous company to work with! I am still making my final decision on which finish to select. We will be installing these ourselves – so of course we will be taking you along for that process!
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