You know that feeling when you walk into a room and it feels so “you?” My home is slowly, slooooowly getting there and it feels wonderful to walk from space to space and have it finally reflect our style and needs as a family. From the previous homeowner’s love of hunter green and 80’s mauve to my style of a vintage/modern neutral mix, it’s getting there and it feels SO GOOD. But there’s one space that always seems to get neglected, can you guess what it is?
Yup, the master bedroom. Why is that usually the last space we decorate? Not to say our bedroom hasn’t come a long way– when we first moved in there was peach carpeting in there, for goodness sakes. But we made a few design mistakes along the way so it’s time to rectify that situation.
The very first thing, the MOST IMPORTANT THING, was that I discovered my style. After creating a style board and pinning my favorite bedroom designs and products, it became quite clear I adore neutrals with bold colors mixed in. Patterns are my jam, too– I have a tendency to go pattern crazy but you know what? SO BE IT. If that’s what I love, then back off, pattern police!
With that in mind, I put together a preliminary master bedroom design board. Without further ado, here’s what I’d love to see in our master bedroom redesign:
I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s okay, because it’s MY tea. Your tea is probably just as awesome but totally different. However, I love the mix of colors and patterns plus classic details that add a finishing touch such as tufting and nailhead trim. Here’s our progress so far and a sort-of source list:
1. I’ve been pondering what to do about the wall behind our bed. An accent wall seems like a perfect solution, as does this removable wallpaper! I’m officially in love with it. Stay tuned.
2. After scouring the internets, I realized I’m way too picky about light fixtures. I searched through approximately 5,483 lights and found three I adored. These sconces are classic and would look great with that wallpaper design.
3. As for paint colors, a ‘greige’ such as Benjamin Moore’s ‘museum piece’ is so my style I can’t even stand it. The coral color below is a swatch from my design software, not an actual color. I just wanted to point out a cool accent color should I go bold. (should I go bold? a BOLD CARRIE is a rare sight indeed! and it usually involves Tequila.)
4. The curtains are driving me nuts. I’ve searched high and low to find ones I love, but I think they may need to be the last thing I add into the room once everything else is in place. Online Fabric Store will be at Haven this year so I hope they’re prepared for me to rip through their fabric collection in a frenzied search for the perfect fabric. I did try to steer towards a cheery yellow, but it looked a little too ‘Where’s Waldo’ to me. If Waldo wore yellow. You know what I mean.
5. So I kinda fell in love with this duvet cover. Not sure I’m going to purchase it yet, because I kinda also like this duvet cover from West Elm. ‘Love’ trumps ‘like’ any day though, so I should probably go with my gut, right?
6. We already purchased the bed. It’s a tufted gray upholstered headboard and bed frame from One Kings Lane. I suppose I *could* have made it myself, but honestly I don’t have the time. Getting the whole shebang– headboard, footboard, and side rails for about $500 sealed the deal. See why I love One Kings Lane?!
7. Rugs are driving me bonkers. Currently we have tan wall-to-wall carpeting, and it’s not horrible but not desirable either. Neither is layering a rug over it when you have two crazy kids, a nutso cat, and a clumsy mama rushing around. That being said, oh how I adore this pyramid rug from West Elm!
8. Constant scouring of Homegoods truly does pay off. I found a very similar X-Leg bench (the long version) with nailhead trim in this color at Homegoods for $150 (marked down quite a bit from the original price). The x-leg bench on my design board costs $720 and is a third the size of mine!
Not on the design board is a great throw blanket. I’m waiting to see what my duvet cover looks like before I buy one. Though I’m totally crushing on this swiss cross style throw and this herringbone knit throw too. Oh the CHOICES! And also? I have a throw blanket addiction.
My husband and I both liked the STOCKHOLM mirror from IKEA, and it’s currently sitting in my closet until I get around to painting the walls.
I’m also dreaming of a vanity area where I could get ready in the morning. Someday I’ll find the perfect desk at a thrift store and I’ll be able to set up an area just for me!
My husband would love a chaise for all the
reading sports watching he does as well. I’d love to find a comfy white chair for lazy Sundays lounging around. Which is actually never, so obviously it’s at the bottom of my list. But a gal can dream.
Here’s my progress so far. Um, yeah. Better get on that. A new bed and thrift store lamp does not a redesign make. 😉
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Let’s chat about bedrooms. Ahem. Bedroom DESIGN, that is. Is your bedroom design the way you’d like it? Did any of these decorating ideas resonate with you? What three words would YOU use to describe your style?