One of my resolutions for this year is to decorate our home, room by room. Initially we thought we’d start with the guest room but have since decided we’ll tackle our master bedroom first. Chances are if we don’t do the master right away, it’ll never get done. My husband and I are all over the place when it comes to decorating so we need to pick one room & stick with it until the end. We spend a lot of time in our master so it makes sense to decorate it before, let’s say, our 4th room aka “The Room of Requirement” aka “Where the stuff we don’t know what to do with goes.”
Let me give you a brief tour of the master as it is today:
~ It’s quite obvious what’s needed in our room… PAINT! White walls was one of the reasons I hated apartment living (Sure you can paint an apartment, but who wants to paint it back to white when you move out? No one) so it’s kind of surprising we haven’t painted our room yet. We also need a new light fixture because boob lights just don’t work for me.
~ As you can see we’ve bought some paint samples. We definitely want to keep the walls lighter because the ceilings aren’t very high. I want the room to feel as big as possible. We’re not sure what to put over our dresser either… Richard wants artwork where I feel like a mirror and some pictures would be appropriate. Usually the wife wins these arguments, right?
~ I can’t believe I am posting this picture. This is our little nook and YES that is a BLANKET covering the dormer window. Go ahead and judge me. G’head. You know you want to. I am judging myself so you might as well join in on the judgin’ jamboree. When we got new windows, the frame didn’t leave us enough space to install regular blinds so I’ve been at a loss as what to do. There isn’t room for a curtain rod either. I don’t want it to look weird, so if you’ve got one leave it in the comments! Our plan for this space: Replace the light, get a proper window covering, buy a comfy armchair for book reading not Richard’s “clothes pile.”
~ We haven’t decided if we’ll replace the closet doors or not. They’re a little squeaky and don’t open very smoothly so we may fix them up or just replace all together but for now they’re not high priority.
~ We’re not sure what to do with this ‘dead space’ by my side of the bed. As you can see Richard has already ripped the baseboards up but we don’t really know what to do here. Maybe build a little bench with some storage? Add a chair? It’s a difficult space because the wall is slanted… This is also something we’re not going to worry about right away but it’d be cool if we could think of something unique.
Thus concludes my tour of our bedroom “before.” I hope it won’t be months before I post the “after.” We plan to paint next weekend so I should have an update sooner than later : )
Master Bedroom Checklist
- Paint walls and trim around windows
- Replace baseboards
- New light-fixtures (One for overhead light, one for reading nook)
- Replace outlet and light switch covers (they’ve been painted over way too many times)
- Buy curtain rod & drapes for over bed
- Buy comfy armchair for reading nook without blowing our budget (which I’ve yet to figure out, of course)
- Decorate wall space above dresser
- Repair or replace closet doors (Maybe?)
- Find use for space next to closet (Maybe bench?)
After checking out our room, leave me comments with any ideas you have floating around in your chic and stylish head!