Bedroom Makeover- the Beginning
In my entire adult life, I have never had a grown up bedroom. I owned my first house for five years before I sold it and I treated myself to a queen bed and wooden bed frame. That was the extent of my master bedroom. To be fair, it was a rather small master and didn’t have a lot of room for big, bulky furniture. Like many, spending money and time on improving the master bedroom was at the bottom of my home improvement list. Unlike the foyer, kitchen and living room where you can’t hide those from company, or the bathrooms where you don’t (at least I don’t) feel as clean if it is outdated and rundown, the master bedroom can be hidden from guests by simply closing a door. One swift motion and the room is concealed from the rest of the world. Although every night when I would head to bed, without missing a beat, my mind would turn to the plainess and non-cozy nature of my room. I had so much work to do everywhere else that by the time I was ready to sell, guess what? The bedroom was just as plain and non-cozy as when I moved in.
After I purchased my new house I knew that I wanted to make my master bedroom a sanctuary, somewhere that was just mine. More importantly, something I would look forward to seeing every day! My new master has two walls of incredible windows made up of eight with a total of nine in the bedroom. Between the windows, the high ceilings and lots of space I had big hopes and dreams for this room. Well, just over 18 months later I have finally committed to making my bedroom a priority! The biggest hangup I have currently is finding the perfect furniture. I just don’t want some regular furniture mismashed together. I don’t want just a regular bedroom set either. I want to create a space that is well thought out and pieces that tie-in well together.
Upon moving in, the nine windows caused a slight problem. I sleep best in a very dark room and the window treatments were white roller shades. which are perfect for providing privacy and natural sunlight during the day, but are awful for blocking out The first thing I wanted to do was change the accent wall color. Although I love the green color that was chosen by the prior owners, I wanted to update it to something bold and moody. I went drastic to almost black; the color I chose was Night Club in eggshell by Behr, purchased at the Home Depot. The final I thing I have done so far is purchase a king sized bed and frame. Let just tell you, the difference a king makes opposed to a queen is drastic. The space is more properly filled up and it just looks like belongs.
I am excited to take you on this journey as I turn my master bedroom into a true place that is comfortable and peaceful. Stay tuned for more posts the progress!
Bye for now babes,