Well, I finally have my master bedroom to a point that I can show you. The room is not a large room, and there is quite a bit of furniture in this small space. I added “for now” to the title because no room is ever really done to me. Small changes can always be made, and that is the fun of decorating.
The red plaid chair and ottoman in the corner were ordered to go in the playroom, but that room has gone through many transformations as our children have grown up. Somehow they have made their way into our bedroom. (The chair and ottoman, not the children.) If there was space for them in my daughter’s room, I would put them in there and get something in a solid color for in here. There is quite enough pattern in this room for me.
I made the red pillow from an extra sham I purchased when I bought the comforter and shams for the bed. The other pillow is from Target. Have you figured out that Target is my go-to place for home stuff? The closest Pottery Barn, Homegoods, or Ikea is 2 hours away from here.
I bought the highboy when I was 17…saved up my money from babysitting and working part-time in a doctor’s office to buy it. I’d really like to get rid of it and buy a large armoire of some kind to go there…but that can wait (and it is certainly not a style any of my children would want.)
The bed was a wedding present from my husband. I thought we were going to be sleeping on a rickety antique rope bed, but he surprised me with this beautiful four poster set up in the house we were renovating right before our wedding. I went to Pottery Barn this weekend to get some throw pillows for the bed, but they did not have the color I was looking for. So I bought a different color to use in the great room instead. These didn’t work on the sofa, so I have had to shift some pillows around…domino effect between the greatroom, the bedroom, and the porch.
At one time the bed had a pleated dustruffle I had made out of that small plaid fabric, but when we purchased the humongo mattress set, it needed something different – plus I wanted a little more modern look. So I took the fabric and covered the box springs with it (used adhesive velcro to hold it on.) You probably already know that another idea for this is simply to use a fitted sheet to cover the boxsprings if you can find one in a fabric you like.
My husband put up planks (real wood boards – not mdf) on the wall behind the bed, and I painted them. The photos in the room are some we took of the children in Seaside. All of my photos are in frames with mats from Michaels. They are called “Museum Mat” from MCS Industries… and they are relatively inexpensive.
The drapes were all made by me. The fabric was ordered from a local decorator fabric store (now sadly closed), and they are lined with twin size sheets from Walmart. Just like in our master bath, I am thinking of adding bamboo shades right below the curtain rods, but this room is already so “busy” looking to me, I am afraid to add another layer to it. Or perhaps, I can replace the plaid with solid color drapes and then add the blinds above the window. These plaid ones have been up for a number of years.
I have yet to figure out if I need to add anything to this wall beside the chair. It is the perfect spot for more photos or perhaps some plates…but I always seem to think this is the one place your eyes can “rest” in here. Any thoughts on it from you all?
My husband made this table in college that I am now using as a desk/nightstand, and the chair came from Ballards Outlet. It was another color, and I spray painted it (of course!)
The frames are again from Michaels. I purchased the clock and phone a very long time ago from Pottery Barn. All of the lamps in the room came from Lowes, and the shades came from Target.
Opposite the bed is this dresser. My next plan is to take down that mirror and replace it with a large rectangular one…not sure what color I want to paint the frame. I am watching for a sale at Hobby Lobby.
More and more black and white photos (yes, they are everywhere)…
So… that concludes our little tour of the master bedroom. We’ve been all the way around the room. As you can see, it is no huge, fancy suite. (We do have a good walk-in closet though.) I’m still pondering on the bamboo blinds above the windows and whether or not I should hang something on the wall by the chair. Any ideas? I would love to hear your thoughts!