We’re 11 days into 2018 and I can’t help but think that many of us are still working, I hope successfully, on our resolutions. One of my resolutions is to take better care of myself. That can mean a lot of things, but at the top of my list is consistent exercise. I am happy to report that I have stuck with that one. I actually started it in October, so it’s kind of a habit now and I’m not fighting myself tooth and nail to workout. It’s also good that I have an accountability partner, my sister, who works out with me! Yay for forced motivation!
Adding to that same resolution of taking care of myself, I would like to focus more on my personal spaces. Like my master bedroom and bathroom. They both have potential to be amazing rooms, but have remained virtually untouched. I have nothing up on the walls and little displayed on the dressers. We did get a new bed, which helped. It’s kind of a show stopper piece of furniture, but in it’s current state, it’s completely underwhelming.
So onto the pics of the current state of my master bedroom.
The bed is from West Elm (no longer available) and is seriously my favorite thing ever, maybe even in the whole house! West Elm sells a similar bed, but without the nail head design like on the one I have.
I got this dresser, a matching nightstand and a smaller, 3-drawer dresser at an auction. The wood matches the chairs below.
These chairs are kind of an eyesore. I also got them from an auction with the intention of recovering them. Little did I know how pricey that would be! It would cost almost as much to recover them as it would just to go out and buy 2 new chairs. Albeit, the quality wouldn’t be as good. These are from Hickory Chair Furniture Co. The tag is stapled to the bottom saying that in the early nineties, they were purchased for $1300. So….with that in mind, I keep thinking it might be worth it to recover them. Ida know. If I did choose to go that route, I would probably go with a navy blue linen fabric.
Oh, and I’ve had that lamp since 2001 when I got my first apartment. A friend “gifted” it to me. Time for an upgrade, don’t cha think?
So, these are the areas that I want to focus on to get this room in tip-top shape.
Because the bed is an upholstered natural/stone/gray/tan…whatever that color is, it matches the walls and the headboard gets lost in a sea of beige (common theme in my house). So, my idea is to paint the wall behind the headboard a dark green/teal, so that the bed stand out. That dark green/teal color will be the basis for the color scheme of the room. It will also be the most colorful part of the room because my other accent colors are more neutral.
This blue wall has a hint of green, but I am really digging it!
I absolutely love the color on this accent wall and can you see how it makes the bed just pop?!?! Yes, yes, and yes again.
I put together a color story for this room which includes, blues teal, coral, salmon, gray and gold. Here are a few inspiration pictures with that same color scheme.
Most of these photos are incorporating navy blue into the color scheme, which looks amazing! For my room, I would add navy in some pillows and artwork, and maybe recover those chairs.
I really love the combination of blush and teal green!
This color palette is pretty close to perfect except I think I would lighten the deep coral to more of a light salmon.
And yes…this. It’s just missing the one color – Navy Blue!
Now, ya’ll kinda know that I don’t pay that much for stuff like this sooo…..I found these at Land of Nod for $99. Still not my ideal price point, but I love the rose gold and I think it might be worth it.
All of these cool accent pieces bring in so much color that I think I will keep the bedding a nice crisp white. I think it’s safe now that the kids are older and I don’t have to worry about gummy handprints or crayon marks on the bed, lol! I found this one from West Elm that I really like.
One last area to focus on would be the windows. I have 7 windows in this room. You kind of feel like you’re in a fish bowl when you’re hanging out in there. Or, as my husband calls it, the Eagles Nest (shaking my head).
Whatever you call it, I have to find some window treatments to make it look less sterile. They have to be pretty neutral so that they don’t overwhelm the room, so I’m just thinking about a white, gauzy fabric.
Hopefully, sharing this post with you all will be the incentive I need to get moving on this room. Feel free to check in and ask how it’s going! I could use that pressure as motivation!