After 4 long years, I finally decided it was time to pay some attention to the master bedroom. All of the other rooms in my house have been decorated…kind of. Some are mostly done, but this room hadn’t been touched at all, except to add a new king bed and some furniture I found at auction.
The lamps (all three) were hand-me-downs and the duvet cover was not working. The whole thing was a mismatched and bland…..so, I told Greg that it was time for a change and he agreed.
I had written a blog post last year titled Master Bedroom Inspiration, and I stayed fairly close to the inspiration pictures that I had chosen. I was glad that I had waited a year to do this room because I knew that if I still liked my original ideas, I was pretty confident that I would like them for the long haul.
We sold the chairs and ottoman for $200 and I took that and the rest of our budget for this project, which totaled $1,250, and gave this room a major overhaul. Let me add that this room is huge. I could’ve gone well over budget with more accessories, but I had to stop somewhere. I do have plans to add a nice rug, some wall art, shelves and a coffee table down the road. But for now, I’m loving this space!
The biggest change has been the navy blue accent wall. The color is Gentleman’s Gray by Benjamin Moore. It actually makes you notice the bed which was lost in a sea of beige before.
The duvet and shams are from West Elm, the blush quilt is from Target, and the pillows…well, those are from the Goodwill, lol! They were actually bright red and my mom and I recovered them. I found this great fabric at Spoonflower.com. I ended up getting too little, but we ran over to Joann’s and grabbed some navy fabric and used that for the back. This size pillow probably would have cost $130 for two, but I spent around $55.
Our bedroom is right above our garage and it is sweltering in the summer! We finally added a ceiling fan and it has made the biggest difference. This one is from Hunter and I like it because it’s modern and your eye isn’t immediately drawn to it. I’m not a big fan of ceiling fans, haha, so I just wanted it to kind of blend in and not be too noticeable.
It’s a little hard to see, but I decided on side mount drapery rods. Because I was only going to have one curtain panel on this window, I felt like the longer rod would look out of place. These are from Bed Bath and Beyond. I bought the larger size rods for the windows where I used 2 curtain panels.
The curtains are from Ikea. Can we all give a round of applause for Ikea?!?!?! These curtains were so cheap and I would encourage anyone looking for curtains to start there. You’ll save a ton!! I do have a disclaimer though. These curtains are 98″ long. That’s usually a few inches too long for your standard height. Most curtain lengths are 88″ or 96″. All you need to do is preshrink them and then in my case I bought some iron-on hemming tape and brought them up a few more inches. Young House Love has a great post about using Ikea curtains, which I followed.
Last but not least, I traded out those ugly chairs for this futon. It was new at an auction for $200. You can get the exact same one at Wayfair for $260 with free delivery.
Our kids always end up in our bed several nights a week so this was actually the perfect solution for us. I need my beauty rest! When they come stumbling in, they just grab a blanket and go to the futon. Easy. And when we have guest, one of our kids usually has to give up their rooms because we lack an official guest room. The kiddo who is displaced just sleeps on the futon. Again, easy.
Now that this room is finished, I actually want to spend time in here. It’s almost like a second living room. We read up here before bedtime a lot. It’s very quiet and relaxing and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!