It’s Week 7 of Calling It Home’s One Room Challenge, and that means… it’s time for the master bedroom makeover reveal! Ahhhhhh!
GUYS GUYS GUYS. I’m so stoked to share the room reveal with you. If you’re just joining me, you can still go back and check out the entire journey here.
Don’t miss the other guest participants’ room reveals! See them here. Featured designers’ rooms can be found here. Everyone has been working hard these last seven weeks, so let’s try to visit as many blogs as we can with words of support!
Master Bedroom Makeover : Before
Do you remember what the room looked like before?
Dingy white walls!
Furniture thrown wherever in the room!
Cords hanging everywhere, no single cohesive aesthetic, tired linens!
Just not really relaxing.
Master Bedroom Makeover : Room Reveal!
Here it goes, everyone! Welcome to my moody, cozy evening retreat. Won’t you come in?
Ahhh. So sereeeene. Let’s turn on some more lights so we can take a look around.
Remember how I was shopping around for night stands in week 5? I decided to keep things simple and repurpose something I already had. This vintage trunk held a wine rack in my dining room before it became a night stand!
The wool rug was a steal, 300 cm long and on sale for 30 euro at IKEA. WHAT? Since it was so long, I was able to cut it in half and use one half on each side of the bed. Yasssss.
BoyfriendMan has complained minimally about the new blush colored duvet and pillow covers. I’m very proud of him.
This set was the compromise, as I came very close to buying a pintuck blush duvet cover which was apparently way too girly for his taste. Ultimately I love this set for its soft wrinkles and chic, casual appearance. Can we keep wrinkles in fashion for as long as possible?
No denying that humans actually live here! Space behind the door for my scarves and robes, BoyrfriendMan’s work uniforms, and a hamper underneath. When the door is open you can’t see the scarves, flight suits, or hamper.
But you can see the rabbit! This pink rabbit is our piggy bank, and he eats all of BoyfriendMan’s loose change. I use my loose change to pay for things at the grocery store because I’m an old lady.
Remember my dilemma over faux vs. live plants? I decided to do a mixture of both in this room. Best of luck to the live plants! I brought in the zamioculcas above because they’re very very forgiving.
Here in the window you can see live ivy and mystery plant. I tried bringing the jade I had replanted into the window, but after only two days the jade was having a rough time. It was curling and stretching desperately toward the sun, so I set it back in a south-facing window in the dining room. Good try, buddy.
The ranunculi above the Schrank are faux. Ain’t no way I was going to water something all the way up there, let’s be real.
Here you can see the dramatic floral prints I started DIYing in week 3! Fun fact, trying to hang something on a slanted wall is not the easiest. Maybe I’ll share our mounting method in its own post, so you can benefit from our multiple rounds of trial and error.
The pain in the ass was worth it though, because these prints have been an anchor feature of my master bedroom makeover plans from the start. I’m slightly in love with them.
Retro accent chair in the corner, perfect for a cuddling up and reading. Its main role will be a place to toss the decorative pillows when we go to bed.
NOT a place to throw kind-of-dirty clothes, BoyfriendMan.
Hamper, jewelry armoire, and extra storage for odds, ends, and purses not in rotation. That thing that looks like a cupcake stand is hard at work holding perfume, earrings, and essential oils all in one easy place.
The sansevieria on BoyfriendMan’s night stand is also a famously hardy plant. Fingers crossed that it can survive the chamber of neverending darkness!
So there you go! I tried to strike a balance between styles in this room, using texture and color to maintain the balance between masculinity and femininity, minimalism and glamour, aesthetic and practicality.
More than anything, I’m so grateful to Linda at Calling it Home for the impetus to design, create, and collaborate. This challenge has been the perfect push I needed to adapt my bedroom into a space that I really love and respect. It feels so good to go to sleep and wake up in this room! And it feels so good to love my home.
And I’m so excited for everyone else who participated in this fall’s ORC. Great job, everyone! We did it.
I think I’ll add some daytime photos tomorrow, but for now I’m going to sigh over these darkly dreamy images and drift off to sleep.
Thanks so much for joining me on this decorating journey! Are there any styles here that you’ve been thinking about for your home? Like a blush duvet to antagonize the boyfriend, perhaps?
One Room Challenge Master Bedroom Posts
Week 1 – Are You Sure That’s a Good Idea? | before pics
Week 2 – Mood Board Got Me Like | mood board
Week 3 – DIY Dramatic Art, Faux Plants? | artwork
Week 5 – 6 Unconventional Night Stand Ideas | night stands
Week 6 – 9 Tips for Functional Bedroom Design | bedroom UX