Are You Sure That’s a Good Idea? • ORC Week One, Master Bedroom

Hey again, everyone! Surprised to see me? I’ve been on math-induced hiatus for the last eight weeks or so. I bet you all thought I died.

 

I’m still about a week away from finishing a hellish online math course, so there’s still plenty of time to die a loggy death. May I rest in π.

 

Anyway, I’m hopping back onto the blog a week early to participate in Calling It Home’s One Room Challenge!

Let’s dive right into ORC week one. Our master bedroom has been the most neglected room of the house for the last two years, and I’m sure many of you have similar stories. When company comes over, your bedroom is the one room that you can just shut the door on and never clean. Ever. Right?

 

Or is that just me?

 

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Anyway, instead of something lovely or inspirational, I’m nicknaming this project “Are You Sure That’s a Good Idea?” for two reasons:

  1. We’re moving out of this place in the spring… So we’ll only be here for another 8 months or so.
  2. I’m about to completely destroy the traffic flow of the room.

I know. It sounds like I’ve lost it.

Why I’m moving forward with the room anyway.

First of all, 8 months is still a long time to spend in a space that feels neglected, unfinished, and kind of sad. I want to make the most of my every day, not watch as years slip by to the tune of “Well, we only have three months before X, so I guess we won’t Y…”

 

And what’s all this about disrupting the flow of traffic in the room? Well, my main complaint with this room is that it’s hella dark. There’s one smallish window that could catch some morning light, but it’s nowhere near where the bed is now. It’s also blocked by a tree.

 

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Okay, in this picture it’s also night. But it’s dark even during the day!

 

While a dark bedroom probably sounds nice to some people, it doesn’t work well for me. I sleep like a log. Like a sack of exceptionally tired damp hay. I sleep through the alarms blaring next to my face. Boyfriend calls me Sleepy Kat when I’m in this state, which sounds cute… except he also says that Sleepy Kat will lie and curse and do whatever it takes to remain asleep. He’s not wrong.

 

The only thing that seems to influence me to wake up at all is sunlight.

 

I’ve tried buying fancy-ass sun-mimicking alarm clocks that gradually brighten the room. I’ve tried buying the brightest lightbulb I could find on Amazon and setting it on a timer. The only thing that works is the sun.

 

So, in the hopes of catching a little more morning light, we’re going to try wedging the bed in the tiny space between the bedroom door and the bathroom door.

 

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That space. Bless my little heart.

Master Bedroom Update Plans

Here’s the list of changes I’m planning on making to upgrade the room. Since we are moving in less than a year, I’m not planning on investing in too much new stuff. I’m more focused on finishing the space with intentionality and changing a few small things that will make a big difference.

 

  • Finally paint the damn walls.
  • Move the bed, rearrange room.
  • Add some dramatic floral prints.
  • Figure out nightstand situation?
  • Some sort of faux plants.
  • New duvet & throw blanket.
  • Hang string lights over bed.
  • Add a couple rugs.

 

Are You Sure That's a Good Idea? | ORC Week One, Master Bedroom Design | dreamyBEAST design

 

Check back to see how the room develops, and check out all the other awesome designers and guest participants rocking this October’s One Room Challenge!

 

LoveKat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 4 – Paint Color Panic… and Hack! | paint

Week 5 – 6 Unconventional Night Stand Ideas | night stands

Week 6 – 9 Tips for Functional Bedroom Design | bedroom UX

Week 7 – MASTER BEDROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!

 

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4 thoughts on “Are You Sure That’s a Good Idea? • ORC Week One, Master Bedroom

  1. Hi Kat! I love that you’re changing the space for NOW. So many times we talk ourselves out of doing something on our house because circumstances are going to change in a few months. I’m so with you – that’s a long time to not be happy! I’m looking forward to following along and see what you come up with 🙂
    Best,
    Kelly

  2. Hi Kat, I’m so glad I found your blog… Love your voice! And I love that you are planning on what works for YOU, not what design rules say you should do… Excited to see how it turns out!

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