My big goal for the room is to keep it WAY simple. That’s weird for me because I don’t love bare, minimalist decor. I do, however, love a good night’s sleep. And I’ve realized that I sleep better in a sparser, simpler and very clean environment. So for that reason, I’m building this room’s theme around that goal. I don’t want it to be completely plain. But I want it to feel very simple, fresh and cozy.
We aren’t allowing computers in this bedroom at all, which is a HUGE change for us. We used to watch Netflix in bed every night, and to make matters worse, I used to kind of halfway work while we were watching our shows. So basically we realized that this habit was keeping us from having the serene calming bedroom we wanted so badly.
The big challenge here is keeping it simple and clean, but still decorating it and making it feel cozy and complete. I think a palette of mostly white with lots of texture will do the trick. I am seriously thinking of doing a wallpaper ceiling, though! I just haven’t picked the wallpaper yet. Maybe I’ll do a DIY thing instead?
Here’s the entrance to your right and to your left is where the bed will go. Those double doors go to the master bathroom. We have NEVER lived in a house with a master bathroom before. I take that back, I guess I did have one apartment once that had one and I LOVED it. Privacy, you guys. It has a lot of space for all our daily getting-ready type stuff and I just LOVE it. But I’ll save talking too much about that for its own before post.
Those blue walls never stood a chance, did they?
Here’s the wall opposite the bed. Plenty of space for a giant dresser. I haven’t even started shopping for one yet, and I’m totally OK with that. I’d like to find or DIY something along these lines. SO pretty! And I’m feeling like we may have to relocate that thermostat. It seems like it’s kind of in the way, where a mirror should be. We’ll see!
Here’s where the bed will go. We considered upgrading to a king size bed, but ultimately chose to stay with the queen size bed/bed frame I’ve had for about ten years now. I still love it and am excited to give it a new coat of paint and a new style to match this space. I’m thinking white with gold corners?
I can’t complete any before tour without a crazy carpet photo. It’s what I do! This carpet is now gone and I’m excited to do something fun with those baseboards since it’s just a small space and you can only see it from the bedroom. I’m not sure whether to keep the rail or not. It doesn’t really seem necessary for us, but it’s still up for now.
OK! I’ll be back in a bit to share the master bathroom before photos! (It’s going to be a big transformation!)
If you have suggestions or ideas for creating a clean and neutral bedroom that’s cozy, NOT totally boring, I’d love to hear them!! xx- Els