Saturday, August 13, 2011

Master Bedroom Inspiration

I may have mentioned that we're moving our bedroom from downstairs, to one of the bedrooms upstairs.  To make a short story long, as Leslie likes to say, we'll be switching Charles' music studio with the master bedroom.  His studio, is next to the bedroom that Han occupied until a couple of weeks ago.  We moved her down the hall and we'll use her old room for the baby.  The short version of this is, we want to be closer to the baby.

There were some other deciding factors in this, mainly that it's too loud on the main floor.  Not only do I hear every cricket living in the backyard, but our room shares a wall with the living room and as luck would have it, it's the TV wall.  Charles rarely goes to bed before I do, so when I do go to bed, it's like I'm trying to sleep in the living room.  Another plus to moving is there'll be no more lugging laundry up and down the stairs.  The laundry room will be right down the hall!  One last plus is that I'll get the whole closet (not a walk-in) to myself.  Charles will keep his clothes in his studio since he'll still be using the master bath (I'm now sharing a bathroom with Han.)

When we first began talking about the move, my first concern was as to how I would decorate the room (of course!).  I just finished the current master look in March, but it just felt odd to do another room exactly the same.  I looked around on Pinterest, and pinned a lot of photos, and decided that I basically wanted the same kind of style, but I'd just switch it up a bit.

The walls have been painted and I chose a Better Homes & Gardens (Wal-Mart) color called Creamy Pebbles.  I had it color matched at Lowe's in Valspar paint with and eggshell finish.  I found the color through Leslie from Goodbye House, Hello Home.  She used it in the bedroom that her foreign exchange student is staying in.  It's a beautiful room, so you should go check it out!  BTW, I don't think I've mentioned this before, but Leslie and I are friends IRL. We met through our blogs and found that we only live about 15 minutes away from each other!

Since Charles is still working on the new floors and trim, I obviously won't be sharing any photos of the room today, but I'd like to share some of the pins I have for inspiration.

Here's my Pinterest link to this board.  You can find the source for each photo by visiting the pin.

I'll most likely be using white bedding with neutral throw pillows.  I especially love the throw on this bed.  Pottery Barn has some that I love, but I was't really wanting to pay PB money for one.  I thought I'd make one myself, but after I totaled the yarn costs, I found that it would be just as expensive as buying one from PB.  I'll still check around to see if I can find a cheaper version, but since I'm not buying new bedding this time, I think we can maybe splurge on a throw (that baby can spit up on... ha!).

This wall color is similar to Creamy Pebbles, and I absolutely love this bedding!

Not sure if we'll have a bedside rug, but I do love this one!

I'd love to make some pillow similar to these for the bed.  If anyone know of a good tutorial, please let me know.

I thought something like this would look nice over the bed, but since we have a tall-ish headboard, I don't think it'll work.  I still like it, though!

I really like this plate arrangement.  I'm planning to move the green desk from our foyer into this room, and if we don't end up installing a TV in the wall over it, I'd like to hang some plates there.  This space is between the two windows in the room, and I think this piece of wall, with the plates on it, would look nice framed by the windows. 

I've got all of the pieces for this little set-up by Miss Mustard Seed and I thought that it'd look great on the desk.

I pinned several boxwood wreaths because I wanted to make one to hang in a large empty frame I plan on using.  I haven't been able to find faux boxwood stems anywhere, and finally just ended up doing a coffee filter wreath.  

I haven't made too many final decisions yet, as far as what will hang where, because I want to wait and see how furniture placement goes first.  This room is considerably smaller than the current one and so I'm not sure which of the two possible ways we'll be arranging the furniture.  Hopefully the transformation will be completed by midweek.  If so, I'll get started on everything that needs to be made and get a post up asap.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

4 crafty peeps said:

  1. You have great inspiration, so I'm sure whatever you decide will be beautiful.

  2. Beautiful inspiration photos! The bedding you love..I love!

  3. love the ideas...whenever we finally get to our room (last, of course) we will be doing it restful white tones...have fun primping!


  4. hi kristi, just stopping by to say hello and i hope you are doing well! xo malia