Monday, February 27, 2012

Our Home Renovation Process: Master Bedroom

Well, it's that time again. Truth be told, I have been the most excited for this week's renovation post! Since we were living in a one bedroom apartment before we bought this place, our bedroom served as the 'master bedroom,' as well as the 'catch all' for all of our extra junk. Oh, and Riley's crate. Minor details.

Since our bedroom in our apartment didn't really feel like 'us,' I was very excited about transforming the master bedroom in our new home into a room where we'd love to spend time. If you've seen any of my other renovation posts, you've probably already realized that the people that lived here before us hadn't really updated the place in a while. So, feast your eyes on these 'before' shots ...

Yes, they really had those curtains in the bedroom, and the walls were STARK white. You know, other than the places that had stains on them. Needless to say, we had to start all over again with this room. Luckily, the room is a nice size, and had a bathroom and walk-in closet in it already (Sidenote: the  bathroom is a totally different story, and is currently still gutted, so we'll save that portion of the master for another day!)

I knew that I wanted the room to feel light and bright. Once we got rid of the old blinds and curtains, there was a lot more natural light flowing into the room, which made it the perfect canvas!

I started with the new duvet cover that was inspired by one of my besties, who had added it to her new master bedroom only a few months before. As soon as I saw it in person, I knew I just had to have it! And, since the duvet was so vibrant and colorful, I knew that I wanted the rest of the room to be neutral, light and flowing.

Once the duvet came, I started picking out other accessories that I thought would accent it well. A few lamps from Target, some pillows from Home Goods and a few hanging mirrors, and the show was really rolling!

Our room is really a collection of lots of different pieces from lots of different places, but I'll do my best to share where I got the majority of the newer items.

Pictured Above:
Queen Duvet Cover - Crate & Barrel, Summer 2011
Bed Pillows: Home Goods, Fall 2011
Nightstands - Target, Winter 2009
Matching Lamps & Shades - Target, Fall 2011
Round Wall Mirror (above bed): Hobby Lobby, Winter 2012
Hanging Wall Sconces (set of 2): Willow House 'Looking Glass Sconces'
Cream Shag Area Rug: WalMart, Fall 2011
Dresser: Gardiners Furniture, Fall 2011
'Audrey' Framelesss Hanging Wall Mirror (sz. Large): Ballard Designs, Fall 2011

I am absolutely in love with the way our master bedroom turned out! It is definitely my favorite and one of the most 'complete' rooms in the house, and it's the perfect retreat for us when we've tired of chores and renovation projects at the end of every weekend!

I hope your Mondays are treating you well!!


Kodie said...

I ADORE that bed spread! It's busy but I like that you can't really tell until you get close, so it's not overwhelming. And the room is gorgeous! I remember when we moved we went to HUNDREDS (no joke) of open houses, and I think part of it was my mom getting decorating ideas. Turns out I'm like her because these kind of posts are my favorite :) I love seeing what people do with their spaces.

Melissa at Tall Blonde Blog said...

Looks great! Love that mirror behind your dresser!

Cait said...

fabulous girl :) looks so cozy!

Mrs. Mama said...

beautiful! i especially love the headboard!

Moe said...

I love it! Everything looks great. I love that duvet too :) I wish D and I could agree on something bright like that.

Angie said...

Such a great job!!! Love your duvet! I just found one I LOVE at PB, I have had like 4 different ones in our 4 years of marriage, ha! I just couldnt find the 'right' one. The husband is hoping this is the last one for awhile :)
Love your mirror - and headboard!

Unknown said...

absolutely LOVE it!

Molly said...

Gorgeous! Love the mirror behind the dresses so so much!

Darby Hawley said...

This looks awesome! I love the mirrors and the colors you chose!

Erin said...

Suuuper pretty! I love the paint color on the walls! :)

Aliya said...

LOVE! The headboard is the cherry on top, the nail heads just get me every time! xoxox

Joeylee said...

it looks great

Jillian K. said...

We have the same duvet cover from Crate & Barrel! It is one of my favorite gifts from our wedding! :) Love it!