Hi friends. I’ve decided to start a new series here on the blog called New House Diary. The new series document the decorating journey of our new home. I’ll be sharing the design plans as well as before and after photos so you can see the spaces come to life. I’ve already shared the design plans for the office and the living room and today I’m sharing the plans for our master bedroom.
We’ve been in the house for two months and are moving at a snail’s pace when it comes to decorating. We have yet to hang artwork or curtains and we’re still waiting for our new sofa to arrive. Fingers crossed it will be here next week!
When we moved, I made the decision to take my time decorating. That decision has been both good and bad. The downside is that we’re still unloading boxes and trying to get closets, cabinets and drawers organized. The positive thing is that taking my time is helping me make the right design decisions.
Here’s a look at our master bedroom the day we closed on the house. The carpet was in desperate need of replacing and the paint colors were not at all appealing to me.
The bedroom is a good size but there aren’t many options when it comes to arranging the furniture.
Here’s the space plan for the room…
I want for the room to have a calm, sophisticated and warm look and feel so that’s what inspired the colors and design plan.
The walls are painted a soft grey, Whisper by Benjamin Moore and I absolutely love the color. All of the trim is BM Simply White (semi-gloss) and the doors are BM Black Satin also in semi-gloss. I’ll be introducing darker grey through some of the accent fabrics the fabrics which will give the space more depth.
We already own most of the furniture for the room but are purchasing a couple of new pieces to complete the space. And I’ve got new linens and decor on my shopping list too.
Master Bedroom Design Plan…
To add dimension and visual interest to the neutral color palette, I’ll use patterned pillows and textured linens. The neutral foundation will also make it easy to change the look seasonally, adding more color during the warmer months.
The plan is for velvet curtains and to use velvet on a bench that I’m having recovered. Brass lighting will add a touch of shine and glam within the room. I have one vintage brass lamp that I want to use on the nightstand and I’m hoping to luck upon a matching one at an antique or thrift store.
The pillows patterns I’m showing are the general direction that I want to go, using a plaid, floral and animal print together.
I’m planning to have our bedroom complete before Thanksgiving so stay tuned for the reveal.
Black Undredal Dresser (I’m planning to change our the drawer hardware)
Washed Percale Waffle Duvet Cover (also available in grey)
Decorative Trim (similar here)
Upholstered Bench (I’ll be recovering one I already own)
Vintage Brass Lamp (similar here)