Sunday, February 16, 2014

Master Bedroom Makeover - Inspiration

For five years I haven't been able to pull my master bedroom together. There are a few elements I like, a few that have to go (brass ceiling fans!), and a few I'm willing to live with.  The original master bedroom area has carpet, and we use that as a sitting room.  The previous owners added on about 400 square feet to the existing bedroom (with wood floors) and we use that area for our bed.
Photos from when the house was for sale
Left photo: From the hall door looking in
Middle photo: looking back toward hall (3 doors on right = one bathroom and two walk-in closets)
Right photo: alcove for the bed

Problem # 1 - I don't want to paint.
My house isn't huge, but my master bedroom is!  When we bought the house the master bedroom walls were yellow (paired with pine floors it was yellow overload).  We covered up the yellow walls immediately with a very pretty and soothing grayish blue color, and I do not want to paint it any time soon.

Problem #2 - No headboard
We love our king sized bed, but I've been "dreaming" of an upholstered headboard for some time. Have you seen the prices of those things? Yikes.  My husband and I thought about building one, but that could turn out to be one big DIY disaster.  A headboard-less king sized bed in a gigantic bedroom with vaulted ceilings looks very lonely.

Problem #3 - I have very "yellow" pine wood floors
I like wood floors, but the color of my floor is not my favorite. 

Problem #4 - Curtains
I have these Farrah curtains from Target that I adore and match my walls nicely. The curtains aren't really a problem, but I have had a hard time trying to coordinate fabrics/bedding to go with them. But they are keepers. I absolutely love them.

Problem 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = Blue walls, Blue/white curtains & yellow floors and no headboard.

The Solution: 

This headboard!

After seeing this beauty online, we saved up and purchased this one from Target. It is very reasonably priced too for an upholstered headboard (in my opinion). 

I've been trying to figure out how to make a gray headboard, blue walls, blue & white curtains, and yellow floors work. 

Then it hit me…Yellow! Instead of fighting the yellow or trying not to include it in the color scheme, I need to embrace it. 

Although, I thought it was one of the elements about my room I despised, I realized it is the key to bring everything together. 

I found these fabrics that I think will do the trick! They are predominately a blue and a gray with a hint of yellow.  They will make lovely pillows for the bed and such! 

Here's a little inspiration board to show the elements together.  It just might work! Now we await the arrival of the headboard and fabric swatches to see how they look together in the room, and I am on the hunt for the perfect pharmacy style lamp for our nightstands that isn't too pricey. 

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