Thursday, January 17, 2013

Master Bedroom Inspiration Boards

If you haven't already noticed all of my crazy pinning over on Pinterest
you might guess that our Master Bedroom is the next major project on our to-do list.
Our bedroom, like many others, has always been put on the back burner. Frankly, it is where we spend the least amount of time (other than the 6-8 hours of studying the back of our eyelids every night) and it is easy to just shut the door and completely forget about the room during the day. 
But really all along our master bedroom should have been #1 on our list.

Since having a baby, I have noticed my Husband and I just going through the motions of life from day to day. Wake up, feed baby, change baby, play, work, feed baby, change baby, play, clean.... you get the point. By the end of the day, with myself being a stay at home mom and my husband working 14 hour days (most of the time) we are exhausted. We do what we need to around the house and then retreat off to our bedroom to crash out. The problem: our bedroom is the furthest thing away from a 'retreat'. As parents, I have found it now more important than ever to have a time out of each day to re-connect with your spouse, to take time away from being "Mommy & Daddy" for a moment and to be Husband & Wife. To talk about your day with no distractions. No television. No technology. Just each other. Your master bedroom is the perfect place for this. At the end of the day, when all of the kids are asleep, when all of the dishes are done. For this reason I think that every couple should put their master bedroom design on the top of their home renovation list. Create your sanctuary.

I have always dreamed of having a bed with luxurious linens, soft down pillows to just sink into & a warm duvet to snuggle up in. I wanted to walk into my bedroom one day and have it feel like a hotel where I could relax, enjoy a warm cup of tea or hot chocolate and release all of my stress at the end of the day. Well, living in base military housing... not exactly my idea of luxurious.

So here is my plan:
- 1 major master bedroom re-do
-  make it a relaxing retreat
- create a style that fits both spouses
- make it personal
- do it all for under $150

Now that my Husband and I have decided to tackle our next major project, creating a style for the room was the next step. Gathering tons of inspiration, I realized that I have two very distinctly different styles that I absolutely love. As for my Husband, well he basically told me "I don't care if I have to live in a pink room, as long ass it's comfortable." So there you have it, this bedroom re-do is completely up to ME. For those that don't know me, I am the most indecisive person you probably have ever come across. Each purchase that I make is carefully planned, calculated and thought out. So this project might just end up taking me months to finish... well, lets hope not! ;) After hours of searching, gathering inspiration and shopping online I have two very different style boards to go off of, problem is, committing to one.

After seeing Liz Marie's master bedroom makeover, it was breathtaking! So comfortable, warm and inviting, plus it had a very woodsy retro feel to it which fits perfectly with my Husband's style
(pretty much anything with deer or animals he loves)


The second choice is much more feminine. 
Blue and gold tones wish crisp clean lines & a hint of shabby chic


Right now I am leaning towards style #2, but still love the cozy feel of style #1
so maybe the final solution is to combine the two and create something a little like this:


or maybe even this:


or this:


So, keep following along to see our progress!

4 comments:

  1. Oh! How exciting! I like the combo of both moods, too. Warm and cozy with a bit of feminine flair. Looking forward to the execution and completion!!

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  2. Love all your choices...you really cant go wrong with any of them. cant wait to see the final product.

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  3. OoO! I love the second board! I definitely think the mix of the two would work well for you guys!

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  4. Yes, I think you can pull off a combination of both. With that soft blue color, it would be easy to incorporate the rustic and woodsy feel of the first board. You can paint your room icy white or choose a wallpaper that incorporates both style and then choose wood or beige furniture. Good luck on this makeover!

    Cheers,
    Matilda Lemons

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