I wouldn’t technically call our bedroom a “Master Bedroom” but since my husband and I sleep there then I guess it qualifies.
Kenley actually has the biggest room in the house. But it is a weird, rectangular shape and our bed didn’t fit in there correctly. Plus it allows Kenley to have a lot of room for all her toys. So once again, we got stuck with the smaller room. Not complaining, because it isn’t like we spend a ton of time in there. Just sleeping and reading (Get your mind out of the gutter!)
So the hubs and I were fine having the smaller room. We just dream of the day when we can have a larger (more deserving of the term “Master”) Master Bedroom. You know, a king bed, a sitting area, his and her large walk in closets, flat screen TV, whirlpool, two separate vanity areas,…yes! *that* kind of Master Bedroom.
But let me show you how I took this tiny 11×11 room and made it our own ….
Here is what the tiny thing looked like when we purchased the home.
Here is what it looked like after we moved in our massive furniture.
There is about an inch on each side of our night stands. The dog can barely jump up on our bed at night because he can’t even get a running start Poor Colt. Then top it all off we had to fit our dresser in there. So when you walk around to Marc’s side of the bed you have to squeeze by that.
But like I said, it is COZY and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
We started by painting the trim Valspar off the shelf white in a semi-gloss base. Then the walls were painted in a Valspar’s Incandescent in a satin base. (Kind of a khaki color). We didn’t paint the back wall because I had a different plan for that.
Here is a before and after of the paint/trim.
The hardest thing to work with was the off-centered windows. No matter what wall we put our bed on, our headboard went half way up one of the windows…looks really odd doesn’t it?
But don’t worry, I had a plan! I had four apple green Pottery Barn curtains that had hung over the large picture window in our Ankeny House. I figured that they would fit the entire back wall of our bedroom (floor to ceiling)….AND I WAS RIGHT!! (This was my way of just getting “rid of” that off-centered window by covering it up but still making everything symmetrical.
I got the cheapest rod I could find from Wal-Mart that would extend to around 180+inches.
Then I had the painter, Matt, build a valance out of wood and trim so that the rod wouldn’t be visible. Turned out great. You really have to see it in person, to notice that it makes the room look SOOOO much bigger!
The blue bedding we had just didn’t look right with the green curtains so I sold it.
For Christmas I asked for lots of fun, fluffy, full pillows from Pier One. (Does anyone else ask for home decor items for Christmas….why is that the wife’s job? Why can’t the men use some of their Christmas list for items like new pots and pans? Double standard if you ask me!)
Then I went out and just got a cheap white comforter from Wal-Mart ($24.99 people!).
Lastly, I spray painted the lamps (read about that here).
And Master Bedroom COMPLETE
I love our little room, even though we can barely get out of bed in the morning between stumbling over all my large fluffy pillows and the few inches of space we have working on each side. I think I managed to do A LOT with a LITTLE space