Occasionally, I go through organizing and re-decorating spurts. This may have something to do with being a stay at home mom and being in this house ALL THE TIME, so once in a while I need a little new scenery, or it may just be that I’m a crazy neat freak. It’s probably a bit of both.
I just went through one of those times. We don’t have a lot of disposable income for redecorating, but it’s amazing what a difference you can make just by cleaning, organizing and adding a few accessories.
The one room in our house that I feel has never been “done” is our Master Bedroom. No one ever sees that room, and we only use it to sleep in, so we kind of through a bed in there and that was that. Now that our son is transitioning into sleeping in his own bed, I decided it was time to reclaim the room and make it a peaceful and relaxing retreat.
The before picture, is, unfortunately, the normal state of our master bedroom. We live in a cape cod style home, so the upper level is just 2 bedrooms and a small bath. We have a master closet, but there is no room for a dresser. Sometimes, just for convenience, clothes are thrown on the bed. We also just had two flat pillows, mismatched pictures on the nightstands, and even though it’s hard to tell in this picture, broken blinds hiding behind the curtains.
It’s amazing what a little cleaning can do. My first step was to put away all of the clothes and make the bed with clean sheets. That alone makes a huge difference in the feel and look of a room. Then I made a little trip to Target (my favorite store)! I purchased two new throw pillows, two matching mirrors, and a new sheer curtain panel for the window.
When I got home, I replaced the broken blinds with the new window sheer. This let light into the room and took away the unkempt look of broken blinds.
I cleaned up the night stands, removing anything unnecessary and thoroughly dusting. Then I centered the lamps and added matching mirrors above each night stand. The mirrors above the lamps help to reflect the light, giving the room a brighter feel.
In addition to the two king size pillows we had on the bed, I added two standard sized pillows and the two new throw pillows.
The bigger throw pillow is linen to match the bench, and the smaller pillow has sparkly sequins for a little added texture and shine, but all in the same neutral color palette.
The final touch to the room was my purchase of two matching frames to go on the night stands. I am a huge fan of symmetry, and I love how something as simple as updating the night stands makes the room look more cohesive.
That’s it! I love how relaxing and more put together this room feels now. The only other things I might add would be a headboard and a rug, though those big purchase items are outside of the realm of a mini-makeover (and our budget)! I’m really happy with this room and love snuggling up in bed to read before falling asleep at night.
Does your master bedroom feel like a retreat?