Home Decor | Our Master Bedroom (Progress)

December 5, 2014·

So, I realized the other day that it has been MONTHS since I shared a “home decor” update on our house. Not that I think you guys were biting your nails or losing sleep over the fact that I hadn’t shared any other rooms with y’all… but… you get what I’m saying. As I mentioned in the post when I shared our living room, decorating our new house is certainly a process. We’re doing everything on a majorly tight budget, so I have resigned myself to the fact that the rooms just aren’t going to be 100% done and the way I like them for a while. But hey, that’s actually half the fun. Decorating is a process.

As I have also stated before, I am no professional and there are people who have WAY prettier “Pinterest-worthy” rooms to share… but I do love decorating and getting inspired and seeing how other people have decorated their homes. So, with that in mind, I thought I’d share our next closest-to-complete room… our master bedroom! I wanted to wait till it was DONE before I showed you guys and shared it on the blog, but honestly… it may be quite some time before it’s really DONE. Therefore I’ll share it now!

We still have a few things that we need to do… and I also would LOVE y’all’s input and advice on something… I’ll prompt you near the end of this post!! So if you have a knack for decorating… I’d LOVEEEEE some advice!!

Here’s what’s left to do in the master bedroom:

  • Paint – while I love the neutral color that’s on all the walls in the house, I will admit that I LOVE color. I’d REALLY love to paint the wall behind the bed a really fun color and do a bright accent wall. What do you guys think? If you were me, what color would you paint the wall? Or would you just leave it?
  • Get me a new nightstand – My side of the bed is the left side (if you’re facing the bed), and that white wicker set of drawers is SO old, broken, faded, chipped, and doesn’t match anything else in the room. I desperately need a new nightstand, but I haven’t found one that I like or “goes” with the rest of the room. It doesn’t need to be matchy matchy, but I want it to at least coordinate. Any suggestions?
  • Finish the wall across from the bed – You’ll see what I mean when you see the photo of that part of the room at the end of the post… the wall across from our Murphy bed is so bare, except of course, not considering the bed. And it’s what we look at anytime we’re in bed. I’d like that wall to really POP. So, suggestions are totally welcome!
  • Get a bench / settee / ottoman for the end of the bed – I’ve been on the hunt for a bench or something or some extra seating to put in the room. I just haven’t found anything I LOVE yet.
  • Upgrade the rest of our furniture – This is down the road, but John’s nightstand, dresser, and our chest of drawers are furniture that John’s parents have had for years. They’re great pieces of furniture and in great condition, but they are older and we’d eventually like to get furniture that’s OURS that we picked out… you know what I mean? Again, way down the road, but it is on our list.

Okay, enough rambling… let’s get to looking at the room!

Home Decor | Our Master Bedroom | DIY Barn Door Headboard, Yellow and Gray Chevron and Ikat bedding and pillow

For perspective, this is what our bedroom looked like on the day we closed on the house… (forgive the bad iPhone panoramic photos… haha!)

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Our room was pretty much empty for the first few months we lived in the house… we had no headboard, no furniture… just a bed. It wasn’t pretty… haha

Our bedding is the Trina Turk home yellow ikat bedding and the throw pillows are from Ross and Big Lots! PS: Can you find Audrey on their dog bed? Hahaha!Home Decor | Our Master Bedroom | DIY Barn Door Headboard, Yellow and Gray Chevron and Ikat bedding and pillow

The quatrefoil mirror is from Target (all the quatrefoil mirrors are, actually – find them here and here), and the old windows were used at our wedding! The chevron lampshades are also from Target.Home Decor | Our Master Bedroom | DIY Barn Door Headboard, Yellow and Gray Chevron and Ikat bedding and pillow

This candle holder was actually blue when I bought it and I decided to spray paint it yellow. Woop!Home Decor | Our Master Bedroom | DIY Barn Door Headboard, Yellow and Gray Chevron and Ikat bedding and pillow

I snagged the yellow lamp base on my side of the bed on CRAZY clearance from Target for only $4.98. I love when stuff like that happens!

I also almost forgot to mention (I don’t know HOW I’d do that…), but our barn door headboard is DIY by my husband! He built it by himself over the summer and he did SUCH a good job. I LOVE the way it turned out!!!! Home Decor | Our Master Bedroom | DIY Barn Door Headboard, Yellow and Gray Chevron and Ikat bedding and pillowHome Decor | Our Master Bedroom | DIY Barn Door Headboard, Yellow and Gray Chevron and Ikat bedding and pillowHome Decor | Our Master Bedroom | DIY Barn Door Headboard, Yellow and Gray Chevron and Ikat bedding and pillow

The chevron canvases… also from Target which I got on clearance and the scripture art was a DIY I did a while ago… you can see the tutorial here!Home Decor | Our Master Bedroom | DIY Barn Door Headboard, Yellow and Gray Chevron and Ikat bedding and pillow

My essential oils! Gotta have those… 🙂 The carrying tray is from Home Goods!Home Decor | Our Master Bedroom

The curtains are from… you guessed it… Target!Home Decor | Our Master BedroomHome Decor | Our Master Bedroom

This canvas is of one of my favorites photos that I took when I was San Francisco. I just LOVE this picture. I originally had this canvas hanging in our living room, but I keep moving it around the house because I love it so much and I want to look at it all the time. It will probably get moved again soon… haha! That’s the beauty of canvas pictures… you can move them and rearrange them how you want. Y’all know my addiction to canvas prints. Home Decor | Our Master Bedroom | Canvas print from Signazon

This canvas is c/o the fab folks at Signazon. The quality is AMAZING. The pictures don’t do the sharpness and color of the canvas justice… I also love the pop of color it adds to the yellow and gray in the room. I want to incorporate more pops of extra color here and there…Home Decor | Our Master Bedroom | Canvas print from Signazon

Okay, here’s the part of the room that I really would LOVE your input on. This is the wall across from our bed (so, what you see when you are sitting on or laying in bed)… We would like a larger TV… while it’s not a necessity, it is hard to see that tiny TV from the bed. I want to hang that full length mirror, but I’ve been waiting to hang it until I KNOW where I want to put it. And then… I don’t know. I don’t know what else to do to this wall. Add accent shelves? A gallery wall? Paint it? GAH. It’s just so plain and boring right now, I’d LOVE to spice it up. DECOR NERDS… help me!! What should I do?!Home Decor | Our Master Bedroom | Canvas print from Signazon

So that’s it for now!

What do y’all think? What’s your favorite part? What have you been decorating lately?