Can I swoon over my own bedroom? If so… I’m totally *swooonninnggg* and just all the heart eyes EVER about how our master bedroom is finally coming together!
There are so many little details in here that make me love this room… But I mean, I have to give credit to one of the BEST parts about the room that I can’t take any credit for… THAT SUNLIGHT! Yaaaasssss!!!
I’m not exactly sure why ( I mean I have a few theories, but… yeah… anyways…) the original owners decided to give the biggest majority of the square footage of this house to the master bedroom. Even with a California King bed it has been quite a daunting task to make this massive room feel inviting and cozy.
The room seemed big and dark when we first moved in. The carpet in this room was in the best condition of the house (it had been a rental for about 10 years before we bought it) but it still had to go. And that big beautiful fan? Yeah… it doesn’t work. We didn’t find that out until after move in day. But that’s another story and another post (I’m already working on a DIY chandalier for that space). Anyways. The room was boring. I knew right away I wanted to breathe some life in to it.
So I had an idea for a DIY board and batten look behind our bed! I used leftover wood from our dining room shiplap project and measured the wall to get an idea about what the best spacing would be. Unfortunately… the windows weren’t even (whhyyyy… I mean, seriously whhyyyy would you do that?!) so it didn’t line up “exactly” how I had it in my head but I’m ok with it.
The carpet came out next and the accent wall was painted to match the quilt I knew I would use in this room (it belonged to my grandmother and I LOVE it). If you are wondering why I left the bottom panels off its because I knew we would be attaching our headboard directly to the wall. I saved the pieces incase we ever rearrange our bed in here and I can add them later. The floors were a labor of love in this room (It’s 18 ft. long! Hard to tell by this pictures because I didn’t include the 2 ft. high laundry pile on the other side of the room but one day I’ll
clean it photograph it and show you. We went with Luxury Vinyl Planks for our house for a few reasons. Most of them include four-legged furry family members. (We have 4 rescue pups… and they love mud… and they have long hair).
I am making a full post about the flooring later because I promise you… IT WAS SO EASY! Seriously, I did it myself, with a toddler attached to me. If I can do it… you can! The most time consuming thing was repairing some cracks in my sub-floor, but like I said, that’s another post.
Finished flooring… complete with labrador and dalmatian hair… you’re welcome. (I like to keep it real over here, guys. Also, I’m so used to dog hair I didn’t realize it was in the picture until later and
I’m too lazy, tired I didn’t want to re-do the pictures. I went with this color flooring (Lowe’s Style Selections brand) because it matches the general warm aesthetic I’ve kept throughout the house (including keeping our cherry cabinets, which I know is suppose to be a “no no” but I love them).
Also, if I were ever planning on writing a love letter to a rug… it would be to this one. I ordered it from (surprise surprise) Amazon and it is the Safaviah Ariondack rug in Ivory and Sage. (I’ve already ordered two more since this arrived, so yeah, you could say its a favorite of mine).
Now this bedding though… whew. It has been tough trying to match my Memaw’s quilt. She gave it to me without shams and that has been difficult to match. But I found these recently at HomeGoods and I’m happy with them (for the moment).
I realize this old brown recliner might seem a little out of place in this room. And maybe it I was designing it for someone else it might not have stayed. But I’m not. This room is for us. And there couldn’t be anything more “us” than this chair. It honestly might be one of my favorite things in our house. 1, because its comfortable. The kind of chair you can fall asleep in and have the best nights sleep ever. And 2, because it was my grandfather’s. You might have noticed… I’m pretty sentimental. I would probably hang on to a gum wrapper for 20 years if it meant something to me and was given to me by the right person. I can still remember the day my Papaw gave this chair to me, in fact. And looking at it makes me think that he is still here in some ways. There is a permanent dent where his head used to rest and little lines from his oxygen machine… and well, now I’m crying… so I’ll just stop talking about it by saying that no matter how “fancy” this room ever becomes this chair will be a part of it.
My Papaw used to pick a Gardenia for my Memaw every morning when they were in bloom and put it in a drinking glass beside her bed. I can’t even tell you how many Saturday morning memories I have of waking up to the smell of a fresh Gardenia stem. Last summer I took a roadtrip with my husband, my grandmother (my memaw) and my daughter up to Georgia for my cousin’s wedding. Of course I made them stop at every little road side junk shop I could find. And along side a backroad near Atlanta I found this beautifully broken glass Gardenia. I cried. It was just so perfect for so many reasons. So now here it is, sitting on top of the chalk painted Goodwill nightstand. And it is so perfect. And now I’m crying again because it means so much to me. And now I’m mad at myself for crying over something so silly like a glass gardenia… but it really kind of sums up how I decorated this room… with emotion.
I have two more big projects left to complete this room. (Actually, as I typed that I thought of two more… ugh.) I ordered 1,000 wooden beads (yes, a thousand. I wish that was a typo) to make a DIY chandalier and I already have the wood cut to make DIY custom valances. But I’m too excited not to share this now so I will save those for another post.
This room, guys… thissssss rooommmm. I love it, I love it, I LOOVEEE it!