Reveal day for my One Room Challenge Master Bedroom project is finally here! Thank you so much to Linda from Calling It Home and House Beautiful for putting on such a fantastic event! This was the first One Room Challenge I’ve ever participated in. When decorating my own home, I usually do it slowly, piece by piece, in layers, so tackling an entire room in a short period of time was a fun challenge, and a good push in the rear end to get it done.
If you remember back to week one, this is where we started.
Not terrible, but definitely not great, and not a reflection of my current style.
There were a few challenges along the way, including my first major DIY fail (I tried to paint my rug, and after using over a half gallon of paint, I had one two foot wide stripe done – it would have taken 12 gallons to cover the whole thing!), but ultimately I love the way the room came together.
It’s an eclectic space… A little beachy, a little boho, and definitely glam! And to survive cold Minnesota winters, I need a little beachy in my life (I’m currently typing this next to my space heater in my office). So without further ado, I introduce you to my new master bedroom….
There are a few minor details I still need to work out (like the boob light… has to go!), and the rug debacle leaves me short one gorgeous pink rug, but I couldn’t be happier with the overall look and feel of the space.
Some of my favorite things in the room are the Ikea Rast dressers I hacked into fuchsia campaign nightstands. For about $70 a piece, they were a steal, and I love the pop of girly glam color they infuse into the room. Especially against the black wall!
No pink nightstand would be complete without some fun details to style it!
The print above the bed, an etsy find similar to pricey Gray Malin prints I can’t afford, is what inspired the entire room. I kept the black bed, partially because of budget, but partially because I love the scale of it. My Anthropologie rosette bedding is the only other “before” item that stayed, because it is maybe the coziest bedding ever, and I still love the look of it, but I think the rest of the bedding textiles steal the show… The pillow mix makes me so happy (although maybe not Adam as much, since we have to remove them all every night – what, it’s only thirteen pillows?!), and that throw (another Home Goods steal) has so much depth and texture, and the deeper blue in it grounds the bed a bit.
I’ve always heard that every room should have at least one black item to help ground the space. That’s never been a problem for me, since I am super drawn to the contrast of black and white, but I brought it to a whole new level, and each wall in this room has at least one black item.
I bought the black and white curtains a while back from Target, and even though the print is bold, the deep neutral color prevents that wall from looking too crazy with the rest of the color I’ve pulled in.
In the sixteen years that Adam and I have been married, this is literally the first time we’ve ever mounted a TV. We are kicking ourselves over that now, as mounting this beast feels like the best decision ever (OK, slight exaggeration). Mounting the TV allowed me to style the dresser, and it also makes the room feel bigger (not that it ever felt small).
The vintage pink velvet chair in the corner is another one of my favorite pieces in the room. I love that it feels a bit unexpected with some of the more modern pieces I’ve used, but the abstract art and pop of bold color in the pillow pulls it all together. And between the soft velvet and the uber luxurious furry throw, the chair provides a super cozy corner to curl up in. Maybe I also need an ottoman to put my feet up on…
The black mirror was an ugly item I’ve had tucked in my closet for years, and I finally spray painted it matte black, which drastically improved its appearance. It also nicely reflects the beloved cozy corner. And yes, that chair is a chameleon. I’m pretty sure the shade of pink looks different in every picture I take of it.
As I mentioned here, I stressed a bit about my artwork choices, but ultimately I love the eclectic mix I went with. The piece to the left of the window was a $10 Home Goods find I found on clearance that I immediately fell in love with. That’s not a typo. $10! That’s why Home Goods is my happy place. Well, there and the beach. 😉My original plan for the cozy corner was just one print, but it was falling a bit flat, so I paired the original print with a coordinating one. Definitely the right choice!The large abstract art is a canvas I built (instructions to follow later), and then used a potato printing method I first saw used by Rebecca Atwood for Emily Henderson. Of course I had to infuse a bit of extra color into it! Here’s an up close look so you can see all of the variation!
Thanks so much for following along with my first One Room Challenge! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to sign up for email updates so you don’t miss out on any future interior inspiration… Here are a few more detail shots just for fun!
Remember to pop over to Calling It Home to check out the other One Room Challenge reveals! If you want to catch up on previous weeks, you can follow the links below. Thanks again for following along!!