The One Room Challenge is here! Each fall and spring, Linda from Calling It Home and House Beautiful host this challenge where twenty fabulous design bloggers share their room transformations over a six week period. Be sure to check out their posts from yesterday here. The featured designer round up is fantastic, as always!
Guest participants are also invited to link up share their room transformations… Even though I feel totally unequipped, I’ve decided to go out on a limb and participate as a guest this year. The worst thing that can happen is that I fail miserably, right? 😉
I decided to do this on a whim, with very little planning, and I had a hard time deciding what room to focus on. Seems like SO many rooms of my house need some TLC, and I have a few projects in the works currently. From the many bare walls we still have, you’d never guess we’ve lived in our house for four years… I’ll get to it all eventually! I guess I have enough unfinished rooms to participate in the One Room Challenge for the next five years. 😉
I’m going to tackle our master bedroom. I didn’t hate it before, but I had the urge to paint my wall black a while ago, and that’s about as far as I got with the changes, so it seemed like a good room to transform. I really haven’t done much else to it since we moved in, as you can see in the before pictures.
That pile of clothes in the corner is my “giveaway or sell” pile. Unfortunately, it’s actually grown significantly since I took this picture. I really need to figure out what I’m doing with that… But that’s a whole different topic!
Along with many other photos of black walled bedrooms I mentioned here, I was inspired by the following:
This colorful Ikea Rast hack turned out absolutely gorgeous! And since I have all black bedroom furniture currently, I will need to bring in some color to contrast against the black walls. Well, and I just love color.
Those are some of the rooms that inspired me to paint my wall black, but lately I’ve also been loving tropical decor. I know it’s a huge trend currently, but it is also a very close cousin to Hollywood Regency style decorating, which is my absolute favorite, hands down. Check out this gorgeous inspiration!
I also love the timeless yet modern contrast of black and white. The shaggy rug, rattan stool, and plant pictured also give this room a bit of a boho feel, which I’ve been gravitating more and more to lately.
No room in my house would be complete without a little color, so of course I’ll have some fun accents. The palette I always lean most toward is bright jewel tones… Teal, fuchsia, rich yellow, navy, and lately emerald green as well (although I don’t currently have it anywhere in my house).
When I pulled it all together in my head, the my new master bedroom looked something like this. What do you think? Be sure to check back next week to see the room progress!