Our house renovation plans involve moving around a lot of walls to create a new layout, which means every adjustment we make to one room affects the next one. The bathroom in our house is being moved to an area where a bedroom used to be and our old bathroom will become our master bedroom. As the bathroom remodel moves forward (another post soon!) I’ve had to start planning out the design for our master bedroom.
I wanted this room to look warm and cozy but also needed it to be simple and clean because the room is still going to be very small. There were also a lot of tricky layout issues in the room because of windows and where the closet needed to go, but after gathering some inspiration online, I think I’ve found some great solutions.
Bedding & Colors
First, I went with some darker colored bedding to add some warmth to the room without making the room too dark. Since the walls and trim will be light, some darker bedding will be a nice contrast. I accented the bedding with textured throws and pillows for a little bohemian flare. I want to add a natural wood stained headboard for some extra warmth and eye-catching details.
The windows are actually two different shapes and the bed will just barely fit between them. I was inspired by this post from Claire Brody Designs about how to camouflage different size windows.
Our biggest grief right now with our current bedroom is that there are no closets, so large closets are a must for the new bedroom. For the new room, I’m creating a floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall closet with custom doors. I am planning to add some character to the room by designing the doors similar to these.
In just a few weeks (okay, realistically 6 weeks), we should be ready to get started on this new room! The room itself should go much quicker than our bathroom remodel, but we will still need to demo a wall and create two new walls, add closets, drywall, add new subfloor and hardwood floors, so it’s not a simple paint and decorate room.
It’s hard to imagine a finished bathroom and a cozy, completed master bedroom with closets, but I love dreaming about what they’ll look like, having a plan ready to go and thinking about how much more home-like our house will be afterwords!