It has been a slow but fun journey making our house feel like home. After finding out baby number seven was on its way, we decided to give our small master bedroom a makeover.
Although the master bedroom in this home is a lot smaller than our last master bedroom, it is perfect for our needs. Being intentional and minimal was the key to making a smaller sized bedroom work. I can’t want to share with you the progress we have made with our bedroom.
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Here is what our bedroom looked like when we first moved in and right before the makeover.
Goals for the master bedroom
My main goal for my bedroom is for us to be able to feel comfortable and relaxed upon entering the room. I also want it to be tidy. It is imperative to me that I keep this space orderly. Cozy, comfy vibes are what I want to feel, not cluttered chaos.
I love the simple, bright, airy spaces. I would describe the design element of my bedroom as eclectic. Mixing modern, minimalist, and farmhouse styles while on a budget.
The first part of our master bedroom makeover was we fixed the drywall and painted the room white. We decided to go with Chantilly Lace from Benjamin Moore. I prefer the crisper white.
I love the simplicity of white walls with the black contrast. It highlights the different elements in the room. The white walls help reflect light and brighten the space up. I also feel that the white walls help with a room feel less cluttered thus making things feel more calming.
Our room is only big enough for our bed and nightstands. Because space is so limited in our room, we keep our dresser in our closet. My husband and I both have a minimal amount of clothing so having the dresser in the closet isn’t a problem. We took off the closet doors to make the room feel a bit more (it forces us to keep the closet tidy too).
Clean, clutter-free surfaces put a smile on my face. Thus, I try to keep our nightstands rid of clutter. Our current nightstands are from Ikea, which was only $40! Since the drawers came unfinished, we stained them to better go with the look of the room. Having drawers helps hide clutter and prevents it from accumulating on top. We are also able to easily store all the baby items we need to keep in our room.
Related post: Shared Master Bedroom w/ baby
FUNNY (at least now) STORY: It actually took us a while to find a bed we liked. We had a bed frame from Ikea for a few years but that was literally falling apart. It got to the point we had no choice but to get a new bed frame.
I am all about saving money and am always on the hunt for a good bargain, so I searched on Facebook Marketplace for a new bed frame. I had been eyeing the vintage metal style bed frames for a while and was so excited to find one at such a great price. Well, we bought it and within the month it too started breaking and falling apart. It even scraped the hardwood floors underneath. Leaving huge gashes because of how it was breaking. Needless to say, it was a second-hand nightmare. Once again we were in a position where we HAD to get another bedframe.
As I said, I have been very attracted to the vintage-style beds but was a bit traumatized by our current one. We ultimately took a leap of faith and got from Amazon this modern vintage (I know, totally an oxymoron) metal bed frame. It has been a few months now since we’ve had it and so far it’s been great.
Black Interior Door
I love black interior doors (any color interior doors to be honest). We painted both our bedroom door and bathroom door in Black Beauty from Benjamin Moore. The plan is to paint all the doors on the top floor black. The black doors are a great way to add a bold dramatic accent to the white walls.
We added this shelf with the intent of having a bunch of plants on here. I love how plant shelves add a natural element to a space. Unfortunately, I do not have a green thumb. I cannot keep a plant alive. So now the shelf is where I keep my books. I want to eventually add some nice vintage-looking books. My grandmother (actually awesome my step-grandmother) sent me a couple of lovely Our Lady of Mt. Carmel statues. I keep one of them here which is the perfect addition.
I like things simple and minimal. I am very intentional with what décor I get so therefore our bedroom doesn’t have a lot of wall décor. The wood signs above my husband’s nightstand are from Hobby Lobby. I love this bible quote and the song I Will Follow by Chris Tomlin is one of my favorites.
On my side, I have this gorgeous picture of Mother Mary with child Jesus. It is one of, if not my favorite picture of Mary with Jesus. It is from Bernadette Carstensen.
I am so pleased with how our small master bedroom makeover turned out. There is still a ton of stuff left on my wishlist of things to do but as of now, I’m loving how things are.
Master bedroom to-do list:
– new light fixture
– add a rug
– new lamp for Brian’s side
-(eventually) re-do the entire closet
Other related posts:
- Dining Room Makeover
- Shared Girls Room Makeover
- Minimalist Master Bedroom (old townhouse)
- Master Bedroom Update (old townhouse)
Karen from Sarasota says
To Roxanne – you have such great taste and your ideas are always thoughtfully considered. I myself have never been a fan of new furniture and have been quite lucky to find items on eBay, various antique or consignment stores, or even Craigslist. When you mentioned the hunt for a new bed, my initial recommendation was to buy an old bed then apply chalkpaint – you can even now buy that using Krylon paint – the best spray paint that I have ever used. So glad you found something on Amazon but perhaps an idea for another room.
I would say the same about your need for new kitchen chairs – if you could find a good set of strong oak chairs, I think they could withstand your young family!
That is a great idea. We did consider that. I actually have an old rocking chair that I plan on trying chalk paint on.