Friday, February 8, 2013

The Master Bedroom: Part One

The basics in the master bedroom are done...paint, carpet and lighting. I still haven't had the time to hang anything on the walls or add any fun details, but at least it's clean and functional.

I always find it easier to decorate a room with a jumping off point--like a rug, fabric or in this case a new duvet cover.  This one is from Pottery Barn--it's the Alessandra Floral Duvet. Once I choose this, the rest of the room fell into place.

Here is a peek of the room from the previous owner before we bought the house.
Although I did all the painting myself I hired a pro to come and remove the wallpaper since almost the entire house was wallpapered!

After the duvet was purchased I gathered the paint chips that could work for the walls.

I bought samples of each color and brushed them onto the wall, then looked at them different times of the day in different light before deciding.

 I don't mind painting, there is just so much to do since I'll be painting the entire house!

The color is Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore--very soothing for a bedroom.

The old ceiling light consisted of one recessed can in the ceiling. It was too small and out of proportion for a large ceiling... it was replaced with this fixture from Lowe's.
Much better proportioned and gives off really nice light.

The windows had heavy curtains and plastic roller blinds that were dirty so they were replaced with these Textured Woven Shades from Country Curtains...
I plan on hanging curtains too, but these shades work for now--they even let some light into the room when they are down.

Here is the bedside table I found at Hotel Liquidators for $39...
Although the dark gray color works in the room I plan on painting it gold!

One of my favorite things is the wall to wall carpet by Shaw...
The texture is great and the light color is fine for a bedroom where we have a rule: no shoes allowed!
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