Monday, October 10, 2011

Challenge: Master Bedroom

I have several home challenges to tackle in the next 6 months or so.

We LOVE our house and I really like our funky mix-n-match design throughout.
Is this how I would decorate my home if I had a billion dollars?  No.
But our house is decorated with a modern eye, a sense of mixed styles and a shoestring budget.  In the words of Tim Gunn, we 'make it work'.

When we bought our house 2 years ago, there were some rooms that felt the budget love and others that were put on the B-list until a later date.

I'm starting to tackle that list and I'm starting at the top in the Master Bedroom.
Our house is a Cape Cod style with an open layout, one-room second floor.  This room hit the B-list for that very reason... no one really needed to go up there besides us!

We hastily chose a paint color (with lofty visions of a future design in mind), slapped it on the walls, shoved our furniture in there and haven’t touched it since.

So, I’m giving myself $200 to make it over into a room we love.
The Timeline: Before Thanksgiving. 
Scaled layout of the current room.  Pardon the crappy picture it's attached to. 
Paint Color 
(Three sample swatches painted!)
Area Rug 
(for our ‘sitting area’)
Love Seat 
(needs some love, it’s looking a little ‘used’)
Throw pillows 
(for couch and bed)
Vanity stool
(fabric to reupholster)
Art solution for stairway
Paint/Refinish: chest, little stand & end table

Long-Term non-$200 Budget Goals for a later date:
Window Treatments
New Bed Frame/Headboard
Pull-out closet doors (+ great hardware)
Master Bathroom

That’s a huge list and a tiny budget, but I totally think it’s doable.  My other goal is to make the whole room feel more gender-neutral.  Yeah, I dig a floral or damask, but I like chevron just as much, so I’m going to try to lean towards a more neutral vibe 
(did ya hear that?  It was Eric cheering.)

Fingers crossed!

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