It occurred me to, as I was angst-ing over spending my entire Thanksgiving trying to get this room holiday-blog-ready, that I haven’t even shown our master bedroom in this new house. I started doing a room-by-room home tour when we moved in and I got busy with other things and never finished.
It also occurred to me, as I was even dragging out bins of Christmas decor and planning on buying a live tree and figuring out how to strategically hang fabric to make it look like I’ve made curtains already, that I need to give myself a break.
So, instead of playing with my room like a life-sized doll house just for the sake of pretty pictures, I’m going to share how the room looks now and share my plans for it. And there’s not one bit of Christmas decor.
The first thing about this room is that it’s huge. Our last master bedroom was on the smallish side and it was long, narrow, and dark. There was only one small window that faced our driveway, so it didn’t get much natural light. The long, narrow orientation of the room made it a challenge for furniture placement. I think we got the room to the best place we could without major renovation.
This room is relatively square and has beautiful light streaming in from a south-east-facing window. But, the size poses a different challenge. Since it’s big, it made some of our furniture, like our nightstands, look dinky. It’s also a challenge to fill the room with furniture that’s practical, pretty, and feels balanced.
So, we brought our bed from our last house and night stands as well. I swapped out my night stand for a marble-topped dresser that used to be in our living room and I’m searching for something comparable for Jeff’s side.
You can see his night stand looks out-of-scale.
We hung the sconces from our last guest room, since the shades from our balustrade lamps were crushed in the move. (They are huge, so replacements would need to be custom-made, which is very expensive.) We sort of prefer the sconces now, anyway. I hung a couple of family pictures up on either side of the bed, but that’s just “for now”. I’m not sure what I want to hang around the bed, yet. I think I need to figure out the walls and go from there.
Right now the walls and trim are a pinky off-white, which will definitely be painted at some point.
I’m considering doing a fabric wall treatment behind the headboard, like I did in our last house, but I’m still thinking that one over. I’m even considering a bed crown with fabric. Hmmm…
For this large wall, between the closet and bathroom, I’m on the hunt for a buffet or something along those lines. Whatever it is, it needs to be on legs, so it doesn’t block the air vent. And, obviously, I’ll put some pictures up on the wall!
I’m also looking for a writing desk to put under the window. I’m not 100% sure what I want it to look like, but I’ll know it when I see it! The curtains and rod (with is barely hanging onto the wall) will be replaced. I already have the hardware and a lovely blue and white toile, so now I just need to do some sewing.
On the wall opposite the bed, I have my antique French wardrobe and the Lily Chaise Lounge by Birch Lane in the corner. (Disclosure: Birch Lane gave me a gift card as a part of the Seasons of Home blog tour. I waited until the chaise was on sale, applied the gift card to the bulk of the cost, and chipped in the rest.)
I’ve always wanted to have a chaise in my room! It really is a nice spot to curl up and it will be even better when the corner is cozied up with pictures, a floor lamp, maybe a small table, etc.
The chaise is very comfortable, well made, and fills that corner perfectly. (And, believe it or not, we couldn’t fit our wing chairs through the bedroom door, so it was a small miracle that this fit!)
I’ll share more about the bedroom as I work on it. I’m planning on focusing on the family room, kitchen, and other rooms on the main level before I start doing too much work up here, though.
It’s such a beautiful room and I can’t wait to put my stamp on it.