The One Room Challenge ~ Week 1

Confession time....we've lived in our home now going on 8 years, and I have never decorated our Master Bedroom. Deplorable, I know. So when the One Room Challenge dates were announced, I decided this will be the push I finally need to get the ball rolling and finish this room!

If you are not familiar with the One Room Challenge, its an online event put on by Calling It Home that challenges designers, bloggers, and whomever wants to participate, to makeover a room in their house in only 6 weeks. Every Thursday, we will post our progress, and link it up over at Calling It Home, so you can see all the fabulous transformations everyone has planned.

Let's take a look at my bedroom as it  is right now. Ugh. I'm cringing.

Totally pathetic. I know. I'm hanging my head in shame.

So lets fix this. About dang time Sarah!

Here's my inspiration board for this room and where I want to see it headed.

If you've been following my blog for some time now, you may be thinking, "Hey! I think I've seen these pics before and read something about a Master Bedroom makeover..." have. Again...hanging head in shame. I wrote a post about a year ago about wanting to finish my Master bedroom, and I did make a plan and buys few things here and there, but this room always got put on the back burner and was never completed. So when I decided that enough is enough and I'm going to finish this room come he** or high water, I revisited my original plans and made a few tweaks.

I don't have every detail sorted out, but I started playing around adding in some more color. I'm obsessed with the sage green tone that has resurfaced this year (and I'm totally predicting it to be color of the year for 2017...) and it pairs beautifully with the Navy tones I had originally wanted to do, so I added some sage accents in. To tone down the masculine vibe that green and navy lean towards, I also want to add in a touch of blush, maybe in some artwork or a throw, as well as some sheepskin or natural fibers for softness and texture. 

Our furniture was handmade for us about 10 years ago, and I still love it, so its staying. I may weed out a few pieces and filter in a few small accents so its not so matchy-matchy. Im confident I can come up with a way to incorporate it into my style that has evolved over the past 10 years. I also really like our bedding that I bought a couple of years ago, so I'm going to try and incorporate that as well.

As you can see, we have a large, open, awkward space with sloped ceiling and a darn ledge above the doors. I've been obsessed with walls that are painted a dark color about 3/4 of the way up, then light on top, and I think that will be a great fit in this room. I don't want to spend my budget adding molding to this space, so painting the lower part navy will have a similar effect while also balancing out the tall, angled ceiling. Not to mention creating a bit of drama in this otherwise blah room.

And since its so open, I need to fill the space a bit more, so nice, cozy reading nook will do the trick.

Overall, I'm hoping to achieve a  room that is both cozy, yet a little bit dramatic while reflecting both my husbands and my tastes and sense of style. A place that is still open and bright during the day, and the perfect place to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea at the end of the day.

I hope you will follow me along on this six week adventure! Make sure to follow me on social media to grab lots of behind the scenes goodness too.