Our Master Bedroom Redesign

Bedroom Before

We bought our home over 6 years ago and I dove head first into decorating it. We painted the walls, bought all the furniture with expensive window coverings and all. For the most part, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out but the one room that was an EPIC fail in my opinion was our bedroom.

The paint colors I choose were incredibly dark and the blinds I choose were blackout shades tie that in with the fact that the windows in the room face north and you have yourself a bona fide mushroom factory.

I’m not a morning person as it is and waking up in our room is well… a real challenge. So, I made the decision that it was time for a master bedroom redesign!

Bedroom BeforeThis is our bedroom a few weeks ago.

Dark and cavelike, isn’t it? A master bedroom should feel like a retreat. Ours just felt like a dungeon.

So, here are my goals with our master bedroom redesign:

1: Lighten it up and make it feel like a relaxing retreat
2: Find a color that compliments our dark furniture better

Here is more of the look I’m going for –

beautiful bedroomsource: House of Turquoise

Don’t you just want to snuggle up and read a book in this room?!

I want our bedroom to feel refreshing, vitalizing and cozy. After a long hard day I want to step into our bedroom and relax. My husband and I love DIY projects (remember our Pergo flooring project?) and will be taking this project on ourselves and I can’t wait to show you the results!

I’m excited to show you the progress we’re making! You can also check out my Bedroom Redesign & Inspiration Pinterest board to see photos of our handy work along the way (and you might just be able to guess which paint color I choose!).

Sherwin-Williams is providing paint, Hunter is providing lighting and Blinds.com will be providing window coverings for our redesign. I was not paid for this mention, I just wanted to let you know.

8 thoughts on “Our Master Bedroom Redesign

  1. If that’s a queen size bed, it looks like you have the same problem we do – a long, narrow room. We ended up turning our bed so it’s against the long wall (our room is 12′ x 20′), and it doesn’t look so cramped anymore. I am also thinking about painting our dark, stained furniture, but since we paid $5,000 for the set 12 years ago, I’m not sure I’m comfortable doing that just yet.

    1. It’s a king bed but ours too is pretty narrow, I think we are going to turn our bed too. I think it’ll make the room feel much bigger. Our bed was one of our huge investments of the room too and though I wasn’t fond of it I’m thinking with a lighter color wall it will look much better. I would be nervous too to stain such expensive furniture!

  2. I like the brighter colors in the pic showing what you are looking for. It has a great relaxing look. I actually traded down to a smaller bed to save room in our bedroom. I also opted for lighter colors.

    1. Thanks, I think it will be much more relaxing too. At first I really wanted to get new furniture too but I think what we have is actually working well with the new color – I can’t wait to share the finished result!

    1. You’ll be happy to hear that we’ve kept the bed and I’m actually very happy with how it looks with the new color – can’t wait to show you the finished result! I’m so glad my hubby convinced me to keep the bed 🙂

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