Ready to transform your bedroom? Or just see a master bedroom I transformed for a friend?! Wish I could fly to each of your homes and transform them (only the people who wanted me to, obviously). So my friend, Molly reached out to me last summer to help her with her bedroom. And look how fast we are….a year later!! She does live 2,000 miles away from me and just had a baby (my kind of person “whenever you can get it it!”). After transforming her bedroom she told me how much she loved it and she also had a deeper reason for loving it, which is why I say I transformed her bedroom.
She told me that she couldn’t even sleep in her bedroom before I changed it. Molly has a sweet baby girl, who is a little over one. And as we all know as a new mother you don’t get all the sleep your body really needs, leaving many sleep-deprived. Whenever Molly went into her master bedroom she associated it with the time where she was sleep-deprived and just trying to survive. Not the calming feeling she wanted to have.
After her mini bedroom makeover, she now feels like her master bedroom is transformed into a comforting, relaxing place she wants to be.
If you have those negative feeling towards a space in your home. I suggest you move things around. Paint. Maybe get a new plant or pillow. Make it feel transformed in simple ways. I have 5 simple ways to transform your bedroom! You could really apply these tips to most any space in your home.
Master Bedroom BEFORE-
Master Bedroom AFTER-
5 Simple Ways to Transform Your Bedroom
1- Add a Rug-
Yes, even if you have carpet. Adding a rug will pull the bedroom together and ground everything. Make sure you do the right size rug. Their bed is a king and the rug is 8×10. Majority of the time for a king or a queen bed you want a 8×10.. Typically a 5×8 is too small. Make sure that the colors in your rug are related somewhere in the bed. For instance in this bedroom the navy in the rug is repeated in the navy on the pillows and again in the pots on the nightstand and on the barn sliding door. (I used THIS rug)
2- Create a focal point-
Move the furniture around. Look at your space with fresh eyes. Maybe you have always had your bed facing a wall, but you have a great window that you could view. In this master bedroom I tried the furniture a new way than she had them set-up. Rather than having everything line the walls or being afraid to block some of a window, I moved the ottoman to the end of the bed and floated the dresser in front of her tall windows. Now everything is in-line with the bed, creating a focal point.
We also created a focal point by adding wallpaper to one of the walls. If you are interested in adding an accent wall I would do it on the same wall your bed is on, since that should be the main focal point. If the bed and wallpaper were on opposite walls, they would compete. We used THIS removable wallpaper.
See the before and after below-
Notice how the bed doesn’t have anything bringing the the pink color down rom the wallpaper? We could have added a pink duvet to the end of the bed or a rug with the pink. But we had ordered THIS amazing tufted ottoman and decided to put it at the end of the bed to balance out the colors and pull the room together!
(The barn track door is painted in Hale Navy from Benjamin Moore)
And you can scroll back up to see where the dresser was before. If you have really large windows, don’t be afraid to put furniture in front of them! The dresser only slightly blocks the view and it feels part of the room rather than shoved under the floating tv. (you can find a similar dresser HERE).
3. Make a fluffy bed-
A fluffy “jump in me bed” is a MUST for any bed I make. I love a duvet at the end of a bed to create some fluff. A tip to make your duvet fluffy, without having to spend over $500 on a boxed insert is to use TWO inexpensive inserts. I used two of THESE duvet inserts in THIS king duvet. The way that this works is that the duvets have a loop in each corner and each of the duvet corners have a tie. So you can easily tie each corner to the loops to keep it in place.
4- Add some plants-
This just might be on every transformation I do- add some plants!!! Plants bring so much life to a room. You can just use simple baskets to put your plants in and add a liner inside the basket. Trust me- you need a plant and I believe everywhere can be a plant mama. Snake plant, is unique since it converts a lot of CO2 (carbon dioxide) to O2 (oxygen) at night, making it ideal to have several in your bedroom! Read more about houseplants HERE.
5- Get the right lighting-
Hygge anyone? If you haven’t heard of hygge, it is a Danish word that you actually pronounce like this- “Hoo-Guh”. Basically Hygge is a cozy, relaxed, comforting feeling you create in your home. So essential for a bedroom. Molly had accent lighting, in the form of lamps. Which a nice set of lamps in a bedroom are just the right thing, I never turn on an overhead light unless I lost an earring! Molly’s lamps were not the right color tho, making them not very hygge. They were a bright polished nickel. I took her lamps and spray painted anywhere there was nickel (harder to do than it looks- tape really well is my best advice!) We also changed out her ceiling fan to a fan that has a softer light fixture and also pulls in the color and vibe of the new room. The ceiling fan is one of her favorite things!! You can find it HERE.
Simple transformation of the lamps make a big difference!! I like to mix metals, but not really when nothing else is repeated in the same metal finish.
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