My master bedroom needed a makeover!
Of course I got more than what I had planned when the tree fell on our house, but it has given me a chance to make a fresh start for the entire room, including the bathroom.
I wish I had some before pictures to show you but the only ones I have are from after the damage from the tree and the water damage from the busted pipes. To see more details about the damage, check out my 31 Day Writing Challenge Page here.
Earlier this year, when I first considered revamping the decor in the master bedroom, I created a inspirational board to help me get started.
At the time this was close to what I had in mind, but not quite. The only thing I knew for sure I wanted was the Better Homes & Garden comforter set in navy, which I now own. This comforter set is still my starting point for the room design.
I also went on Pinterest to find some color combinations using navy.
If you can’t tell, I’m leaning toward a navy, grey, and orange theme.
I want to also consider new furniture layouts and not just new colors.
For those you know me well, you know that I have a degree in Interior Design, and currently hold a national certificate in Interior Design through NCIDQ. I have lots of training in AutoCAD and extensive experience with this software not only for room layouts, but entire construction of houses.
But when I really want to revamp a space, I always go old school with hand drafting and my favorite design tool, The Board.
It has a full range of fabulous magnets to create your furniture designs. I love using this design tool!
Hand drafting allows me to think through the design process before I ever start up the software. Today was no exception as I took the time to hand draft the floor plan for my master bedroom and bath, and just let my mind embrace the space.
After measuring the space,, I created the floor plan on 1/4″ grid paper. Then I used The Board magnets, to lay out a few options for furniture placement.
If you are like me, sometimes your master bedroom becomes a dumping ground for “stuff” or it inherits things like exercise equipment over time because we all know that having it in the bedroom means you will use it first thing in the morning. Yeah, right!
I have gladly moved my exercise bike and trampoline I need for physical therapy for my ankle down to the basement and I plan to keep it there with my husband’s total gym equipment.
In place of the exercise bike and trampoline, I wanted to create a cozy sitting area facing the TV stand that could be used for reading or cross stitching while watching TV. And having it in front of the large windows meant I could take advantage of the natural lighting.
So the final furniture layout would look something like this.
No matter what I try, the only space the king size bed can go is underneath the windows. It was like this bedroom was originally built to only have furniture in one layout. That is okay because it really does work the best for the space and watching TV from the bed or the chair.
And my new inspiration board looks something like this.
Some of these items, like the lounge chair, I can shop my own home for. I do plan to go to a new store in Knoxville called Retro Salvage that specializes in mid-century modern furniture to find some bed side tables. Or, I may just order the ones from Target that I used on the inspiration board. They are both inexpensive and have the style I’m looking for.
It seems more shopping trips, or online shopping with Wayfair is in my future plans.
I hope to be able to show the new room very soon.