Yes, it may seem a bit odd for me to be planning out the master bedroom when I have a nursery to work on (ceiling is painted! Squeal!!!). Keep in mind that now is the perfect time to get the house cleaned up and ship shape before baby arrives. Once baby is here, it will take us a while to tackle these rooms.
The master bedroom and guest room/office are two rooms that are in desperate need of attention right now. We need to get the guest room ready for when my stepson is in town (this Summer; he will be here for when baby is born!).
We will have a bassinet in the master bedroom for at least 6 months. Currently the master bedroom is a wreck. And I mean a WRECK!!!
|What our bed looks like on a daily basis... See my maternity body pillow? It's a life saver!|
|Mountains of clothes in the wicker basket. Stuff sprawled out everywhere...|
|Clothes flow out of the laundry basket in front of the closet. You don't even want to see the state the closet is in|
|Our ugly bed is on an uncover box spring with a metal rail frame.|
Soooooo… In order to get the bedroom ready for when we have an infant sharing this room with us, I decided to get inspired. I want to not only clean it up, but make it a room I actually like to be in.
Here is my inspiration (task) list for making my bedroom a welcoming place for us.
Upholstered Box Spring Bed
|Upholstered Box Spring Bed (image source: Momma Rake)|
This upholstered box spring bed looks like it could be completed in a few hours and I think it looks sharp. I like that this tutorial by Momma Rake requires no sewing. She stapled the fabric on with a very nice looking pleat at the corners. The legs (and optional hardware for attaching them) can be purchased from a home improvement store.
Wood Paneled Headboard or Wall
|Reclaimed Wood Headboard (Image Source: Creatively Christy)|
I have seen many tutorials on how to make your own wood headboard. Ana White has a reclaimed-wood look headboard that is beautiful! I have also seen a pallet headboard (by The Thinking Closet) tutorial and a tutorial where they create a plank headboard (by Boxy Colonial) by screwing the planks to the wall.
Once I started looking at plank headboards, I started looking at plank walls. I love how this creates an interesting look and feel for the whole room!
|Reclaimed Barn Board Wall (Image Source: barnboardstore.com)|
I like the look of creating a headboard on the wall, but I also really like the look of doing the whole wall behind the bed. I think it would look very sharp in our room. Of course, once I did the whole wall I would then start thinking about a headboard again to finish the look. An upholstered headboard is out of the question (remember the stains on the walls? I don't want stains on the fabric either).
KOPPANG 3 Drawer Dresser as Bedside Tables
|KOPPANG 3 Drawer Dresser from Ikea (Image Source: Ikea)|
I could see my husband storing random stuff in his top drawer: static guard, deodorant, vitamins, the contents of his pockets during laundry day, etc. Maybe some hoodies in either the bottom or middle drawer. Whatever else he likes to keep in the bedroom.
|Gray Contemporary Dresser (Image Source: Houzz)|
Part of me would love to look for a good, solid wood dresser from goodwill. Another part of me would like to settle for a HEMNES 8 Drawer Dresser from Ikea, which wouldn't be a bad option for now. I could always give the Ikea dresser to one of the kids and invest in a nicer dresser for us later down the road.
A Functional ClosetEver since we moved in, I have HATED our master bedroom closet. Yes, it is nice and big compared to the smaller bedrooms. It's almost a walk in closet.
I should love it. BUT, the doors are horrendous and there is no lighting inside the closet. I want to remove the closet doors and replace them with a curtain. Perhaps something yellow like these curtains.
|Yellow Curtains (Image Source: Target)|
Once the closet is more accessible (and I have thoroughly cleaned and emptied it), I want to make it more functional. I want to get rid of our current laundry basket and opt for twin (or maybe three?) laundry baskets that are inside the closet. A his and hers baskets. Perhaps these cheap ones from Ikea would do the trick.
|Laundry Bag and Frame (Image Source: Ikea)|
Wall Art to Cover the UnsightlyLast, but not least, I want to hang up some wall art opposite of our bed. I want two canvas’ that are identical in size to go on either side of the dresser. One will hang over an unsightly electrical panel (did you catch a glimpse of it above the wicker basket?). I saw this tutorial on making wall art for this exact purpose.
|Breaker Box Wall Art Cover (Image Source: Project Goble)|
I'll keep you posted if and when I get this accomplished. Wish me luck!