…about our master bedroom {mood board}.

After much brainstorming and a TON of pinning, I’m so excited to share my vision for our master bedroom with you!

As a reminder, here’s what our bedroom looked like when we moved in:



We basically dumped our bedroom furniture (IKEA’s Hemnes bed, dresser and nightstand in black-brown finish) in the room and haven’t tweaked the arrangement or adding any decor since move-in day, so we are definitely ready to show this room some long overdue love.

If you’ve been following along with my pins on Pinterest (and if not, for shame!), you may have seen that I’ve (finally!) selected a paint color for our bedroom – indigo!

Initially, I was nervous to go a bit dark in our bedroom, but I was so, so inspired by this quote (and the whole article, really!) in Lonny:

Using a dark wall color in a small room is a trick that many interior designers use to create a sense of depth…When using a dark color in a small room, be sure to balance it with light-catching materials like mirrors, mirrored furniture, and metallics, and incorporate table or floor lamps to ensure that the room has a warm glow.

And we plan to do just that!

Specifically, after many Pinterest searches for the *perfect* indigo paint color, I landed on Martha Stewart’s Gabardine. A few weeks ago (yes, that’s how slowly things move around here sometimes!), I painted a large square section to test the color on our bedroom walls, and I love the look of it; I’m obsessed with the moodiness of this color! I plan to paint the bedroom over President’s Day weekend in just a few weeks (yay for long weekends – a perk of working in education!). It’ll be my first experience with tinted primer, too; since our walls are a light shade of taupe, and since we will be painting the walls considerably darker, tinted primer is a must. So, stick around – it’s sure to be an adventure!

But, the purpose of today’s post is to show you all a mood board of sorts for our master bedroom. I call it a mood board of sorts because really, I’m giving you all a glimpse of my Master Bedroom board on Pinterest.

Take a look:


Here’s a breakdown of the projects that we have on deck:
– prime and paint the walls indigo
– accent the tray ceiling with a paint treatment
– purchase/build a simple bed frame; sell Hemnes bed and nightstand (to my brother!)
– DIY a tufted, upholstered headboard (fabric color: caramel!), using this tutorial from Little Green Notebook’s Jenny Komenda
– hang white, breezy linen curtains
– bring in metallic items, like a gold bedside table (I picked one up from Target on clearance!), a mirror (perhaps a DIY sunburst mirror?), a chandelier, and sconces
– bring in art, accessories, throw pillows (I found two for $12 on clearance at Hobby Lobby this week!) and throw blankets/quilts
– add new knobs and paint the top of our Hemnes dresser gold

I can’t wait to get started!

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