Last Updated on January 12, 2021 by lindseymahoney
For week 5 of the Better Homes & Gardens One Room Challenge, I focused on the final details of the design. I have all of the furniture purchased and in place and I was excited to add our personality to the space. After living in our home for just over a year, we identified the key areas that lacked function in our room.
I was very cognizant of the decor and textiles that I brought into the room. I wanted to make sure that our bedroom didn’t feel too masculine or harsh with all of the dark colors and sharp edges. It turned out so well and I am so pleased with the results!
For those of you who are stopping by for the first time, welcome! Last year my family moved into a fixer-upper in Toledo, Ohio, and have been documenting our renovations on the blog. In fact, I renovated our dining room for my first ORC! I updated my little boys’ bedroom for my second ORC last Spring. Thanks for following along as we work to transform our master bedroom in 6 weeks!
- Master Bedroom Mood Board | Week 1
- Moody Paint & Furniture Picks | Week 2
- Installing Closet Organization Systems | Week 3
- Updating our IKEA Hemnes Dresser | Week 4
Master Bedroom Design Details
Nightstands & Bedding
Our bedroom layout only allows for our bed to be placed against one wall. One of the problem areas of our previous bedroom design was that our nightstands were too small. Here is a reminder of our bedroom before I started this makeover.
The quickest way we added function was by doubling the surface space on the nightstands! I found these sleek black nightstands from Target and they were just the modern touch I was looking for. I like having the big drawer to hide various items and the bottom shelf to display our books.
For the top of the nightstand, I chose larger lamps to brighten the room. I was drawn to the texture on the base of these lamps and love how they look with the bedding.
Our bedroom is my favorite spot to display all of our family photos. I peppered family pics throughout the room and they make me smile whenever I see them.
I purchased our bedding from various places and it feels like the perfect moody hotel room. The goal was a neutral color palette with different textures that looked 100% cozy! I am waiting on the final item to arrive in our bedding and can’t wait to share more with you next week!
Our bedroom is so big! Once I organized all of our closets, I chose to use one-half of the third closet for rarely used items. This allowed me to utilize the closet door as more wall space. I love having extra seating in our bedroom and have been eyeing this sherpa chair by Studio McGee Threshold for a while.
The texture and shape add an extra cozy factor to the bedroom.
I recently found this brass floor lamp at a local estate sale (thanks estatesales.net!) and it looks perfect with the chair. The brass lamp looks great against the dark wall paint (SW 5261) and clay-colored curtains that I hung. I purchased the downloadable print from Heirloom Print Shop on Etsy. The colors in this seascape painting print are beautiful and the image reminds me of the Cape Cod beach we visit every year.
I still can’t get over the IKEA dresser hack I shared with you last week. The gray pairs perfectly with the wall color. Last year I read a book called, Joyful, that shared tips on how to design a room to create an emotion. I learned that one way to soften a space is by adding spherical objects. With this tip in mind, I chose a circular mirror over the dresser.
I included lots of circular objects throughout the room to ensure it did not feel too formal. Because the dresser is so big, I could afford to purchase a larger lamp. I found the lamp base at Target and the shade at Restoration Hardware Teen. The large vase is from Studio McGee (another Target purchase!) and I added these beautiful branches clipped from a tree in my yard.
That’s all for now, come on back next week for the final reveal of our master bedroom!! Don’t forget to check out all of the other participants and their projects over on the One Room Challenge blog.