Wednesday, October 16, 2013


As mentioned, one of the rooms we've really been wanting to focus on in the house is the master bedroom. Since being married we've always treated the master as the least important room and usually put all of our focus on the main rooms. Since realizing next year was going to be a huge time of change for us as we welcome Soren to our home, we made sure to make the master a priority. We wanted a place that would be functional, peaceful, and a cozy getaway. We did some budgeting and realized we weren't going to be able to get our "dream" furniture, so we figured out a way to make do with what we have, make some affordable purchases, and put something together that fits our needs. :)

As you can see in the before and progress photos, just a little bit of white paint really made this room come to life and brightened up the entire space. Especially after a good cleaning and doing a few little things like replacing all of the outlets and doorknobs. For awhile the only thing we had in the room was a bed and we realized quickly that some dressers and nightstands would be a great investment into making this space functional and getting the rest of our clothes out of the boxes!

We are loving this space so far. It feels simple, bright, and cozy. It fits our needs and will be a great space to bring our baby home to. We have a list of a couple more things we might like to get done before February. In the future, we'd really like to invest in some furniture pieces and have been keeping a close eye on our dream bed-frame from Restoration Hardware. The great thing about the purchases we did make is that they can easily be used in a guest room or kids room. The unfinished wood would allow us to paint them, replace hardware, and make them work with almost any room in our home. :)

Just to give you a little more information about the dressers and nightstands purchase, we picked these pieces up from IKEA. They took a while to build but are overall great quality pieces for their price tags. I've seen a lot of amazing IKEA hacks on these pieces on Pinterest (for example) and would highly recommend them if you're looking for some affordable furniture.

* Dressers & Nightstands - IKEA
* Faux Fur Throw - Pottery Barn
* Grey Blanket & Sheets - Target
* Curtains - UO
* Candles - Bath & Body Works
* Shower Curtain - West Elm
* Large Baskets - Target
* Ottoman - IKEA
* Calendar - Stendig

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