Gettin’ Busy in the Boudoir (part 1)

Doesn’t it seem the master bedroom is the very last room in the house to receive any special attention? This has always been the case in our house(s). With every move we make I usually jump right into the decorating of our new abode, focusing on the main public rooms, the kid’s rooms and then only giving minimal attention to the master bedroom just before it’s time to move again. Even the laundry room comes first! But no more; even though there are no plans to move anytime in the near (or far off) future,  I decided to give full attention NOW to our master bedroom.

I spent several days first trying to come up with a color scheme. I like all colors, but I want to keep the master bedroom palette very subtle. Monochromatic would be a better description (if there is such a thing as a “palette” of only one color). I feel a simple, monochromatic look is more conducive to rest and relaxation. And romance.

I was torn between creams or greys and ended up with this:

Though I do love a monochromatic bedroom, I think a contrasting accent color would make the space look more finished. I am trying to decide on 1) yellow
2) purple or
3) dark blue

I’m sure I’ll find the perfect color within the next few weeks as I progress through the makeover, until then I’ll start with painting the walls.

I am hesitant to post a before picture because the room is in such a sad state, but this is what I have to work with:

As you can see it is a very narrow room, but it’s big. This photo was taken right after we moved into it. This was our son’s room, then my daughter’s until  she decided to move back into the guest bedroom. When my husband and I moved into this room, she decided to move into our old room. I think the game of musical rooms is now over and I’m settled on making this an inviting, relaxing get away. Somehow.

There are so many things on my to do list I want to get to ASAP, but the first thing will be to paint. Oh and I really, really, really want to do something about that horrendous headboard! In fact, I think I will get to that right now. Hopefully this time next week I will have a spectacular update for you. 🙂

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