Our bedroom has always been my sore spot. For some reason, I’ve just never had the motivation to redecorate it. Probably because I’ve always focused on the rooms that guests see — the kitchen, living room, dining room.
But now that we’ve moved into our house, I’m determined to make our bedroom more inviting. More relaxing. And with things that match. I like when things match.
One of the most difficult parts in redoing the master bedroom is the fact that it’s a smorgasbord of life with my husband before we were married. Most of the furniture is Ikea — and don’t get me wrong, Ikea is legit. But you know how there are those items at Ikea that look great in the store and in your head, and you’re well aware that they’ll only likely live a year? So those are the pieces I have. And they’re at the not-quite-curb-worthy-but-starting-to-peel stage. There’s also nothing on the walls, the curtains were leftover from the previous owners, and it’s just not….US.
One more thing…my husband thinks — and always has — that our bedroom is his oversized hamper. So there’s that.
When I told him that I wanted to bump up the sophistication in our new bedroom, he wasn’t thrilled with what I “presented” him with, and asked for a beach theme.
And when he says “beach theme,” he means starfish on the walls. Like, those actual starfish that you can get in the aquarium gift shop.
I can’t do that.
So I presented him with my concept, which I like to call “coastal classic.” And to get his full buy-in, I threw all my thoughts into this mood board:
And just like that, I got the nod of approval. That simple, subtle, but powerful nod that said “I won’t hold this against you if it goes horribly wrong,” and “OH — THAT’S blue?”
My goal is to get this — or at least most of it — done in the next couple of months. I can’t wait to finally cuddle up in bed in a room that matches. And that my husband finds so beautiful that he puts his clothes in his hamper, rather than…everywhere else.
Here are the links to items in the mood board:
- Dresser: Pottery Barn
- Curtains: Pottery Barn Kids (my husband insists on blackout curtains, and their kids line has way more options!)
- Coral Prints: Etsy
- Duvet Cover: Serena & Lily
- Paint Color: Not sure which is the one used in the photo, but I’m thinking of trying Benajmin Moore Swept Away or Icy Morn
- Bed: We actually already have this bed frame from Target and LOVE it