Master Bedroom: Heidi’s Sultry Hideaway
The master bedroom… This is the FIRST adult room I have ever been able to design from scratch and I was so excited about it.
Up until now, we had been living in a tiny two-bedroom condo that the hubby owned before we got married. When we decided to build a house, I knew it was going to be A LOT of work, but I was excited about the decorating part.
Now I am not a decorator by any means, but I have always been very creative and love to express that creativity in my home.
It just so happened that I discovered Pinterest when our house was going up, so I had a ton of great décor ideas for the bedroom brewing in my head. The only problem was if I could transfer those ideas to real life. We will see…
So let’s get back to talking about the bedroom. It was tough because my husband is very plain and likes very vanilla colors and I am bold and bright, so I knew I had to find a happy medium with our bedroom.
I knew our painter was coming to paint the walls soon, so we had to pick all the room colors. AH! I saw a picture of a wedding that was grey and yellow and fell in love with the colors together. I asked the hubby if he liked them and he agreed it would be cool for a bedroom. YAY – we agreed!
We picked a light grey for the walls and decided it would be fun to have the accent wall be a darker grey. I loved the idea of having wallpaper on that accent wall, but they were all so expensive! So I thought maybe we could just do a stencil.
When I have my mind set on something there is no stopping me. So I went online and ordered a stencil. My mom and sister were coming to visit that week so I thought it would be a perfect project for us to do together.
Voila! Stencil wall complete! I loved it and so did my husband (who didn’t really know what to expect when we started).
Now it was time to plan the rest of the room…
I was in love with all of the tufted and nail head trimmed headboards, so I was trying to decide which one to cough up all my money on. All of a sudden, my inner DIY goddess kicked in telling me I could make one of those myself and save almost $600! So that’s exactly what I did with the help of my dad. At the last minute, I decided some teal accents might be fun, so that’s where the blue headboard came in.
I then found the perfect quilt at West Elm and was on the lookout for great pillows for the bed. I LOVE tons of pillows on top of the bed. I found a couple at Target and another one I saw at a local antique store. I feel like I came home with a new pillow each week for a while there!
Finally, it was move in day! I was so excited because I just wanted to see how everything was going to look altogether. We set up the new king sized bed right away and I made the bed and set the headboard up and immediately fell in love.
I was so happy with how it all came together.
As much as I hate making the bed, now it gives me a reason to do it.
In the coming weeks, I will focus on finishing the rest of the room. There are still many, many things left to be done (as you can see with the fabric just wrapped around the lampshades), but here is a little preview of what is yet to come.
I will give a full step-by-step tutorial on all the projects, including the stencil wall and the headboard, very soon. Be sure to stay tuned for the rest!