More often than not we wait until the very end of personalizing our homes to tackle the master. While it’s our sanctuary, it’s a space that others rarely spend time in, so we push it to last on the list. I tend to follow this pattern, but when we moved into this house the master was the first of my to-dos.
That blue had to go. So within the first few weeks I gave it a fresh coat or three of Benjamin Moore’s Simply White. You all know I love me some color and moodiness, but I need my bedroom to be white. I like the bones of the space to be calming at night, and I am frankly not a morning person. At all. I need to wake up to a bright and clean space to encourage me to get out of bed. Loosing the blue immediately felt more livable, and we moved on to the dining room.
We did that two years ago and it’s looked pretty much the same ever since then. While completely remodeling the bedroom and bathroom and that weird space in between them is on our list of to-do’s for someday, when I got pregnant this time around we both agreed there was an issue we needed to address sooner than later: the bed. This platform queen was a gift for Micah’s college graduation. It served us well in it’s 10+ years, but was also the source of some issues. We both prefer space when we sleep. As in, don’t touch me while I’m trying to go to sleep, ha. A little more space sounded nice. And then there was the issue of the platform. I can’t tell you how many bruised shins have resulted from it; the worst ones in the middle of the night during a feeding.
Getting a new bed got me thinking. While I don’t want to try and tackle any renovating with a newborn, how about a bit of a refresh? The bones aren’t bad if you can avoid looking at the popcorn ceiling, and I’ve found some beautiful pieces new and old to make our master more traditional, more luxe, more grown-up, more us.
More to come soon. Tell me, do you sleep on a king or a queen? How do you like your bedroom to feel?
In case you missed any of our Master Refresh, you can catch up here: