I’m going to be real honest.
I didn’t expect to be this excited about how the master bedroom is shaping up at the farm. When it comes to design, I’m usually not traditional at all. I mean, have you seen the 70’s Landing Pad? But with the farm house, I felt going more traditional, but casual was the best route to go.
In my completely unprofessional opinion, there’s really something to be said about listening to the house and working with it instead of against it, ya’ll.
I love how this bedroom is looking you guys. There’s just paint on the walls and a new light up, but it’s already making me smile.
Before I jump into the design plan, here’s what the room started out looking like:
And the plan for the bedroom is….Traditional Casual.
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Traditional Casual Bedroom
Let’s break it down, shall we?
*Lots of you have asked for a tutorial on how to do design boards like the one above. That tutorial is coming next week, guys and gals, so stay tuned! They are easy!
The Wall Color
It’s called Newbury Port Blue by Benjamin Moore, however I had it color-matched at Home Depot and mixed in Behr Marquee paint. It’s already on the walls over at the farm and it. is. gorgeous. In fact, I loved it so much that I’m also painting the dining room that same color. The gold medal goes to Grunt Labor for picking out this color – that’s right, he picked it.
The design and decorating of this house is on a pretty tight budget, y’all. Luckily, my job allows me to partner with some awesome brands on a few things here and there, but there’s still a ton of things we need for the house that I can’t just go out and buy – because money! So, we are putting a lot of things into action that we had stored from our previous home and using quite a few hand-me-down pieces as well. The headboard from our previous master bedroom is one of those pieces.
This isn’t the same exact headboard we have, but it’s a damn close match. I am so glad we didn’t get rid of it. I think it’s going to look great in the master at the farm. I haven’t decided on actual bedding yet, but it will probably be mostly white with a few accent pillows. I love how the navy pillows bring in the wall color to the bed and the dragon pillows add pattern, interest and a bit more color to the space.
This baby is quite the showstopper in the space. The polished nickel finish just pops off those navy walls. As you well know, I’m usually a brass finish kind of girl and it’s still #1 in my book, but Grunt Labor does not share the same love of brass. At all. We compromised on a polished nickel finish for the space. I think it’s a timeless look that won’t easily date at all. More details on this fixture are here and they also have multiple other fixtures in this collection here.
With the walls being dark, I wanted to have lighter shades on the floor. The floor itself is a light stained hardwood, which is good. The brown edge on this rug from Mohawk will contrast nicely with that and the lighter blue complements it well. We’ll also be putting a rug pad down under the rug to make it a bit more cushy and cozy, but it will also serve to protect the hardwoods and extend the life of the rug.
I wanted the art to be lighter than the walls and also bring in some green from the pillows. This piece called Morning Mist from Minted did just that. You can customize the size and frame with art from Minted, so I also opted for a silver frame to coordinate with the the chandelier.
With such dark walls, I wanted to lighten up the room a little with the curtain panels. I also wanted to keep it simple, so we are planning to just go with basic ivory curtain panels.
Dresser, Mirror & Lamp
We were going to use a spare hand-me-down dresser we had on hand as the TV stand in the living room, but as it turns out, we were able to get a media center for it, so the dresser, much like the one pictured above, is destined for the master bedroom. I want to bring a little more silver to this space, so I’m hoping to get that mirror or a similar one. And finally, I want to bring in a little more cream with a lamp on the dresser.
The master bedroom design might be traditional, but I think it still packs some color and personality.
What do you think?
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