Hi everyone! Today I’m stopping in for a quick update about a room in the house that we just started working on – our Master Bedroom. This past week we finally made the first step towards updating the master bedroom – we PAINTED!
Now I know this is definitely not as flashy as a whole room reveal, but it’s the first step in creating the space we’ve imagined. Updating our house is a process, and rooms aren’t going to be completely transformed over a weekend. I want to share our experience with you and as we learn new things maybe you will learn something new too! Hopefully, this blog will show you that working to transform a house into a home that you love doesn’t just happen magically.
It’s a process that takes planning, budgeting, creating, organizing, decorating and more!
We are just at the beginning of this process, and I have tons of ideas and plans for our home. The reality is, I don’t have unlimited time or an unlimited budget to make it all happen right away. But that’s ok! Little by little we are making changes. It’s pretty satisfying to look back at those pictures of the house when we moved in and to see how much things have changed, even when it feels like we haven’t accomplished very much.
Before we moved into the house, Ben and I talked about what we wanted our master bedroom to look like. Taking inspiration from hotels we had been to for relaxing getaways, we came up with ideas for turning our master bedroom into a hotel-like suite. We wanted the space to feel comfortable and relaxing. We both envisioned a place where we could escape to rest and to recharge.
Once we moved into the house, unfortunately the master bedroom went to the low end of the list of priorities. The master bedroom was one room where we actually had most of the necessary furniture, even if it wasn’t our favorite. We didn’t really need anything for it to be a functional bedroom. It’s not that we totally abandoned our ideas for our hotel-like master suite, we just had other things to take care of first.
Just like with other rooms we have painted so far (kitchen, office), covering up the yellow walls and ceilings made the room feel radically different. Our master bedroom feels so much more soothing and calming.
The color we chose is “London Coach” by Valspar. It’s a really warm, muted gray with purple tones. I absolutely love it in our master bedroom!
Now that the room is painted, it’s helping me get ideas and envision how I want the design to come together. Even though we are nowhere near finished, painting the room feels like a huge transition from builder basic to tranquil retreat.
We still have a lot to do in our master bedroom, but I’m so excited for the process and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together!