We’ve been living in our house for almost ten years, and I’ve never lifted a finger to decorate our master bedroom. Lately, I’ve come to a point of contentment with the rest of the house, but I feel like this spring I finally need to do something about the bedroom. Right now, it’s just a receptacle for all the leftovers from the rest of the house. This picture doesn’t look right on the living room wall? Hang it in the bedroom. This shelf doesn’t fit in the kid’s room since we moved the beds? Move it to our bedroom, we’ll find a use for it there. And so on and so on…
Am I the only one? I feel like most of us probably have rooms like this lurking somewhere in our house. Master bedrooms especially get the short end of the stick, because they are not exactly the room that we plan to share with our guests when hosting a dinner party or having friends over for coffee. Our master bedrooms wind up becoming the proverbial red-headed stepchild, the last kid picked for the team, the straggler, left behind. It’s not public space, so we don’t make it a priority to make it beautiful!
I have kindly informed Eric that the time is nigh to do something with our bedroom. I have lots of ideas and very little cash, so it probably won’t be a single weekend overhaul. Decorating our bedroom might take a bit of time, but I’m convinced the effort will pay off. We’ll start with painting the walls to make the space light and airy, and then we’ll search high and low for the perfect secondhand bed frame. I’m hoping that by the time summer has arrived, we will have converted our “leftovers” bedroom to a peaceful space on a relatively small budget!
Since I don’t have before-and-after pictures to share with these musings, here are some other people’s beautiful “afters” that make me want to crawl under the covers and make myself at home: