Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Master Bedroom - Before & After

This is really more of a "Before & During".  But since we are staging/renting this house while it stays on the market, there's only so much I can do without permission.  So here's the before shots:
Left side will be Headboard wall, right side is a nice window alcove.

Other side of the room - window alcove continues, right side will be dresser wall.

Working with the existing sage green color on the walls, I pulled out all my green and white accessories & furniture to fill the space.   And here are the after shots:

More pictures to come!  It is still plenty open and could easily fit another dresser or two armchairs and a small table for a cozy sitting area in the window alcove.

Some things I would recommend (starting with minor/short-term fixes and moving to a bigger projects) to improve this room would be:
  • Remove the wallpaper border at least (fast & free!)
  • Replace with large crown molding, paint it & the ceiling a soft white
  • Add some layers of curtains to play up the big window alcove
  • A bigger project for the long-term: There's enough room on the left wall (opposite the bed) to add a beautiful built-in (Candice Olson style!) with room for upper shelves, lower cabinets, a TV & maybe even a fireplace.  It would add some architectural detail and warmth.  So the room could look something like these designs from HGTV's Candice Olson:
The room layout & size is similar - walls for bed, window & built ins are the same.
Again, same layout - this one has fireplace & hidden TV behind the french painting!

If we were staying in this house long-term, a beautiful wall of built-ins would definitely be on my dream/project list!  How about you?  Do you have a dreamy Master Bedroom space you've worked on?

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