Today, I’m sharing the plans for our Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom makeover as part of the One Room Challenge! We’ll be making over this room over the next six weeks – read on below to see the plans!
Welcome to our Fall 2019 Fall One Room Challenge series! This is my first time participating as a guest in the One Room Challenge, where bloggers + Instagram-ers spend six weeks making over one space. I am so excited to be giving our master bedroom a complete makeover!
Our bedroom is by far one of the most neglected rooms in the house. We use it more than any other room, but since we can just close the door when guests come over – it’s easy to let the mess pile up.
It also doesn’t help that we go back and forth on how long we plan to live in this house. Sometimes it seems like a waste of time and money to be making big changes to the house that we don’t plan to stay in long term. This year, I’ve decided that no matter how long we end up staying in this house – we should make it into a home we love while we’re here. I have a few plans for different rooms in the house (shiplap in the kitchen… shiplap in the bathroom.. Vertical shiplap in this master bedroom?!?) that we have been avoiding “in case we move” but no more! We’re getting started on this with our master bedroom makeover!
Today, I’m sharing all of the plans for our Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom! “Master” bedroom is a bit of a stretch here, because this room is tiny – but I’m hoping we can make it feel like a master suite with these changes for a dreamy space!
Here’s the plan so far:
Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom Plans | Fall 2019 One Room ChallengeWeek One: Our Farmhouse Master Bedroom Plans
Week Two: Navy Blue Vertical Shiplap Accent Wall
Week Three: Wall Mounted Bedside Lighting WITHOUT an Electrician
Week Four: Custom Nightstands from a Thrifted Desk
Week Five: Coastal Gallery Wall
Week Six: Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom Reveal!
Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom | Before
Here’s a quick before shot of the room, to show you where we’re starting:
Yep, there’s not much to write home about there. It’s a small room with decent closet space, but we need to use the space a little better. We really haven’t done anything with this room, so it’s about time it gets a makeover! I thought about clearing off my nightstand for this photo, but figured I’d keep it real – it currently becomes a dumping ground for every candle I ever bring into the bedroom, and various bedtime snacks.
To start, I’ll be adding a navy blue vertical shiplap accent wall behind the bed. I’ll be using the same method I used when painting panelling walls in my office. All other walls in the room will be a light grey (so far, undecided on the exact color).
The bed will be the Bridgeport Queen Bed from The Brick, which is unfortunately being discontinued. I’ve been wanting this bed for years, and it finally went on sale from $700 to $488. I bought it that day… and then the very next day it went on sale for $360. Thankfully, The Brick was amazing and refunded the difference and I’m now waiting for it to be delivered.
I am *hoping* that I can share it before week six but right now, it’s set to be delivered Thursday, October 31st, aka posting day for week five of the challenge. There is a chance it could come earlier, so here’s hoping!
The bedding will be the AmazonBasics Comforter Set in Dark Grey Oversized Gingham. I went back and forth on if I should order the Navy Blue or Grey, but in the end I chose the grey.
I’ve also ordered the rug for under the bed, which I’m so excited about! Winter is coming and I can’t wait to have a cozy rug under the bed for cold mornings. I looked through hundreds of blue/teal/coastal rugs before deciding on one. I ended up ordering the Rugshop Traditional Bohemian Vintage Area Rug in Blue from Amazon.ca. it’s also available on Amazon.com here. I do plan to share all of my options later too!
We don’t have any plans to change the flooring, because it’s in decent shape. Our old metal bed frame has left a gouge or two in the floor, but otherwise it’s fine. This is another part of why I wanted a rug, to prevent any more damage to the floor.
There are a few pieces of this coastal farmhouse master bedroom puzzle that aren’t covered here. This is mostly because I haven’t figured it out yet ;). I want a new ceiling fan, but the one I love is out of stock until mid-November. I’ll also be adding smaller details like shelving, a full length mirror, and a few other things. Here’s the full ‘to-do list’ for the makeover:
Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom Plans: To-Do List
- Paint a vertical shiplap accent wall
- Paint remaining walls and closet doors
- New bed (from The Brick) with new bedding
- Add wall sconces above the bed
- Hang picture frames above the bed
- Add a rug under the bed
- Hang new full length mirror
- DIY some nightstands from an old desk
- Add some decorative shelves and artwork
- Hopefully a gallery wall around the TV
- Find storage solutions for the closet
- Convert closet drawers into shelves.. if it’s possible
- Replace the ceiling fan (if I can find one I like)
My plans for this room have gone all over the place while trying to figure out the best way to decorate it for us. I love the farmhouse style look, but that involves a lot of light, white spaces. Light, white spaces just don’t work in our home. We have dogs who sleep in bed with us (gasp!), we hang out and watch tv in bed, sometimes with snacks (double gasp!). We actually live in this house. I don’t want to have to spend my life worrying about making a mess.
Spilling something on a beautiful light comforter, then bleaching the heck out of it.. it’s too high maintenance for me. I also LOVE color, so it’s hard to me to stick to neutral color palettes. So, I’m not going light and airy. I’m going for a beautiful, moody blue coastal farmhouse master bedroom!
That’s it for our Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom plan! Stay tuned over the next six weeks while we make over this space. Be sure to head to the One Room Challenge blog to check out all of the featured designers and guest bloggers spaces!