It’s week 8 of the One Room Challenge and this means that it’s time for the big master bedroom reveal.
If this is your first time joining me for this one room challenge, Welcome! Here is all the info to get you caught up.
The One Room Challenge
The One Room Challenge is an event organized by Linda Weinstein of Calling it Home. The goal of the challenge is to spend 8 weeks working on just one room in your house. For the 2021 one room challenge, I chose to work on my master bedroom.
It’s been 8 weeks of hard work, and I have been tracking my progress in weekly blog posts. You can catch up on previous week’s posts here.
This would actually be my third year participating in the One Room Challenge as a guest participant.
In 2019, I worked on updating my tween room makeover where I redid my daughter’s bedroom.
In 2020, I tackled our dining room and shared the entire process from start to finish.
I have experience doing makeovers for entire rooms, but I’ll have to admit that this year’s master bedroom project stretched me for sure.
Our master bedroom makeover has been a year-long process involving lots of planning and coordination. It was made even more difficult by the fact that we had to sleep in the room while this project was being done. So the end of this challenge also means that we get to enjoy our bedroom again.
I am thrilled to be finally able to see my vision come to fruition.
A Look Back At how we started:
Here is a rendering and mood board to go with my vision.
It’s crazy to think that this idea was all pen and paper just a few weeks ago. and now it has come fully to life. It wasn’t without its challenges but I am excited to check this off the list.
Where we are now:
This week was all about completing the final touches of the project.
I put together the dresser and nightstand. I also hung the drapes, assembled the chairs for our sitting area, and touched up the painting on the accent wall.
The Accent Wall
This Accent wall was a huge DIY project in itself. I’ve done an accent wall before in our dining room, but I was excited to use this space for something different with darker tones. I was initially torn between two different designs, and I decided to go with the more classic and traditional design. I’m so glad about this design (that the readers helped me pick).
I originally planned to create some artwork for the wall but decided at the last minute to use this beauty. This is a nod to my African roots and I love how it ties into the space.
The furniture and decor
Unfortunately, my sheets and covers didn’t arrive on time, so I am trying out a few pieces that will end up as spare options. Typically in the hotter months, we opt for a quilt and a blanket and the fuller duvet in the cooler months.
I’ve had this bed and these lamps for a very long time, and I’m so glad that I’ve been able to find a home for them.
Our nightstands and dresser include the cane webbing detail. I plan to create a detailed DIY tutorial for this piece in the future.
I kept the decor on the nightstand minimal with just a frame, plant and some books. Keeping only a few items on your surfaces is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your room is clutter free and organized.
The dresser will be used to house most of our electronic gadgets. Again, I only kept a few items on the surface to make it look more organized.
We are also waiting on a floor length mirror which is also unfortunately on back order
The sitting area came together with these chairs and this diy fluted table I made a couple of weeks ago. I also added a lamp and faux tree to complete the space.
This week, I also hung up the drapes. I shared last week how difficult it can be to find good-quality drapes at an affordable price. I am so glad that I came across these drapes because they are of great quality. Not only do I love how they look, but I also love the room darkening feature it provides.
I really love how this rug sponsored by Mohawk homes pulls the whole room together. My style is transitional- a mix of modern with old and traditional. This rug helps to introduce the traditional elements to the space.
The bench at the foot of the bed is a DIY project that I completed earlier this year and the process can be found here.
Overall, this was an ambitious project, but I love how it all came together.
This project also marks the evolution of my decor style. I ventured out of my comfort zone with darker and warmer colors. It’s very different to the rest of our home. Now that its pretty much done, I am looking forward to enjoying our master bedroom again.
One Room Challenge Participants
Now that we are at the end of the challenge, all the other challenge participants will be sharing their big reveal. Be sure to check out all the other awesome bloggers participating in the One Room Challenge on the blog. Also do not forget to visit the feature designers to see progress on their projects too.
Thank you so much for stopping by!