January 28, 2013 by Decorum DIYer
Since I shamelessly showed you my no-style, hum-drum, boring master bedroom last week, I’ve been busy daydreaming what my ‘finished’ master bedroom would look like, if I had my way, a decent budget, and time to do it all.
I call it, “The Aubergine Fix” because the aubergine color is one that I have been fixated upon for quite a while. Also, it fixes, or solves, my dilemma of what to do with my boring bedroom. No one can say a bedroom with an aubergine ceiling is boring, can he/she?
I can’t keep a smile off of my face looking at this moodboard. I am swoooooning over this one. I’ve always decorated my rooms with practically nothing. I repaint, repurpose, and beg, borrow, and
steal embrace inspiration from everything I see that strikes a chord with me. Choosing fabric, ordering new (not just ‘new’ to me) items, and having semi-permanent decor is usually not within my budget, nor timeframe. I really would like my master bedroom to be the first bedroom that I approach with a real decorator’s hand. I know I am not a decorator, but I just want to see if I can do it.
That said, I am going to make a go of it (eventually). I value everyone’s opinion and I know that most of you suggested a lighter wall color for the walls, but I think the walls just may stay the shade they are, or maybe even darker.
One thing is for sure, I CRAVE A DARKER CEILING! The color I am currently crushing on is ‘Caponata’ by Benjamin Moore.
I know I have a small master bedroom and I know that I only have an 8 feet tall ceiling, “…but, Daddy, I want it! I want it now!” I think I’ll need to find a way to create a faux tray ceiling with molding and possibly stencil the same. I even like the idea of adorning the ceiling with aged, brass tacks along the stencil lines. Just a thought.
Since my husband is in love with our current wall color and I think the master bathroom will stay orange (even if it changes to a slightly different shade – Behr’s ‘Acorn Spice’?), I needed to find a way to make yellow/gold, orange, and purple work together. After all, my tiny master bedroom and master bathroom are in such close proximity with almost no division but simple trim and a bypass door (for now). I’ll admit saying that my master bedroom is yellow, orange, and purple sounds like an homage to Mardi Gras. I think I prefer a more organic vibe: gold/saffron, rust/copper, and eggplant, perhaps? That sounds better already. Moving on….
I was drawn to the these fabrics as well:
Although most people prefer a light, fresh, airy feeling in their bedrooms, I like to feel as though I am enveloped by a soft, dark, cocoon. Darker colors and furnishings help me foster a sense of security. (I guess I should also mention here that I don’t like distractions from sleeping (or other things, eh em) in my bedroom. I firmly believe that the television does not belong in one’s bedroom.)
My husband saw the moodboard and loves all of the ideas: the darker ceiling, the lighting, the black, distressed furniture, and the subtle Asian and Moroccan vibes. Good thing we think alike when it comes to the boudoir. (I realize you could take that many ways. 😉 )
The point is, I am not afraid to fail with my decor decisions anymore. If I make a mistake, I can always rework my plan. I need to follow my instinct and let it guide me. Decor is personal. I appreciate all color schemes and styles, but I think darker hues and a traditional style, with a slightly global slant, are where I feel most comfortable.
Here’s a little glimpse into my little world of master bedroom cravings via my Pinterest board:
I don’t have any immediate plans to conquer the master bedroom. Just dreaming, for now. I’ve been rearranging our master closet and need to start painting our trim. I think those two things will help me focus my design direction. I’d like to finish Roman’s room before delving into the master bedroom.
So, any thoughts? Don’t worry, you won’t offend me, if you hate it. After all, like I said, a person’s bedroom is a very personal space. It is where one is most vulnerable, but also most at home. I think a person’s bedroom should compliment its owner(s).
Until next time…, happy decorating.