Hey friends, it’s week 6 of my ORC Challenge Round~Ups and this week we’re heading over and into some beautiful bedroom makeovers. I can tell you that I’d love the chance to sleep one night in these lovely spaces. Bedrooms are so fun to design. They can be whatever you want them to be ~ sleek and modern, tradition, romantic, light and bright, dark and moody. Almost any color palette will work.
In my mind, a great bedroom has some of these essential elements:
- plush, soft bedding
- good lamps with multiple light settings
- nightstands with a drawer (tissue, hand lotion, reading glasses, whatevers)
- comfy headboard to lead against for reading
- books, a picture or two, a glass of water
- fresh flowers
- darkening drapes or shutters
- ceiling fan
- pretty art
- a rug to step up when getting in and out of bed
- a comfy chair and reading lamp
I selected 3 master bedroom makeovers, 1 guest bedroom makeover and 1 little girl’s bedroom (because I have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters and I just couldn’t resist). It was really hard to choose; there were some precious boys’ bedrooms, but for this episode, the girls won out. Pull up a chair and get your glass of sweet iced tea and enjoy the bedroom makeovers tour.
5 Beautiful Bedroom Makeovers ~ A ORC Round~Up
Master Bedroom Goes from Dark and Drab to Divine
Caitlyn of Cait Waite Designs actually designed this bedroom makeover for a good friend (also her GYN/OB). The makeover also included the master bathroom and closet, but we’ll focus on the bedroom makeover. This light, bright room with a soft palette of cream, coral and blue fits the romantic style. Originally the room was dark, the hand~me~down furniture was dark and heavy, and the entrances to the bathroom were small and took up wall space. So what was the plan to transform this room?
- Rip out carpet and replace with hardwood
- Add a decorative area rug
- Create a focal point by making one opening to the bathroom instead of 2
- Replace dated ceiling fan with a beautiful new chandelier
- Install new can lighting and bedside lamps
- Paint the room a light cream
- Add new window treatments (shades and drapes) to make ceilings feel larger
- Replace old furniture with new
- Add accessories, art by local artists, an plants
- New bedding and headboard
- Add a bench for seating
I love the art, the tufted headboard, the beautiful lamps and the gorgeous barn doors leading into the bathroom. This bedroom makeover succeeded in spades by creating a room that fits Caitlyn’s friends esthetic and transformed the space into soothing sanctuary. Great job Cait!
Transform a Master Bedroom from Green to Gorgeous
A master bedroom should be relaxing and soothing. Can’t say that the pea~green walls created that sense of comfort. Katy of A Shade of Teal decided to tackle her master bedroom makeover in just 4 weeks and she pulled it off. With some awkward windows to deal with and some issues with the hardwood floors (previous owner mystery), the plan was clear: creating a softer palette and make maximum use of the large bedroom space. Katy and her husband painted the room when they moved into the house and the bed frame and headboard were purchased. That was all until this ORC.
- Choose cozy bedding
- Choose new area rug
- Install new drapery and hardware
- Chose larger, updated furniture ~ 2 dressers and 2 nightstands
- Possibly add a sitting area with a new chair
- Add new accessories, lamps and art
I love the soft color scheme of white, gray and blue. The thick shag rug must be so comfortable underfoot on a cold morning. Everything Katy touched came together to create a cozy get~away.
Cozy Window Seat Provides Focal Point
I have to admit that the transformed window seat in Kate’s master bedroom is my favorite spot. It’s one of the main reasons I chose her bedroom as one of my favorite bedroom makeovers. On her blog, Kate Smith Interiors , she show how this dark, mustard yellow room became a comfortable retreat. The walls became ivory, the ceiling became blue and the patterns and textures just invited you in for a night of slumber. What’s on the agenda from Kate (whose husband told her to do whatever made her happy!)?
- Add color with blues and ivory and small touches of hyacinth, periwinkle and violet
- Repair plaster walls and ceiling
- Paint trim ivory
- Paint ceiling blue
- Add texture with grasscloth walls and plush pillows on the bed
- Add a variety of pattern, utilizing botanicals, ikats and block prints
- Create a functional seating space in the alcove (covers radiator and mis~matched flooring
- Install new overhead lighting
- Add new window treatments
- Make a custom cushion for a new bench ~ extra seating
- Paint a vintage etagere in a bright blue and style with art and accessories
- Add new mirror, lamps and nightstands
- Add area rug
I would love to sit on Kate’s window seat with a good book and dreamily stare out the window. All her mix of pattern and color work so well together that you want to snuggle up. Night, night.
Guest Room Retreat Welcomes Visitors
Having a welcoming and comfortable room for company to enjoy is high on everyone’s list. Extra, unused bedrooms tend to become catch~alls for odds and ends and storage. What had been a mishmash of old furniture and castoffs became a enviable space for any guest of Faith’s from Design~Fixation. And there was a funky wall hiding a chimney to content with. You may have to fight with Charlie to enjoy the room, but it would be well worth it. Faith launched her bedroom makeover after selecting a new color for the walls and ran with it.
- Paint accent wall a deep teal and the other walls white
- Install shelving that flanks the chimney
- Paint vintage mahogany dresser white and paint hardware gold
- Buy larger bedside lamps
- Hang new curtains
- Order new lower bed frame
- Style dresser
- Buy or make new art, throw pillows
- Add new curtains
- Add new rug
- Rearrange bed and nightstands in front of wall with window
The accent wall is a real winner in this room and I love the white repainted dresser. Adding a little greenery and thoughtful toiletries for guests (a basket full of away~from~home items) brings this bedroom makeover to completion. Move over Charlie; it’s nap time.
Little Girl Room Fit for a Princess (of Any Age)
This picture stopped me in my design lover tracks. If you love bright colors and pattern and art, this sweet bedroom makeover is one that will surely please. I’ve helped my daughter design 2 nurseries (for each granddaughter) and then transform both into little girl rooms and I’m gaga over anything girly. Marquin of Marquin Designs was ready to give her 3~year~old a real big girl room that would last for many years. I can imagine the sweet dreams that all the color and art will inspire. What was Marquin’s vision to make this bedroom makeover a little girl’s dream?
- Paint walls a soft mint green
- Reuse great~grandfather’s twin beds
- Reuse Marquin’s childhood dresser
- Reuse bookshelf
- Create gallery wall from collected art and art created for the wall
- New window treatments.
- New bedding, including new custom bed skirts
- New pillows
- Add fiddlehead fern for greenery
The gallery wall is the stunner here with not jut new art, but art that has been collected and has meaning, such as a framed card that Marquin drew as a child. 3~dimensional art, such as a large pom~pom, and flamingo head add a touch of whimsy. It’s no wonder that art is a focal point of this room since Marquin is a professionally trained artist. I’d love to be a 3~year~old again, wouldn’t you?
Once again, I’ve so enjoyed reviewing all the ORC contributors. I love reading the visions and thought~processes of other bloggers and designers. Hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of bedroom makeovers too.
Please hop over to today’s participants in the Red, White and Blue Tablescape Blog Hop ~ it’s a great opportunity for Pinning. I’ll be back on Friday with my tablescape.