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New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge | Master Bedroom Week 1: Before Pictures + Inspiration Board

New year new room Master Bedroom Refresh Design board - bold neutral glam with a pop of color | This is our Bliss -

Alright, so another bedroom it is!

Our guestroom revamp project last year for the ORC was one of the greatest makeovers – I just fell in love with that room. The only problem was…it wasn’t our room. It was for our guests! I was thrilled to be able to create a nice place for our family and friends to stay, but I was feeling a little left out.
Guestroom revamp - Gallery wall - picture ledge - floating frame - DIY cane chair - Floral pattern - This is our BlissI think its pretty common for us to spruce up the places in our home that people actually see, or design a nursery for our little ones on the way, but typically, our own bedrooms & bathrooms take a backseat.
Guestroom revamp - full bed & wall view - This is our Bliss

We’ll get to it…someday.

Have you been there before? I’m willing to bet yes!

This was totally the case in our house. We moved into our home in 2012 and had the entire house painted. We decorated room-by-room, but never really came back to ours. Sure, I hung a few things on the walls and yes, we had curtains and bedding, but it never felt finished. Fast-forward to last year, we decided the dark toffee color needed to go, so we opted for Sherwin Williams Repose Gray and I’m still 100% in love a year later. It is light, calming and very neutral. I highly recommend!

When it was time to select a room for the New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge, I looked at the list of bedrooms make my decision:

1 – I created the biggest’s room when he was born in 2012. (He’s do for a refresh, but he’s teetering between a big boy room and possibly going to live with the littlest if we decide to have another baby someday. Time will tell πŸ˜‰ )

2 – The littlest’s nursery was created in 2014 and still feels extremely fresh & new!

3 – The main guestroom was done last spring for the One Room Challenge

4 – Our 2nd guestroom / office / craft room didn’t even make the cut for consideration. It is in the midst of the world’s largest overhaul and I just didn’t have it in me to wrap it up in 3 weeks. uggghhh!

5 – So…. the master bedroom it is! insert happy girl dance here.

The other rooms are in pretty good shape and the basement is being worked on simultaneously, so I was confident the master bedroom was the true winner!

So, over the next 3 weeks you are going to have front row seats to our Master Bedroom Refresh Project for the New Year, New Room Challenge! Let’s take a look at what we’ve been working with off and on for the last couple years and then I’ll share my big plans for the space…

mirror1 mirror2 mirror3 mirror6 mirror7 mirror8These might quite possibly be the worst photos of any room in the house! AHHHH!

Do you want to know the best part?

I used them in one of my first blog posts about mixing metals. Ha! I guess we all have to start somewhere πŸ˜‰

I’ll let you in on another secret, too, while we’re at it. You might remember when I shared my nightstand styling tips with you all last fall.
how to style a nightstand - 6 elements of well-styled nightstand - bedside table styling tips - This is our BlissWell, that was a fabulous update to the bedside table, but I only styled one side of the bed. The other side (you can guess whose side remained untouched!) and the rest of the room were pretty much what you saw above, with the exception of the new light gray walls.
How to style a nightstand - bedside table styling essentials - back to basics - This is our Bliss
So, you see, I really felt the need to create a room that actually matches this lovely spot. Do you agree?!?

Ok, let’s get to the good stuff – the inspiration & design!

New year new room Master Bedroom Refresh Design board - bold neutral glam with a pop of color | This is our Bliss - thisisourbliss.comsunburst mirror | nightstand art | lamps | vase w/ greens | left nightstand | gray euro pillows | black, white & gold geo pillows | right nightstand | curtain panels | pink stool | striped throw | white bedding | large colorful minted print | Vintage “3” | white square frame | “life is meant to be lived” word art | wood framed art

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Ok, so here is a taste of some of the looks & pieces I’ve been inspired by, although I won’t necessarily be using these items in my final room. I’m still sourcing and shopping (in the house, too of course!) so I don’t know exactly what will end up in there and what won’t. I will tell you that I’m stoked about the choices I’ve made so far! I’m sticking with my bold, neutral glam style, but have added a pop of color. I’ve sort of fallen for those splashes of pink! What do you think?

Next Tuesday, you can come by again to see more of where the master bedroom is headed. I’ll be sharing a few of my decor selections and possibly a decor tutorial! Please pop over to take a peek! There will be plenty black, white and gold – I can promise you that.

The greatest part about the New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge?

I’m participating with 10 other fabulous bloggers! Go have a look at what they are up to today with their spaces. I’m sure you’ll find that new year refresh inspiration somewhere along the way for your own hom!

New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge Participants:

Seeking Lavender Lane

A big thank you to our challenge sponsors:

Brand collaboratorsIf you had 3 weeks to dedicate to a space, which room in your house would you choose?

If you missed the rest of the Challenge, get caught up below:

Week 1 | Before Pictures + Inspiration Board
Week 2 | Progress + Gallery Wall Tips
Week 3 | Sneak Peek + gold lamp options
Week 4 | The Reveal Part I

Have a wonderful day! Please come back for a visit soon!
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  • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
    January 28, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Can’t wait to see the finished project! I know it will be incredible!

  • kathrynbaugher
    January 17, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    Can’t wait to see the room come together. The other rooms are amazing. Love how you styled your bedside table. πŸ˜‰

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      January 19, 2016 at 12:25 PM

      Thanks, Kathryn! Like I mentioned, the table was literally the only thing I had touched since I first decorated 3.5 years ago. My style has changed drastically and no one knew (until I told them!) that the bedside table was the only pretty spot ha! Thanks again for stopping by and leaving a note πŸ˜‰

  • prettypracticalhome
    January 12, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    The master bedroom is always the last to get some love–same here. The plan is gorgeous and I know you’ll get the rest of the room caught up to the stylish nightstand. Looking forward to seeing the finished room!

  • britt kingery
    January 12, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Love the drapes, mismatched nightstands and the pink stool! I’m also super excited to see the lamps you chose from LampsPlus. I alllllmost got those myself. Glad you decided to do this one for yourself. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

  • Sara
    January 12, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    This looks awesome! The art really pulls it all together! I just painted our playroom Repose Gray for this challenge and LOVE IT too! Looking forward to watching your room transform!

  • Corinna - A Designer At Home
    January 12, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    It’s so glamorous and chic! You deserve this πŸ˜‰

  • Deb, Seeking Lavender Lane
    January 12, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    So pretty! You have such great style Rachael…I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      January 12, 2016 at 11:47 PM

      Thank you, Deb! You’re so sweet! I love your style, too! Your home is beautiful πŸ™‚ can’t wait to peek at your refresh room!

  • irisnacoleatwh
    January 12, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Oh I completely understand making this space the last priority. It took me over two years to really do much in our own master, and I’m still not done with it! I look forward to seeing your space take shape!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      January 12, 2016 at 11:43 PM

      Right!? Bottom of the totem pole for our space! Thanks for your note – Looking forward to being a part of this challenge with you!!

  • Stephanie @ Casa Watkins
    January 12, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    WOW! This is going to look fantastic. I can’t wait to see it come together.

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      January 12, 2016 at 11:39 PM

      Thanks, Stephanie! I owe you all the credit for helping me pull the trigger to get this space rolling – THANK YOU!!

  • jessica
    January 12, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    You have a great space to work with and I love all the BOLD choices you plan to make. I look forward to seeing your room all put together!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      January 12, 2016 at 11:36 PM

      Thank you! I’m hoping it’s not TOO bold! And I’m slightly nervous about the PINK! Fingers crossed πŸ˜‰