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One Room Challenge – Week One – Planning Phase

Today is the kickoff to the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge and I am pumped and nervous! If you’re wondering why, it is because I am stepping way out of my comfort zone to be a guest participant. The ORC happens twice a year and is a design challenge with 20 featured designers and multiple guest participants like myself. We have 8 weeks from today to renovate our designated room. I decided that this was the perfect opportunity to need to makeover our Master Bedroom to get our house ready to sell.

Our current Master Bedroom

While there is nothing wrong with our bedroom, it is donning my Broyhill Attic Heirlooms bedroom set that I bought when I was 24…don’t get me wrong, I still love it, but I’m ready for a new look. Plus, we are getting our house ready to sell, so I want buyers to walk in and want to move into the space. The current room doesn’t have that vibe.

When we bought our house 8 years ago, the walls were purple, the carpet needed to be replaced, and there were cherry kitchen cabinets attached to the walls. We were on a budget, so we slapped up a brushed nickel “boob” light, painted the walls a yellow-undertone greige, and put in cheap in stock carpet.

Cheap carpet that has been restretched and is bubbled up

The plan for the room is simple…make the room more inviting without breaking the bank.

The plan

Our Master Bedroom is only about 15′ x 14.5′ so we will keep the bed where it is, but we are upgrading to a King size and I will be making a DIY headboard. We will be adding a white faux brick accent wall behind the bed along with pretty DIY Floating shelves.

New accent wall and king bed will be the new focal point

The walls will be painted a new greige color and the floors will be updated to a beautiful herringbone pattern. We will add an area rug for warmth, hang a new light fixture, and add a small reading nook.

The final room will be a mix of whites, grays, woods, and texture. I hope you will follow along on this journey with me! Also, if you want to see the other ORC rooms, you can check it out here.