I have a plan for a refresh of our master bedroom and, if I can get enough time in our quarantine situation, for our master bathroom. I’m super excited to share the mood board for the bedroom now as part of the Better Homes & Gardens One Room Challenge (ORC).

One of my favorite quarantine past times is sitting on the living room sofa, staring into the master bedroom, and dreaming up a new design. Since I have always wanted to participate in the One Room Challenge, or ORC, I decided now would be a great time! What else do I have to do? Two monkeys boys, 3 and under, a new puppy, full time job, blog, global pandemic and quarantine-sounds like a fantastic time to jump into a new project! Seriously, though, designing and blogging is my stress relief and therapy all wrapped into one. SO let’s get to designing!

My hope is that I will be able to pull off a refresh not only of the master bedroom, but also the master bathroom. We will not be doing major renovation like ripping out tile or moving plumbing. I’m not that crazy. However, if I can get enough time without tiny hands grabbing everything they shouldn’t be touching, and make up my mind on a few places where I’m a little stuck, by the end of June we should have a completely different master suite.

Here’s a glimpse of where this room started when we first bought it:

Master Bedroom Before Picture
Master Bedroom Before Picture
Master Bedroom Before Picture
Master Bathroom Before Picture

The bedroom was pretty much builder grade everything, with the ugly yellow paint that was everywhere in this house and even what we think were the original light fixtures from when it was built. The carpet in the bedroom and closet was brand new, so I knew that was staying for now. Down the line, aka after potty training kids/puppies, we’re going to have hardwood floors installed across the entire first floor, including the bedroom. Buh bye carpet! For now, I have to work with it.

So far, I have the direction of the bedroom figured pretty much figured out. All sources from this mood board can be found on my Pinterest board! I’ll be linking to sources in the final room once we get there. What do you think?

One Room Challenge Design of Your Life Master Bedroom Mood Board

This mood board and bedroom are pretty representative of where my design aesthetic is right now. I love mixing, whether it’s textures, colors, metals, or styles. I can feel this room being a complete reflection of me when I’m finished.

One of my main concerns when I look at this is the room being or feeling too dark. The only windows in the bedroom are on the front of the house. That’s why I’d like to go lighter and brighter in the bed, bedding, chair, and accessories. I’m ALSO going to be making a feature wall out the long bedroom wall that you see when you walk in. More on that for week 2!

For now, I’d love for you to follow along on my ORC process here on the website but as well as on my Instagram and Pinterest!

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  1. Those window treatments add so much drama to the space – I love it! It’s going to look amazing. Can’t wait to see the final reveal!

    1. Yes! I am so excited to see them with the roman shades too.