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Master Bedroom

master bedroom before and after

The master bedroom in this house is huge – it even has a large nook area that we ended up turning into an office! While it’s not how I would have chosen to use the square footage, it’s not the worst thing in the world to have.

We really made this room feel light and beachy with a blue-gray paint color and beach themed artwork!

Our plan:

  • Scrape ceilings – we scraped the ceilings in this room by hand, and it was enough to make us not want to do that again!
  • Add crown molding – we added crown molding in this space, too.
  • Paint walls – we painted the walls Interesting Aqua, which is a really pretty dusty teal blue.
  • Add blinds to windows – we added white faux wood blinds to all of the windows.
  • Furnish – we added a king size bed and a LOT of dressers to this space!

Other projects we did:

Our Master Bedroom is easily the largest room in our house. In addition to the main area of the room, there is a small nook in one corner.  It seems like the biggest struggle will be finding a good use of the space.

Having such a big master bedroom has taught us how not important that is for us in a future home!

If we ever end up with another oversized master, we would love for it to have part of the space as more of a separate nook. This could be utilized as workout space, office space, or a closet. This giant square room is not useful! But, I digress.

Here is how it looked when we moved in:

initial master bedroom - charleston crafted
initial master bedroom - charleston crafted

We love the huge space, big windows, and tray ceiling.

Here it is after a few updates:

How to alter pillowcases to fit foam pillows - Charleston Crafted

Wall color: Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua

Ordered a new bed and bedding as well as a Gel Foam mattress

Updating the ceiling fan

Campaign dresser makeover

Building a barn door // hanging a barn door 

DIY beach triptych from an iPhone photo

Wall mounting desk lamps as sconces

Altering pillowcases

Here it is after we hung crown molding – including in the tray ceiling!

Be sure to check out my favorite blue gray paint colors!

How to Hang Crown Molding
How to Hang Crown Molding

You can shop our master bedroom here!

Final DIY Built-In U-Shaped Desk

Here is a peek at the built in desk that we added to the small nook in the corner.

This was a nice room to have, but in our next home I am glad to have a smaller master – with a private porch 🙂