One Room Challenge –
Master Bedroom: Week 1

October 5, 2017

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll likely know that I don’t have a shred of interior design savvy in my body. My mom is one of the best people I know who can bring a room together and, unfortunately, I didn’t inherit that trait from her.

When we moved into our new house last November, moving from a 1400 sq. ft. apartment to a 2100 sq. ft. house and having to undertake the challenge of pulling it all together into a cohesive look was quite the task. With the help of my mom and husband, we have been mostly successful in setting up the entire house. Only a few rooms remain, and one of them is a room we use every day: the master bedroom.

Thankfully, many of my blog friends have undertaken the One Room Challenge in the past, so I decided this year was MY YEAR. (If you aren’t familiar with the challenge, hop on over to Calling It Home and learn more.) So, over the next six Thursdays, I’ll update you on what progress has been made.

Let’s jump right in! Here’s what the room looks like currently:

The bedroom set we have currently, we bought in 2014 from Ashley Furniture. We don’t have plans to replace it anytime soon. I also just bought this bedding set after getting some inspiration from Pinterest. Prior to that we had just a plain white down comforter with *gasp* no fancy pillows. I’m still trying to convince my husband that the additional six pillows on the bed do serve a purpose, but I think that’s going to take a while.

My current inspiration on Pinterest can be found by visiting my “master bedroom” board. Here are a few of my biggest inspirational photos:

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The biggest things that need to happen in our current room are paint, curtains, maybe something above the headboard, lamps on each nightstand, and decorative items on the walls.

Stay tuned for the next updates coming next Thursday!

  • Jess @ Just Jess

    I love your inspiration and the current color in your space. I can’t wait to see all of the progress over the next six weeks. Jess at Just Jess

    • Whitney H

      Thank you so much! I’m not much of a design wiz so we’ll see what all I can come up with.

  • Jazzmine Woodard

    Excited to follow your progress, Whitney! I’m jumping in for the first time this year, too, with my dining room. :)

    • Whitney H

      Thank you! I can’t wait to check out your dining room.

  • Leslie

    I am very excited about seeing your updates on this! Our master is one of the least touched but most used rooms :( We bought a really nice bed earlier this year and then that’s it. I have great plans but zero follow through has happened. I’m right on the same train as you with the wall color, too!

    • Whitney H

      Thanks Leslie! With as much time as we spend in our bedroom, I can’t believe we haven’t done anything sooner!

  • this is TOTALLY your year! I like how sconces on either side of the bed double as light sources *and* decorative items on the walls in some of your inspiration photos.

    • Whitney H

      Thank you!! I definitely like those as well. Not sure if we will be able to install anything like that (because my skill is ZERO) but definitely want to get some nice new lamps!

  • Hannah Becker

    Love the style inspiration and color scheme! So beautiful!

    • Whitney H

      Thanks Hannah! Let’s see if I can pull this out ;)

  • Casey Cody Flournoy

    Love the decor! It is very sleek and pretty!

    • Whitney H

      Thanks Casey! Here’s hoping I can continue the motivation for six weeks!

  • Miss ALK

    I’ve never heard of the One Room Challenge but this sounds SO fun!!! I am looking forward to seeing updates!

    xoxo A

    • Whitney H

      Thank you! I can’t wait to see what happens myself, haha!

  • Morgane Shiflett

    Your room is already quite nice, I like your paint on the walls. Looking at your inspirations, I realized we chose very similar pics! Best of luck on the challenge.

    • Whitney H

      Thanks Morgane! Best of luck to you as well!

  • it’s beautiful!! I love the paint color especially!

    • Whitney H

      Thanks Rachel! I think I may want to go a little darker but we’ll see!

  • Love this idea! You did a great job, the room looks great :)

    • Whitney H

      Thanks Kristen! I still have a long way to go but it’s a good start!

  • mckenna bleu

    Looks awesome! Great job!

    • Whitney H

      Thanks McKenna! I’ve got a long way to go but it’s a good start!

  • Azanique

    I love the color of your room! So gorgeous

    -xo, Azanique |

    • Whitney H

      Thank you! I think I want to go a little darker, but I can’t decide!

  • I’m so excited to see how it’s going to look! So far so good!

    • Whitney H

      Thanks Melissa! Fingers crossed!

  • Such a great space! Can’t wait to see the finished look!

  • Amanda Faber

    I can’t wait to see how it turns out! I love decorating spaces.

  • Tori Dunlap

    I absolutely LOVE the space, and it’s possibilities! Anxious to see your progress!

    Tori || Victori Media

  • This is gorgeous! I love your bedding~

  • You can do it! It’s much easier once you get started!

  • You can do it! I love the inspiration and I can’t wait to watch this room transform..

  • Amanda Cooley

    I need updates!

    • Whitney H

      So I’ve been so bad…. and haven’t done anything. I KNOW. I totally failed on this challenge. Hoping to be able to share something in the next few weeks!

      • Amanda Cooley

        If it was easy, then it wouldn’t be a challenge! I believe in you! You can do it!! I’d LOVE to help too :)