Gwen’s Master Bedroom Makeover
A room redesign by Kristi Linauer Interiors
Gwen’s bedroom started out a bit plain, with all matching furniture, no window treatments, and a neutral, monochromatic color palette.
The dresser was a nice solid wood piece of furniture, but the attached hutch seemed overbearing in the room.
The bed, with the headboard and footboard, took up valuable inches of space in this small bedroom. Removing the footboard and using only a headboard would free up some of that space.
The “centerpiece” of the new bedroom design is the diamond-tufted headboard, which is framed by the two windows now dressed up with beautiful draperies and woven shades.
The walls were given a coat of warm brown, which took the room from cold and bland, to warm and inviting.
Rather than using standard bedside table lamps, we opted to use a small chandelier on either side of the bed.
The third window in the room was dressed with a simple pleated valance and a woven shade.
Detail of the bedside chandelier and tufted headboard.
Because of the tight fit with the desk, chair, and nightstand, the desk couldn’t be centered on the wall. Sometimes real rooms for real people don’t always work out as perfectly as magazine pictures, but they can still be beautiful!
The original dresser was kept in the room, but I removed the hutch and refinished the dresser. The frame above the dresser was purchased at a garage sale for $1.
Gwen already had these three really old and beautifully worn books, and on top sits a pretty rusted bird bell from Hobby Lobby. To the right sits a painting on a piece of slate that was painted by Gwen’s mother.
Close up of the refinished dresser, which was painted and antiqued.
The chest of drawers was also refinished with a painted and antiqued finish. Above the chest of drawers is a painting by Gwen’s mother.
Wall Color: Toffee Crunch 700D-5, Behr Paint from Home Depot
Paint for Dresser/Chest of Drawers: Rustoleum Painters Touch spray paint in Heirloom White, from Home Depot
Blue Throw Pillows: Bed, Bath & Beyond
Checked Throw Pillow: Marshall’s
Fabric for Draperies/Valance: Trend Fabrics, Pattern: 01284, Color: Linen (available to the trade only)
Decorative Accessories: Marshall’s, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, and Bed Bath & Beyond
Woven Window Shade: DesignView Bamboo Providence Maple Roman Shade from Home Depot
Chandeliers: Minka Lavery 3127-126 Jessica McClintock Home 4-Light Mini Chandelier Light Fixture in Belcaro Walnut, from Lighting Universe
Move your cursor on and off of the pictures below to see the see the before and after views of each angle.