One Room Challenge Master Bedroom – Week One

DSC00128I know this is not exactly a blog worthy photo but that is why it’s here. It’s that time again! Time for the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling It Home during this event twenty design bloggers take on the challenge to transform one space in just six weeks. Every Wednesday, the designers document their progress while sharing their sources and professional advice. In addition to following along, everyone with a blog, (that’s me!) is welcome to join the fun as a guest participant by linking their own room transformations to Calling It Home.ORC

This go round I’m taking on my master bedroom. You may remember a peek at this room back in September when we first moved in. Back then I was attempting to remove the wallpaper border  and it went terribly wrong. Well, it has been terribly wrong ever since, but today  I vow to change that in the next six weeks when I tackle this room for the one room challenge.


These pictures are the sad state I left it in when I got too frustrated with the wallpaper border to continue.  Fast forward six months and I can’t stand it any longer. This room has to get finished ASAP… or in the next six weeks!


Really nice, right?

Project one is obviously finish the removal of the wall paper border and add a coat of fresh non-beige/brown paint.

We are also planning to upgrade to a king size bed and since one we’ve had this bed frame over ten years I am really looking forward to something new.


I am also planning to replace the bedside table since the tops are far too small and they will probably be too high once we replace the bed.

as for the rest of the furniture in the room I’ll see what works and what doesn’t as I go along.

The rug I plan to keep and will use that as inspiration for the rest of the space.

I’m thinking of going with coral or blush with a deep forest green. I have always loved the color combination in this showroom by Oly Studios and I think it could work with the rug if I use a very deep green.


here is a little color inspiration from Oleander and Palm


And Emily Henderson


Now I just need to work out a plan…

Want to see what everyone else is working one? Be sure to stop by and check out the linking participants and guest bloggers.

Claire Brody | The Curated House | Design Manifest | Driven by Decor | Honey We’re Home | Hunted Interior | The Makerista | Making it Lovely | My Sweet Savannah | Pencil and Paper Co. | The Pink Clutch | Savvy Home | Simplified Bee | Sketch 42 | Jill Sorensen | Orlando Soria | Thou Swell | The Vault Files | Waiting on Martha | The Zhush | TM by CIH 


  1. oh i am in love with your inspiration and can’t wait to see this room evolve!

    • Thanks Cassie, hopefully it will go smoothly. I’ll share the details next week on the bedding etc. but the big job is going to be that wallpaper border errrh.

  2. our house had boarder wallpaper too! out with the old! good luck transforming your space!

  3. That first inspiration photo is stunning! So excited to follow along with this one.

  4. The colors in the inspiration pics–so pretty! You’ll love the king bed upgrade. We switched a few years ago and wondered why we waited so long. Excited to see how this turns out!

  5. Iris says:

    Ok, that wallpaper border awfulness truly had me laugh out loud. You will make that bedroom amazing looking. Do you have a set budget or just buy whatever you want aka need 😉 and make it how you want it to look? Excited to see the progress! Iris

  6. Can’t wait to see how it turns out! This is my first time EVER doing ORC, and seeing everyone’s ideas makes me want to makeover EVERY single room in my room! Best of luck these next few weeks!

    • Thanks Kristen. This only my second time participating, it is always a great motivator to get things done. Good luck to you too!

  7. Any plan at all that includes that rug is golden in my book. Love the inspo and sending you good vibes for the border. I am encountering some wallpaper removal problems in a guest room right now, and it is truly maddening!!!

    • I’ll share the results of the border removal tomorrow and it makes me so happy that it’s gone. Honestly getting it off destroyed the wall. If it had been fully papered I think it would have been easier to replace the drywall.

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