Come take a tour of our low maintenance, budget-friendly master bedroom spring refresh. Creating a beautiful and relaxing space doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming. Glean simple ideas that you can easily incorporate into your own home’s style.
Spring has officially sprung here in the hollow, which means this farmhouse is in full spring cleaning mode! This season always brings the hope of getting more projects done on the homestead.
A FRESH NEW LOOK ON A BUDGET
Once upon a time, I remember when our master bedroom was on the bottom of our to-do list. I did make time to keep part of this space organized and simple. But what you don’t see in this picture is the cluttered office desk on the other side of the room. It was tough for me to feel relaxed with piles of papers, books, and product samples staring back at me.
The original real estate listing photo.
I am so thankful that we decided to make this space a priority! With a few simple and affordable changes, it now exudes a welcoming and cozy uncluttered vibe. And with a busy homesteading and homeschooling life, we NEED a space to call our own where we can regroup and recharge in. Amen!
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START WITH PAINT COLOR
It is amazing what a new shade of color can do to help open up and brighten a space. My husband found Sherwin Williams, Dover White on sale at Lowe’s , one year and bought several cans. We love the color and used it in our front room renovation, the littles’ room, and of course, this master bedroom.
Staying with one common paint color makes touch up a breeze. Not to mention, it cuts down on having to remember several different paint colors throughout the farmhouse.
SHOP YOUR HOME
We brought back over this armoire from the log cabin to help provide more storage for many of the books that were stored on the old table that served as a desk. Check out what we did with the old table here. I love the cleaner uncluttered look! Having extra shelves and drawers makes it easier to keep things neat and tidy. Even behind closed doors.
Our bedroom suite dates back to early in our marriage. It was our first set for our first home that we purchased together. That was over 21 years ago.
Choosing classic pieces helps to avoid that fleeting trend trap and helps save money in the long run.
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Originally, this bed was a sleigh bed. But I kept bumping into the footboard for years. My husband’s solution was to revamp the piece to give it a lower, less intrusive foot print. We gave it a fresh coat of white paint and now it looks like a brand new piece.
The white trunk at the foot of the bed was built by my father during one of his summer visits. It houses all our extra quilts, comforters, and pillow throw covers.
When adding pieces to your home, avoid buying items to simply fill a room. Stick with pieces that you absolutely love and that are useful for your home and those you love! Trends come and go, but if you purchase items that pull double-duty, the chances are that those pieces will have longevity in your home’s decor.
This space looks so different, but aside from a new duvet cover (similar to this one here) purchased on Ebay and seasonal throw pillows, it was a low cost project that offered a BIG impact.
The leather reading chair was in our family room for years. It was a Pottery Barn splurge years ago when we were stationed in Alabama. It has seen many a home during our many military moves. And now, it fits perfectly in its new home in the corner.
ADD POPS OF COLOR
After a good cleaning from top to bottom and a little organizational tweaking here and there, this room was ready for some pops of color. The simple wreath hung above the bed gets a new look with a simple burlap and lace ribbon. While some freshly cut wild flowers in an antique metal pitcher adorn the nightstand, and an inexpensive Target rug (similar to this one here) that used to be in our family room, finishes off this space nicely. I LOVE shopping our own home!
Little by little, we chip away at our long list of homesteading to-do’s and try to remind ourselves that home improvement is just one part of life as homeowners, but should never be allowed to steal the JOY from the journey. Easier said than done at times, but practice makes progress and we have resolved to focus on the positive, lean into the challenges, and learn as much as we can along the way.
Thanks for stopping by the hollow!