Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Come on In....Master Bedroom!

Linking up with the lovely Andrea for her Come On In series!

I'm not going to lie this post is a bit hard for me to write as my master bedroom is in serious need of some decorating love.  Not to mention our bedroom is where my will to fight my husband on his clutter loses steam.  And I hate that.  I am willing to put up the fight in the rest of the house but the stack of god knows what on his dresser?  I can't even go there.  Which is a real shame because I feel like when you have small kiddos, your bedroom becomes a refuge of sorts. 

Now don't get me wrong, my kids are always welcome in my bedroom.  We love to cuddle in bed and watch cartoons.  The kids are always in my closet trying on my shoes and scarves and generally wrecking havoc on my organization.  Natalie also loves to change out the pictures on our nightstands.  :) 

Though I want our room to not give me anxiety when I step foot in there....which it does from time to time because of the chaos.  If I am being truthful, I think I am less concerned about the clutter because our room is not quite pulled together in terms of d├ęcor.  It has a mish-mashed feel of items that we tried to make work in there and a design aesthetic that has grown old in the 2 years since we moved into our home.

So I am sharing a little piece (what is presentable!) in hopes of getting ideas from all you wonderful ladies!  Can't wait to see everyone's master bedrooms!

Looking in from our door.  It sure looks like our bed takes up the whole room!  We have about 2 feet on either side of our bed to the walls and I have really struggled with how to fill the space on the floor as well as the walls.  It would be ideal to have a quiet reading space but I am sure the chair will just end up being a clothes holder!
In this picture, you can also tell that we used 2 shades of grey to paint our room.  The wall behind our bed, the ceiling and our master bath are all a shade darker than the 3 other walls in our room.

 From the other side of the room.  They are not in the picture but to right of the bed is my dresser (on the wall with our door) and to the left is my hubby's (on the wall with our windows).

Hanging over our bed are 2 canvas photographs that we took while on our honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii.  I adore those pictures and they hold such wonderful memories but I am not sure they are best suited over the bed.  I think they may look nice stacked on my side with the aforementioned reading chair/nook.
The middle canvas is something I made with vinyl and thumb tacks.  It says "Together is our favorite place to be".  I like that it ties in with the honeymoon pictures. 
Try not to be jealous of my bed making skills!  Ha!!!

This is a picture from our wedding that my Matron of Honor gave us.  During my wedding planning I found a beautiful blessing called the 'Blessing of the Hands'.  It made me tear up every (yes, EVERY and even to this day) time I read it so I knew it had to be incorporated into our ceremony.  Our priest did an amazing job reading it and I love that we have the words and picture of the moment from the ceremony in our bedroom.

I couldn't find a link to the exact blessing we used though there are many versions online.  If you are curious here is the blessing as we used it....
These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and vibrant with love, that are holding your on your wedding day as you pledge your commitment to each other and promise to love each other all the days of your life. 
These are the hands that will work long hours for you and your new family. 
These are the hands that will work along side yours, as together you build your future, as you laugh and cry, as you share your secrets and dreams. 
These are the hands that will hold each child in tender love, soothing them through illness and hurt, supporting and encouraging along the way, and knowing when it is time to let go. 
These are the hands that will countless times wipe tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and tears of joy.
These are the hands that will hold you tight as you struggle through difficult times, they will comfort you when you are sick , and console you when you are grieving.
These are the hands that will give you support as you encourage each other to chase down your dreams, together as a team, everything you wished for can be realized.
These are the hands that will love and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness.
And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.
God, bless these hands that you see before you this day.  May they always be held by one another.  Give them the strength to hold on during the storms of stress and the dark of disillusionment.
Keep them tender and gentle as they nurture each other in their wondrous love.  Help these hands to continue building a relationship founded in your grace, rich in caring and devoted in reaching for your perfection.
May Lauren and Matt always see their four hands as healer, protector, shelter and guide.  We ask this in your name.  Amen
So there it is!  I absolutely adore the wall colors in our room.  They are hands down the perfect shades of grey and really allow us to decorate with many different accent colors.  When we initially moved in we had a very neutral, grey bed spread and it was just too blah, hence, the very statement-like bedspread we have now. 
I think this year will be a good time to revamp the whole room and figure out how to fall in love with my bedroom!  So bring on the ideas, ladies!!!


  1. Well, I think that you have great bones to work with. Your wall color is on point and your bed is gorgeous! I think more whites and creams would really change things up. And I agree your Hawaii pictures are stunning and you must keep them, but I think that they are too small over the bed. An oversized wreath or round mirror might be better for the space. Just my two cents, I think that you are already on your way to a fabulous space!

    1. Thanks Katie! I agree that the room needs more whites and creams and something larger over the bed. I am excited to start making changes in there and making it a space I truly love!

  2. Love your headboard! Where is it from? We are looking to update our bed soon with something similar :)

    1. Thank you! We purchased the headboard from overstock.com. They have some really beautiful options!