I think the master bedroom in our house was my least favorite room. It’s an “L” shaped room with three closets on three separate walls (none are walk-in), and two windows on two walls. The shape makes it difficult to arrange the room. As well as lots of wall space being taken up by closets and windows. Also, I have always hated the carpet in the room.
For some reason, I decided on New Year’s Eve that it was time to remodel the bedroom. We had talked about doing it for a while but never took the plunge. So on New Year’s Day I painted. But first, before photos.
The view as you walk in the door.
From the doorway.
I wanted to put the bed under the window in this photo, but that area of the room isn’t wide enough for night stands. So the bed was always awkwardly positioned in the middle of the room.
And a photo from the other direction.
The first step was to paint. I’m getting tired of brown and other warm colors because that is what we have always painted our walls, so I decided to go with gray.
And we moved the bed. While I was painting, Sonny was making us night stands that would fit next to the bed.
These photos don’t show the true color of the paint, but it’s close.
Step 2 was a lighting change.
See the light in this photo? We hated it. First, the bulbs were really hard to change. The beams on the ceiling (which we figured out later need to stay for structural purposes) kind of block the light, so the lighting in the room was never good. Because of the “L” shape of the room, we always thought there should be more than one light fixture.
We added three lights. You can only see two of them in the above photos. There is a third one near the door entering the room. The lighting in the room is so much better now. We couldn’t believe how much of a difference this change made.
The lighting is temporary right now. You can see in the above photo that the lights are connected wired to where the old light fixture was. We wanted to see how we liked the new positions of the lights before making it permanent and haven’t taken the next step yet. We also haven’t purchased light fixtures yet. Just the bulbs.