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Time for another installment of the Before & After Series.

Here’s the background….We moved into this house a little more than a year ago and have been updating what we can without getting into major demolition mode. Lots of paint, wallpaper, artwork, and window treatments make a huge difference. For the Before photos I’ll be showing the rooms as they were listed on the MLS when we purchased the house.


I’m not a practitioner of Feng-Shui but I do believe in doing “what feels right”.  The layout of this room bothered me from the first time I saw it when we toured the house. Typically I am not bothered by the way someone else chooses how to arrange their own rooms, but I know how influenced buyers can be by seeing how the former homeowner has chosen to live.  Remember, just because the person before you made one choice, you do not need to arrange your room the same way.

When it comes to bedrooms, I feel that it is important to have the bed be the featured piece in a bedroom.  The way this room was laid out before, when you entered the room you walked in to the side of the bed.   I like the bed to be facing the door when you enter the room, if possible.  Or at least be able to see as much of the headboard as possible from the door.


What we did:

I feel that bedrooms need to be a calming space where you go to retreat each night.  I knew this room needed to be wallpapered in a soft pattern.  I ordered a few samples of different papers, taped them up, and made a decision. The colors are taupes with a little metallic gold in it.  Can you see the gold in the pictures below?

We ordered an upholstered bed.  I made the decision to not purchase anything too expensive, so this bed was found online from Home Decorators, and it was such a deal! I was able to add some accents in blush, nothing too overwhelming, just enough to give the room a slight tilt towards the feminine side.  The ceiling and tray area are painted Edgecomb Gray, by Benjamin Moore.  We swapped out the dark ceiling fan for a white updated model.  We did not hang any artwork on the walls, just a mirror above the bed.  I feel that the wallpaper alone is the artwork. I love this room, it is the perfect place to end each day.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Healthy New Year!

Here’s to a great 2018.