This room… it symbolizes so much to me.
It symbolizes change, a new beginning and that while the world is upside-down, I don’t have to go anywhere to find my peace, myself and my own happiness.
It’s my sanctuary.
Although a ton of work, especially while having my four kids home during a global pandemic, I was determined to do this for myself. Inspired by places I’ve previously travelled to and the fact that we can’t just get up and travel right now, this beachy bedroom is everything.
Participating in the One Room Challenge for the first time was a great experience. There are so many incredibly talented people who participated and I strongly urge that you go and explore their spaces for endless home inspiration.
I have dreamed about this accent wall forever. The shiplap, which is from Metrie was leftover from my basement project and I knew that it would find a home in my bedroom.
Let’s talk bedding. I began with the quilt and the accent pillow, finding both at HomeSense. The shams, duvet cover and throw are all from Urban Barn. Each has this rustic, somewhat bohemian feel that is exactly what I wanted. Also, climbing into a bed with fresh, white sheets after a hot bath is life-changing. I highly recommend it.
I decided to move my existing bedside table (which I had bought, plus my dresser, from the now closed Wicker Emporium years ago) to the other side of my bed. I needed a new piece for the side that is seen most but I didn’t want to get anything predictable.
I searched HomeSense initially finding a tall leggy, light blue side table. But when I brought it into the space I realized it was too small. My bed is very high and so is my existing bedside table, so I knew I needed to find something big, but open so that it wasn’t hiding so much of the beautiful accent wall.
I went back to HomeSense, circled many times and was starting to wonder if I would find anything, and then this bookshelf caught my eye. Could it? Would it? I decided to bring it home and WOW! It is probably one of my favourite pieces in my room.
I’ve always had a thing for bedroom wall sconces. There is something very boutique hotel feeling about them. When I found these simple black ones on Wayfair, I knew they were perfect. The back adds great contrast against the calming wall and shiplap colours from Behr.
When thinking about adding an art piece above my bed, I knew I wanted texture. Initially I had my eye on the shallow basket wall art trend I had seen in so many places, but I was really trying to stay within a budget and everything I saw online was fairly pricey. I knew that would be something that I could probably find scouring thrift stores, but unfortunately at the time all stores were closed in my area.
This forced me to think outside the box, and I am so glad I did! I found this set of eight Cynthia Rowley placemats at HomeSense for only $14.99! I am obsessed. They not only add to the beachy feel, but the open weave lets the calming wall colour pop through.
The sitting area near my T.V. had already existed. I am finding this is my quarantine FaceTime sweet-spot. I bought the chair and ottoman years ago from HomeSense and the curtains years ago from BouClair.
I had wanted a low bowl or tray for my electric fireplace for so long and when I saw this one at HomeSense I knew it was just right… plus it brought some natural wood into an area that needed some warmth.
Want to know a little secret? The wooden tray is a bit rounded, so I decided to use sticky tack to secure and level the candles.
Let’s talk plants for a second. All four plants are real. I am not a plant expert. I believe I have a fern and a majesty palm in there, but don’t ask me the other two’s names. Do I mist them? Do I water them? Say a prayer for this budding plant lady.
What I can tell you is that the basket and stand are from HomeSense.
The black and white photography was probably one of the first things that I found for this space and it really set the tone for the room.
I had initially hung a couple of the black and white photography pieces above the dresser that I already had, and something just seemed… off. I realized that what I needed in this hallway that leads to my master bathroom and workout room was a big punch of colour.
I was over the moon when I found this piece of art at HomeSense. It reminded me so much of one of the places that has served as a huge inspiration for this bedroom… Sanibel Island. I almost feel like I am walking out to the ocean, listening to the waves break and feeling the tall bits of grass brush against my ankles when I look at this.
I wanted to keep bringing in a variety of textures in my bedroom and couldn’t believe how perfect this lamp and glass vase were, both from… you guessed it, HomeSense. Each pulling in a new texture and creating warmth had such a beechy, worn look to them. The faux wood diffuser from Rexall was a perfect addition to the accessories on my dresser and then height of each works so well.
This hallway can tend to get a little dark, so having some extra light in this tucked away part of the space makes it feel cozy.
I think I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. I am OBSESSED with my bedroom. I am so excited that I not only was able to bring my idea to life, but I even surpassed my expectations.
Watch as I share my master bedroom makeover reveal, and share more about my next chapter…