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For the last several months, we’ve been working hard to give our beach condo a total overhaul. Even though the structural aspects of the condo were in good shape, the decor in the entire place was dated and definitely in need of some love. The fact that this had been a vacation rental just added to the worn appearance.
Now that we have the completion of the dining room, kitchen and living room (I’ll be sharing the reveal soon!) makeovers under our belts, it’s time to move on to the master bedroom! As with the rest of the decor in the space, I’ve been aiming toward a modern farmhouse look with a bit of a coastal vibe. No over the top coastal decor – just enough to reflect that fact that you’re in an oceanfront space.
Let’s start off by taking a look at the before. This is how the master bedroom looked on the day that we toured the condo. An uninspired and dreary sort of space with a huge wallpaper mural on one wall.
One of the first things that I noticed about the arrangement of the bedroom, is that the headboard was on the “wrong” wall. I much prefer to see a headboard as I walk into a bedroom, but the headboard was to your back with this arrangement. Maybe they wanted to be able to lie in bed and see the ocean, but the whole thing felt off to me.
First things first – the wallpaper mural was removed, the walls, trim and closet were painted, the carpeting was replaced with laminate flooring and the ceiling fan was switched to a more updated model. Oh, and of course all of the furniture was removed and donated (except for one piece that you’ll see below).
We purchased a new bed and a couple of pieces of furniture, but didn’t do any decorating in here until I came up with a plan. I think that blue and white are a perfect combo for creating a coastal vibe, so you’ll see that my moodboard reflects that. By the way – you can learn how easy it is to create your very own moodboard right HERE.
This is how the bedroom is looking today. We rearranged the room so that the headboard is on the “right” wall in the room and that makes me so much happier than the former arrangement. There was just enough room on the wall to add a king bed and two nightstands.
This past weekend we added the nightstands, lamps and stools at the foot of the bed. Fortunately, I already had one of the nightstands and the lamps and stools came out of my bedroom at home. This headboard is the one that I shared in my Friday Favorites: Digest #4 and I absolutely adore it!
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It came from the Better Homes & Gardens collection at Walmart and was under $150 for the king size. It’s available in three colors and I almost went with the gray version, but in this space I’m sooo glad that I went with navy instead. It’s also available in full/queen for under $110 and can be seen right HERE.
This is the one piece of furniture that belonged to the former owners that I kept. How can you not use bamboo-look furniture in a beach setting??? I’ll be giving both the dresser and mirror a makeover with paint to give it a whole new look.
I’ve been accumulating several of the items from the moodboard and can’t wait to put it all together and of course I’ll share all of my resources with you!