Home DecorOne Room Challenge Week 1 – The Vision April 6, 2016Some of my favorite room reveals in the past have come out of the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. This year, the bulk of our Buffalo Bungalow renovations are behind us and I’m moving on to finish rooms. I knew it was the perfect time to join in and it’s just the motivation I needed. While many rooms need finishing touches, I’ve made progress on most. If you missed any of those reveals and updates, you can check them out by clicking below: For this challenge, I decided to tackle the room that still needed the most: The Master Bedroom. This room really is just a white box. We brought in our old rug, bed, and nightstands from the last master bedroom for function when we first moved in. I’ve had fun styling it for different holidays with just some art, pillows and throws. So far since we moved, the bedroom has already seen three phases. I’ve had fun with it and am a major believer in making do with what you have. While I love designing a room from start to finish and really picking just the right items, sometimes you just have to enjoy the progress. We’ve had priorities elsewhere over these last few crazy months, but now, I am so excited to give this white box some attention! I’ve had such a blast changing up the decor in here for the seasons that I really considered going with something totally neutral so that I could continually switch it up. But the more I thought, I decided I wanted to give it more than that. I’ve worked hard to pick some main design elements that really get me excited, but also leave a little room for changes. Maybe not as much as a white box, but a it’s a happy medium. I told you guys on Monday that I sadly wasn’t using this blue wildflower wallpaper from Milton & King in the playroom anymore. It was going to make an amazing focal wall in there! But once I thought about it being in the bedroom, I was sold. It will go on the wall behind the bed creating a beautiful focal point. I’ve wanted to use floral wallpaper forever and thankfully, hubby finally agreed. The star of this show so far is the rug. I mean, are y’all surprised? Rugs are always the star of my rooms. I love them. I search for vintage rugs on eBay when I have no use for them, but just because I want to see the pretty. Most of my statement rugs have come from there and you can read about my buying tips here. But this rug… First off, if you’re in the market for a rug, I’m in love with this seller’s stuff. They currently have 5,600 rugs listed and they’re by far the best prices I found while searching this last week. Yes, you read that right: over 5,000. And they’re all gorgeous! This may not be the only one I ordered from them…but more to come on that later. Back to the room design. The wallpaper was the first piece of this bedroom puzzle and I immediately pictured it with a red-based persian rug. Y’all know I like to mix it up. I started as I usually do by searching “Vintage rugs” and I found a seller with great stuff that I liked. I went through most of their 5,000 items and as soon as I saw this one, I knew it was perfect. I love that it has my blue and red, but also brings in so many other patterns and colors. I think my favorite are the peaches and tiny pops of mint. It’s 5′ x 9′, so I’ll use it under the foot of the bed. I don’t want any pattern or color missed. I would’ve loved to have gotten a bigger one, but they’re hard to find and it wasn’t in the budget. I got this one for $320 and all of the 8×10’s were well over $500. Plus, as I said, this was it. I’ll do something else layered down the sides of the bed. Once the wallpaper and rug was decided, I started thinking about a headboard. I loved our last wood round headboard, but I’ve always wanted something upholstered. I felt like a natural choice with this wallpaper was white, so in true Lindsay fashion, I ran the other way. I plan to go all white with bedding, so that I can mix things up from time to time with pillows and throws. I’m thinking with this design, I’ll like it all white at times and then I’m sure I’ll crave a little pop here or there. I’ve found that there are times when I want crazy color, texture, and pattern in a room and then I start to crave a cleaner look. This design gives me both options. While the wallpaper, rug, and colored headboard can be a lot, with all white bedding and other toned-down elements, it won’t be overpowering to me. Picturing all-white bedding, I really wanted to go dark with the headboard. I wanted something that would pop against the wall and headboard. My first thought was navy, but then I started picturing a deep, indigo/teal/navy. Very clear I know, but picture something very dark (not at all bright) with blue and green tones. I still have to find this fabric…it’s just in my head right now. And I’ve been sketching out different shape ideas for it. I want something unique and interesting. And there you have it, friends. That’s a quick first glimpse at where we’re headed in this room over the next six weeks. Nothing has actually changed in the room yet. There’s wallpaper to hang, a headboard to build, and many items to still round up, but we’re headed in the right direction and I couldn’t be more excited! I hope you’ll follow along in the journey of this room! You can view all other participants’ here.