One Room Challenge Week 2: Shopping

I’m back with the One Room Challenge. If you missed my first post I am going to be decorating my master bedroom over the next 6 weeks. This week was a shopping week and I wanted to give you a sneak peek into what has been on my shopping list and my process and thoughts behind it!

One thing everyone kept pointing out to me and asking about when  I purchased the apartment was that the master bedroom closet did not have any closet doors. Everyone seemed to be up in arms about this besides me!  I knew that I definitely did not want to buy doors of any kind as the closet doors in my old rental kept coming unhinged and I was at my whits end. I also knew that doors may take up precious space if they swung open and I was against a sliding door. Well then what is a girl to do? In comes curtains! Instead of I had my heart set on something soft, flowy and romantic and of course no hardware involved!  This was one of the first photos that really grabbed my attention!


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Since my closet has a large storage space above it that goes to the ceiling I knew that I had to figure out a way to hide that as I use it to store my rolls of wallpaper that I use for sampling. Its perfect for storage but wanted to cover it up as it looks a bit cluttered with all my wallpaper rolls in it.   I initially was going to sew custom curtains for both the closet and storage space but then when I started thinking about the time factor and the cost I threw that idea away pretty quickly. Instead I decided that it would be best to go for dramatic and hang the curtain at the top of the ceiling and have it flow all the way to the floor. This way it would cover the storage space which I’m not a huge fan of visually and my closet all at the same time. I’m all about killing two birds with one stone!

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When I started hunting for curtains I honestly didn’t have to go far. I am working with a small budget to glam up my bedroom and I knew that I couldn’t blow my budget on high end window treatments. Curtains can add up extremely fast!  I stumbled upon these Stitched Edge Curtain panels pretty much immediately and knew they were the ones! I’m usually not a huge online shopper but I clicked buy and I’m extremely happy with them especially for the price point. I scooped up two pairs in Coral and also white which is more of a cream in person. They really play off the turquoise walls and I love the jeweled tones that it adds to the palette.

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As far as hardware I’ve never really been a huge fan of the industrial look but when I saw these French Pipe Drapery Rods something clicked. I’m not going for a full on industrial look but I think the touch will something a bit different that is out of my usual comfort zone. I also figured that because the curtains have a rod pocket heading you won’t see the rod and will soften it up unlike the photo above.


Since we’ve been talking about windows lets switch to beneath our feet. At the moment the room is lacking a rug and this needs to happen asap! I haven’t nailed down my bedding yet but wanted to add some pattern to the floors which are a darker cherry wood. I’ve been drawn to something with a distressed vintage look. In my last apartment my rugs were very graphic and bold and I want a softer look. I am hoping to possibly pick up some pink tones that will play well with the coral curtains. My living room which my bedroom is right off of is also painted Benjamin Moore Sugarcane and I thought it would be a nice transition. I started looking for something that was soft pink and multi. I love option # 2 above but worry that its too light and the more I narrowed down my pink rugs the more I am learning against it. Currently I’m mulling over some more neutral blue options. I think these have a more calm tonal feeling to them that would blend in nice. Which is your favorite?

There are still a lot of items to pull together but I feel confident that I’ve started with some of the bases and I can layer in artwork, bedding, lamps and more. I can’t wait to share with you next week some photos of the space starting to come together. In the meantime I am going to pull the trigger on the rug decision and also ponder my furniture layout. Until next week!