So here is her master bedroom now -
Jordan has a busy life as a mom of four kids, and because of balancing her hectic life, would like to have her bedroom feel comfortable, calm (mainly neutral color scheme), and classy. In my opinion, all mom's need some sort of "getaway" within their home : ).
Jordan has a king size bed, and luckily it can fit against 3 out of the 4 walls in her bedroom. I believe the bed should be the focal point to every master bedroom. The bed is typically the most expensive item bought in the room. Especially when you take into account the bedding, and that its typically flanked by nightstands and lamps. You want to show all that beauty off! Also, the way the bed is positioned now makes the room feel cut off when you enter and also leaves empty space at the end of the bed. So, I'm going to suggest Jordan re-arranges her room by putting the bed in between the two windows on the wall across from the door.
To help understand the new layout of the room and the placement of the new items, I created the layout below-
Below are the items I picked out for the master bedroom, with links and explanations included-
Bedding Ensamble - This brings some calming colors into the space, but creates interest at the same time with the various textures and prints.
DIY nightstand - Using IKEA Rast pieces is a great way to save some money and incorporate a fun DIY project into the room. I absolutely love this look (sorry it doesn't show the full night stand) and love how you can customize it with color and hardware. But for this room I'd keep it essentially the same but I'd stain the outside to match the dresser.
Table lamps - These will go on each of the night stands.
Curtains - This pair of curtains adds warmth to the space (and I love the added texture because of the different stripes of material), and one panel will be placed on the outside of each window by the wall. This will help highlight the focal wall.
Dresser - To replace the current dressers. Jordan and her husband are lucky and have a nice walk in closet so they don't need too much storage space in the actual bedroom.
Brown club chair - This is a small scale chair so it wont take up much room, but it still seems comfortable to sit down and pick up a book.
Floor Lamp - I wanted a lamp that was sleek and simple so it would fit nicely behind the chair.
Side table - The finish ties into the night stand and dresser.
Bookcase - Jordan's husband loves to read and usually keeps stacks of books in the room. To help display and organize them, I'm going to bring this bookshelf into the space. It doesn't take up a lot of visual room and is narrow so it won't take up much actual space either!
Mirror - To go on the wall above the dresser, which will reflect the light from the windows to create even more light.
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