Things are in full swing at the farmhouse. Nearly every room is painted, the bathroom is in the middle of a remodel, and I’m plotting out the details of each room’s design. Overall, the house will have a more traditional design aesthetic, but with a bit of a casual feel. The design plan for the master bedroom is no different. This is the before of the master bedroom:

The hardwood floors are staying, but the walls were in desperate need of a new paint job, and a new light fixture wouldn’t hurt, either. We’re pulling lots of things that we’ve had in storage and hand-me-downs for the design of this room, but here’s the overall feel we’re going for:


So far, only the walls have been painted and the new chandelier has been hung, but I’m already loving it. The wall color is Newbury Port Blue by Benjamin Moore, and in my opinion, it’s kind of the perfect navy.

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We’ll be using the bed like the one above from our previous home’s master bedroom and a hand-me down dresser. The darkness of the walls will be lightened up with cream-colored drapes, and I’ll also bring lighter shades of the blue to the floor with the rug.

More color will be added into the mix with the patterned pillows and the wall art. Finally, we’ll add a touch of shine with the new light fixture and a silver mirror above the dresser.

What do you think of the plan?

(sources: headboard/solid navy pillows/dragon pillows/chandelier/rug/morning mist wall art/ivory curtain panels/mirror/lamp/dresser)

Jenna LaFevor rants on at Rain on a Tin Roof about DIY projects, junk d├ęcor, thrifty finds, crafty creations and other decorating dilemmas. She went to UTC, where she got a teaching degree that now collects dust. When she isn’t trying to keep her kid from climbing out of the circus ring or making sure her husband’s shirts are taken to the dry cleaners so she gets out of ironing, she can be found with a paintbrush in one hand and a cheap beer in the other. But if you’re buying, she’ll have a cosmopolitan. You can email her at [email protected] or you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter @raintinroofblog or at her blog. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely to the author, not or its employees.