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Farmhouse Master Bedroom Tour

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When we built our home, I was hopeful that having a downstairs master bedroom would not mean an uncomfortably small space. And while I did have to eliminate one piece of furniture, I was pleasantly surprised to love the room’s size. It’s compact, but it’s perfect for us.

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Entryway to Master Bedroom from the Great Room

Entryway to Master Bedroom from the Great Room

I tend to take credit for the first floor plan because I remember drawing it out on graph paper. But I don’t think I created the small hallway separating the bedroom from the main living space. I’m going to give our draftswoman all the props here!

There’s something calming about walking this passageway when entering the bedroom. Even though a mere ten feet separates us from the rest of the home, we know a retreat awaits.

 
Woodrow the Pembroke Corgi faithfully sleeps in this spot every night. It’s so adorable to watch him nuzzle his snout into the sheepskin!

Woodrow the Pembroke Corgi faithfully sleeps in this spot every night. It’s so adorable to watch him nuzzle his snout into the sheepskin!

 
The slipcovered chair adds to the getaway feel of the master bedroom.

The slipcovered chair adds to the getaway feel of the master bedroom.

A small corner offers just enough space for my slipcovered chair. I’m thinking I need to spend more time in this cozy spot! I got an exciting revelation for my small business when I sat awhile and did some reading. I wrote about my booth design in the last post- that all came to me here!

 
Handcrafted décor made with twine and displayed in a wooden bowl accentuates the casual design.

Handcrafted décor made with twine and displayed in a wooden bowl accentuates the casual design.

A beloved collection of sea glass to remind us of our countless outings on the water.

A beloved collection of sea glass to remind us of our countless outings on the water.

I purposefully chose a minimalistic style for our Master Bedroom. The colors are neutral with the exception of a blue striped accent pillow and a coastal blue oyster painting above the headboard. There are few accent pieces, so unless it has a special meaning to us, it’s not going to be a part of the space that serves as an oasis.

 
A neutral color palette continues in the Master Bathroom.

A neutral color palette continues in the Master Bathroom.

Another hallway that houses two closets (guess whose is bigger!) separates the bedroom from the bath. Again, I do not mind at all that the space is a dramatic decrease from our last house.

We included a double-headed shower done in white subway tile. Having a window for natural light is an absolute must in my book. And the view is of our little pool in the backyard. And the setting sun, which puts on a dramatic display over the river nearby.

 
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Thank you for touring the Farmhouse Master Bedroom! On your way out, give Woodrow a pat on the head and maybe toss his toy for him!

Decluttering Project

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Marie Kondo would be proud.

Tidying Your Space

Ready to take on a decluttering project- Marie Condo style? How about your bedroom closet? Do you think it’s something you could tackle before the first of May? If you’re up to the challenge, you will thank yourself on the other side!


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The goal is to have a structured closet with every piece in view so that choosing what to wear takes minimal time. The road to get there can be strenuous though, especially if you follow the advice of the tidying queen: Pull all clothing from the closet and lay it on your bed.

 
Woody here to cheer you up! You is kind, you is smart, you is important!

Woody here to cheer you up! You is kind, you is smart, you is important!

 

With everything out of the closet, now separate the pieces into three categories: Currently Wearing; Haven’t Worn in Awhile; and Sentimental. This may take some time, and that’s okay. Don’t allow the task to overwhelm you.

Return all your certain-to-wear clothing to the closet and bag up donation pieces. If a sentimental article is too difficult to part with at this time, hold on to it and in a later season reevaluate it’s usefulness.

 
As painful as paring down can sometimes feel, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of a lighter load, particularly when you can see in hindsight that you were never meant to carry all that stuff anyway.
— Joanna Gaines

Who knows what additional decluttering projects will result after you experience the euphoria of completing your bedroom closet! Leave a comment below if you’re taking the April Challenge, or if you have already done some tidying. I’d love to hear your solution for unwanted items, as well as more ideas for cleaning out the unnecessary.