One Room Challenge Week 2 – The Design Plan

Here we are already, Week 2 of the One Room Challenge. This week I’m sharing the design plan for our master bedroom and closet makeover, but first let me give you a little back story as to why I chose to makeover this particular space.

Since moving into this apartment back in November, my intention was to tackle the living room first. It’s the first space you see when you walk in and we also spend the most time in there. However, after spending hours playing around in Canva trying to come up with a plan, I just wasn’t feeling it. As Marie Kondo would say, it wasn’t bringing me joy. I felt uninspired, aggravated, and like I had come to a dead end.

So, I clicked the exit button and created a new, blank canvas for the master bedroom. As I started adding items, things started coming together. I felt excited again and motivated to get started. That’s when I decided to take on our master bedroom for the One Room Challenge.

The Design Plan:

One Room Challenge Week 2- Design Plan | Last week I shared the not so cute before photos, this week I'm sharing the classic, chinoiserie inspired design plan, come take a look. |

My vision for this space is for it to become a relaxing, calming retreat, yet still overflowing with color. I want our master bedroom to be both a place we can unwind after a long day at work and enjoy take-out Waffle House in bed on Sunday mornings. Who doesn’t want that, right?

As I searched for inspiration to finalize my design plan, I noticed somewhat of a pattern in the pins I was pinning on Pinterest. Try to say that three times fast lol. More specifically in my bedroom pins, I noticed that a lot of them had monochromatic, very matchy matchy color palettes. And that’s when I had my aha moment!

Since I was a little girl, I’ve always had to match. From my Lands’ End skort and top get up, to my childhood bedroom furniture, to my school supplies. Literally everything matched. So, why would I think it would be different for my home?

My light bulb moment was truly pivotal for the design of this space. All of the sudden, I had a clear vision, I had more confidence in the decisions I was making. I knew I wanted our master bedroom to have a classic, traditional, chinoiserie aesthetic.

My Inspiration:

Now that I’ve taken you through the backstory, let’s take a look at the to-do list I’ll be tackling over the next 7-ish weeks.

The To-Do List:

1. Refinish campaign dressers/polish brass hardware

2. Paint bamboo dresser

3. Paint bamboo lamps

4. Hang TV

5. Hang mirrors over nightstands

6. Make/install window treatments

7. Make/install cornice board over bed

8. Build/install closet shelves and rods

9. Hang art

I’m sure there are a million little things I’m forgetting, but we’ll go with this for now. It should keep me busy for a while.

If you missed Week 1, you can see the not so cute before photos here.

A special thanks to Linda, for putting together the One Room Challenge and creating a space for bloggers to collaborate, encourage one another, express our creativity, and passion for interior design. And thank you to the One Room Challenge Media Partner, Better Homes and Gardens.



    • kalynabrams
      May 14, 2020 / 3:49 pm

      Thank you Jennifer! That means a lot coming from you, I’ve been admiring your style for years. I can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeve with your master bathroom, I know it will be beautiful.

  1. May 15, 2020 / 4:58 am

    Can’t wait to see it! I love your plan!

    • kalynabrams
      May 18, 2020 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you Kristen!

  2. May 17, 2020 / 12:41 pm

    I love your inspiration board! Can’t wait to see it all come together.

    • kalynabrams
      May 18, 2020 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you Jewel!

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