The Life of Bon: Decorating a Master Bedroom: A Tale of Crime and Passion. Or something.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Decorating a Master Bedroom: A Tale of Crime and Passion. Or something.

Alrighty folks, I am stoked out of my mind for today's post.  Katy is the amazing interior designer who helped me figure out the design for my nursery in this post.  (The nursery is still in progress, but is SO close!  I can't wait to show you all how the real thing turned out compared to what Katy did for me.  Her help was vital.)

Well, I told Katy that I am here in a new house and I have all this space in the master bedroom and totally love it, but have not a clue in the world how to fill the space or decorate it.  It looks like the master bedroom of a bum right now.  I mean, come on, how do you fill the space when all you have is a bed and a measly dresser?

She came to the rescue, like I knew she would...  This girl is amazing.

Hello Life of Bon readers! I'm Katy Byrne of DBK: Designs By Katy. I'm an interior designer in Denver, Colorado.

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You may think you're not a fan of interior design, but think again. Interior design can provide harmony to a space, not just expensive furnishings and accessories. Most of you know Bonnie recently moved into a new home. She mentioned they have a large master bedroom that she has no idea what to do with.
Enter: DBK.
Their current layout looks like this:

Current Layout
The space is obviously large (which is my ideal master bedroom). But how should she utilize the space? After a brief study, I landed on this:
Bonnie New Layout
The first thing I noticed was the need to re-orient the bed to the larger wall. It's always better to be facing the foot of the bed when you enter the room. This makes the space look larger and feel more open. From there I added a desk to one end. There is plenty of room on the wall and now Bonnie can check her blog comments in the morning as she sips her hot tea. I also added a loveseat to the end of the bed, another master bedroom wishlist item of mine. Now she can read in the morning, have a place to slip on her heels before heading off to church, or feed the lovely June at 3am. Perfect right? Last, I added a rug underneath the bed. Adding rugs on top of carpet is absolutely allowed and a great way to add color and texture to the space. Are you with me? Here's a little inspiration image below:
DBK Life of Bon Master
Shop the post: Nightstand (similar), Lamp, Bed (similar here and here), Loveseat, Desk. Desk Chair, Mirror (similar here and here), Rug, Dresser (similar), Dresser Lamp
There you have it. Congratulations on the new home, Bonnie! Don't forget to come visit me over at DBK: Designs By Katy.

And make sure you are following Katy on pinterest and facebook for lots of inspiring interior design ideas!


  1.!! L-O-V-E!!!!! Now I want to redo my room. I'll whisper it to my husband as he sleeps. Maybe he'll wake and think it's his idea! ;)

  2. This is the most unique guest post I've ever read! Katy I love how you reoriented the bed - it's such a better use of space! I wouldn't have thought to put a blue loveseat the foot of the bed but there's more than enough room for it and I love how it makes such a comfortable seating area. Great design! Looking forward to seeing pics of your updated master once you're all settled in Bonnie :)

  3. LOVE this! She has skills! I need to learn some more about interior decorating! This makes me all excited to make some changes around our apartment though!

  4. I love this! I have always love arranging and rearranging furniture and decorating. This offered some great inspiration for when my fiancé and I tackle our first master bedroom together next summer.

  5. Yay! Thanks for letting me take a stab, Bonnie!

  6. Beautiful, love it!

  7. I love it - totally brand new room! Do you do things like this for clients? I've always wanted advice on room setup and color combos but would want to shop for it myself to get the best deals. Do you offer this service? I love it!!

  8. Oh I love this! I have been having a hard time with my room too, but my problem is lack of space unfortunately... darn. I have been trying to eliminate the big dresser to open up some more space but since my husband has so many clothes (we aren't the stereotypical couple... ha!) that doesn't seem like it will happen. Anyway, love this layout! Great ideas!

  9. We haven't changed our bedroom around in years but there are times I would like to do something with it but what I don't know

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