Erin, who blogs at Skoots and Cuddles and whose bedroom we featured earlier this week, is one of those moms who seems to do it all. When she isn't parenting three kids and working as a graphic designer, she's updating her blog on her latest home decorating and improvement projects. She's been decorating her master bedroom, and though she notes that she's not quite finished, she was happy to share photos of the cool space with CasaSugar readers. Check out some of Erin's thoughts about decorating her master bedroom!
Where she finds inspiration: "I love interior design and am an avid magazine and blog reader. I find inspiration for decorating my house in anything I find beautiful . . . a piece of art, a chandelier, a rug or even an paint color. Every room in my house starts with a single item that I love, then I build the room from there."
Her focal point and inspiration for the master bedroom: "In the case of my master bedroom, I created the room around the artwork above my bed from Focus Line Art's Etsy shop. I loved the contemporary color combinations paired with the rustic tree rings. After purchasing the artwork, I gradually picked out paint colors, furniture, curtains, and bedding."
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The advantages of "slow" decorating: "I always take my time and build the room gradually. After I add a new item to the room, I live with it for a while before adding anything else. This saves me money because I never buy something in haste and in the end, the room represents me, my family, and our life. My belief is if you start with something that inspires you, then only add items you love . . . you can't fail."
Why creating a personal sanctuary is good for her marriage: "My husband and I have very busy lives, so decorating our master bedroom became our priority. We needed a place to relax, watch some television, and catch up. Also, it was important that my husband was comfortable in the space . . . so I kept the colors and finishings slightly masculine. Of course there is a feminine touch, but I didn't want to go overboard."
Decorating as a mom: "Being a mom of three kids, I always decorate my rooms with children in mind. For this reason, I favor slipcovers, decorative throws, and inexpensive curtains, pillows, and bedding. Slip covers can be washed, decorative throws can cover up anything that needs covering, and if you keep bedding, pillows, and curtains relatively inexpensive, they can always be replaced. Although my master bedroom is relatively child friendly, it has remained mostly child free. My kids have their own spaces to play and store their toys. We also have designated family spaces for us to enjoy together. This has allowed the master bedroom to remain our personal (child-free) sanctuary."
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Erin! Are you a parent who's also a passionate home decorator? How do you balance the two?