ORC Week 1 | Mood Board | Eclectic Neutral Bedroom

It’s One Room Challenge time again, and this time I’m working on a neutral master bedroom design that will transform a boring loft room into a bit of a retreat.

The One Room Challenge is a bi-annual event where a multitude of interior designers and bloggers each work on transforming a space over six weeks, posting weekly updates. So much good stuff comes out of this – mountains of inspiration – and I’m thoroughly excited to join in again.

Last round, I redid my kids’ room (check it out at the end of this post). This time, I’m going to work on the master bedroom. It’s become a dumping ground for all the things that have nowhere else to go. It’s boring and chaotic, but it’s got the potential to be a gorgeous space.

Neutral Master Bedroom Mood Board

Mood Board Neutral Eclectic Master Bedroom

Hanging Planter – Ikea // Chair – Made In Design // Vase – Cox & Cox
Headboard – Feather & Black // Storage Bed – John Lewis // Sheepskin – Ikea
Sheets – West Elm // Duvet Cover – West Elm // Blanket – Turkish T
Lamp – Laura Ashley // Bedside Cabinets – Dwell Studio
Cloud Print – Society6 // Floor Planter – La Redoute // Dresser – Pottery Barn

I’m a sucker for a neutral master bedroom. The design has to incorporate some existing furniture pieces that lean more traditional than I’d like. So the plan is about marrying those more traditional pieces with textiles and accessories that have a more global feel, but in a muted but interesting way.

The Floor Plan

Neutral master bedroom floor plan for loft bedroom

The biggest change to what’s currently in the room is the additional of a long desk/vanity area under the Velux window. There are built in cupboards either side of the window, and I plan to add a worktop to make the space more functional. A long slab of natural wood with a live edge will create an office area with a view.

Neutral Master Bedroom | Before Photos

Messy bedroom before

These aren’t great photos, but you get the jist. So much mess. There are piles of things to donate/sell, and the rest will be organised.

Awkward mirror behind dresser
Disorganised loft bedroom before photo

Note the lovely big pillows on the chest by the window. They never live on the actual bed, because men do not understand.

Boring loft bedroom before
Working with existing paint colours in a rental

If I could, I’d paint the wardrobe doors and the trim, but this home is rented and the landlord isn’t keen.

There’s a full length mirror mounted to the wall in an awkward place – behind the chest of drawers. There’s nowhere else to put the chest of drawers, and removing it is a no-go. This needs a solution.

Neutral master bedroom before

I’m excited to get going with the eclectic but neutral design I have planned for this bedroom.

Last One Room Challenge

Last One Room Challenge, I made over the kids’ bedroom into a bright, happy space for our son and daughter to share. {Read more.}

Folding desk & toy storage kids room
Gender neutral kids room reveal

More Fall 2016 One Room Challenge Posts



  1. October 7, 2016 / 8:33 am

    How fun! I am helping a friend with a bedroom that has a similar roof line. And I think she would love your palette. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  2. October 8, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Happy to see that I am not the only who sleeps next to piles of stuff 😉
    Love the moodboard and the floorplan!
    This desk under the window is a great idea 🙂
    I look forward to see the progress next week!!!

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