Our little haven.
Looking back in time, this room was the one we called, the “Parlor.” Off to one side was a door that led to a laundry room.
Within the Parlor was a queen-sized futon, a daybed, a folded cot(which doubled as an ottoman), and a television set with an assortment of movies in a cabinet.
The Parlor also doubled as a guest room.
When we decided to renovate parts of the house, we thought the best thing to do would be to turn the Parlor into our Master Bedroom, and the laundry room into a bathroom and closet.
Ye Olde Farmhouse
Since this house was built in 1850(as we were told), it didn’t come with a whole lot of closet space.
In fact, the only closet was one that the previous owner added in a bedroom upstairs.
The builders tried to convince us to forego the closet and make a bigger bathroom.
We said no.
I’m not a huge fan of huge bathrooms. There’s too much to clean.
I also don’t like the idea of sharing my bathroom time with another person.
Never could get my head around the “double sink” phenomenon.
If you love a double sink, more power to you. I have nothing against a double sink in anyone else’s home. They’re just not for me.
Having raised three children, the bathroom became my sanctuary, my solitude. I treasured time when I could have a few minutes to pamper myself, or, at the very least, brush my teeth in peace.
So our little Master Bath stayed little. Plus we really didn’t want to give up a potential closet, no matter how small.
Closet Space is Precious
Now, in our previous home, we had His-and-Hers walk-in closets. It was ridiculous.
Honestly, with my new “Minimalist-in-training” mindset, I don’t view walk-in closets as desirable anymore. I’ve found that the more space I had, the more stuff I crammed into that space.
Having a smaller closet has allowed us the freedom to keep only what we truly need and like.
It’s an awesome feeling!
But this is about the farmhouse master bedroom tour. If you like, I can write a post about the bathroom and closet in the future….
The moment we’ve all been waiting for!
Farmhouse Master Bedroom Tour
Our bed came from Charles P. Rogers.
We use 100% organic white cotton sheets.
The nighstands are Ikea “hacks.”
The reason we purchased these nightstands is that we had such a small amount of space on either side of the bed. At the time, we really felt we needed nightstands.
Learning about Minimalism is making me re-think that a little bit.
Anyway, to embellish them, I took each very plain nightstand, and added a little dollhouse molding-type trim as a border around each drawer.
The little drawer pulls were the finishing touch.
And…I’ll show you a special little secret feature!
The nightstands came with a hole in the top and a shallow shelf beneath. On the shelf is a power strip, into which we plug our phone chargers.
To Rug or Not To Rug
We’ve opted out of an area rug for now. With a dog, and who knows? Maybe another puppy on the horizon…..someday……..?
We love the wood floors, though. These are original to the house, and the person who sanded and stained them told us he believed they were hemlock.
The rocker came from my Mother-in-law’s house. She rocked many a grandchild in it when she was alive. It warms my heart to have it in my house.
I purchased the cushions many years ago and used them on a different rocking chair. I’ve since made new covers for them out of ticking stripe fabric. It fits well with our farmhouse “vibe.”
The Victorian “high-boy” dresser with mirror came from an antique shop quite a long time ago. It has been with us through many moves.
The large armoire(below) was custom-made for our family room in a previous house. It was used to store vinyl records, cd’s, dvd’s, cassette tapes, video tapes, and a stereo sound system. We have re-purposed it to house for clothing and shoes.
But wait! There’s more…
We happen to have the very old, clunky, cast iron radiators. They are not very nice looking.
A local craftsperson made covers for all of the radiators in the house.
It might seem like a small thing, but I feel it makes a big difference esthetically.
Rest Your Weary Head
This is not a large room, but it has everything we need.
As time passes, I love the simplicity more and more.
A peaceful, serene place for rest and sleep is incredibly important for our health and well-being.
It’s where we heal when we are sick.
It should be a comfortable, clean space.
This is no place for clutter.
And it ought to smell nice.
This Concludes our Farmhouse Master Bedroom Tour
I hope you find inspiration for your own space, whether you live in an actual farmhouse or not.
I believe farmhouse style can work anywhere.
Leave a comment below if you’d like to see a tour of the Master Bathroom and/or closet!
Do you have a comfortable bedroom? What are your favorite tips for creating a calm place to sleep?