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An Grand Rapids based interior design and lifestyle blog by Alexandria Mavis. A perfectly curated space the combines her love of interiors, style, travel, DIY, and entertaining.

Introducing Apartment Bedroom Makeover

Alexandria Mavis

 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover + Alexandria Mavis Blog

Because we moved straight into this apartment from Australia we literally just had the clothing on our backs (okay... and like 7 checked bags!) but you get what I mean. We had to start completely over in regards to furnishings and tchotchkes. So because of that the apartment we moved into was already furnished (see photos below) when we moved in. Needless to say it's not exactly our style so here's the plans we have update things a bit more to our liking. 

 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover

Gotta love that exposed double twin box spring situation! haha We will be getting an entirely new bed, bedside tables, bedside lamps/sconces etc. I am wanting to get a tapestry to hang in replace of a headboard but haven't found one I love yet. I also need to find a new home for my Dyson and Ruby's ginormous kennel. 

 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover

Unfortunately, because this is a rental (and the landlord is not open to us painting/removing the fan/major changes) there is not much I can do in the way of the light/ceiling fan, carpet and wall colors. This is where we will need to get DIY creative and get artwork and rugs to add more of the vibe and colors we are wanting to this space. I also want to get a rubber tree plant to replace the fake one and break up all the "beige". 

 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover

For how small our apartment is the bedroom is quite large! This is part of our sofa sectional that we want to rework back into the small living room to open up the space in here so it feels more like a bedroom and less like an weird office/studio situation that's currently going on. Don't you love the 1993 baby gate hiding in the corner? .. That's definitely going too, along with everything else in this photo/side of the room. 

 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover

This is where I want to add a mid century tall boy dresser and figure out something better for this lighting. We might try and fully replace the sconces (and by we I mean Nate) or if I can DIY a new shade/cover that might be a bit easier and still have an impact on this side of the room. I am also debating about hanging some art on this wall, either framed or some sort of object (think macrame but nothing like macrame - I promise that makes sense in my head).  What do you guys think? Bad idea to hang something between 2 sconces, is it too much going on then? Comment below and let me know what you'd do? 

Below is some inspiration I am drawing off of for the apartment. You can also follow me on Pinterest to see more inspiration for interior design in general. OH the possibilities!! You can also follow along with the hashtag #mavismaison ("Mavis home" in french) on instagram to stay up to date on the changes to the master bedroom and the rest of our home. 

 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover + Alexandria Mavis Blog
 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover + Alexandria Mavis Blog
 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover + Alexandria Mavis Blog
 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover + Alexandria Mavis Blog
 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover + Alexandria Mavis Blog
 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover + Alexandria Mavis Blog
 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover + Alexandria Mavis Blog
 Introducing Apartment Master Bedroom Makeover + Alexandria Mavis Blog