It is no coincidence that the master bedroom gets featured last. In the list of "room priorities" this is the room that sadly gets neglected most of the time. For a long time, I didn't know what to do with this room. It's rather large--almost the size of the living room--and it has vaulted ceilings. Over the past few years, however, we have made some positive steps. Finding a paint color we like for the bedroom and the bathroom, decorating the walls to our satisfaction, getting a queen-sized bed.
The worst feature about this room is that it now also houses our office (didn't think the computer would fit in with the nursery decor). If we downsized our wardrobe, we could easily fit our office in the walk-in closet, but then where would all my clothes go? So, until we get some lovely media armoire, we just have to put up with the desk, cords, and filing cabinet. Ah well, we can't have everything now can we?
Pictures of the master bedroom and bath can be found in the photo album, starting on photo #55.
I hope you have enjoyed a sneak peek into my house. It's been good for me to get past my insecurities and realize that when it comes to homes, we'll never keep up with the Joneses. That's okay. When we made the decision to be teachers, and later when I made the decision not to work full-time, we knew that there would be certain extravagances we'd have to give up. Nevertheless, I am still blessed with so much: A wonderful supportive husband, a sweet beautiful child, another lovely baby soon to be sleeping under our red-tiled roof. Indeed, there is more contentment to be found in that last sentence than in a wealth of expensive furnishings and artwork.