This post is sponsored by Canvas Factory.
I don’t know about you, but for me, the master bedroom is always the last room in the house that seems to get decorated. In my mind, it’s just where we sleep, right? I always make excuses as to why I haven’t done anything with it yet, mainly blaming the fact that no one really sees it other than us, so what’s the point? But recently, now that my to-do list for the rest of the house seems to be at a good stopping place (for now!), I am ready to start focusing a little more energy on our special space. I want our master bedroom to become more of a sanctuary for us – a calming space, free of clutter, where we can find refuge after an exhausting day. I have dreams of making it more indicative of our personal style and adding some fun touches to really bring it to life. I’ve already added a few plants in the corners – so at least we’re off to a decent start! (And I am by no means an interior decorator, so “refuge” to me is basically anything free of kid toys and piles of laundry, HA!)
One of the biggest things I’d like to accomplish is to build a sliding barn wood door in place of our bathroom doors. I’m envisioning the most beautiful mahogany stained door, like a dark walnut, along a black iron sliding mechanism. Paired with the white trim I’m aiming to finish up by year-end, and I think it would be a stunner feature in our room!
Next, we really need a large accent rug under the bed, to better help define the space. Our bedroom is shaped like a long rectangle, with one end of the room full of windows, and the other end being the bathroom doors. Then one wall has two windows flanking the bed, and the other wall has both of our dressers – which is an entirely different project in and of itself! I’d like to find a good neutral rug for under the bed – maybe even a jute rug similar to our new breakfast nook rug. With our quilt having a kind of busy paisley pattern, I’m thinking a more basic rug would look best.
Lastly, artwork and framed photos of us – not necessarily our kids – but just the two of us. This is, after all, our bedroom. While I’ll always have photos of my babies on my dresser, I think decorating the walls with them might be overkill. And, I’ll tell you what – it’s been a hot second since we’ve even had photos of just the two of us taken, so when we got our family photos back from the beach, one of the first ones I printed was this beautiful one of Adam and I walking and laughing alongside one another. I think it perfectly captures us, 7 years into this amazing life we’ve created, still smiling at each other. I used Canvas Factory to print it on a 16X20 canvas, and I’m loving it so far! Instead of having it fully wrap around the canvas, cropping my image, I opted to have it only printed on the front of the canvas, with a white wrap instead. Normally, I’d have it wrap all the way around, but I loved this photo too much to lose any of it.
Canvas Factory was super easy to order from, and they had just about every size you could imagine. Their canvases are 1.2″ deep, which I LOVE, and like I mentioned above, allow you the option to have the image fully wrapped, partially wrapped, only on the front, or even mirrored on the sides. If canvas gallery wraps aren’t your thing, you can also choose from metal prints, acrylic glass prints, split canvases, or canvas collages. Basically, they’ve got you covered. To create your canvas, you simply select your size, upload your photo, position it how you’d like, choose any additional styles, and voila, done! Mine shipped and arrived in about a week, and the quality was definitely on par with other canvas companies I’ve used in the past. I don’t mess around with my photo printing, and can truly say I was impressed! I feel like the coloring is spot on, and it looks just as great up close as it does from afar.
Looking to create a canvas of your own? The kind folks at Canvas Factory have offered to give one canvas to one very lucky reader. To enter, like or follow Canvas Factory on Facebook, @canvasfactoryusa and myself, @sarahingle_1 on Instagram, and leave a comment on this blog post telling me about a photo you would love to print on a canvas! Giveaway is only open to US and Canada residents. Winner will be chosen on Friday!