I've already started, so I don't exactly have a true "before". However, this room has been a work in progress since we moved in almost exactly 8 years ago. In fact, the whole house has been! LOL
DH was at a conference over the weekend, so DD & I played "dress up". "Dress up" around here is a game I invented for a fun way to get DD to try on all her clothes over a few days' time. We started on hers the afternoon of her last day of school (last Monday, year-round school) and finished hers on Saturday. I started on mine on Saturday and haven't finished yet. I do this about twice a year (each main season) and DD does it three times a year (before Christmas/winter, before her birthday/early spring, and summer/school ends...we don't have traditional autumn weather here). We have a large shopping bag and small shopping bag plus assorted shoes to donate thus far. The "game" part is we play music and "model" complete outfits with variations of a runway, etc.
What I love about our master bedroom:
~ LOTS of gorgeous natural light! (west facing six-foot wide by four-foot high window)
~ Beautiful, peaceful medium value blue-violet walls with fresh white trim (painted last September)
~ An entire wall of closet (12-14 feet???) with 4 mirrored sliding doors trimmed in white (not gold like most I see)
~ Hand-textured white ceiling (finished a few years ago) with ceiling fan (one nice thing we did NOT have to install ourselves...LOL...we did add a light kit, though...)
~ Very comfortable (supportive) mattress and box springs (purchased in early 2000s) with 100% cotton bedding
~ Lovely, clean lines, easy-care bed frame with padded leather headboard (no more piles of pillows so I can read in bed) and only ONE thing underneath (Christmas gift wrap supplies)
~ Natural cherry wood dressing chest that holds all of DH's clothing (down from two LARGE, old 70s heavy, ornate dressers) plus two drawers of "joint" clothing (camping/hiking/hats and t-shirts) plus all my jeans and sweaters and odds and ends
~ and more...
I love most everything about our bedroom!
With all this love, you might wonder why I need to work on this room???
Here's my list of improvements to make and/or work to do:
~ Wash the window and blinds and window sill (LARGE TASK, see above for size of this puppy! and it is on the second floor)
~ Finish "dress up" game (I've gone through 75% of my warm weather clothing, so not much more)
~ We recently decluttered/organized about half of the non-clothing items in the closet (when we got everything out from under the bed)...time to do the rest and hopefully get that last item out from under there, too.
~ My dresser tops need to be cleared off. I just need to finish packing my toiletries to an upcoming trip.
~ Find a place to take my old laptop battery and get it out of our bedroom.
~ DUST!!! Also, clean the ceiling fan and light cover.
~ Find and purchase a few SELECT replacement pieces of furniture. My furniture is going to be DD's and some is in her bedroom already and some is still in ours. I don't need (or want) to replace it all, but it has proven to be tricky finding equivalent USE items. (This may extend past August, but I need to actively look again.)
~ Find a soft window treatment I like and implement it, which involves finding a window treatment for our family office, too. (This may extend past August, also, but I need to actively look for ideas.)