My own master bedroom is looking a little sad at the moment. With my new home almost finished its build, I have refrained from purchasing anything for the house. I know; anything!
This week’s Block master bedroom reveals were an exercise in envy and jealousy on my part. I did get a tonne of ideas for how I want my own master bedroom to look in the new place, though.
The other thing I did learn, was some things to avoid when you’re decorating this space. So let’s dive into looking at each of the rooms, and what did and didn’t work!
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Kim and Chris’ Master Bedroom
Neale said that Kim and Chris’ room was possibly the most luxurious bedroom he’s ever seen on The Block. I love you Neale, but I don’t agree.
The scale of this room is definitely a winner, so let’s tick all of the boxes there. I also think the colour palette is quite lovely. It’s soft and sophisticated with a few hints of colour here and there to add interest.
The walk in robe, with all that cabinetry, was nothing short of stunning. And the art above the fireplace was gorgeous. Now… onto the downsides.
The furniture choices I am disappointed with. The bed, for starters, is ugly.com; it looks like a bed from an old hotel suite. I almost expect you could put a coin in it to start it vibrating.
I also think the living room area could have been better executed. Some built-in cabinetry that housed the TV and incorporated a desk would have been divine.
Still worthy of a top score, but please remove that bed.
Julia and Sasha’s Master Bedroom
The ladies definitely turned it out this week, choosing pieces of furniture that were real statements in their own right. There is definitely a quality over quantity approach with these two, and I think it works.
One of the things I love about the girls – even if the judges allude to not liking it – is the approach of staging rooms to sell. There is simple sophistication here and it has widespread appeal.
The art choices are sublime. And I love the bedhead. Though I will say (and call me a fiend for cushions galore), I’d like more layering on the bed. It feels too baron for my taste. More cushions and more throws please.
And also, to echo the judges… I hope there is a door going up between the bedroom and bathroom. I love my partner and all, but I do NOT want to see what he’s doing in there when I am lying in bed.
Karlie and Will’s Master Bedroom
Another week, another crazy wall from Karlie and Will. I’m sure they’ll find a buyer who will gush over these artistic features, but they’re not to my taste. It feels really laboured. And in this room it reminds me too much of Shannon and Simon’s bedroom from a few seasons back.
That’s not to say that the wall itself is bad, don’t get me wrong. I’d love it in a retail store, cafe or restaurant. But in a bedroom it’s just too overbearing. And they’ve kept the other walls minimal to ensure the room doesn’t get too heavy. But the other walls feel vacant. Not a great sense of balance here, and it seems like they’re trying too hard.
Outside of that, I quite like this space. It has a great sense of airiness about it. But it is middle of the road in terms of the competition, so it fell exactly where it should have in terms of the scoreboard.
Dan and Carleen’s Master Bedroom
I think Dan and Carleen’s space was my favourite this week, so I’m disappointed to see that it came fourth.
Everything in this space felt carefully considered. It was refined. It felt luxurious but not old-fashioned. There were obvious nods to art deco, but they were not overbearing or cliched. I think the wallpaper was a knockout here and I adore the bedhead and bedside tables.
It’s a truly elegant space, and it’s a shame the judges were so hard on the walk-in-robe (though obviously the functionality is an issue there).
I will say (and maybe it’s just me) but again… the pendant lights are hung too high. I’d like them lower.
Andy and Ben’s Master Bedroom
Andy and Ben’s master bedroom was a shocker; there’s no other way to say it. The size of the bed area, for starters, was a mistake. It’s very small, the bed itself looks completely underwhelming and the bedside tables were miniature. Nothing about this feels grand, or ‘master’. It’s more of a guest bedroom in look and feel.
The niches in the wall were odd and completely unnecessary. Darkening them just made them stand out even more. Darkened niches are very 2002. Sorry lads.
I think this space is a fail. I wouldn’t buy the apartment based on the master bedroom feeling so small. I wonder why it’s so little. Can someone help me out here? Was there a reason for their master being this way?
What are you thinking about The Block 2016 so far? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.