For the longest time, our master bedroom decor needed a major update. We had a mix of furniture, and I had so been wanting to give our bedroom a more cohesive look. The goal was to create a relaxing and serene, yet bright and light space. To update our space, I enlisted my friend Shira who owns a fantastic e-design business (remember, she helped me with this gallery wall and gave us all lots of great tips?).
Ready to see lots of before and afters of our master bedroom decor, along with some tips that totally helped us transform the space? Let’s get to it.
Here’s what we started with:
Shira noted a whole slew of relatively easy updates that could give me the look I wanted, after getting a new upholstered bed in a soft grey linen weave fabric that was my top priority. She provided us three mock-ups (such a fun process!), like this one below that was our favorite.
We wound up pulling in a few items from other master bedroom decor options to eventually create the final version. A few points she noted in our room that likely will help for any spaces you’re updating.
- Add larger and more cylindrical lamps to balance out the new bed shape.
- Add mirrors above each bedside piece to break up the large wall; the reflection will add light and color to the room. Plus, as she said, you can never have too many mirrors in a room!
- A basket (or two) underneath Adam’s bedside table to hide magazines, blankets, pillows, etc. Truth: it even hides a small garbage for his rogue receipts, etc.
- A large 9 x 12 wool rug to pull the room together, add warmth and add a beautiful decorative feel. I was never sure about adding rugs above carpet and now I’m obsessed with how much better it makes the space.
- Relocate the existing tall dresser (or replace with a new one) to the wall between the closet and entrance to the room you are opening up the corner by the window for the IKEA chair.
- Update curtains with ones that are lighter in color and larger in length. Curtains hung higher above the window will maximize great ceiling height room and create a more serene and grand look.
- Frame the painting above the bed in a slim white wood frame. Framing a painting automatically gives it a more finished look and will elevate the piece from a canvas to a framed work of art.
Shira sent me a doc with all the sizes and links and I purchased everything on my own time to take advantage of sales and budget. So excited with how everything turned out. The headboard in particular makes me so happy and I can’t believe how even moving a few pieces of furniture, finally forcing Adam to de-clutter his nightstand, adding the rug & framing the art above our bed really transformed the space and makes me so much happier each day.
ABOUT OUR MASTER BEDROOM DECOR
Bed: Pottery Barn
Duvet: West Elm
Rug: Pottery Barn
Lamps: Wayfair (set of two, comes in nearly a dozen colors)
Tall Dresser: CB2
Circular Mirrors: CB2
Bedside boxes: Container Store
Large Baskets: West Elm
Over-arching floor lamp: West Elm
Stool: Lulu & Georgia
Gallery Wall: c/o Minted
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