I am so, so, so excited to share the “reveal” of our master bedroom. It’s the first officially completed room and it feels amazing to have it complete! This was also the biggest “blank slate” I tackled because we had our old furniture put in the guest room. We actually slept there for the first few months because we didn’t have a bed or even a mattress for the master.
Since the last time I shared the bedroom, we made some major changes. I liked what was going on… but realized I didn’t love it. That set me off on a borderline obsessive path to get that room in tip-top shape. I tried so many different things and spent an embarrassing amount of time looking things up online, measuring, remeasuring. Buying three options, returning what didn’t work. I’m glad I documented that first iteration because I feel like most of the “design” blogs I follow only show the final result. Maybe these people are really geniuses and get it right on the first try, but it certainly was not the case for me!!
It was a labor of love. And, I’m not going to lie here friends, I am legitimately proud of how it turned out.
The room is on the cozier side. Carter took these with a wide-angle lens to capture more of the room at once. We opted to fit a queen bed comfortably instead of squeezing in a king-sized bed. It definitely makes the room feel bigger and we’re used to having a queen bed so it doesn’t bother us at all.
Translating the vision in my head into reality took trial and error, but as soon as I started to piece things together, I could feel the room coming to life. I really wanted to capture a gender-neutral, light and bright, cozy but not stuffy hotel-y vibe.
The hardest part for me was figuring out what artwork to hang above the bed. I could NOT find anything that matched what I had in my head. Guess what though? I ended up printing out a couple of floral photos from my iPhone!!! I converted them to B&W and sent them to the pharmacy to be printed. I bought these gold bamboo frames to hang them in. (I love these frames but I had to “configure” them to hang on the wall because they come with a very bulky back and didn’t lay flat on their own. Just something to keep in mind if you want to hang them versus standing them on a table.)
Our closets are pretty small (here’s how I organized mine) so I like having larger nightstands too– especially with a basket for even more “out of sight” organization.
After struggling with pillow selections (both color and size), I ended up finding this Etsy shop that has beautiful fabric selections and even more beautiful construction. She’s super responsive and sent fabric samples to me and everything before I confirmed my order. Highly recommend.
Oh man. I originally ordered some from Pottery Barn that… still haven’t arrived. I got so fed up with that and started to research other options. I had gotten a handful of ads for a custom curtain website and was ~infuenced~. 10/10 recommend Barn & Willow. For custom sized shades, they are relatively affordable and they were delivered in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS. That felt unheard of. They fit perfectly and weren’t too hard to install at all. (Just needed to use my own screws because the ones they came with were too wide for the opening.)
RUFFLED PRINTED SHAMS (Ruffled 20″x20″)
GINGHAM LUMBAR PILLOW (Oblong 16″x12″)
BASKETS w/ LIDS (Medium)
ROMAN SHADES (Belgian Flax Linen, Optic White, Black Out)
BAMBOO FRAMES (8″x8″)
GOLD MIRROR (Small)