When I was asked to join the Beautiful Bedrooms Tour, it got me thinking……I haven't shared much about our master bedroom. I did share it at Christmas.
It's not an easy room to photograph maybe that is why.
Regardless, welcome to the amazing tour!!!
I thought a lot about our bedroom, and we spend a lot of time in there as empty nesters. We watch TV in there most evenings on the loveseat in front of the bed.
We both work from home and many blog posts have been written on that loveseat.
Bentley welcome you to what he affectionately refers to as “HIS” room. Yes, he has pretty much taken over in here since both of the kids are in college. He used to sleep upstairs with Ashlyn. Now it is in between us or wherever he wants. We are even considering upgrading to a king-sized bed just for him.
How do you say no to that face? He is my grandpup after all!
Our master used to me darker in terms of bedding and curtains so I've been gradually refreshing things. It might be easier that you think!
Here it was before! Dark and dated…..but at least I used a white matelasse. I've always used them and they are just so versatile.
Here is what I did to create a simple update.
- First of all, we got a new loveseat and gave the chairs to a medical student friend. That was the most expensive item.
- The bedskirt is the same as the striped bolster pillow fabric. Removed the bedskirt. No skirt at this time.
- Changed out the heavy, custom window treatments for white Ikea panels.
- New throw pillows
- New euro shams from Etsy
- swapped oil painting over the bed for one in the family room
- added a small rug from my home staging stash in front of the loveseat (I'm also a realtor and do staging consults)
Do you notice the subtle change in oil paintings? It works so much better with the new toile euro shams. What a difference white panels make.
The buffalo check shams are also from Ikea. It has a matching duvet cover, but too much trouble keeping straight with the pup. He tried to dig and nest it in. It was comfy!
I do hope to repaint the room soon. I've got to finish a small bath remodel first. Toiles are my favorite pattern and I think I will love this one a long time.
The beauty of the white matelasse, curtains and neutral loveseat is that I now have the ability to change the look simply with pillows!
It's such a cozy spot in front of the fireplace to watch TV.
Right now we have the French door opened up to the screened porch.
The ottoman easily slides out of the way and is the perfect spot to do yoga. I've been doing a 30 Day Yoga challenge on Youtube and I love it!
I like to keep this mantel fairly simple. Otherwise, it gets too busy and cluttered looking with the TV and the highboy around the corner.
Trays used on ottomans are perfect because you can easily remove them to prop up your feet!
I've contemplated painting the bottom part of the dresser and leaving the top stained. So far the hubby isn't on board so I think painting the room will make me happy.
So many of our treasures, we've had for years! This little jewelry dish was a thrift store find that I painted. Blends nicely to create a vintage vignette.
Throughout our home, I mix high-end with vintage, antiques, thrift store finds and budget decor from places like HomeGoods, Hobby Lobby, Kirklands and more! I love a collected look.
This little box on my husband's side of the bed was a thrift store makeover. I still need to sew a new skirt for this round table.
This is my side of the bed! Can you tell that I am more high maintenance with moisturizers, essential oil diffuser for lavender and my noise machine that makes a fan noise. I even travel with that little noise machine. It is amazing and has different fan noises and volume control. Best thing I've ever bought!
Thanks so much for dropping by to visit! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour!
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