Meet my cozy sanctuary. I’m so happy with how our master bedroom turned out. However, when I look at these photos it reminds me how badly I need wall art! I need it in several other rooms too. I have a couple pieces in mind but I’m taking my time to find some things that we really like.
This vintage poster was a wedding gift to and from ourselves and is the one thing hanging in our room!
I stuck with my theme of using or repurposing as much as I can when putting this room together. My husband purchased this bed frame before we were even dating. I like the overall structure of it and it is in good shape but it needed a softer tone to be able to work with my vision for our new house.
I was a little nervous to chalk paint it since at that point I had only chalk painted a few small pieces of furniture. I hated to “ruin” a perfectly good piece if it didn’t turn out. But, I built up my confidence and decided to just go for it.
Our house at that time was up for sale for several months while our new house was being built. You know what that means. Showings and lots of them. I put off doing anything for awhile because I didn’t think the final product would look good in the existing room and I wanted it to show well for buyers. Toward the end of the new construction project our other home still hadn’t sold and I decided I couldn’t wait any longer. I wanted it done before we moved.
My husband travels often for work so I tackled it while he was gone. I’m not sure how my super human strength kicked in to move the king size mattress off and back on by myself! I bought a plastic drop cloth from Home Depot and laid it under each leg and got to work. I used the same process as outlined in this post but used Pittsburgh Gray by CeCe Caldwell.
My mom put me in touch with an upholsterer that was kind enough to come to our house. He popped out the center piece to take it to be recovered and tufted. I absolutely love how it turned out!
I liked the bedding that my husband had but again thought it needed a softer edge to go with the new look. I’m a pretty hot sleeper so I love a light weight coverlet instead of big bulky duvet or comforter. We like to layer a blanket in between that and the top sheet in the winter. This coverlet is so similar to what we had but in another color. I went with the gray coverlet and pearl shams to mix it up a bit. It’s on sale right now if you are interested!
To cozy it up I added throw pillows with different textures: faux fur, knit, metallic cotton, and linen. I topped it off with a fuzzy cream throw. All of these items are from Homegoods.
Can you believe the bed used to look like this?!
I really had my heart set on mirrored chests of drawers for each side of the bed. I waited too long and the ones I really wanted sold out. Sad face. But I found found these mirrored x based tables and am obsessed with the champagne colored legs!
I found these stunning Drexel Heritage lamps at Homegoods before I even knew where I was going to put them. Once this room started coming together I just knew this was where they belonged! HERE is a similar style.
The sliding doors that open to our pool are not only a spectacular view but so convenient when letting two small dogs out in the morning! I had West Elm curtains in my previous home and was happy with the quality so I chose these linen cotton blackout drapes for this room. They are a great weight and really do darken the room well. The color is white but it’s really an off white which is what I wanted. Bonus for you – they are on sale!
I used the tutorial HERE to make these curtain tie backs that look just like the ones Restoration Hardware sells! I love how they turned out but, I’ll be honest, this type of tie back is not great for curtains that you open and close frequently. When you unhook them you have to be very careful that they don’t swing and hit your walls. The paint also chips from the regular hooking and unhooking but I don’t mind that. It gives it a bit of a rustic look. I also made one of these for a curtain in a half bath that goes over plantation shutters. That curtain never gets unhooked so it’s not an issue there.
We had built ins installed for a little extra storage and a tv. I haven’t had a tv in my bedroom for awhile but I have to admit I kinda like it! Since this the first photo below was taken, I have played around with the decor for the shelves. It’s a work in progress but I think it’s coming along! I also added the luggage stand. I couldn’t stand the thought of my husband’s dirty suitcase on our bed when he packs and unpacks. Problem solved!
The round tufted ottoman is a fun pop of color and used to reside in my closet at the old house. There isn’t room in the current closet and it seems to fit well here plus it’s a great place to stack the throw pillows when we go to bed. I have a secret. It’s also intended for shoe storage! Inside there are pockets around the interior. It’s perfect for my sandals and wedges that don’t have a place in my closet! I bought it at Art Van a few years ago but HERE is a similar one.
We had this rug in our dining room at our other house but it is too small for the current dining room. I loved the rug and was happy it fit under our bed. Lucky for you this is also on sale right now! I really had to talk my husband into wood floors in the master so at least now he has some carpet to rest his piggies on when he gets out of bed!
The other debate was whether or not to have a fan. Hubs likes one and I do not. I know I said I was a hot sleeper but 1. I’m cold when I get in bed; 2. the sound of it on high gives me anxiety; and 3. it dries my eyes out when I wake up. I wanted a pretty chandelier. Luckily I was able to find the perfect compromise! I will warn you that it comes with some very dim halogen bulbs. I called the company and they were able to send me some that are slightly brighter. For us it’s bright enough especially since our closet/dressing room is in a separate room but for others it may not work. You could add recessed lighting for added brightness.
The wall color is Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore. It’s in the same color palette as the color we chose for the master bath. Grays can be tricky and I was nervous about trying something new but I absolutely love how it turned out.
The floors are Antico by Provenza in Caribou.
It was a lot of fun putting this room together. Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!