It’s the reveal of our master bedroom makeover and the last week of the One Room Challenge. I’m so glad it’s finally finished! This design has been a long time coming and I finally feel like we have a bedroom that is sophisticated and modern, with a touch of vintage charm. Master bedrooms can be a little difficult to design sometimes, especially when trying to balance masculine and feminine. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
As I mentioned, I have dreamed up ideas for our master bedroom makeover for years and have done a few updates in the past, but nothing ever felt just right. As a reminder, here are a few of the before photos and my design plans.
The DIY headboard is grand at 6ft tall and a great focal point. But the eye keeps going up with the new DIY beams. I used 1×4’s that are actually 3.5 inches and they ended up being the perfect size for our 9-foot ceilings. The full tutorial for the beams will be posted in the next few weeks.
I decided to go with this gray linen-blend duvet from the Hearth and Hand Collection. The first duvet I tried was a lighter gray and kept appearing green to me. Joe said it looked green to him too, so switching to the darker gray was the right choice. I also love the frayed edge detail.
I decided not to do the vertical shiplap on the bed wall, it would have distracted from the beams and vertical lines in the headboard. There would have been way too many lines going on. Especially with the chevron pattern on our DIY barn door. Painting it black was a bold choice a few months ago, but now it’s so perfect for this room.
Another reason I went with the smaller beams size was because of these large corner windows. I was able to run the beams right above them. Replacing traditional curtains with blackout Roman shades was another simple update that made a big difference. Finding this comfortable chair from Target was a happy accident, that fits perfectly in this corner.
I feel like our master bedroom is so “adult” now while also still being my bright and simple style. I was able to use our same nightstands with a small update to the fronts, the same wall lamps, a lot of the same decor, and photo frames. But adding the beams and updating the headboard totally changed the look of the entire room.
Do you have favorite views in your home? Any views you see almost every day, but might not notice? This view coming out of our bathroom might be my new favorite view in the house.