After focusing much of our efforts (and money!) on the main level remodel, we weren’t quite ready to fully transform the other rooms yet. But, in all honesty, the master bedroom was really depressing me. It was sad, drab, and uninviting. So, although I’d love to rip out those carpets and update the trim, I opted for a quick, easy bedroom refresh to make the space shine right now!
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Here’s the bedroom space when we purchased our home last spring:
Just like a few other rooms in this house, the bedroom is a little awkward. It’s asymmetrical and the focus is on the view, but not as much about the function. This presented some design challenges!
We started off by painting half the wall a dark, rich black (using leftover paint from my Office Nook project). This helped give the space some definition and also helped provide a a faux headboard (the search has been on for one to fit under this window).
Then, I added a small shelf to balance the asymmetrical wall. This makes it easy to switch up art and decor.
I also changed up our bedding. Cozy Earth gifted their bamboo bedding bundle which is the softest fabric I’ve ever felt! The bedding arrived in beautiful, reusable canvas bag for storing. It added so much texture and luxury to our bedroom refresh!
(I later updated the bed with this memory foam mattress – game changer!
To also address the weird window, I used these Crossweave Curtains (my favorite curtains EVER!) which can be pulled to slightly cover more of one side to help it feel more symmetrical.
One of my favorite aspects of our bedroom refresh is this new pendant light from Hangout Lighting. Their website makes it easy to customize each part of the light. I added the brass base to add a bit of warmth.
Hangout Lighting generously gifted this pendant light for my bedroom project. It is such a wonderful light, I would definitely order from them for any other project!
Bedroom Refresh Sources
- Black Paint for lower half of wall – Iron Ore from Sherwin Williams
- West Elm Crossweave Curtain in Stone White
- Cage Pendant Light from Hangout Lighting
- Bamboo Bedding from Cozy Earth
- Moroccan Tassel Rug
- Black and Cream Tassel Blanket
- Bamboo Nightstands from IKEA
- Hunter Green Pillows
- Textured Tassel Lumbar Pillow (similar)
- Natural Woven Blinds – in Kula Sandy Beach
- Jan Scacelik Art Print
- Simple Curtain Rod
Overall, I chose pieces that would give us the biggest bang for our buck and solved a design challenge. The big moroccan rug covers the sad carpet while the tassel lumbar pillow makes an impact and adds texture to a flat space.
I chose woven wood shades for privacy and to soften the harsh window and add even more texture. Check out my guide on choosing Woven Wood Shades for more details.
Natural wood nightstands also add warmth and contrast against the black wall and white bed.
This room is far from perfect and still so much room for improvement, but I absolutely love our bedroom refresh. It now feels cozy and warm! If you’re stuck getting started in your space, check out my post on How to Decorate a Room From Start to Finish for a complete step by step guide to redecorating a room.