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Summer is in full bloom over here in Seattle, and all the gorgeous weather has given me the itch to finish a bunch of projects around the house!
One big project on my to-do list has been our master bedroom. A couple years ago, we added some insulation and re-dry-walled it… and to be honest, after all of that work, it just remained unfinished because I was simply burnt out.
But seeing as it’s been a while …or more like two years(!), I decided it was time to tackle those last finishing touches once and for all.
And don’t worry, I’m going to share a full-blown before-and-after post soon, but in the meantime, I thought it’d be fun to give you a peek at the end result! Sound like a plan?
My goal was the make the bedroom very minimal and calming with different shades of white and greige.
So I brightened up the room with a fresh coat of paint, and DIY’d a statement wall-to-wall headboard. I know it goes without saying, but dang… just the paint alone made it feel like it was an entirely different room!
After the space had a bright coat of paint, next was time to tackle the bedding and furniture situation.
I teamed up with AllModern and outfitted our bed with all new summer bedding and a few decorative accessories to make the room feel complete.
If you saw my Design Plan, then you already know my obsession with white bedding and sheets. Not only does white bedding help brighten the room, making it perfect for summer, but it also gives the room that hotel vibe.
I opted for bedding made with natural fibers, so I picked up some
100% cotton sheets and a linen duvet cover. Since all the bedding is white, I switched up the textures a bit to keep it interesting.
And as for why I went with linen and cotton… well…Did you know that natural fibers like cotton, linen, and muslin allow our skin to breathe? That means our body can better regulate our temperature, ultimately keeping us cool at night. And really… who wants to cover their largest organ in plastic, anyway?
For the rest of the room, I added a few sculptural elements, some greenery, and a few pops of black to balance out all the white and add some drama.
Flanking the bed are two bedside tables, both structural, but minimal.
On the right side of the bed, I snuck in a black floor lamp to help ground the space and provide a little ambiance.
This lamp from AllModern caught my attention for a couple of reasons – it’s a very similar style to the vintage grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson, which I’ve adored for quite some time, and it’s also the perfect height!
Both Jacob and I (but more so Jacob) hate lamps that have exposed bulbs. Design-wise they look great, but practically… there’s nothing we despise more than getting blasted in the eye with a bright light from just a quick glance in the wrong direction. Know what I mean?
As for the accessories, I kept it simple but made a statement with a white fluted vase with some oversized branches, and then styled a couple of smaller items on top of large coffee table books.
You can never go wrong with big coffee table books and branches- they seriously look good everywhere!
So what do you think about our minimal master bedroom refresh? I really can’t get over how luxurious our bed feels! With brand new sheets, duvet cover and wall-to-wall headboard, it really took our bedroom over the top.
I hope I’ve inspired you to take some action on your own bedroom or at least tackle some of your projects before summer is over!
Stay tuned for a full before and after post, as well as all the details on how I made that wall-to-wall headboard!
Until next time,
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