The master bedroom was low on the totem pole of rooms to fix up when we moved in more than 3 years ago. The living room always seems to win, we had chipping paint in our bathrooms, and then I got pregnant so the nursery was a must. But, we spend a heck of a lot of time in our bedroom and I feel like we deserve a pretty space to unwind in and hang out. I teamed up with Wayfair.com to give our master bedroom a much needed makeover.
I didn’t want to scare you away with the before pictures of the master bedroom first, but you gotta see them to appreciate the spiff up. So, here is how the master bedroom lived for the last 3 + years. We were letting things pile up in the corners, the end tables and lamps were from my college days, and we had no bed frame. It was a mess. I do love my DIY framed thumbprints, but not too worry, they found a new home in the hallway to our bedroom.
And here’s the other lovely side of the bed… more cords, piles, and nothingness galore!
We needed a bed frame… badly. I wanted a platform bed so that we could get rid of our box spring. It was also very important that things could still fit under our bed, with no attic, under the bed storage is a must. Our box spring was crazy tall, so tall that Maxwell could not climb into our bed on his own. I finally decided on the Apollo platform bed from Wayfair because it had tons of awesome reviews and fit the bill for a simple, wooden platform bed that doesn’t break the bank. It did not disappoint, we love it. I bought frayed edge quilt from West Elm before Max was born becusae it is a machine washable quilt. It’s grey and simple, and we still really like it. Our bedroom turns into the nightly Curious George watching hang out so it’s very important that we can throw everything on our bed into the wash at any moment. Kids= gross.
I also really wanted to get rid of the lamps and add sconces to free up the clutter on the night stands. We don’t have a huge master bedroom, so every bit of space helps. I was a little nervous that the sconces would put off too much light at night, but it’s the perfect amount of glow. We even installed light switches so we can easily flip each sconce on and off. I had no idea how much I was going to love that feature! And bad news, I can’t find the sconces on wayfair anymore, but I did find a few more that are similar in style and price: R series, Ball light, and Toltec lighting.
As for night stands… after much debate, I decided on the Jacobson end tables in natural. There are so many choices on Wayfair, and I fretted over this and that for days, y’all! Number of drawers? Height? Color or natural? The 2 must haves were: 1) Ability to vacuum underneath 2) At least one drawer. The night stands came doubled boxed, wrapped in styrofoam, and assembly was beyond easy. All I had to do was screw the 4 legs onto the wooden box. I love the simple, clean lines and the perfect amount of storage.
So, new scones, new bed frame, new night stands, and the last big and most obvious change was the wall behind the bed! I used temporary wallpaper, and it is the greatest thing that ever happened to decorating rooms. It’s like a giant sticker and it comes off of the wall without removing paint or leaving any residue. Freakin’ amazing. It’s easier than paint, y’all. I used peonies noir from Tempaper. I’m working on a post to share how I applied the wallpaper in less than 3 hours and even had to make 6 cut outs. More soon, promise.
Oh, and if you are wondering why you are only seeing one wall of our bedroom. Welp, the truth is there is still a corner piled with stuff that needs to be organized, a dresser that Andy has been trying to refinish for 11 months now, and my dresser wall is still looking for inspiration. But, at least the wall that you see when you walk into our room is dramatic and pretty and I love it! (Here’s how to apply temporary wall paper.) I feel like we’re on the right track, and I’m excited for the rest of the room to come together. What is the status of your master bedroom? Was or is it the last room in your house to get spiffed up? I’d love to hear…