The master bedroom in this house has just stumped me. It’s not a difficult room to decorate…so it’s not the room’s fault 😉 But when we moved in a year ago, it became the dumping ground for random furniture and art that we didn’t have a good place for. We don’t spend any time in here, only when we’re sleeping or dressing, so it just hasn’t been on my mind as much. Although it wasn’t fun to cringe every time I walked into the room that’s for sure.
Usually when I think about a space, I get an “Aha!” moment, but I kept waiting…and waiting…and waiting. Nothing ever came to me. Until a whole year had passed. Talk about frustrating. I slowly added necessities to the room, like window shades, new pillows, etc. But nothing was helping me tie it together. Finally I decided to focus on the bedding and take it from there. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like too much matchy-matchy when it comes to furniture and I carry that over to bedding too. I love adding layers and texture to a bed because it’s usually the main focal point in a bedroom (obviously), so why not make it interesting? Right?
The last time you saw my master bedroom was when I talked about this piece of heaven. Still love it to pieces. It really has ruined traveling for me, no other mattress compares. #truth. And so we had a great mattress to sleep on but our actual pillows were terrible! Definitely time to trade up to some latex pillows. I got these amazing pillows from Brentwood Home and they’ve been just the ticket. They are so lush and comfortable and for such a great price for a natural latex pillow. Latex pillows can be so expensive and I’m a huge admirer of what Brentwood Home is doing. I love how they’re bringing natural pillows and mattresses down to a more comfortable price point. It’s about time! I tend to have neck issues and sleeping on a latex pillow is a must, the Helena pillow is my new best friend.
So we were all set with a great base to start on, but now it was time for the hard part. The bed linens. I new I wanted to mix-and-match prints and shades of white, cream, gray and black. One print I’ve been absolutely in love with for ages with is Schumacker’s Pyne Hollyhock in charcoal. So I figured I’d start there. I reached out to one of my favorite pillow cover designers on Etsy, KLine Deco and had Christina create a custom large lumbar pillow cover for me. I’m so happy with it! Totally makes the bed, don’t you think?
The standard pillowcases are white linen with charcoal gray ties and they’re so fun. The euro-sized pillows are mostly decorative, so I knew I’d want to outfit them in a fun contrasting pattern and since I was pretty much obsessed with buffalo check this year, I figured I should stay true to that. I had my eye on these beauties from Studio McGee, but thought I could settle for something cheaper. I ended up getting these check pillow covers. The buffalo check isn’t woven into the fabric though, it’s screen printed. The quality of the pillow covers are great though.
Next up the sheets, we went with these linen ones (ooo, they’re on sale right now too!), because the ones we posted about a couple of days ago don’t come in Cal King size. So there you another great deal on linen sheets!
Next up came this beautiful and high-quality quilt from Serena & Lily. This is definitely worth every penny. It’s a gorgeous and such a versatile piece. It’ll go with pretty much any bedding scheme I can think of. I always think having a good quilt around is a great investment. They’re perfect on their own in the summer or for layering in the winter and a good quilt will pretty much last forever. They’re one of my must-haves along with a good wool blanket.
And speaking of wool blankets. Let’s talk about the fabulous tassel wool blanket gracing my bed right now, shall we? It’s handmade in Morocco and I adore it. I love the creamy color and the nuances of color and texture. I also love how the black stripe ties in with my window shades. I bought it straight from Morocco from Etsy seller, Moroccan Rooms. Their blankets are reasonably priced and they have all sorts of different colors and styles. They shipped it out super fast too. Definitely recommend them.
Okay let’s talk about the window shades now. They were the first things we got for the room because most of the windows are south-facing and man, it felt like an oven in there. The sun is shining in those windows most of the day, so window covers were our number one priority. I headed over to Country Curtains and picked out the ribbon bordered shades. They’re cordless, blackout and thermal = triple threat 🙂 We’ve had all sorts of different shades over the years and I really must say that Country Curtains has been the most consistent and high quality shades we’ve ever owned. Very highly recommended and not crazy expensive either. They’re not as cheap as the ones you’d get at a big box store, but their price is so, so worth it for what you get in return. So if you’re in the market for shades check out and tell ’em I sent you!
Last major update for now? The nightstands! Now if you follow me on Instagram, you saw my stories on these bad boys. And you probably helped me pick them out 😉 They were a great price and fit in the room perfectly. They’re not the most high quality pieces of furniture I’ve ever encountered, but I’m very happy with them for the price. They had the look I was going for and I love the mix of wood and black. I debated painting the insides, but now I think that might be too boring. I still might switch out the pulls, but I’m worried about the finish. I’d have to find pulls that completely cover were the current ones are mounted. So we’ll see, I’ll definitely keep my eyes open.
So that’s it for now, I’m still working on the other parts of the room…I’m putting together a vanity of sorts, so expect that in the pipeline sometime soon!
window shades℅ | pillows℅ | mattress | sheets | quilt℅ | wool tassel blanket | euro shams (similar) | linen shams | custom lumbar sham℅ | nightstands | vase | eo diffuser | wall antlers | velvet painting (vintage) | striped basket | antler jewelry holder | salt lamp | jewelry case | rug | bed