I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be sharing a COMPLETED room with you! After weeks of drowning in boxes and necessary (non-cosmetic) updates to our new home, it feels so good to finally have a finished room. Even better that it is our master bedroom and that it’s everything I dreamed it would be.
We knew before we closed on this house that one of our first big purchases would be a new king size mattress. I’m embarrassed to even admit how old our previous queen was, but, suffice to say, it was well past the “replace every eight” recommendation. We
splurged invested in a TEMPUR-PEDIC and it was worth every.single.penny. We chose the TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Breeze (between a mid and soft firmness), it boasts cooling comfort with adaptive support and pillowy softness without a pillowtop. I couldn’t get over how incredible I felt the first morning after sleeping on it- no aches or stiff joints. I am more than happy with it and so glad I let James talk me into looking past the initial sticker shock.
This is the first time that James and I have ever had a TV in the bedroom. Partially because I never wanted the distraction and partially because we never paid to have cable ran to our bedroom at any of our other homes. When we moved to the Farmette, we made the decision to ditch cable. We have a Roku for a handful of shows (Greys, Blacklist, Scandal) but we otherwise rely on Netflix or streaming. I was worried how the kids would handle no cable, but it’s been a welcome change on all fronts. (I love not having their kid shows running in the background 24/7!) We honestly haven’t missed it, and I can’t count the number of nights James and I have stayed up (too) late just talking instead of spending that hour after the kids go to bed catching up on the DVR. (It is nice being able to watch RHOC from bed on nights he’s at the fire station, though!)
As you can see in the first “before” picture, the room was originally a cream beige. I honestly didn’t think I would get James on board with painting so soon (a chore he loathes most) but once I talked him into the pallet wall, the rest of the room kind of accidentally painted itself. (Speaking of gorgeous pallet wall, get the super easy DIY tutorial here.) I never intended to go with such a bold, dark color but I’m SO happy that I did. The color swatch is actually quite grey, though on the walls it looks very blue. (Color: Weather Vane by Valspar.) I was afraid that going so dark on the walls would make the room seem small, especially with only one window, but it really didn’t! (Again, look at the before picture, the room looks TINY!)
I wish I could get a better picture of this “Star Map” wall art. I love it so much. As some of you may know, James and I met in a college astronomy class and have always had a “star” theme in our relationship. I paid what felt like a small fortune for it, but I really do love it. My original plan for our bedroom was to go full farmhouse, but after the dark walls it started to take on more of a vintage, romantic feel. I love all of the mixed metals and natural tones.
This bookcase fits perfectly right behind the door. Though I do have to admit that it feels somewhat wasted because the shelves are more “styled” than storage. Also, styling shelves is hard. Don’t judge me for that empty picture frame. We are having family pictures made in a few weeks so I’m waiting for an updated photo to put inside. (That vintage gold telephone was my grandmothers and it actually works!)
I am so excited about our master bedroom makeover and for the first time in my adult life it feels like I finally have a “finished” room. It was nice to spend a little extra time, money, and effort on ourselves for once and create a space just for us.
This post wasn’t sponsored, but it may contain affiliate links.
King bed frame: Target
Night stands: IKEA
Windmill: Decor Steals
Wall Art: HomeGoods
Mr & Mrs pillow: Kirklands
Curtains: JC Penney
TV: Nebraska Furniture Mart
Bedding: Annie Selke (Read more here)
Pallet Wall: Home Depot (Read more here)