Master Bedroom Mini Makeover

Jess Ann Kirby shares her master bedroom mini makeover with a new headboard and bedding.

What a difference a year makes. That was the exact sentence I wrote almost a year ago when I first posted our master bedroom. If there is one thing I have learned throughout the process of renovating and decorating it’s that the best way to get to know a space and figure out what to do is to live in it. Probably seems pretty obvious, but it can be tempting to succumb to the urge of just wanting to get it done, especially when you’re living in a construction zone 24/7. Most of the rooms in our house have undergone changes (more than once) since we first bought it two years ago. We’ve both discovered a lot about our decor tastes and how to make a space feel both cozy and personal but also functional throughout the process.

The biggest issue we had with our initial bedroom updates is the lack of functionality. We had too much open storage, and wanted to bring in more dressers instead of having everything out. We also wanted to make the space feel bigger and less clunky with a more modern looking bed frame. The pieces we got rid of are either in different areas of the house or have been sold.

Jury is still out on whether or not I want to keep this paint color (peignoir by Farrow & Ball), lighting makes such a difference with paint and when it’s bright and sunny I love it but when it’s dark or cloudy not so much. If we lived somewhere that had better weather I might not have an issue with it. It’s staying for now because we have other projects and priorities. West Elm graciously offered to gift us some pieces for the Cozy Ranch and as one of my favorite places to shop for home decor it was the perfect opportunity to update our bedroom. Here is what we chose.

Jess Ann Kirby removed clutter and added bedside sconces for a mini bedroom makeover.

We changed out our bed frame and headboard for this modern bed by West Elm. I really love the simple linen headboard, wood finish and angled legs. It has a slightly Scandinavian yet modern feel that we’ve incorporated throughout the house. It’s also made from sustainably sourced wood. Since we were eliminating storage by getting rid of the platform bed with drawers we needed to add it somewhere else. Getting an additional dresser solved that issue and gave Craig space for his clothes, plus some drawers for towels and sheets.

This handwoven wool cotton rug (in 5×8) is probably one of my favorite additions. I love the muted colors and slightly aged look that pulls the whole room together. It definitely needs a rug pad which I’ve yet to purchase but it’s on my list. We got these matching mid-century nighstands that go so well with the two Joren dressers I already had. Our lighting got an upgrade as well with these vintage-inspired black and bronze cylinder sconces. We don’t really have anything black anywhere in our house and I love this subtle element in our bedroom. I think it really compliments the gold mirror on my dresser and anchors the space.

The one thing we’re still holding out on is artwork above our bed. We’re in no rush and want it to be something special and unique, maybe even something we create ourselves. So in the meantime it’s a blank wall, and we’re perfectly ok with that.

Jess Ann Kirby added a matching side table to her master bedroom decor with hanging lamps.

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West Elm Modern Bed
Wool/Cotton Cordoba Rug (5×8)
Mid-Century Nightstand
Modernist Wood Dresser
Belgian Flax Linen Duvet Cover and Linen Sheets in White
Adjustable Cylinder Sconce
Sheepskin Rug
Gleaming Primrose Mirror (3 ft size)
Makeup Organizers and here
Marble Nightstand Tray
Standing Mirror
Linen Curtains (with blackout liners) and Curtain Rods
Mid-century Planter

Jess Ann Kirby refreshes her master bedroom with hanging sconces, a new headboard and fresh bedding.Jess Ann Kirby decorates her master bedroom with bright furniture and white bedding for a open, relaxing space.

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  1. Michael @ Mile in My Glasses wrote:

    Such a great makeover!

    I hope you have a great Wednesday,

    5.29.19 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Thanks so much Michael same to you!

      5.30.19 | Reply
  2. Julia wrote:

    Looks great!! I like the new bed so much better- this whole room feels more suited to your overall aesthetic now like you said. It is always so surprising how sometimes just switching one or two things makes such a big difference!

    5.29.19 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Thanks Julia! I totally agree it made such a huge difference.

      5.30.19 | Reply
  3. Rach wrote:

    I really love how your room turned out! Everything looks so good and inviting!

    5.29.19 | Reply
  4. Kathy wrote:

    Beautiful job! I like how your new bed frame with the angled legs makes the room seem more spacious and “airy”. Love the light colors of your linens and floor. Regarding your wall color, maybe go a little lighter? I have the same issue with my master bedroom/bath. I love the color when it is light and sunny but when it is dark or overcast it is too dark. I had wanted a dove grey but ended up with more of a blue grey, which is pretty but not quite what I wanted. Like you we have other projects and priorities to do first before I change it out. I have a question about your marble(?) tray on your nightstand and your makeup organizers on your dresser. They are really nice! Could you please tell me where you got them? Thank you!

    5.30.19 | Reply
  5. Qi wrote:

    Great Mini-Makeover… obviously a lot doesn’t need a lot. But tell me – why the … do you need sunnies next to your bed 😉 haha had to laugh…

    8.13.19 | Reply
  6. cori wrote:

    I love this room! How the heck do you keep your linens white? We have animals and it worries me to buy white bedding…but I LOVE white bedding. I feel like I have tried everything to keep white linens white. Would love any tips!

    10.7.19 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Just a wash weekly in hot water does the trick for me usually. A little white vinegar and baking soda helps to keep whites bright without bleach.

      10.7.19 | Reply

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