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