Master Bedroom Overhaul Update IV

It has been quite some time since I last wrote an update about our bedroom overhaul! In January 2017, I started dreaming about decorating our master bedroom. Today, it’s a totally different space that we absolutely love.

Our bedroom started out as a blank canvas with a bed and mismatching nightstands (and one “nightstand” was actually stacked totes, lol) and that was pretty much it. The picture below is the only true “before” picture I have, probably because the rest of the room was just empty, haha.

Red comforter

Of course, I wanted this project to come together in like a week. You know–buy some new bedding, matching night stands, artwork, throw pillows, the works. That just wasn’t in our budget, and I’m actually really glad. I feel like each time I made even a super small update to our room, often months after the last one, I truly cherished and appreciated that update.

It also gave us time to figure out what we liked and only purchase things that we truly loved, instead of just rushing to fill the room and have the project finished. It has taken a long time for everything to come together, and I don’t know that the room will ever truly be finished, if that makes sense.

I once read that if you consider a room “finished” then it’s stagnant and kind of dead. I think I’ll always be switching things up and making changes, and I’m totally okay with that. That’s what keeps the room fresh and beautiful!

White bedroom with blue accents
Small white nightstand Gray curtains

Slowly, I started to add in some decor and new bedding. I thought I wanted white bedding, but I was very, very wrong. Two of our pets have black fur, so that just wasn’t working! Thankfully the white bedding was inexpensive, and I learned it’s just a no-go for us in this season of life!

Over a few more months, I added in some decora bench, and a new comforter. Then Jimmy decided to make a bed for our room and that really brought everything together!

Industrial gallery wall with galvanized mirror, wooden picture ledge, wire basket, and blue and gray accentsGray and blue master bedroom with bench and turquoise and grey throw pillows and hummingbird watercolor printsIndustrial steel bed frameWood and steel bed king sized with shiplap industrial

Jimmy started the bed around Valentine’s Day (what a sweet gift!) and we put it in our room in May. Since then, the room looks like such a different space! The picture below is what our master bedroom looks like now.

Industrial wood and steel bed with shiplap and gray quilt

We are so happy with how the room has turned out (so far!) and can’t wait to see what types of updates we’ll be making in the future 🙂



  1. I LOVE IT!! I guess I forgot what a transformation it truly was 💕 Kind of like when we look at our old photos and say ‘do you remember that old carpeting?’ Jimmy did an amazing job in your bed~ that will last forever! I totally agree about updating things little bits at a time, you do appreciate and cherish everything you’ve done so much more!
    Love you~

  2. It is absolutely gorgeous! I completely love how it turned out. Great job! We have also thought we preferred white bedding, until we adopted Kona who has primarily dark brown and black hair, haha. Zelda has blonde/orange hair, though, so we are looking for some kind of a neutral. 😉

    1. Thank you so, so much!! I hope you guys can find a neutral ground with bedding! We have pretty much the same pet color combo issue with Lola and Malcolm being black and then Mavis having blonde/light brown/white fur! Gray has been a fairly neutral color with their fur, but I think I’ve just accepted the fact that our stuff will jut be covered in fur and that’s part of having fur babies, lol. I don’t love all the shedding, but they’re worth the mess!!

      1. We are thinking about gray! Or maybe a beige? We have tan seat cushions at our kitchen table and they seem to hide the fur pretty well. It’s an adventure all right, haha! 😆

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