I love our bedroom. It’s hands down my favorite room in our house, although it took quite a bit of convincing to show my husband the potential this room had. If you were following along in my stories earlier this week, I shared a before photo of this space. It was long and narrow and brown. Now it’s cozy and fresh and we spend more time here than any other spot in our home. It’s our little retreat at the end of the day.
Our house was built in the 1950s and doesn’t really have a defined decor style. The only thing orginal left in our home are the hardwood floors in the living room and the fieldstone chimney on the outside. Everything else has been “improved upon” throughout the years.
I love a cottage style and find chippy, farmhouse inspired decor very appealing. However, I never felt I could fully embrace this in our home and the kitchen was very modern, the bathroom is modern traditional, and the overall area that we live in is very rustic in a less purposeful way.
But when it came to our bedroom, I just went for it. The ceilings where when we moved in. We took this long narrow room and devided it in half, creating an office/sunroom on one side and a dreamy master bedroom on the other. We used a lot of what was already in the room, keeping the carpet, window trim and exisisting doors. We added the closet into the wall that we created, but didn’t take it all the way up to the ceiling and left the top open to allow extra light from the skylights to seep in, making it a bit easier to find your clothes.
The chandelier is what really made me fall in love with this space. We lived in it complete and put together for awhile before we made that addition. The ceiling fan that the previous owners had placed there was not doing this room any favors but it was a tricky bargain. Eventually my design eye won and with the help of my mother, my husband bought me the antique chandelier that now hangs above our bed for my birthday. He’s a keeper.
I wanted to help you recreate this look but as I began to really look around this room, I realized my stuff is really old! The only item that is still currently availible is the Pottery Barn Quilt that I have. Everything else was either vintage, thrifted or off our wedding registry (from 8 years ago!)
So I found as similar as I could of items and linked them here, you could create an updated version of this room. Some of the items I really like better than what I actually have. If you like, you can think of this plan as how I’d create this room if I were starting fresh with buying everything today.
1.Kirklands Desert Woodgrain Table Lamp | 2. Jenny Lind Grey Bed from Crate & Barrel | 3. Rosdorf Park 4 Drawer Chest | 4. Antique Brass Chandlier | 5. Floral Thrown Pillow | 6. Simpy Shabby Chic Euro Pillow Shams from Target | 7. Pottery Barn Tencil Quilt in Grey Mist (mine is a king, even though I have a queen bed for the extra drape) | 8. Grey Floral Sheets | 9. Pottery Barn Natural Linen Bed Skirt | 10. Garnet Hill Ticking Stripe Cotton Blanket
These are not affiliate links but most items are from the same stores I purchased mine from (unless of course they’re vintage items), just updated versions. The paint colors in my room are all Sherwin Williams Colors, listed below.