Our House Tour: Master Bedroom

I’m still trucking along trying to update our Home Tour page and today I thought I would share the progress of our master bedroom.  This room has come quite a long way.  Let’s take a walk down memory lane and remember what we started with.

Blah and boring would be the best way to describe it.  I started this room makeover by sharing some inspiration.  We were really going for warm, cozy, and romantic.  Because we have a very tall slanted ceiling, we thought cozying the room up would make it feel more relaxing.  I started with some small art work projects in the nook above our bedroom door.  I put together these sweet pictures and added the hanging “apage” {meaning unconditional love} letters in front of the pictures.

To keep up the romantic theme, we also added a love letters display above our bathroom door where we added some of favorite notes, cards, and letters that we’ve written each other over the last few years.

I shared how we picked our perfect gray {after going through what seemed like a thousand swatches}.

We created a gorgeous {if I do say so myself} rustic wood wall treatment on the wall behind our bed.  We’ve since changed other parts of the room and I still absolutely love the warm wood tones in there.

This view gives a better idea of the height of the angled ceiling we were dealing with and how much the wood stripes help cozy it up.

More recently, we’ve revamped the window wall {previously the wall of curtains}.  There was a whole slew of DIY projects involved in this area of the room so bear with me.  We started by working on window treatments.  We knew the built-in window seat would be under the windows so we wanted something that wouldn’t interrupt that area, but still add some style.  I bought some roller shades and covered them with fabric.

A mix between my fabric being too heavy {home decor fabric} and me yanking on it a little too hard snapped the spring:(  So onto plan B…faux roman shades.  The roman shades have worked wonderfully and look great in the room.

Once the window treatments were taken care of, we began work on the built-ins.  We started by building the bookcases on either side of the window.  They are pretty large and add so much character to the room.

Then we went back and added arches to the top for a little more charm.  I think they add so much to the bookshelves.

Once the bookcases were finished and styled, it was time to add in the window seat.  I absolutely love this little area of the room.  There is just something very sweet about it.  Our tutorial covers how we built the seat using 2x4s and MDF.  This area has been a life saver for our room because we can store extra blankets and pillows in there instead of on the floor where they used to be when we aren’t using them.

To dress up the window seat, I sewed a super simple pillow using a kitchen towel and scrap drop cloth fabric.

We finished the whole project off with a tutorial on how to build a no sew sturdy window seat cushion.

And since I don’t think I’ve shared a picture of the room in it’s current complete state, here it is.

There is something very calming and comforting about this room and we love snuggling into it every night.


  1. […] sort of let it sit and a design began to emerge. I love when that happens. We absolutely adored our last master bedroom but wanted a more sophisticated style in this house. We went with a navy, white and cream color […]

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