I never thought we’d be here. This is literally the last room we tackled in the house (aside from B’s man cave – that’s a whole other story). Unlike every other room in the house, I had zero inspiration for our master bedroom. I had no idea what style I was going for other than the fact that it needed to be masculine enough for Brandon and cozy enough for me. And well, obviously, all things minimal and modern. With that little bit of direction, I didn’t really know where to start.
I love neutrals and that’s a common theme in the house but because we have grey walls and grey carpet upstairs, I wasn’t sure how to incorporate neutrals without it being too blah. Although I was a little hesitant at first, we decided to go with a grey bed. I was definitely worried it would be way too much grey but after browsing online for what seemed like weeks, I found this gem on Wayfair and loved it immediately. It was equal parts masculine (with the grey tweed and clean lines) and modern but still gave off the perfect cozy vibe for a bedroom. I also knew it would be a great canvas to build the rest of the room around.
After we ordered the bed, I moved on to the little details. Picking out the bed gave me so much anxiety so I wanted to have fun with the accents that would help us create a more personal space. I’ve always loved the idea of a hat wall and was so happy B was on board with displaying some of his hats (and a few of mine – I had to step up to his level). I also knew I wanted a mirror in one of the corners to help create the illusion of more space…and well obviously for a few mirror selfies. I pulled the chair we had in our living room to finish off this sweet little corner and love how it turned out.
As for the other furniture in the room, that was a stressful situation. I searched for WEEKS for nightstands. They were either too expensive or looked cheap or just didn’t seem to fit our style. I then had a moment of clarity – why not just paint our old nightstands? I mean, duh. They were great quality but I just didn’t love the style so I never thought to use them. I found this slate grey chalkboard style paint and went to town. To be honest, the color on the can looked more like a black which is what I was going for but I actually love the way these turned out. They’re a super dark grey/almost navy color and I think they add a good variety to the “color” in the room. I replaced the drawer handles with these gold knobs I found at Lowes and, bam, it’s like new furniture for $15.
The last thing I scored for the room was this dresser. This was another paint point. We needed something lower to place under the TV but I also wanted to avoid anything to bulky. I love the wooden texture and how it pulls together some of the other more masculine pieces in the room. I found that mixing my love for whites and greys with shades of brown helped create that more masculine feel without overpowering the room.
I feel like I say this about every room I’ve shared but this one just might be my favorite. I love a nap and now that we have our first king size bed, I’ve never napped better! I also love the light we get in the room and how cozy it feels with the faux rug, pillows and loads of throw blankets I placed throughout the room. Let’s be real, you can find me here most of the time from now on.
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