Relaxing Master Bedroom Reveal
This post was created in partnership with Utah Furniture Deals. All opinions are my own.
I started writing about what a hot mess I’ve been over the last few weeks but then decided to save it for another post because when am I NOT a hot mess? Exactly. Long story short, between my site going down right before leaving on our cruise last week, dealing with some health problems, and just trying to keep my act together, things have been (say it all together) crazy town. The cruise was exactly what I needed last week. A WHOLE week, completely unplugged from online and from work and nothing but sunshine, salt water, and books to fill my time. I did a lot of thinking, evaluating, and soul searching while sitting on the deck of the Carnival Splendor, and I’m feeling really refreshed, motivated, and ready to tackle the second part of this year, head-on.
But again, I’ll save the details of all of that for another post, because today’s is LONG overdue. I’m so excited to finally reveal our Master Bedroom in our new home! I’ve had so many requests for posts sharing how I decorated our new space and to talk about how my interior decorating has evolved over time. Decorating our first home, and transforming our living room into a cozy coastal space, was my first experience creating a space 100% on my own. It was so hard to leave that space behind when we decided to sell our house, but I was excited to get into a new space and take all the lessons I learned in decorating our first home and apply it to our new space!
First things first: I am NOT an interior decorator (even though that’s what I originally wanted to be in high school. I took a drafting class and realized how much math I needed to do and then decided that I would NOT be pursuing a career in that after all.) For a while, I didn’t think I would even share this type of content on HTC because I’m really not an expert or anything like that. The more I thought about it, though, the more I realized that is exactly why I should share this stuff – because I’m an everyday kind of girl, decorating her home on a budget and without the talents of an interior designer. If you’re looking for a master bedroom by Joanna Gaines, you’ve come to the wrong space. But if you are looking for a real master bedroom, put together thoughtfully by someone who just wanted a relaxing and organized space, you’ve come to the right place.
Let’s get started, huh?
First things first – the vibe:
I don’t think there’s a specific theme in our Master. It’s not a farmhouse, it’s not modern, it’s not…anything really. I just wanted to focus on the vibe: relaxing. I wanted to be able to walk into our master and immediately feel at peace and ready to rest. With that vibe in mind, I decided to look for pieces that brightened up the space and that looked inviting and cozy. I wanted soft but clean and straightforward lines in the room so that everything flowed together and felt cohesive, even if it wasn’t. And since we were not going to paint the walls in our new home (we don’t love the color, but we also don’t hate it and we know firsthand how hard painting can be) I wanted to make sure I found pieces that brightened the space up. The walls are a bit darker than I would have chosen, so finding some bright pieces of furniture to balance it out was important to me.
I also knew I wanted our master to feel spacious and easy to move around in. The room is 2X bigger than our last master bedroom, but I didn’t want to fill it up with unnecessary amounts of furniture and clutter. I wanted to keep the room minimal in decorations because that would also allow the room to feel bigger and more spacious!
With the vibe in mind, it was time to tackle the new furniture.
Dustin and I finally agreed it was time to upgrade all of our bedroom furniture for our new master because our college bedroom set had seen better days. Not only was the dresser and bed pretty dinged up from all the moves we’ve made, but they were dark and had a farmhouse feel to them (which wasn’t the style I wanted in our new space.) Since Teddy has decided that he MUST sleep in the bed with us every night, we also decided it was time to upgrade to a king-sized mattress! That meant we were in the market for a new bed, mattress, nightstands, and dresser. Even though we were excited at getting some new furniture, I also wanted to make sure we stuck to a budget and really maximized our money.
I spent weeks and weeks looking at every website and walking through countless showroom floors, looking for new furniture and feeling pretty defeated about the prices. Everything seemed so extremely expensive and I was beginning to think we would have to just go back to Ikea and choose some pieces that were in our budget (even though I didn’t love the style of the furniture there.) However, before we pulled the trigger on an Ikea trip, we were able to find some AMAZING deals on furniture here in Utah!
The Bed – When Dustin and I first got married, we almost bought a bed that had storage underneath the frame but ended up going with something else more affordable. Now that we were for sure upgrading the frame for a King, we decided to revisit the idea of looking for a bed with drawers in the frame because we honestly can never have enough storage. We found this bed on Wayfair and I loved how soft and plushy the headboard looked. It seemed like it would fit the vibe I was going for with our Master and, surprise, I decided to NOT get the gray headboard and went with beige instead. I know, who even am I?! But, I was afraid the grey would be too dark and I wanted something lighter to go against the wall color. I actually really like the beige and think it feels softer and cozier in the space. Also, the storage under the bed is DEFINITELY a winner. We have all of our winter bedding, pillow covers, and sheets stored in some of the drawers, along with winter clothes and duffle bags. It’s awesome to have a place to store bulky things and not have them in the way! We ended up grabbing this bed on WayDay for $400, but right now it’s on sale for $388.00! (and free shipping with Wayfair! What a steal!)
The Dresser & Nightstands – I was browsing some local furniture shops on Instagram when I found Utah Furniture Deals and started looking through the page. It was full of beautiful pieces of furniture for really really amazing prices. Like, I could not believe the prices were that good type of prices. I was feeling so, so hopeful that we would actually be able to furnish our new bedroom and stay on budget! I reached out to them on Instagram to ask about a couple of pieces, and ended up talking with the owner of Utah Furniture Deals and learning all about how she started her business! Utah Furniture Deals is owned by a stay-at-home mom, Sara, who wanted to provide furniture to the ladies of Utah for amazing prices. She has a showroom in her garage of pieces you can order, along with a new website that shows you all of the pieces she can order in! She is able to keep the prices of the products insanely low because of her business model and still provide quality products!
I decided to order the Enrico Nightstands ($93.00 each, say WHAT?!) and the matching Enrico dresser ($261.00) to replace our college furniture. I loved that they were white with clean and straight lines without being too modern. I figured the white would really brighten up the room and allow the accent colors to pop on the dresser with any decor I choose. Our furniture arrived within a week at Sara’s house (talk about fast shipping!) and the dresser and nightstands were ALREADY BUILT! I don’t know about you, but after spending hours putting together Ikea furniture, it was such a nice surprise to receive furniture that was already constructed. Everything looked exactly like it did in the pictures on the website and all of the products we ordered were solid wood and really high quality.
Utah Furniture Deals is seriously THE place to order your furniture if you live in Utah. You seriously will not find better prices on furniture (trust me, I tried) and her selection is HUGE! There is something for everyone and every style. Can’t wait to show you the dining set we got from her next week!
With the furniture figured out, it was time for the final touches – the decor.
The bedding- I wanted to incorporate a few pops of color that felt vibrant, but relaxing at the same time, so I settled on some muted dusty blues and purples with a few pops of turquoise. I ordered some new velvet shams on Amazon for my pillows (I have three colors and rotate them out depending on the season!) and found this fun accent pillow at Homegoods for a bright pop of color! The blanket is the one I used to have in my office, but I felt like the color served better in the bedroom now and was also a Homegoods find!
The accessories – As I said above, it was important to me to keep the decor and accessories more minimal this time around. When we were decluttering to stage our house to sell, Dustin and I both LOVED how much bigger the house felt with so many things tucked away and vowed to keep things more minimal in the new house. It just feels cleaner (probably because it’s easier to keep clean with less stuff!) So, I decided just to put my necklace tree, earring box, and one picture frame on the dresser, along with a turquoise vase to add a pop of color. We also hung a white square mirror on the wall that was originally in my office because the combo of a white/mirror makes the room feel even bigger!
The artwork- I kept this to a minimum as well – we only hung our Star Map poster (which shows the night sky in Boston on the night we were married) and our favorite shot of us from our Salt Flats shoot last summer. The colors in the Salt Flats photo are soft and muted (similar to the colors we have going on in the room) and it just felt like the perfect piece to hang above the bed!
And that’s it! Our relaxing, minimal Master Bedroom done on a budget! All in all, we spent less than $1500.00 to furnish this room (and that includes the new Tuft & Needle King Sized Mattress!) and that’s largely thanks to the amazing deals we got from Utah Furniture Deals! To my Utah friends & readers – make sure you check the site out and feel free to message their Instagram if you have any questions about any products!
What do you think? How did I do? What furniture are you looking to replace? Let me know in the comments below!