Our cozy grasscloth master bedroom reveal

April 28, 2020

Hello my friends! I hope you're doing well! I've been busy finishing up a big paint job in our master bedroom. This room isn't completely finished just yet -- I'd like to add some decorative touches to complete the space. But until I can get into a HomeGoods again, this is where we're at. :)

Let's look back at where we started! This is how the room looked before moving in: 
master bedroom two windows beside bed

It's a long room and much skinnier than our old master, but still has lots of space. We LOVE all of the windows in here! 

Shortly after moving in, I completed the makeover on the IKEA dressers as our nightstands:

Then I hung our drapes and roman shades and that was about it: 
DIY upholstered headboard
See how to make that DIY upholstered headboard here

The first BIG project in this room were the faux beams around the tray ceiling. It really added some drama to the room that we love. It also made it feel super cozy and comfy...so I decided to keep going with that feel for the space. 

I'd love to lighten up the window treatments someday -- both the shades and the curtains. But these were super affordable and they block the light big time. We need DARKNESS when we sleep so light blocking drapes are non-negotiable. (I'll list sources for everything in this room at the bottom of the post!)

Eventually I hope to find lighter treatments that still keep it dark at night...but I'm not super hopeful that I'll find them without spending a fortune. So until I find exactly what I want, these work great! (The drapes come in a few colors and are SUPER long, which is hard to find!) 

I decided to keep the cozy vibe going...I hung the peel and stick grasscloth wallpaper last fall. I LOVE this wallpaper!: 

Gray peel and stick grasscloth wallpaper

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Oh, and we had the hardwoods continued in here as well. We were lucky to get just enough to do this room and my office -- the floors were discontinued soon after we moved in. 

After all of that I focused on other projects around the house for a bit. I tend to flit from project to project...if you haven't noticed. Ha! I finally finished up the paint on the chair rail and below last week. I used the same color as the tray ceiling -- Westchester Gray by Sherwin-Williams. 

This space is SO cozy and warm...we absolutely love it! Here's how it looks now: 
Grasscloth wallpaper gray trim

I hope to find some new throw pillows and a blanket for the bed (I stole the long pillow from the mud room for these pics). 
Gray and stained wood master bedroom

Now more than ever, I wanted this room to feel like a warm "hug" -- a little hokey I know, but home has never meant more! 
peel and stick grasscloth wallpaper

I thought about painting the window trim for a hot second...and then quickly decided against it. It will take forever. Maybe I'll do it eventually but I'm waiting on that project! 

Here's a look at my favorite side of the room before: 
master bedroom tray ceiling redo

And here it is now with the wood beams, wallpaper, trim and paint: 
gallery wall idea around tv

Dark cozy master bedroom gray walls wood accents

I was planning to paint that dresser, but after I painted I changed my mind...for now. I like the wood tone against the gray. We'll see what happens. :) 

This room gets a TON of natural light, so it was easy to go darker with the paint and ceiling. It's still super bright and light. But at night it feels like a cocoon and we love it: 
Ikea Tarva nightstand redo

bedroom with windows on each side of bed tray ceiling

This isn't the final reveal...I'll zhuzh it up some more when I can shop again. :) But I've worked really hard on this space and wanted to share the progress! 

I've been getting a ton done lately! Not all super exciting stuff, but I'm getting a bunch knocked off my to do list. It feels good! I'm going to tackle a few more small projects and then start another big one that involves a lot of painting.  

Here's a source list -- let me know if I forgot anything! 
(You can click any of the photos below as well.) 
  • drapery rods -- IKEA
  • velvet room darkening drapes -- Sanela from IKEA 
  • bench -- Wayfair
  • Duvet cover -- Pottery Barn
  • Rug -- HomeGoods
  • Upholstered headboard/bed -- Wayfair 
  • Bamboo chandelier -- Ballard Designs 
  • Go here for more info about the quote art above bed 

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  1. I absolutely love your ideas! Question... I plan on pulling up our carpet and love your floors. Can you tell me more about them? Color and supplier?

    1. They are Diamond Living flooring in auburn, but are not available anymore. :(

  2. Beautiful! Our master bedroom needs to be darker, so I'm interested in your combination of Roman shades and velvet drapes. What Roman shades are these? Do they contribute to the darkness as well?

    1. They are Home Decorators from Home Depot. They do help! If you get right up on them you can see through, but overall they keep the room pretty dark. We have to have the drapes in addition though, just because we like it super dark.

  3. Wow, it looks amazing and so pulled together! I've been eyeing up that Ballard chandelier for awhile and it looks just perfect in your room! Love it all!

  4. It definitely looks warm and cozy. You could always stain the dresser to match the faux wood beam trim in the ceiling inlay. But it looks good as is.

  5. In a word: WOW!!!

  6. I love your room decor!! Such an awesome transformation!



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