Hey guys! Jacqueline here. It has been awhile since I first shared our master bedroom, but I felt like it was time to give this serene space a refresh… and with the change of season, this seemed like the perfect time. Rather than swapping out large items- like furniture, I decided to focus on updating textiles to give this room a totally new look. After all, the best way to make a room feel inviting is through layering textiles and fabrics. Click through to see how I refreshed our master bedroom by updating a few key textile pieces. It’s amazing what new window treatments and bedding can do for a space!
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As a reminder, this is what our bedroom previously looked like:
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The biggest thing that bothered me was the cheap blinds. This room was beginning for better window treatments!
Naturally, I started the makeover by adding new custom roman shades from Blindsgalore. I’ve slowly been updating our window treatments from the blinds we quickly installed after moving in 5 years ago. Not only do I love how our new roman shades look, but I don’t know how we survived without blackout shades in our bedroom for so long. I’m telling you…they are a total game changer (even with early morning wake up calls). We used the same company for blackout shades in Luca’s nursery and loved their quality so much I had to use them again in our own room. These specific shades are the BlindsGalore Designer Roman Shades (Stripes) in the polished pinstripe (bone/gray color).
I’d much rather order a customized window treatment that fits my window EXACTLY than spend my money on something I’m less than satisfied with. You can specify the size, the liner (obviously I opted for blackout), the opening mechanism (I did a hidden cord on the righthand side), and so many other custom details. It’s honestly less expensive than you’d expect. The other thing that makes the process easier is free fabric samples. I like seeing the colors and material in the space before committing. I ordered 8-10 swatches before deciding on that sophisticated ticking stripe.
Next, I swapped our down comforter we use during colder months for this super soft reversible quilt set. We actually have two down comforters- one heavy option for the fall & winter, plus a lighter option we use in the spring & summer. However, even our light comforter can get hot at times. I wanted to find something that was light, but still cozy…I am that person who is always cold and constantly wants to snuggle under the covers (yes, even in the summertime). I usually do my research by reading reviews before buying something online. Lots of people commented on how soft this quilt was and they weren’t lying. In my opinion, it feels MUCH more expensive than it actually is and the quality is top notch. We ordered the queen in gray and it still hangs over the bed a decent amount, which I like! I prefer the oversized look.
I added two additional shams (seen in gray) and found this cute lumbar pillow at HomeGoods with tassels, which totally gave off Serena & Lily vibes at a fraction of the cost. I’d eventually love to add an extra long lumbar pillow that covers the width of the bed. Sometimes the perfect piece takes time to find and that’s ok! One of the good things about HomeGoods is it’s close to where we live and you can find excellent pillows (with down inserts included) for very affordable prices. It’s definitely my go-to place for pillows if I’m shopping locally! You can check out Sarah’s tips for shopping at discount decor stores, like HomeGoods, here.
Even if your bedroom falls on the smaller side, like mine, you can still make it feel hotel-like and luxurious. Believe me when I say- textiles are the answer! It’s a great option if you’re renting too. Splurge on comfy bedding, down pillows, and nice window treatments.
An added tip: the quickest way to give a room another instant facelift is by adding fresh flowers or greenery. Bring the outdoors in! I cannot stress how much this lifts my mood, coming from someone who struggles with seasonal depression throughout the year. We haven’t had much of a summer in the Midwest yet. The rain and dreariness has been lingering, so what do I do? Bring life inside! It always makes me happier and adds a nice textural element to the space.
I’m also a fan of a nicely scented bedroom. I always keep a candle on my bedside table, and linen spray is a must! Sarah recommended this to me a couple years ago and I’ve been using it since. A spritz in the morning after making the bed keeps the room smelling amazing 24/7.
If you’re looking to give your bedroom a refresh without a full-blown makeover, try these simple swaps to give your room a new look and feel. Sarah gave her master bedroom a refresh last summer and the results were gorgeous! Hope everyone has been enjoying their official start to summer so far!
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