Master Bedroom Reveal

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Hello makers! We moved into our town home a few months before Christmas and I got busy organizing, purging, and decorating all the things. I’ve decided to be really intentional with our space and what we fill it with. I also wanted to decorate my room right away because, let’s face it, our master bedroom is always last on the list. I’m happy to say that it’s complete and I really love it, so I thought I’d share our master bedroom reveal here to document it.

As I’ve mentioned several times over the course of this month, my focus word for the year is ‘intentional.’ Though I am not much for resolutions, I’m certainly a goal setter and a dream go-getter. I love self improvement and awareness. I love growth and to learn. So choosing a word in January to kind of set up my year, really helps me focus. My birthday is also in January, so not only am I preparing for the new year, but I’m preparing for MY new year. Another year older and (hopefully) a bit wiser. 

I wanted to be really intentional with this space. This room is where my husband and I come to wind down and relax after a long day or a long week (Netflix and chill, am I right?). It’s where our family reads together and snuggles together. It’s where we fold laundry, talk about our day, and say family prayer. So I wanted to room to be bright and relaxing, welcoming and calming. 

My budget was small, so I worked with what I had, prioritized purchases, and DIYed some things to make this room exactly how I envisioned it. It has a slight modern, farmhouse appeal, which I love. I held off from any wall treatments since we are in a rental, but that didn’t stop me from mounting our TV, handing wall decor, and making a set of photo ledges to display our pictures. 

My number one priority for this room was not only for it to look relaxing but to actually feel relaxing. Our bed is so comfy, which is a bid deal, y’all! It has been a long time since I’ve loved my bed…and loving your bed is necessary friends! 

In case you want to shop my master bedroom, I made a couple of lists for you. The first is the DIY list… all of the things I made to put the room together. As I create tutorial posts for them, I will link them here as well. The second list has stores and a few links for where I purchased items from (may include affiliate links) to make it easier for you to find.

DIY Items:

  • Snuggle Smooch sign
  • Intention sign
  • Photo ledges
  • Grey throw pillow
  • Book bench

Purchased Items:

I hope you enjoyed seeing my master bedroom reveal as much as I enjoyed sharing it! Would I add a few more things to the room if my budget was bigger, yeah probably (I have my eye on a rug and a chair and curtains and some hanging planters…). But I really believe that you can work within your own budget to create a space that brings you joy. And creating spaces of joy within our homes is so important. So don’t wait until you can buy all the things… start on a room and shop your house. Price things out on your Amazon and Target apps. Order a little here and there. Wait for sales. Hit up the thrift shops. Paint something a  different color. Make something yourself. If I can do it, you can do it too, friends. It’s mine for the making… and it’s yours for the making too! 

How To Make the Perfect Bed

I am so excited to introduce you to our newest member of the MFTM Creative Team. Ali of Dream Crafter is our Home Decor Contributor and I am thrilled that she is apart of the team. Today Ali is sharing How To Make the Perfect Bed. 

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Hi there! My name is Ali from Dream Crafter and I am so excited to be a part of the Mine for the Making Creative Team. Like…stoked. Kara is extremely creative and I have been following (stalking) her for a long time and love all the work she does so this is kinda a big deal for me.

For those of you that don’t know, we just moved into a new home. It is a blank slate. Which is a little scary at times. But one thing I am NOT afraid of, is getting new linens and bedding. I feel like this is a place you can take risks…as long as you do it right. So here are a few tips on how to put together the perfect bed.

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1. Don’t be afraid to invest in some good sheets

Its easy to get caught up in all the numbers of thread counts and brands and what not. A good sheet is one that FEELS good. Find one that is durable and look for high quality cottons. (I prefer Egyptian or 100% natural.) You can never go wrong when you (or your guest) climbs into a bed made of sunshine and rainbows.

2. Mix textures and patterns

Don’t be scared! Adding different textures and patterns can add a lot of dimension to a bed and make it feel warm and inviting. When mixing patterns be sure to stick to one color pallet so it doesn’t look thrown together. This will give you a more cohesive look.

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3. Pillows, pillows and more pillows

I always joke around with my husband that I probably spend a good portion of my life putting pillows on my bed (when I make my bed in the morning) and taking them off at night. I’m sure its all adding up and will be at least a year of my life in the end…but its worth it. Pillows can add SO much to any bedding. Start with the pillows your guests will actually be sleeping on. Make them plush and yummy! Next add a similar sized pillow that matches your main bedding. This gives your guest the ability to choose to sleep with the second set of pillows if they want them.  Then I like to add 3 or 5 “decorative” pillows that are NOT for sleeping. (My husband thinks its silly to own any pillow that is just for looking at.) But that certainly hasn’t stopped me. :) 

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4. Keep your large pieces neutral

Its always a good idea to go neutral on anything that you are going to pay big money for. I can replace those throw pillows for under $50 bucks and have a whole new room! But replacing my Nate Burkus duvet and my sheets is going to be a different story. I like to change my mind a lot….a LOT. It drives the hubby crazy. But my styles change over time (and they should!) Which is why you need to keep things changeable by doing fun pops of color in small places.

5. To bed skirt or not to bed skirt? (That is the question..) 

Honestly, this is all up to you and your likes. I think a good bed skirt can make or break the bed. Play around with it! For me, most of the time they just look too girly. I love just using a second fitted sheet around my box spring that coordinates or matches my sheets. I think it gives it a more modern look and also says, “I’m not hiding anything weird under my bed” since under the bed will be exposed.

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6. Layer it on! 

You want your bed to be a place where you can go to relax right? You want it to be a place where you can run and hide away in the oasis that is your sleeping spot, where no children or alarm clocks can wake you. So make it LOOK comfy! I am all about throw blankets, duvets, coverlets and any kind of excess bedding. It should all look soft and clean.

Sources: 

Nate Burkus Duvet: Target (clearance… oh yeah) 

Sheets: Costco

Flower pillow: Target

Birds and Bugs pillows: Hand embroidered baby

Grey secondary pillows: Ikea

Main White sleeping pillows: Costco

Thank you SO much for having me! (And listening to me drone on and on.) Be sure to stop by Dream Crafter to see all the good stuff that is unfolding at my new house!

-Ali