Our Master Bedroom NOW


Since Bath Crashers, we have made a few changes to our Master Bedroom. I thought I should take a moment to go through the updates we have made.

First off, the whole master suite got a new coat of paint. Yes, this is the third time in a year we have repainted it! (See the first time.)

Although, the gray wall color picked by Bath Crashers was a nice contrast to the concrete floor and bamboo, we just wanted to brighten the room up a bit. The final color is just a little more blue and lighter than the original.


On the bed, I replaced our duvet cover with a neutral gray one from IKEA. I finished off the bedding with Amy Butler Bucharest shams and a turquoise quilt folded at the foot of the bed. I still want to add one more pillow in a red or yellow to tie in the gallery of artwork, but haven’t found the right one yet.


Besides the new linens, the bed remained pretty much the same pre-Bath Crashers. Without a proper bed frame (maybe someday…), we really like having my painting above the bed. I purchased the side tables with their nifty wicker baskets at Target a few years ago and the Alang table lamps are still available at IKEA.


On our long wall to the left of the bed, we decided to bring in some personality and hung up a collection of art from around the house. I like the shot of color from the various pieces including the oh so popular Stay Calm and Carry On. On the practical side, the collection does a great job of camouflaging our air conditioner cover (first frame on the left) as another piece of artwork.


I picked up this volcano print in Hawaii at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet about ten years ago. I love tropical paradises and like to have the daily reminder such a place exists. The T-Rex Dinosaur print from Berkeley Illustration was a gift of Nate’s. He got it as his groomsman’s gift for a friend’s wedding and I think it’s probably the coolest groomsman/bridesmaid’s gift I have ever seen.


I thrifted this eagle woodcut/painting when I was in college. If you notice the artist used the wood grain to make the feathers of the eagle. I love that. I recently bought the Antique Squiggly Blue Octopus print from Black Baroque on Etsy. Cephalopods are one of my (many) animal loves.


These two prints were the least expensive of the bunch. The leaf print comes from one of those packs of five cards you can get from the frame department of any IKEA and we received the smiling Buddha as a greeting card when we moved in.


On the concrete floor, we added some warmth around the bed with a Flokati rug from PB Teen. It’s such a nice contrast to the concrete floor. The cats really like to attack it, so its a winner for the whole family.


We left the window coverings that Bath Crashers installed up.


The safari print is fun. I really like them, but am wondering if they are too busy for the room. Until I decide, they are staying up. I am really torn about them.


Above the bed, we updated our ceiling globe with a little more rub ‘n buff. I really do love that stuff.

Updated Master Bedroom

So there you have it, just a few simple changes to the room that make a huge difference to the bedroom. It’s so nice to have it done. Eventually we will be expanding the room so we can have a walk-in closet, but that won’t happen for awhile. Luckily the other to bedrooms provide ample storage for the time being.


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