Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A New Look for our Master Bedroom

When we moved into our current home I took the opportunity to give our master bedroom a new look. The old look had been rather feminine which I liked, but I was pretty sure my husband was ready for something a little less girly. I wasn't able to spend much so I had to work with what we already had as much as possible. Here are some before and after shots to see what I came up with. We both like the new look and it was relatively easy to achieve. 

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In case you're wondering, the headboard is a door cut to the correct size and covered with paintable wallpaper. I had originally painted it a light pink but went with the dark grey to add that masculine element. I like how the pattern of the wallpapr is feminine but the colour is masculine. The pillow is from Winners; the lamps from Urban Outfitters; the side tables, wall decals and dressers from IKEA. (The feather wreath was also a DIY project.) Out with "girly look" and in with the "happy mix" look! 


  1. Love the colour grey! It's so neutral!! We have grey bedroom walls too. Looks great Sarah-Rae! A great blend of the two!

  2. Thanks, Darlene! I'm drawn to grey these days too. I agree that it can be used nicely as a neutral.

  3. Ohhh... I've seen the custom headboard on design shows - lovely! Lucky James!
    btw: Next time we come over can I have an official tour? I'd love to see it in person!

  4. Yes, you can have a tour. Sorry we didn't offer that when you were last here.


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