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Calm, Layered and Minimal Master Bedroom

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 Guys,  I’m so happy to say that our master bedroom is finished! It has taken us a few tries (from lampshades to duvet covers to curtains) to get things right, but it finally feels ‘right’ to us. Fair warning: I’m totally going to bombard you with pictures!

Come on in…

Light and Bright Master Bedroom

Sherwin Williams Rainwashed Paint for Master Bedroom

The footstool got a makeover with some fun fabric that I had in the basement. I finally figured out how to update the wicker hanging lamp in the corner. I brushed on bright white paint (lightly) and then used an upholstery needle and thread to cover the old edging. It was time-consuming, but totally worth it.

West Elm Dresser paired with a DIY Painted canvas and family photos

Light and Bright Master bedroom

I still really love the DIY sunburst mirror over the bed.

Gallery Wall behind tv in master bedroom

Nothing is going to make that t.v. be less of an eyesore, but I enjoy the gallery wall behind it.

Garage Sale Artwork in Master Bedroom Gallery wall

The floral painting was a $1.50 find at a garage sale last summer.

Kids artwork in gallery wall behind television

Greyson drew (with Luke’s help) the top piece of art for Christmas for me. I’m glad I had space to incorporate it.

DIY Bamboo Blinds in Master Bedroom

DIY Bamboo Shades and Bamboo Planter Pot

I like how the diy bamboo blinds pair with the updated pot and tiled plant stand. I really think the fresh plants and the texture of the bamboo make that little area over by the window.

Penny Tile DIY Table Top

Night Stand by Bigger Than The Three Of Us

Small Plant on Nightstand for texture

Love Song Quote as Art on Nightstand

If you want more details on the nightstands’ styling, you can find that here.

Art in the Master Bedroom

Light and Bright Artwork in the Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom by Bigger Than The Three Of Us

Master Bedroom before and after by Bigger Than The Three of us

There are so many DIY projects in the room. I love how they turned out and I love the fact that, with some of them, you wouldn’t even know they were DIY. I love the fact that we were able to mix mid-price pieces (West Elm bed frame, dresser, etc) with DIY pieces ($30 dollar headboard, bamboo shades, no sew pillow, tiled table top, sunburst mirror, etc) to achieve something cohesive.

Now, if I could only replicate that feeling throughout our whole house.  I’m not going to think about that and instead, go lay on bed and read a book. Hope ya’ll have a great weekend!

Linking up to:

C.R.A.F.T., A Stroll Thru LifeProject Inspire(d)The MakersThe Winthrop ChroniclesHome Stories A-Z, Hit Me With Your Best Shot,  Work It Wednesday,  Fry Sauce and GritsLiz Marie BlogThe Inspiration Gallery, Creativity Unleashed – The Bold Abode, Remodelaholic, Whipperberry, Tatertots and Jello, Sunday Soiree, Link It or Lump ItFrugal Crafty Blog Hop and East Coast Creative.

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81 Comments on Calm, Layered and Minimal Master Bedroom

  1. Julia@Cuckoo4Design
    April 4, 2014 at 6:17 am (8 months ago)

    Stunning before and after, my favorite thing to look at! I love your bedroom. Have a great weekend.

    Reply
    • Ashley Mayes
      April 4, 2014 at 8:38 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks Julia! I’m just so excited to actually have finished something!

      Reply
      • Andi
        August 15, 2014 at 7:21 am (3 months ago)

        Where did u get the rug?

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        • Ashley Mayes
          August 15, 2014 at 8:54 am (3 months ago)

          It’s a chevron rug from RugsUSa. We’ve been really happy with the quality and when you can score a deal on their site… it’s a fantastic find!

          Reply
  2. Selene Galindo
    April 4, 2014 at 11:46 am (8 months ago)

    You did an awesome job! Love the colors!!

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  3. Amy W
    April 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm (8 months ago)

    So so lovely! What color did you paint the walls?

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Amy! It’s Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams.

      Reply
  4. Carrie
    April 5, 2014 at 9:53 pm (8 months ago)

    Beautiful! Love all the details you added and how they really bring the room together. Definitely looks like a great place to relax!

    Reply
  5. Carmody
    April 6, 2014 at 8:05 am (8 months ago)

    How pretty. Can I come over and take a nap?

    Reply
  6. Brynne@TheGatheredHome
    April 6, 2014 at 8:41 am (8 months ago)

    I am way behind on my blog reading – this is awesome!!! I love how serene it looks! You really did do a perfect job of pulling all those elements together!

    Reply
    • Ashley Mayes
      April 6, 2014 at 2:53 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Marty! I’ll be by to linkup tomorrow. Thanks again!

      Reply
  7. Shanice
    April 6, 2014 at 11:28 am (8 months ago)

    I love love love this! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

    Reply
  8. Christina
    April 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm (8 months ago)

    This bedroom is so pretty and peaceful. I love it. I’m definitely pinning this. I found you through Link it or Lump it Link Party.

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 6, 2014 at 2:58 pm (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much! Isn’t the Link It or Lump It Party, fun? Just love it!

      Reply
  9. Angie@Echoes of Laughter
    April 6, 2014 at 8:21 pm (8 months ago)

    This looks amazing Ashely! You did a wonderful job and your bedroom is fabulous! Have a lovely week! Pinned it!

    Reply
    • Ashley Mayes
      April 7, 2014 at 7:35 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks Angie! We stumbled through the decorating, but we ended up with something we love. Thanks again!

      Reply
    • Ashley Mayes
      April 7, 2014 at 7:36 am (8 months ago)

      Lol. Thank you so much Heather!

      Reply
  10. rebecca lopez
    April 7, 2014 at 8:32 am (8 months ago)

    Love how this room turned out! Gorgeous!

    Reply
  11. Danielle @ Stickelberry
    April 7, 2014 at 11:17 am (8 months ago)

    It’s lovely! The color scheme is so peaceful. Looks like a great place to curl up and read a book & nap :o)

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 7, 2014 at 1:21 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Danielle! I love to read books, but I’m out on the napping. I’m one of those weird people that can’t fall asleep during the day. lol

      Reply
  12. Marie
    April 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm (8 months ago)

    I love this! You did a fabulous job, it is so serene and beautiful. I have the same light in my daughters nursery and I adore it! Thanks for linking up to the Sunday Soiree.

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 7, 2014 at 6:02 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Marie! That light is such a bang for your buck. I’m always amazed at how much people love it (in person and online). We’ve been super happy with it. Thanks again!

      Reply
  13. Bonnie
    April 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm (8 months ago)

    That has got to be the most amazing before and after ever. Your room is gorgeous. It’s so light and airy and refreshing!

    Reply
    • Ashley Mayes
      April 7, 2014 at 6:03 pm (8 months ago)

      Wow, you are too kind! Thank you so much!

      Reply
  14. Katie @ Upcycled Treasures
    April 8, 2014 at 7:30 am (8 months ago)

    Wow, what a calm and beautiful bedroom! I could definitely relax in there and I love all of the projects your incorporated. Our master bedroom could certainly use some work. Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

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  15. Amy | Club Narwhal
    April 8, 2014 at 8:03 am (8 months ago)

    Oh, this looks like the most perfect retreat from the world! I love the calming color scheme (and that whimsical hanging light in the corner–swoon!). This makes me want to lighten up the color palette in our room :)

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm (8 months ago)

      Thank you, Amy! That corner hanging light was a $3 garage sale find! Thanks again!

      Reply
  16. Alexis @ Persia Lou
    April 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm (8 months ago)

    It’s gorgeous! Lovely and relaxing. The hanging wicker lamp is one of my favorite pieces.

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Alexis! That wicker lamp was super annoying (it was a brown/ugly garage sale find) to get right, but I love how it turned out.

      Reply
  17. Corey @ tinysidekick
    April 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm (8 months ago)

    How nice to have a finished master bedroom! I feel like I’ll never get to mine. Love you space. The color is so calming and again love those faux bamboo shades. Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm (8 months ago)

      I’ve never had a finished bedroom before, but now I’m wondering why I waited so long! Thanks Corey!

      Reply
  18. Abby
    April 9, 2014 at 8:22 am (8 months ago)

    This room is completely lovely! I really love the rug, and the plants are nice fresh touch. Very nicely done!

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 9, 2014 at 1:28 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Abby! The rug we had originally bought for the formal dining room, but we hated it in there. Funny how it was totally perfect in the master bedroom. Thanks again!

      Reply
  19. Cindy@DIYbeautify
    April 9, 2014 at 9:01 am (8 months ago)

    This is beautiful! I’m in the process of redoing our Master; I love the calm feel you’ve invoked. Do you mind sharing your source for the rug? thanks :)

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 9, 2014 at 1:29 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Cindy! We got the rug from RUGSUSA. I think I got it during a 70% off and it was about $200. We’ve been super happy with it.

      Reply
  20. stephanie @ Simply Swider
    April 9, 2014 at 9:25 am (8 months ago)

    This room came out perfect! I love the layering and the calm colors. Found you at the Makers!

    Reply
  21. Nicole B.
    April 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm (8 months ago)

    I love this! All my favorite colors and it looks so clean and crisp! Beautiful!

    Reply
  22. Kristin T.
    April 10, 2014 at 9:07 am (8 months ago)

    I have a sample can of Rainwashed as I am currently trying to decide what color to paint my master bath. I get married in two months and my fiance and I are working to make my house of six years “our” house! I love the rug and wall color!

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm (8 months ago)

      Rainwashed is so beautiful, because it changes throughout the day. Have fun making the house both of yours…its definitely an adventure!

      Reply
  23. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com
    April 10, 2014 at 1:42 pm (8 months ago)

    It looks fabulous!! I’m in the middle of our master bedroom makeover right now… Especially love your light fixture! Gorgeous! Found you via Carrie’s Frugal Crafty home party :) Thx for the inspiration!

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 10, 2014 at 8:27 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Kendra! The light is from Ikea (as I’m sure you know) but it’s been great in there.

      Reply
  24. Carrie This Home
    April 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm (8 months ago)

    I love how this turned out! The little pops of yellow are just enough to bring some life into the room but not too much it becomes overwhelming. Thanks so much for linking this up to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. This is going to be one of my features at our next party!

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Carrie! I had originally started with yellow in our living room and it go overwhelming fast! I tempered that this time around. Can’t wait to be featured!

      Reply
  25. mary
    April 10, 2014 at 5:24 pm (8 months ago)

    i love this bedroom = what paint color is on the walls

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Mary! It’s Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams.

      Reply
  26. Shannon
    April 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm (8 months ago)

    What a restful looking room. I bet y’all enjoy it.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 11, 2014 at 7:34 am (8 months ago)

      Thank you Shannon. Yes, we are loving it.

      Reply
  27. Nat
    April 10, 2014 at 10:16 pm (8 months ago)

    Very nice! Gorgeous rug under the bed.

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 11, 2014 at 7:35 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks Nat! The rug is from RugsUSa.

      Reply
  28. suzan
    April 11, 2014 at 9:25 am (8 months ago)

    Wbat a beautiful bedroom you’ve created – looks like Scandinavian perfection to me !
    Visiting from Remodelaholic
    xxx

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Suzan! I love Scandinavian design… which I could find pieces that reflect that all the time. Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  29. Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body
    April 11, 2014 at 9:51 am (8 months ago)

    Ashley, this is SO pretty! You did a fabulous job. The painting and the rug are my favorite touches (don’t you LOVE Rugs USA?!), and the gallery wall is fabulous. I just love it all!

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Tasha! Yes, RugsUsa has been great. I know some people have had ups and downs with them, but we are 2 for 2.

      Reply
  30. Amy @ Homey Oh My!
    April 13, 2014 at 11:56 am (8 months ago)

    AMAZING! I love every single detail and that pendant makes me swoon!!

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Amy! I know the pendant is a hit or miss for most people, but I love it. Thanks for coming by!

      Reply
  31. Sara
    April 15, 2014 at 11:11 pm (8 months ago)

    I absolutely ADORE your bedroom!! The color scheme is so calming and relaxing…definitely a space where I could plop down and read a good book! I’m in the process of redoing my bedroom as well and I feel completely inspired by your design. I actually just finished updating my current dressers not too long ago that kind of remind me of your nightstands (which I LOVE!). http://www.stripesandpolkadotsblog.com/2014/04/contact-paper-furniture-update.html
    Anyway awesome job!

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    • Ashley Mayes
      April 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Sara! I love the fact that I want to read a good book in there now… before not so much.

      Reply
  32. Brittany
    May 2, 2014 at 12:00 am (7 months ago)

    Hi! Love love love your room! Do you remember the name of your rug? Where did you get your bedding? Thanks (:

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    • Ashley Mayes
      May 4, 2014 at 7:44 am (7 months ago)

      Hi, Thanks! The rug is Rugs USA Satara Insignia Chevron Teal Rug and the bedding is a gray/white pinstripe from Ikea (but bought off of Amazon). Hope that helps!

      Reply
  33. Judy
    May 24, 2014 at 1:02 pm (6 months ago)

    Quite a womderful job decorating the MB! Love the way everything goes together perfectly. It feels calm but not dark, tranquil but not drab. But I can only imagine how much work it was. Bet you wanted to fall into that lovely bed and sleep for days!

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    • Ashley Mayes
      May 25, 2014 at 8:36 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks Judy! It’s very tranquil and we are enjoying it.

      Reply
  34. sara
    June 5, 2014 at 2:46 pm (6 months ago)

    love this space! the peeks of yellow are delish and the overall room gives a lovely calming effect!

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    • Ashley Mayes
      June 7, 2014 at 7:50 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks Sara! My favorite thing about the room is that is feels calming!

      Reply
  35. Dory
    August 8, 2014 at 8:17 am (4 months ago)

    I love the colorful dot artwork. Where did you find it? It would go perfect in my house too!

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    • Ashley Mayes
      August 8, 2014 at 3:20 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks Dory! We got it off of One Kings Lane. It’s by an artist named Caroline Wright and you can frequently find it for sale on One Kings Lane or Joss and Main.

      Reply

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