Master Bedroom Reveal
When we bought our home in 2009, we tackled many of the main spaces... the kitchen, powder room etc, but 8 years later and our master bedroom looked the SAME as when we moved in! Even though I painted most of our home by now, the master remained untouched. Life gets busy, you know the drill. So I did my best to tell myself I was fine with the dark chocolate paint from the 1970s. Well that was a big ol' lie and this fall I decided IT WAS TIME!!!
It’s amazing how you can live with something for so long and suddenly you can’t stand it for another day. My plan was to keep our current furniture and update things like - the paint colour, ceiling light, bedding and accessories. Side note: I've added a source list at the bottom of this post.
After some research, I found the perfect white for my space (Simply White, Benjamin Moore) and began painting. Instantly, it transformed the room, creating a light and airy backdrop. I loved how it contrasted with the barn door Terry made for me as a birthday gift years ago. Painting always takes much longer than I imagined, but I was SO happy when it was done and wondered why I hadn’t done that a long time ago?!
Next up was updating our ceiling light. I’m too embarrassed to show you our old one, it was floral for starters and the only reason it stayed so long was because I wanted to stay married. After two years of talking my husband out of a ceiling fan, we settled on this BEAUTIFUL capriz shell pendant from Wayfair Canada. I love it so much. As you can see, even Hurley is thrilled! It's no secret that I adore the ocean, and the natural shells bring a little coastal vibe and feeling to the space.
The next change was bedding. As someone who struggles with insomnia, it’s safe to say I’ve become a bit obsessed with bedding. There’s nothing quite like fresh, clean sheets. I'm convinced I sleep better. I love white bedding and my goal is to make our bed look and feel like a cloud! I stumbled across Snowe and had to hold myself back from ordering everything. I love the minimalistic design of their products. This is where our comforter and hypoallergenic pillows are from. Right when I opened the package, I could not get over the quality. Even the covers on the pillows (that go into a pillow cases) are sateen and so soft. I love that so much thought and care goes into every detail. I went with the medium filled down-alternative king size pillows and euro pillows. They are so comfy it makes it really hard to leave my bed!
My new crisp white duvet cover and sheets were a game changer for me. They are from Authenticity 50 and they are so soft! I've been using them for months now and wash after wash they are still as white and soft as when they arrived (even with Hurley's occasionally dirty paws). The difference in luxe bedding is quite remarkable. I had lower quality bedding previously and it was always discouraging how they never really looked as good as the day I bought them. As I get older, I'm really leaning towards bringing higher quality items into my home and having less. What I love about the duvet cover is that they have the ties in the corners, so you can tie your duvet cover to your comforter and not have it shifting around at night. How did I not know about these?!!!