Our Master Bedroom Romantic Refresh

LAST UPDATED: Apr 30, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Nov 11, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

give your bedroom a refresh with these simple tips

Furnishing or redecorating an entire room can be a daunting task. Sometimes just adding a few pieces can completely transform a room. This year, I’m focusing on decorating one area at a time to make it more feasible & more enjoyable. We recently moved into a new {old} home & to date, I haven’t done a lot of decorating, but I wanted to alter the decor a little without spending a lot of money. First, I decided I wanted to eliminate family photos from our master bedroom. There’s plenty of room in the hallways, stairwell, family room & living room for that. I wanted to define it as a peaceful & romantic space. I think I achieved that by adding a removing a few small pieces.

Master bedroom refresh - making the most from what you have, adding accents

I’d LOVE to update our furniture, but for now, it’s not a priority. When we married, I wanted a matching set more than anything. After years of mismatched pieces & living the college dream on a shoestring, I thought a matching set was the “grown up” thing to do! Now I appreciate the variation & interest a collection of pieces offer. To “break up” the monotony, I added an antique milking stool that I purchased last spring.

chunky throw
To make our master more romantic, I added a chunky throw. Just having it in the room makes it feel more cozy & intimate! It’s so soft & adds a lot of texture. I became obsessed with finding one after pinning a dead-end image last fall. I was elated to see that Pottery Barn is offering them this year!

master bedroom vignette - a chunky throw, velvet pillows & linen duvet for lots of texture

night stand vignette

In lieu of the bronze reading lamp, which was repurposed in Chris’ office, I added a brass lamp. It alone makes the night stand! It pairs perfectly with the antique brass scientific I had originally intended to be a paperweight. I’m also a fan of adding something organic to every room. I added roses in a planter I found a few years ago in St. Helena. I have one in nearly every room! It brings to the room to life & adds a pop of color to an otherwise neutral space.

side table decor - brass task lamp

I believe in function over aesthetic, so rather than displaying beautiful hard back books, I kept the books that Chris reads on his side table, along with a small pocket watch clock we already had.

Tips for creating a romantic master bedroom

master bedroom vignette - a chunky throw, velvet pillows & linen duvet for lots of texture

cozy master bedroom

Neutral bedroom with a chunky throw, wood stool & linen duvet

tips to updating a master bedroom without investing in new furniture

Master bedroom art & accents

For a quick refresh, I propped a piece of botanical art that was previously used in our dining room. I used a bud vase, that was formerly a glass lotion bottle to hold a couple snips of the houseplant from our family room. It looks fresh for nearly a month! I paired it with a brass bowl to hold my jewelry at night & the bronze monogram we used in our previous master.

give your bedroom a refresh with these simple tips

I have so many ideas that I can’t wait to incorporate into our master bedroom including new furniture – piece by piece, wood floors, a rug & a brass chandelier, but for now, I’m incredibly happy with the refresh. This mini-makeover has made me feel at home, without a lot of investment or effort.



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