Hello there! I’m back to share our summer master bedroom tour along with a bunch of other bloggers hosted by my friend Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. She has gathered a talented group sharing their beautiful summer bedrooms this week. (See the full list at the bottom of the post!) I’m joining in with Tamara at Citrine Living and Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home today.
Our master bedroom has undergone a bunch of changes since we moved in, and I finally finished up the painting in here a few months ago. The room wasn’t completely done then, but after gathering some items from around the house, I’m calling it finished for now. And I’m so thrilled with it!
I choose gray grasscloth on the walls and dark trim underneath, so I thought making this room light and summery would be a challenge. Turns out you can totally have a cozy room and still make it lighter for the summer months!
My first step was to change out the bedding. A few months ago I found this light duvet cover from Target and went from there:
Confession time — we rarely make our bed. (If you’ve been a long time reader you know it’s just not our thing.) Half that battle has been all of the euros and decorative pillows I’ve added in the past. I hate dealing with them anymore!
I decided to do away with most of them and went with just two euros and one throw pillow, along with the bed pillows that we actually use:
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I like TONS of pillow to sleep with — I like to be surrounded and cozy. 😂 So we don’t have a lot of room for decorative stuff anyway.
I’ll link all of the bedding below, so check that out if you’re interested!
The lighter bedding made a big difference, but I grabbed a few other items from around the house to lighten things up:
We got that geode on a spelunking trip years ago, but it has a lighter feel like a seashell. It’s quite beautiful up close — I love it!
The green trees outside our windows are the best summer accessory though!:
The rest of the decor is light and sparse — I tend to go “lighter” with decor in the summer months anyway. The fall and holidays are my time to add more stuff. 🙂
I was going to paint this dresser but decided against it for now. I really love the wood tone against the gray:
A simple vase with hydrangeas from the garden lighten things up too. I still love the IKEA dressers I made into nightstands
. This is such a great way to create tons of good looking storage next to the bed:
I’m obsessed with wallpaper lately — I’ve added it to a few rooms in this house and haven’t regretted it one bit:
The tray ceiling was calling out for something and this upped the cozy factor big time!:
Do you see Colby hiding? 🙂
I later painted the trim and walls under it in the same color as the ceiling, Westchester Gray by Sherwin-Williams. I was able to go dark with the paint and drapes because we have so many windows in this room:
There are five windows to be exact. (One is a large picture window.)
If you’ve read for awhile you know how much I love symmetry. It makes me happy!:
I love the sound of a fan at night, and especially in the summer the breeze is welcomed. You can find options that look good enough to keep out all the time at HomeGoods! That fan is always on the nightstand.
We use hanging sconces on the wall instead of lamps on nightstands to save space — and they work way better for reading!
I love the combo of wood tones, cozy gray paint and lighter accents in this room! I’m a lover of contrast:
Lighter bedding and a few neutral accessories make even a dark and cozy room feel lighter and brighter for the summer months!
Here’s the bedding we used:
And you can see most of the items in this room below. Just arrow through and click the photo you’re interested in:
Be sure to check out the beautiful bedrooms these bloggers have shared this week!:
Monday Lineup – July 20
Tuesday Lineup – July 21
Wednesday Lineup – July 22
Thursday Lineup – July 23
Friday – July 24
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