UPDATING THE MASTER BEDROOM

UPDATING THE MASTER BEDROOM

Now is the perfect time to add little touches to update areas of our homes.  Our houses get tired looking if we don’t make changes to refresh our space.  You don’t need to spend a lot to freshen up your space.  You can simply switch things around to create new vignettes, add fresh flowers, replace decorator pillows in your living room, or add new bedding to your bedroom.

Recently, with the extreme heat, I have been staying in and doing a lot of editing, perfecting, and organizing in my home.  Today, I would like to share with you the recent updates I made to my master bedroom.  During the first week of my blog, I gave you a tour of my master bedroom.  Since then, I have made some changes.  I think there is always room for improvement in our homes.  While I adore red and love my bedding, I have always wanted to lighten it up a little bit.

I know that I have broken a very important interior design rule, by using red in the master bedroom.  According to the rule, you should use soft colors to make a more relaxing and restful space.  However, I feel rules are sometimes made to be broken.  If you have ever read or studied a Charles Faudree interior design book, you will see he loved to use red in the bedrooms he created. He would say that every room needs a little red. I personally feel that red creates a space of warmth and evokes elegance.

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I added a buttery cream coverlet and euro shams to my bedding. I placed my red toile comforter at the foot of my bed. This helped to lighten the space and create a nice contrast with the red bedding.

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I also changed my bedside vignettes to create a new look on my bedside tables.

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This wall is opposite the wall that my bed is on.  Of course, I have to deal with the television.  I always find this to be a decorating challenge. I placed an oval mirror on each side to soften the sharp lines.  This is a long wall and the dresser tends to get lost in the room. Therefore, by adding the mirrors, iron, and plates along with the Queen Anne Chairs it tends to make the chest part of a more cohesive and polished space.

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The buffalo check Queen Anne Chairs were a weekend project for my husband and I.  I think we both were starting to think I had lost my mind. I purchase these chairs on Craigslist for $7.50.  They were in terrible shape.  I mean terrible shape.  It took a lot of sanding to get them smooth.  We decided to spray paint them a wood tone, and I fell in love with this red buffalo check fabric when I found it Saturday while fabric shopping.  I’m glad we stayed with the project because they turned out great, and I couldn’t beat the price tag!!!

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This is the sitting area of my bedroom. I have had these wing back chairs for 18 years.  They are still in great shape, and one day I hope to recover them.

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I purchased these faux silk curtains from Overstocks.  I hung them to the ceiling and allowed them to puddle to the floor to add a little drama to the room.

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The cedar chest sits at the foot of my bed. It is special to me because it was a birthday gift from my husband when we were engaged.  It was my Hope Chest. We recently painted it a green color and distressed it to give it an aged over time look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you will join me tomorrow for Tablescape Thursday. Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

50 Comments

  1. You have such a pretty blog, your master bedroom came out beautiful so elegant! Maria

  2. Love that red. It adds pizazz!
    Doesn’t it feel great to add new life and beauty to the old and worn? Such pretty chairs and they can travel to other spots in your home too.

    • Hi Connie! I’m glad you like red too! Breathing new life into a room, makes it feel like a brand new space. Thank you for your very sweet and gracious comments. I’m so happy that you stopped by for the tour, and I hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

  3. I am enjoying your post, but I will admit I’m a little jealous and wish that I had your eye for design. The bedroom decor is beautiful!

    • Hi Teri! You are too sweet!!! I’m so happy that you are reading my blog. I think Casey thought I had lost my mind with those chairs! Thanks so much for your very kind comments. We are going to have to get together and have a cookout as soon as it cools off. I think I’m ready for Fall! Take care, and I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

  4. I love red as well and the shade you have with just the right touches otherwise does not seem too much! Love the mirrors, your chairs, and the picture. And of course the buffalo check fabric. Great job!

  5. Your room is very pretty and I like your solution for the t.v. I have the exact same framed print of Mary and Jesus.

    • Hi Eilis! Thank you for your very sweet comment! I think that you and I like a lot of the same decor! I have always loved that print, and a few years ago my husband bought if for me as a Christmas gift. I hope that your ankle is on the mend and that you are feeling better. Take care and have a great afternoon!!!

  6. I’m such a fan of red toile, it looks wonderful in your bedroom!
    Karee

  7. Shannon, I love red especially in a bedroom! The toile print is a favorite of mine and I have used it in a client’s home! Your bedroom is a romantic hideaway, and I believe decorating rules are made to be broken! Happy Thursday! Pam @ Everyday Living

  8. Your bedroom is beautiful! Would you believe that I used to have custom bedding made out of that same fabric? We used ours for probably 10 years and I just recently let it go but very reluctantly. Some looks are perfectly timeless and gorgeous.

    Happy TOHOT! 🙂

    • Thank you Stacey! That is funny that you had the same custom made bedding 10 years ago. I purchased mine a little over a year ago from Neiman Marcus when it was on sale. You are right some looks are just timeless. I hope that you have a very Happy Thurdsay!!!

  9. Your bedroom looks so lovely and I love the red.
    I liked what you said about staying in and editing.
    Oh my-
    I need to do that!

    • Thanks you so much Laura for your very kind comments! I’m so happy that you stopped by for the tour and that you like red too! I hope that you have a Happy Thursday and a wonderful weekend!!!

  10. It’s beautiful.

  11. I love it! So many amazing details! Red in the Master Bedroom works fine for me! Love this.

  12. Your bedroom looks beautiful. I love your red touches too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  13. Hi Shannon! Love your red toile bedding and your room is absolutely lovely! Jane

  14. Loving the colors you use and your gorgeous bed. I am trying (key word trying lol) to update my guest room this week and this is just the inspiration I need to keep going after a diy fail.

    • Hi Christine! We all have DIY failures. It’s just part of the decorating process! I’m so happy that you stopped by, and you always leave such sweet comments. I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!

  15. What a beautiful bedroom. I like your use of the red, white and the muted grey/green. It’s one of my favourite colour combinations!

  16. Hi Shannon,
    I adore your red toile bedding and other touches in the room! I know a master bedroom is supposed to be quiet and soothing but like you, I believe it doesn’t hurt to bend the rules a little. Red is a happy colour and adds a lovely pop of colour to any room. Thanks so much for sharing. You did a fabulous job on the chairs with the buffalo check, by the way.

    Blesings,
    Sandi

    • Good Morning Sandi! Thanks so much for hosting the party and allowing me to join! Also, thank you so much for featuring my baking cart. It made my day! Your sweet comments are so deeply appreciated! I hope that you have a very Happy Monday and a wonderful week!!!

  17. I love red in the master bedroom! And you have done a wonderful job of decorating this bedroom. Those Queen Anne chairs turned out great!

  18. Love the Red! Beautiful Job! Casserole Gal Rhonda

  19. The red in your bedroom is gorgeous. Love how you added the mirrors and other pieces to soften the look of your TV. I’m a new follower from Make It Pretty Monday.

  20. I love the red but then it is my favorite color. And the toile and buffalo check look so good together. But my favorite thing are the drapes. I love how you hung them to the ceiling and let them puddle, ah so elegant.

    • Debra, thank you so much for your very sweet and gracious comments. You are too kind! I’m glad you like the way the curtains turned out. We really love them. They made such a big difference in the room. It is funny how something so small can have such an impact. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope that you are having a great week!

  21. How cozy is this Shannon! I haven’t updated any of our bedrooms for a very long time. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your links at Celebrate Your Story!

  22. I love the red in the bedroom!! I have almost the same bedding and I love it. I think it makes the room feel cozy,warm, and welcoming!

    • Hi Sue! Thank you for your very sweet comments. That is so neat that you have almost the same bedding. I love mine! I feel like it is a classic that will never go out of style. I’m so happy that you stopped by for the tour, and I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your week!!!

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  25. So very pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/08/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday-6-14.html Have a happy week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Thank you so much Kathryn for allowing me to be a part of Make it Pretty Monday! I am so honored and flattered to be one of the fan favorites. I saw the post on your beautiful blog earlier this evening, and it made my day! I enjoy reading your blog and thanks again for allowing me to participate in the party! I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!

  26. Your bedroom looks lovely. My favorite item is the Mary, Jesus and Lamb print on the wall. Exactly the same picture that was on my Christmas Cards last year!! I adored the look and meaning and I would love a picture for my home too. Can you tell me where you bought it, please

    Cynthia

    • Thank you so much Cynthia for your very sweet comments! The picture was a Christmas present from my Husband. He knew that I have always loved the painting. He purchased it from Ziegler’s Catholic Store in Tulsa, OK. They have an online store at http://www.zeiglers.com. I have purchased other items from them in the past. They are very helpful. I live 2 and 1/2 hours away, and I have had to have items shipped. There is a phone number on the website 1-800-331-4117. If you can’t find it online you can call them and maybe they have it in the store. I know they have several of the Madonna and Child Paintings. I hope this helps. I’m so happy that you stopped by for the tour, and I hope that you have a wonderful afternoon!

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