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our bedroom : before and after

04.20.16

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so excited to finally share the master bedroom with you! it’s definitely the first room that we’ve “finished” (but can you ever really finish a room if you’re a crazy person?). 

i’ve mentioned that the first thing we did before even moving in was paint it all white (we used behr ultra white). this made such a big difference, but the other thing we had to deal with was the behemoth ceiling fans in every room. they hung super low and they were butt ugly. so we swapped the bedroom one out with a really simple white one with a shorter down rod, and i could not believe what a huge improvement just changing a ceiling fan made. but like, seriously. look at the photos. when we first switched it out i must have stared at it for three hours.

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one of the things we loved about this house was the master en suite (LOL i really said that), our last bedroom was this shitty little dungeon where we had a black out shade taped down because our cat would pull it up while we slept and the room was real bad. so i was so excited to have an actual master bedroom and make it all cozy and calming and grown up (but not in a lame way), and i actually think i accomplished that because i am reaaaaally happy in here. like i’ve never been so happy in any room ever. it was also totally an accident that the room turned out basically all beige, but maybe like a happy accident.

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we had this really long empty wall walking in with which i had no idea what to do. we debated a long bench, a gallery wall, but ultimately we agreed on this big leaning mirror which i am so stoked on. and so relieved i didn’t do a gallery wall because i would have gotten sick of that in about 20 minutes.

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because we luckily have a big closet, we’re able to keep our clothes in there so we opted for a cabinet instead of dresser. we can hide tv stuff and our router and cat toys and accessories in this instead.

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i have a problem being non committal when it comes to hanging things. we’ve lived in our house since december and we’ve only just nailed about 5 holes into the walls. whenever we hang something i decide i don’t like it and want to switch it out and its a really vicious cycle, but i chose to hang a simple wedding photo and the DIY wall hanging above our bed. i think the simpler the better for me.

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i realized i’ve never actually shown you guys a room of ours ever, because i’ve never felt like i’ve ever “decorated” a room to completion. and like i said, in all honesty the room might look totally different in a year, but i did learn a lot in my process of attempting to actually “finish” a room! go slowly and only choose items you really really love, and keep it simple stupid. and fill corners with plants, because that’s what looks good in corners.

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sources

BED / THROW BLANKET / THROW PILLOW / NIGHTSTANDS / SCONCES / CREDENZA / CHAIR / MIRROR / CEILING FAN / SHEEPSKIN / AFRICAN BOWL / WALL HANGING / SALT LAMP / RUG / CURTAINS / PAINT /


AFTER PHOTOS BY TERI LYN FISHER

PRODUCT FOR THIS POST WAS PROVIDED BY WEST ELM. ALL OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN.

55 comments on “our bedroom : before and after”

  1. We’re looking to get that mirror for our guest room, so I’m so happy to see how wonderful it looks in your master! Renovation looks beautiful!

  2. Bravo Molly
    This room is simple and elegant .
    Such an accomplishment to make your bedroom light and airy
    Nice job. Mom

  3. holy moly, cannoli! this place looks awesome. just out of curiosity, how well do you think the behr paint is holding up? and im a college gal right now (go cincinnati bearcats!), so im always looking for more un-permanent–is that a word?–ways to decorate my room… any suggestions?

    love you and a lil obsessed with your blog,
    claire

  4. This room really is 100x better and more chic and relaxing than its “before” counterpart. I’m not always in love with all white everything but it works really well here.

    I do have to admit that I appreciate when bloggers (typically fashion bloggers, but I think it applies across the board) specify which individual items were c/o when working with a brand. Just one small mention.

  5. Molly , this bedroom is so chic you’re making me want to redo my room now. :( I love the simplicity it’s perfect. I’ve been wanting that leather chair for some time and now I think I want it more. I have two cats as well do your cats knead on it ??

    XX-Myrna
    Mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

  6. We are in the process of building/buying/maybe/who knows? and I always refer to your social media outlets for inspiration! Probably a silly question, but what kind of plant is that? Thanks in advance!

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  8. This is a random question, but can you give details on the frame you used for your wedding pic? I’m in the market for square frames/mats to display my capstone design project in and these are pretty perfect. Thanks!

  9. I love everything about this!! Can you share details on the bowl on your credenza? It’s perfect!

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  11. Hey! I love everything about this room! Well done!
    I am actually attempting a DIY of this Cb2 bed. What size rug did you end up going with?

  12. I spent the last hour reading your blog, and it’s like reading something I could’ve written – from the commitment phobia of hanging things up in a new house to the ceramics classes to the backyard projects. Literally debated between a gallery wall and bench on an empty wall in my bedroom as well. Anyway, love your posts!

  13. hi molly!

    absolutely in love w your bedroom :)
    i was wondering where you got your tv from? it looks super thin, which is exactly what i’m in the market for.

  14. Hi! love your blog. Read it all the time for years. Quick question, what did you use for the 2 small windows in your room? are the roller shades?

    Thanks
    Knar

  15. Hey Molly,

    Where’d you find the shades? We are needing shades that snap into the window rather than drilling them into the moldings surrounding the window.

    Thanks! :)

  16. Beautiful! I’ve chosen a similar vibe for my master bedroom makeover – if that ever happens. Looks like you have no children? … so enjoy the peace… until you enjoy the chaos little feet bring.

  17. Hi – love your style- have been eying that bed- what are your thoughts on the height of it- seems low when I measure it out- but in love with the style

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