master upgrade

Next up on the nesting projects: our master bedroom! Linking the bedding below.


I shared some inspiration for our master bedroom overhaul (we were super rushed to finish the room due to a contract and weren’t able “finish” it how we planned) so now we’re going back and giving it some love!

Styling beds is tricky, I feel like there’s a fine line between too much and not enough. My only tips are mix textures, stay in a tight color palette, find pillows with added detailing (fringe, tassels, etc), and the right scale for your bed (king shams or bust) If you have the means, buy a bunch and mess with it and then return what doesn’t work. Here’s what I have and my reviews!


Duvet Cover – This Washed Cotton duvet is a great price and has the trendy look of linen color of tobacco, but hundreds less. Warning – it has an envelope opening and no buttons or closures, and it also doesn’t have any corner ties to keep the duvet and the comforter connected. BOO. I didn’t realize when ordering so I got these duvet clips after the fact and it’s fine. You get what you pay for, right?

Bottom Throw – to add texture and also for my husband to sleep with since he hates being hot, this quilt + sham combo adds color and texture!


Fur Pillows – These are huge and a great start for layering! Fur for texture and the price is excellent.

Quilted Shams – ties in the throw at the bottom of the bed!

King Shams in Tobacco – comes with the duvet but breaks up the palette.

Lumbar – not sold on this I don’t think it makes enough impact, but the tassels give it interest and it doubles as my body pillow

Tasseled Throws – these covers are so well made. Worth double the price. They have lots of texture variation, the woven material is so thick and nice and the tassels are huge! They’re just slipcovers but I got my inserts at Ikea for cheap. 20×20.


I sent 4 ideas through Stories to see what you guys thought and you either know me really well or we all share the same taste – probably 95% of people voted for this timber planking which was my #1, too! We’re doing a similar treatment in our dining nook and I LOVE the texture, and clean lines.

Modern Master Bed + Headboard

Via Emily Henderson.

The other options were caning:

Caning Headboard

Via Emily Henderson.

Plywood –

Plywood Bed Frame

Mr. Kate DIY

Plywood Bed Frame

DIY here

Via Domino Mag

Or doing a faux brass inlay DIY:

Brass Inlay Headboard

West Elm

Brass Inlay Headboard

Anthropologie – sold out

Can’t wait to (for Russ, ha) to get started!!

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