The day has finally arrived – my Master Bedroom Makeover is complete! For some reason this was the project that would never end. The room has been 90% finished for weeks, all that needed to be finished was installing/painting the closet doors and hanging the art. (P.S. check out the original design plan first)

I finally mustered the energy to get it all done (do these hot humid days make you completely useless too?!), added a few accessories and called it a day. 

Before you see the money shot, how about a quick reminder of what this room once looked like? 

A bedroom with a ceiling fan, an old-fashioned iron bed, a chest at the end of the bed with blue pillows and a dresser with a lamp and mirror
A bedroom with an old-fashioned iron bed, white wardrobe, wooden floors and a closet with white sliding doors

The horror! The worse the before pictures are, the better the afters appear though, right?!

And so my friends – I present to you my Serene Gray Master Bedroom:

A bedroom with white bedding and gold accent pillows, various artwork on the walls, and a tall houseplant on the floor in the corner

It’s not the biggest bedroom in the world. But at the end of the day, pretty much all I do is sleep in here. I don’t need a ginormous bedroom. I wouldn’t mind a bigger master bathroom but that’s a complaint for another day!

Who wouldn't want breakfast in bed in this beautiful gray bedroom? Definitely a room I'd like to relax in!
This blue gray paint color accented with the pops of green really set it off. I love everything about this space!

The wall color is Light French Gray by Behr and it’s a beautiful blue gray. It’s a really pretty, soft paint color. It looks completely different depending on the time of the day – sometimes it’s the perfect blue with a hint of gray, other times it’s all gray and even at other times it’s almost baby blue. It’s such a relaxing and calming color…I need to find somewhere else to use it!

Master Bedroom Reveal |

You will notice a lot of photographs and artwork in this room. Your bedroom is a space for only you so fill it with things you love. For me, that means lots of photographs and pops of color. You’ll notice my favorite turquoisey/blue shade pop up in here a lot.

Beautiful bedroom art from

These beautiful prints were sponsored by I’m a huge fan of everything they sell. 

Master Bedroom Reveal from
Beautiful wall art with pops of pink and blue from
Adding texture to a bed is easy with pillows

Not only do I like to layer different colors on my bed but adding different textures is important to really finish off the bed. I’ve had these gold chenille pillows for a few years and they are so soft and cozy. They come in a bunch of other colors, too!

Beautiful bed sheets featured on the master bedroom makeover of

Another favorite of mine – the bedsheets. The print is perfect and they are super soft and luxurious. Love them!

Did you know that Minted does home decor too? I picked this lumbar pillow from their beautiful line of pillows and I adore it. The quality of the fabric is way beyond what you’ll get at a Target or Home Goods.

How to work a variety of colors and textures into a gray bedroom
Beautiful grey bedroom makeover featuring this stunning nailhead trim bed |

If you are looking for a new bed then I can’t recommend ours enough. It was a Christmas present from my lovely husband and it’s just perfect. I love the straight lines and bronze nailheads. It’s classic, yet modern. It’s not cheap, mind you!

A nightstand near a window with a portrait of a family in a grey frame, a candle, the glass base of a lamp shade and a square vase with short, white flowers
A wooden bench with an upholstered grey seat and a throw on top, with gray stripes and off-white trim

Remember when I was looking for help picking my bench? The very next day I found this gem on clearance at Home Goods! Can you believe it? It literally had all the elements I was looking for AND was only $100! 

The bottom of the bed and bench, showing the details of a light blue and white area rug
A wide, rectangular painting of three bouquets of flowers above a bed with grey, upholstered headboard

Another dilemma I had – which rug to chose. I almost picked this one but decided to go with the blue trellis one simply because I knew it would work better with my bedsheets! I’m so glad I chose it. The website description says “blue” but it’s actually a bright greeny/blue and works perfectly with everything in the room.

The closet doors were replaced with swing out doors (I detest sliding doors!) and we added an IKEA closet system.

A close up of closet doors with knobs and a tall houseplant on the left

There’s something about adding greenery and bamboo blinds that brings in that natural element to a room and really grounds it. This faux fiddle leaf fig adds a much needed natural element to the corner of the room and the light filtering bamboo shades match what we’ve goin’ on in the rest of the house.

A bedroom containing a grey bed with white bedding, a tray of breakfast items and a collection of artwork on the grey walls

I’m very happy with how the whole room turned out. I feel like the colors are very “me”, the space is cozy and I love relaxing here before I go to sleep. I didn’t take any crazy design risks but I think this is a room that has a nice, traditional feel to it. Nothing crazy or majorly trendy going on here – which hopefully means that it will still look good ten years from now :-)

What are your thoughts? Would you have made any different design decisions? Did I play it too safe or is this more in line with what you would like in your own home? Let me know in the comments – and be honest – I don’t get offended easily!

Full Source List

Wall color: Light French Gray by Behr
Trim: Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore
Bed: Pottery Barn
Nightstands: Jordan’s Furniture (This is similar)
Rug: Rugs USA
Bed Sheets : Target
Duvet Cover: Target
Gold Chenille Pillows: Target
Pink Lumbar Pillow: Minted
Euro Pillows: Home Goods
Bench: Home Goods (this one’s similar)
Throw: Home Goods
Lamps: Home Goods (these are similar)
Flower Artwork: Minted
Geometric Artwork: Minted
Landscape Artwork: Minted
Abstract Artwork: Minted
Large Abstract Artwork: Minted
Artwork Over Bed: Home Goods
Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig: Wayfair
Basket: Home Goods
Curtains: Home Goods (these are similar)
Bamboo Blinds: Lowe’s
Tray: Crate & Barrel
Dinnerware: Pottery Barn

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