I’m so excited to share the details of our master bedroom renovation because I ABSOLUTELY LOVE how it turned out!

master bedroom renovation

If you follow me on Instagram, you know my love of BUDGETING and how Mark and I do a save/splurge analysis of each home renovation task before we start. I hope you get inspired from our master bedroom overhaul!

The accent wall (it’s called a board and batten design) is the feature piece. Mark built it using fake wood strips because they’re much straighter and easier to work with than real wood. We then painted it a moody grayish-blue called “Knight’s Armour” from PPG Paints.

modern bedroom furniture

After we finished, we got to dive into designing how we wanted the bed, night stands and decorative accents to look!

We splurged on the bed because we’ll have it forever, and we wanted something sturdy and modern looking. Also, we’re in our late 30’s and 40’s and Ikea beds just aren’t gonna cut it anymore! 🙂

We went with the Wright Bed from West Elm. I waited for it to go on sale, and when it came in the mail it was easy to put together!

I don’t like matchy-matchy things so I wanted a different color and material for the night stands. These white, modern night tables are from Nathan James. We bought them on Amazon and were super pleased with the look and the quality. They’re $89 a piece.

The lamps are from Safavieh and I’m obsessed! The gold/bronze hardware and the globe light were exactly what I wanted. We ordered the lights on Amazon…they were $63 each.

Our mattress came in a box, and it’s AWESOME! It was our first time buying a mattress online, and we could not be happier with the result. We got the 10 inch Aveline mattress from Modway Furniture. It cost around $315 total.

We also tried two new companies for our pillows and comforter. Our pillows are the Beckham Hotel Collection and a 2-pack is $39. The all season comforter is made by Linenspa and was $29. The decorative throw blanket and throw pillows came from Home Goods. I can’t link those items because they don’t have an online store, but I spent $75 total on them.

To wrap up, we renovated and furnished this entire room with a bigger focus on the SAVE side than the splurge. I recommend splurging on a bed because it’s the show piece of the room and you’ll have it the longest. The accent items like the night stands, pillows, mattress and throw pillows can all be bought fairly cheaply!

SIDE NOTE: We did a really simple and clean design for our master bedroom in the rowhouse we renovated. To read about that, click here!

An Emmy award-winning journalist and TV host, Courtney Brennan has galvanized a huge online community around her very real and raw stories of #MomLife! A published writer, speaker and influencer, Courtney has become a strong and vocal supporter for mothers and families. You can follow her at @itscourtneybrennan on Instagram and @CourtneyBrennanTV on Facebook where she shares the realness that is #WorkingMomLife, her home renovations and those ever-important #OOTD More about me »