• Jennifer Laura

Our main bedroom is finished! (for now)

Updated: Jan 29

The last time you saw our bedroom it was decked out for Christmas- it looked lovely, but I knew it was missing something! I really wanted to add some curtains, in fact I've been trying to figure out the best solution for curtains in this room for months (remember this post way back in October when I didn't even know how I wanted to hang the curtains yet?). Well the curtains finally happened and they are a GAME CHANGER!

modern traditional grandmillenial bedroom inspiration, dusty blue room interior design, neutral bedroom, antique sofa

curtains | black and white pillow | coffee table (similar) | bench (similar) | chess board | gold box | mirrors | side table | rug | Farrow & Ball De Nimes

Our room has gone from being "pretty nice" to feeling like a chic boutique hotel room. I don't want to leave. In fact, I'm writing this post while sitting on that sofa. If I pretend I can't hear my kids screaming at each other it feels like I could be on vacation, ha!

modern traditional grandmillenial bedroom inspiration, dusty blue room interior design, neutral bedroom

curtains | black and white pillow | coffee table (similar) | chess board | gold box | side table | rug | Farrow & Ball De Nimes

Everything about getting those curtains up was a challenge- from figuring out where to source a curtain rod long enough (it needed to be around 20' long), to finding curtains that didn't cost a small fortune for this many windows. I'm writing up a BIG post with all of that info for you this week (we DIY'd the curtain rod out of copper pipes btw), but in the meantime I want to show you our bedroom- it's finished! Now take the word "finished" with a grain of salt...and stay tuned to the end of this post where I still have a laundry list of items I want to tweak. Before we get into all of the afters I do want to take a minute to journey back to where this room started. Just a little over a year ago...

master bedroom before photo
master bedroom before photo
master bedroom before photo
master bedroom before photo

Guys, these before photos boggle my mind- and these photos were taken after we added the bed, bench, and rug! A week before those photos were taken we were sleeping on a mattress on the floor.

modern traditional grandmillenial bedroom inspiration, dusty blue room interior design, neutral bedroom

bench (similar) | mirrors | nightstands | bedskirt | bedding (in flax/white) | headboard (upholstered in performance basketweave natural) | blue pillows | lumbar pillow | lamps (similar) | rug | Farrow & Ball De Nimes

Here's what our bedroom looks like now! I ended up adding some art above the headboard, which wasn't necessary, but I love the little extra oompf that it adds! We also removed the shutters from the windows. This was neither difficult or permanent- they just unscrewed and we put them in our attic for now, we could easily add them back should we change our minds down the road, but I love the view of the backyard and how open and light the room feels now.

modern traditional grandmillenial bedroom inspiration, dusty blue room interior design, neutral bedroom

curtains | black and white pillow | coffee table (similar) | bench (similar) | chess board | gold box | mirrors | side table | rug | Farrow & Ball De Nimes

We moved the sofa and coffee table in here before Christmas to make room for the tree in our front room and as soon as I did I knew they weren't going anywhere- this room is pretty large and really needed a lounge area to flesh it out. I'm definitely going to be splitting my time working from here now- some days at the desk, some days at the sofa!

antique sofa, dusty blue curtains, white sofa and white rug

side table | curtains | rug | Farrow & Ball De Nimes

This lamp was a last minute antique find, it was $20 and I love the scale and the shade is so special! I don't actually have it plugged in, I just tucked the cord up into the base of the lamp and will probably end up adding a puck light inside so it's actually functional.

styled coffee table

chess board | gold box | Kinfolk | Simplicity | coffee table (similar) | rug

I fully styled out the coffee table for the first time and the chess board makes this. It's my parents old chess board that was sitting in an upstairs closet getting dusty. I had the idea from the gals in the Makerista's thrift club to use it as a styling tray- so be on the lookout for a pretty marble chess board guys- these things are lovely!

modern traditional grandmillenial bedroom inspiration, dusty blue room interior design, neutral bedroom

curtains | black and white pillow | coffee table (similar) | chess board | gold box | side table | rug | Farrow & Ball De Nimes

My desk area hasn't changed much, it's still rocking this beautiful art from Anthropolgie. I did swap out the chair for this antique gold one, which is just for this photo (it's too delicate to sit on everyday- ask me how I learned that the hard way!), I am still on the hunt for a pretty and comfy desk chair (does this exist?). I also think a smaller rug to go under the desk would be nice. Something that is similar to the white rug we have in here, but not an exact match (sisters but not twins if you will).

anthropologie vase of wonder tapestry, desk area

desk | trash can | tapestry | desktop organizer | Farrow & Ball De Nimes

The gallery wall above the dresser is starting to feel like a bit much now that the curtains are up and even though I love it so much I'm considering taking down the collage and mounting the TV to make it look like just a chic piece of art above the dresser.

diy frame tv and gallery wall

dresser | DIY frame TV | Farrow & Ball De Nimes

I still think it looks beautiful in these photos, but in the room with everything else it's a bit much.

diy frame tv

dresser | DIY frame TV | rug | Farrow & Ball De Nimes

So that's where our bedroom is right now! It feels very finished, but of course I want to change multiple things- ha!

xmodern traditional grandmillenial bedroom inspiration, dusty blue room interior design, neutral bedroom

bench (similar) | mirrors | nightstands | bedskirt | bedding (in flax/white) | headboard (upholstered in performance basketweave natural) | blue pillows | lumbar pillow | lamps (similar) | rug | Farrow & Ball De Nimes


Here's what I still have on my to-do list in here:

- maybe remove the gallery wall??!

- find a proper desk chair and small rug

- the ceiling... the ceiling is absolutely the most forgotten about element when designing a space and our ceiling is seriously neglected in here. It's a big white space dotted with two giant brown ceiling fans. I always thought I would remove the fans and move the electrical for a chandelier, but after living with the fans for a year and a half I really love them. We use them a lot here in hot Texas. I do think a tabletop fan would work and I'm probably willing to make the sacrifice (as is Kris)...I'm also thinking some wallpaper up there paired with the chandelier could be so special.


Let me know what you think! And are you team collage wall or team one piece of art? Team fan or team chandelier?


Want to see the entire process of our bedroom?

Here are the before photos and mood board/inspiration

Progress in the main bedroom and picking a paint color

Main Bedroom Office Progress

Swapping out the lamps in our bedroom

Creating a gallery wall in our bedroom

DIYing a Frame TV in our room

Christmas in our room

DIYing a curtain rod for a large bay window