Master Bedroom Mini Makeover & How I Added the Illusion of Light!


Welcome to our master bedroom! Up until recently, it was still builder beige and aside from getting a new comforter, there has been little to no effort made to cozify (that's a word right!?) our space. It's really been a pieced together, hodge podge of miscellaneous stuff taken from other areas of the house. Sure, I had thoughts of painting and decorating, but it just wasn't a priority. The room was simply a place to sleep. I really wanted a pretty space to relax in, so this year when we were doing our budget, we decided that our room would be one of the first spaces to tackle.
master bedroom mini makeover how i added the illusion of light, bedroom ideas, lighting, paint colors, painting
Not an ugly room, but definitely booooooring.
master bedroom mini makeover how i added the illusion of light, bedroom ideas, lighting, paint colors, painting
We used Sherwin Williams Cashmere Matte in Watery (one of my favorites paints ever!) for the base and Glimmer for the stripes. Originally I had the thought of doing horizontal stripes, but since that look has become quite popular I kinda wanted something different.  Vertical it was! I measured the wall from one end to the other, decided on the width of the center stripe and taped it off.  Make sure you use a level so you're lines are nice and straight.  After I got the center taped off, I hit the perimeter of interior that was going to be painted in the lighter color, with the base coat color.  I promise you, it's the only way to paint stripes.  If there are any bleeds, they'll be in the base color, not the stripe color.  I got the bed pushed back into place and did the stripes behind the mirrors the next day.
master bedroom mini makeover how i added the illusion of light, bedroom ideas, lighting, paint colors, painting
Our bedroom tends to be quite dark, so to combat that issue, I added large mirrors behind the night stands in order to give the illusion of more light. Would you believe that these were only $50 each from HomeGoods!? We measured and hung them, got the large canvas picture hung, assembled the bed and called this project done! I'm so in love with the space, but love even more that this space was made over for just arpund $300! It's feminine, but also has some great more masculine elements and is perfect for me and my love. I'd love to hear your thoughts! xo
master bedroom mini makeover how i added the illusion of light, bedroom ideas, lighting, paint colors, painting
master bedroom mini makeover how i added the illusion of light, bedroom ideas, lighting, paint colors, painting
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  • Margarite
    on Aug 11, 2018

    Love the look. I want to get mirrors for my dining room. It gets dark and gloomy.

  • Gena Duke
    on Sep 9, 2018

    I like your use of mirrors to reflect /re-direct light into the room. Really, attractive arrangement, everyone needs a bit of restful sleep and this looks like just the place … :) great job!

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