Blogger Tasha Agruso of Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body, creates a master bedroom that’s both colorful and stylish. By mixing patterns and colors, she keeps the vibe happy and comfortable.
Like so many people, we’ve neglected the design of our master bedroom for the nearly 5 years we’ve been living in our home. We’ve devoted our energy to the common living spaces in our house and to our twin girls’ bedrooms. Sure, we made small changes here and there in our master bedroom to make it more livable, but we never really focused on or completed the space … until now.
Creating a Sanctuary
My husband and I both work full time, and our young girls keep us very busy when we’re not working, so we really wanted to create a master bedroom that felt like a retreat. When we finally crawl into bed at the end of the day, we want to be able to look around and love what we see. And of course, we want to be wrapped in comfort while we relax and sleep. We achieved that with an eclectic mix of furniture and décor.
Pink and Blue Color Scheme
The bed seemed like an obvious place to start our updates. After living with a headboard we had built ourselves over 15 years ago, we finally upgraded to a wingback upholstered bed. Its clean lines and structure make it feel masculine but pretty at the same time and it fit in well with our eclectic feel.
The bed needed to feel a bit masculine because the stunning pink rugs we chose to anchor our bed and the separate sitting area are definitely feminine! The rugs are total showstoppers, and they’re the items I love most about our master bedroom design. The navy blue bedspread and furniture balance out the pink perfectly. Blue and pink is such a happy color combination, and it makes the whole bedroom feel fresh and rejuvenating.
One of the things I was most excited to address in our master bedroom was the window treatments. When we moved in, we just slapped up some unlined curtain panels on the curtain rods the prior owners used. The curtain rods were outdated and flimsy. The new curtain rods and finials are much more substantial. And the beautiful lined cotton curtain panels help keep out the morning light, which helps us sleep in a bit on the weekends (when our girls let us, lol).
Sitting Space Details
The sofa and upholstered bench give us a comfortable place to enjoy our DIY fireplace. I fell in love with it immediately when I saw those ex-posed seams. But the Belham Living round glass side tables and navy blue lamps are what really make the seating area feel complete. Having a place to set a glass of wine or cup of tea while I curl up on the sofa to read is perfect.
And then, of course, there are the finishing touches. I’ve started trying to bring more plants into our home, but I’m not great at keeping them alive, so when I found an artificial fiddle leaf fig tree, I had to have it. It’s so nice to have so much greenery in our bedroom without having to worry about my inability to keep the tree alive.
We are so happy we finally took the time to create a master bedroom re-treat that is just for us. My only regret is that I wish we had done it years ago. I hope you will feel inspired to create the master bedroom of your dreams. Don’t put it off, like we did!