my bedroom makeover

Today I am excited to share my Master Bedroom Reveal and walk you through my design process. I have to start out by saying, home doesn’t happen in a day…or sometimes even in a year….as a matter of fact, this makeover was 7 years in the making! When we moved into our current home, we gutted it and renovated the whole thing. Anyone who has lived through a renovation can tell you that it’s not a fun experience. It’s dirty, chaotic and often stressful. And living through it with 3 little kids and a puppy tested my sanity to it’s limits! By the time the literal dust settled, I just didn’t have any energy to give this space some love…so we moved our furniture in and called it a day. The room wasn’t terrible, I liked our furniture and bedding, but other than that, it was a pretty bland and uninspiring place to be. Until now!

Back in the Fall, I submitted my home to be featured on my favorite blog, The DIY Playbook for the “Reader OMG” series. (this is last months, its’ so good!) Casey, the talented lady behind the blog, arranged for Tracey Ayton to come and shoot my house…and I was over the moon with excitement.

It was the perfect motivation for me to finish several projects that I had been wanting to tackle…the highest priority space for me was my bedroom. I was so tired up waking up in such an uninspired and sad looking space every morning!

With the addition of a few new decor items, which I will share below, a simple wood wall treatment behind my bed and some paint….voila, makeover complete!


It’s pretty safe to say that I have spent enough time sourcing images on Pinterest to have earned a PhD in Pinning. I have been saving inspiration for my bedroom makeover for years and here are some of the photos that had the most influence on my master bedroom design plan.

The Studio McGee OC Ranch Makeover project is one of my all-time favorites… this is the room that gave me the idea for my board and batten wall treatment:

Natural, textured bedroom with fort batten wall detail | Studio McGee Blog

Image via Studio McGee

And this kids room is where I first fell in love with the idea of using a warm olive green color…

Cool and moody office space, dark office space with vertical paneling, playroom with daybed, dark room with daybed | Studio McGee Blog

Image via Studio Mcgee

This photo from Angela Rose Home stopped me in my scroll on Instagram and gave me the confidence to execute my idea of a green accent wall. How cool is her sons room?

Image via Angela Rose Home

Color Scheme

I LOVE neutral spaces with pops of color, but I went a little bolder in my master bedroom than anywhere else in my home. I have been really crushing on two colors recently …green and pinky/peachy coral, so these are the 2 colors I used in my bedroom.

While I did splash out with 2 pretty bold colors – the green accent wall and coral quilt and shams, there are many other neutrals at work to keep the room from being to “busy”.

I was tempted to paint my whole room a light, almost white color like in the first inspiration photo, but the urge to have a green accent wall was strong. I went with the color “Cactus Green” by Behr and I am so glad I did. It really is the “wow factor” in the room.

For the other three walls I went with “Silver Ash”, also a Behr color. I think doing an accent wall was a good way to compromise my need for some green on the walls with my love of neutral wall color.

Wall Decor

This French Country Mirror has always caught my eye at Target and it works perfectly above my dresser. I love that it reflects the trees from outside and brightens the room.

One of the first things I bought for this room makeover was this print from Juniper Print Shop. I had it printed on Canvas at Costco which made it a very affordable piece of art.

The three prints hanging above my bed are from my second trip to Magnolia Market…yep, I have been there twice! I bought them from a vendor at the Silobration and knew they would be perfect above my bed.


Luckily we didn’t need to purchase any major furniture pieces for the room. We bought our bedroom furniture about 8 years ago from Pottery Barn and I still like what we chose, they work well with the style of the room. If I could go back in time, I would have refrained from buying all matching furniture pieces, but that was the style back then. At least I have a funky mid-century modern dresser in the space to mix things up a bit. This dresser was a gift from my Grandmother and I have had it since I was in my early 20’s.

The only additional piece of furniture I bought was this bench for the end of my bed. I went with the same oatmeal color fabric as my headboard, and I really think it’s the perfect compliment to the space.


I think one of the most important elements in decorating a bedroom is the bedding. I decided to go with a white textured duvet cover set and then add some color with the coral velvet quilt and shams…this might be one of my favorite new items and Lucy loves it too…

No bed would be complete without some decorative throw pillows! The nest pillow I have had for ages, and the striped lumbar was a new addition. I love stripes, and this pattern is so soft and subtle.


Up until a few weeks ago, we only had wall-to-wall carpet in our bedroom, in a soft beige color. I wanted an area rug in the space to add some color and pattern, so when our puppy started chewing on and damaging the rug in our Family Room, in an attempt to save it, we moved it to our room. I really love the way it looks, the soft sage green and beige colors work really well!


It is really important to me to have plants in my room, because I am a plant-lady-in-training! This pothos plant I bought on a whim from Ikea has been doing quite well and I recently re-potted it into this gray terracotta planter…

I also couldn’t resist this little snake plant …it’s perfect in this little mid-century modern planter from Homesense (Homegoods)


Another sentimental item I was able to incorporate into the room is the vintage suitcase that was owned by my Grandpa. My mom and I still remember when I was a little girl and he took the bus from Barrie, Ontario to Victoria, BC  (a 3000 KM journey) and surprised us by showing up on our front door, this suitcase in hand.

I love candles, so you will notice I have lots of those in the room too…this set is so pretty in a bed of Spanish Moss:

I also found this cute hobnail glass pink beauty, it smells so good!

Window Treatment

Before the makeover I had some very plain gray curtains hanging on an old curtain rod that I was not loving. I bought a more modern curtain rod and then found these curtains at Bed Bath and Beyond. They are the same oatmeal linen as my headboard and bench, with a subtle stitched flower pattern. I love the way they look in the room!


Now I will share the details of where I purchased all of the new items for my bedroom.

End of Bed bench – Wayfair (my exact one is currently out of stock)

Bedding – white duvet set is from IKEA and the velvet quilt at the end of my bed is from Bed Bath and Beyond

Throw Pillow – the striped lumbar pillow is from Target

Rug -my rug is old and no longer available, but I have recently been really impressed with these Loloi Rugs from Amazon.

Gray Terracotta pots – Garden Works (a local store)

Curtains – Bed Bath & Beyond

Canvas Painting – Hills I from Juniper Print Shop

Set of 3 Prints above my bed – Wildfield Paper Co.

French Country Mirror – Target

If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you in the comment section below! If you liked this post, pin it for future reference or better yet, share it with your friends!

Thanks so much for reading!

xo, Kerri

Pst…If you enjoyed this room reveal, you might also like this post:

Family Room Makeover