Master Bedroom Refresh

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I have been feeling the need to refresh our master bedroom.  Sometimes it’s nice just to switch things up a bit, you know?  Originally, I had much bigger plans but I talked myself out of it.  You really don’t have to go all out to make it feel fresh and new after all.

Before Refresh

Our master bedroom had already come a long way since we first moved in.  The DIY trim molding I added make a huge difference, as did swapping out the drapes and adding a rug.  You can also check out the DIY for updating the wooden nightstand with liming wax and the DIY for my slipcovered nightstand.  The last you saw, our bedroom looked like this.

After Refresh


My initial goal was to replace the old lamps we got right after we got married with modern black sconces.  At almost $500 for both with shipping and tax, I just couldn’t do it.  The truth is I really needed a couple of new pairs of jeans and a new pair of heels for Easter and that trumped spending a huge amount on sconces.  So, my solution was to purchase the same incredibly affordable, yet still gorgeous lamps that I already have in our entry.  I love the brass accents and though it’s hard to tell from photos, the larger size is much better in here.

Moroccan Blanket

You guys, I have been wanting a Moroccan tassel blanket for so long!  I went back and forth between trying to decide if I wanted to buy the real deal, or if I should save and make my own version of one.  Since I saved a bunch of money on the lamps I decided to get the real thing.  I am so thrilled that I did!  The texture and weight this blanket has is so beautiful, and those tassels are massive!!  It was totally worth it (pssst…. I just noticed it’s currently 20% off).  The tassels are on opposite ends of the blanket so I really like that you can change up the look just by the direction you lay the blanket on the bed.  I took some photos of it styled differently a few days apart so you could see the difference.


I certainly didn’t get too crazy here.  The black pillows stayed because I love how they bring in the black I have throughout the house and in the adjoining bathroom vanities.  I brought down a large mud cloth pillow I originally made for the playroom window seat for more texture and for another shade of white.  I’ve got enough fabric leftover from when I made this one that I’ll just make another for the playroom 🙂

New Sheets

There is nothing better than the feeling of crawling into your bed at night with new, freshly laundered sheets.  Maybe brand new socks, but that still would come in second place to new sheets.  My preference has always been for solid white, crisp sheets.  You just can’t go wrong!  While working on updating the bedroom I was contacted by the incredible folks at Gilchrist & Soames.  You may have heard of them before.  Gilchrist & Soames linens and toiletries have been found in the finest luxury hotels around the world for years.  They have just recently made those same products available to the public!  They were kind enough to let me try their Abbey Sheet Set.  What first impressed me while making the bed was the length of the top flat sheet.  It was substantially longer than any other top sheet I’ve had.  It drives me nuts to deal with a sheet that has pulled out in the middle if the night.  I don’t have to worry about that anymore because this sheet is staying put!  The sheets themselves are very lightweight and soft, perfect for the warm Houston summers we have down here.  I also liked the drawstring bag they came in.  It’s perfect for keeping the set together when swapping out sheets between washings.

So there you have it!  Just a few changes to make our room feel new again.  What’s your favorite change?


Headboard // Rug – no longer available (similar) and (similar) // Moroccan blanket // White duvet cover // Sheets // Black pillows – made by me (similar) // Mudcloth pillow – made by me (similar) // DIY slipcovered nightstand // Liming wax wood table // Lamp bases + lamp shades // Vases – Homegoods // Alarm clock // African beads // Bamboo blinds – in Antigua Natural // Drapes – in Lexi White // Curtain rod // Ceiling fan

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  1. cassie bustamante Avatar

    your bedroom is so light and breezy and beautiful! LOVE it, shelley!

    1. Shelley | Crazy Wonderful Avatar

      Thank you, Cassie! It took us some time getting there, but we’re finally there 🙂

  2. Lisa Avatar

    I’m in total love with your Moroccan blanket!!!

    1. Shelley | Crazy Wonderful Avatar

      Aren’t those just the prettiest things ever?! I’m so in love with it too!

  3. Pamela Jones Avatar
    Pamela Jones

    Shelley I love the changes. It’s the little details. I want that tassel blanket, it gives a soft touch to the room.

    1. Shelley | Crazy Wonderful Avatar

      Thank you, mom! I’m so glad I decided on that blanket. It’s my favorite thing in here.

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