It doesn’t take much to add a little of the Fall season to your Master Bedroom.
Really, it doesn’t.
One doesn’t have to go all-out-Martha Stewart and redo the whole room.
No, just listen to your room and it will tell you what it prefers.
The reason I chased out all the dark colors of this room earlier this year, was to let it speak for itself.
You will notice the maple colored bamboo floors are the same as when I had every wood shade in the country in that room.
AND the plantation shutters are still matching the floor.
Perhaps someday I will change the shutters to white like the rest of the house but the budget doesn’t allow for that at this time.
The Master Bedroom was so heavy with darker colored Oaks, bamboo and Pine woods that it was being crushed by the weight of it.
It was tired and screaming to take the weight off.
So knowing how hard it is to “lighten” up when there is extra heaviness around…
.I …I mean The Captain …became our Master Bedroom’s knight in shining armor.
If you missed the reveal, check this before and after of the room where we spend the most time.
I love reading in this little reading nook and all it took to season-a-lize it…was a couple Autumn pillows.
I also used the same pillow covers on the bed.
I purchased all four of these pillow covers on-line and they are the soft neutrals that I was looking for. It doesn’t hurt that they are soft to the touch also.
Soft pillows make those cooler, rainy days of Autumn a delight because I like to cuddle and read a good book or flip through the pages of my latest Southern Living magazine.
For the bed, I simply added two pillows, one on each side of the fluffy, quirky, feather pillow.
I like to add something out of the ordinary and these days anything is almost always the norm.
You might remember the basket I have on the bench at the end of the bed as one I made by using chalk paint to paint my pumpkins blue and white.
I am not ready to add a zebra skinned rug or a black and white cowhide rug, as I just removed the wild animal safari look when I updated the room.
But I do like the different textures that the pillows provide and the feminine softness was a welcome relief from the dark browns and beiges of the previous decor.
As you might remember I changed the colors from the dark woods to soft whites and creams when we did a master bedroom make-over.
My friends, the pillow update for this room cost me pennies.
Seriously, these four new pillow covers are a fraction of the cost of a stuffed pillow.
I have shared with you the ease of changing a cover from my stash of pillow covers and re-using the pillow inserts over and over with each change of decor.
Not only is it economical, it is a storage friendly way to eliminate the bulk of many different pillows.
And that my friends, as Martha Stewart would say…
….is a good thing!
I would like your opinion on the maple plantation shutters.
There are two windows on the East side of the Master Bedroom that are the same size and across the room are large slider plantation shutters to the pool area.
Should I keep them as they match the bamboo floors..or paint them white?
Blessings and Have a great and wonderful day.
Only daughter says
I have already mentioned I think they need to be painted when I was there a month ago😜😜😜
Yep, you did and I don’t know why you didn’t say let’s grab the paint! LOL
Nancy Sharp says
Paint them white. That really lightens things up.
thanks Nancy, I appreciate your input…I am leaning that way too. white is so much prettier.