The Master BedroomThe Master Bedroom| Part 1

November 24, 2018by cheree4

When I asked my better half, how he would like me to design our Master bedroom he replied: “Make the bed as big as the room & forget about the furniture, it’s just wasted space!” Yes it’s true we absolutely adore our foam mattress bed.  As a couple our favourite hobby is lying in bed on Sunday; Paul watching house renovation programmes and me skimming through the 20 books lying beside my bed, slurping endless cups of tea.  At night we practically take a flying leap from the door to the bed with smiles as big as our faces because we know we are finally clocking out for the day.  The pressures and worries from the outside world seemed to have magically disappeared in this room.  It’s our time now.


As I write these thoughts down, I know I need to create a space that includes: sumptuous and cosy textures, restful colours and details that truly reflect our personalities.

My first point of call to create our serene sanctuary, will be hunting down a big and beautiful bedhead.  The bedhead will need to serve dual purposes of being exceptionally comfortable for reading while also making a focal point for the room.

Here are some beauties I found on Pinterest:

I love the simple elegance of this sleek bedhead.  The grey colour just makes my knees knock with happiness.

My eyes seem to be very drawn to white oak wood furniture at the moment.   I do love the textures and soft colours of the quilting and cushions they have used in this photo shoot.


Again the soft, dreamy palette scheme of blue, white and oak drew me into this picture.

Since I am a complete bookworm when I hit the sack, task lighting is a very big consideration in this space.  At the moment we have 2 cheap, black plastic lamps from the Warehouse.  Paul is always groaning at me to turn off the stadium lighting and I don’t blame him; they are extremely bright and quite hard to manoeuvre into a good reading position.

Hopefully we can solve that problem with a couple of brushed chrome swing lights.


If I was designing the room solely for me then I would definitely be rolling out the glamorous Hamptons look, with high-end shiny furniture pieces.

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Unfortunately I don’t think these ultra-feminine beside cabinets are going to cut the mustard for Paul.  I am happy to compromise with some unique oak side tables.


Adding some sophisticated lamps will definitely add some wow factor to the room.


Can you believe this light is $29.99 from the US Target store?  I swear I was born in the wrong country!


In terms of other furniture, I am not sure whether to continue the light wood theme with the dresser,


or I could go a little crazy and splash out some colour with a steel blue dresser?


Below is my all-time favourite Master bedroom shot by Miss Mustard Seed.  If you haven’t seen her work yet she will certainly inspire you to paint everything you own with her line of Milk Paint.  Next week I will be sharing with you photos of our current Master bedroom.  You will see how far from the picture-perfect reality we really are….



  • Marilyn Baker

    November 24, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Love the pineapple lamp 🙂 Also your grey and white palette. Very sumptuous and cosy.

    I’d build a wardrobe that has hanging space, drawers and shelves so there’s only the bed, bedside tables and lamps in the room. Keeps everything very tidy.

    • cheree

      November 26, 2018 at 8:38 am

      Thanks so much Marilyn! Your space planning sounds very efficient. I might have to run those ideas pass the builder 🙂

  • Colleen

    November 25, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    I LOVE the light wood dresser!!

    • cheree

      November 26, 2018 at 8:37 am

      I would so love to import dressers like this over here. Just found out NZ Youshop do not deliver larger items anymore. They stopped the service in May – bummer!!

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