I can’t believe I’m saying this because this process, in total, has been almost a two year journey, but construction on our primary suite addition is complete! As in done done. Totally finished. Hallelujah! I’m so happy I could cry… mostly because the dumpster and porta potty in front of our house are gone. But also because our new primary bedroom and bathroom look and feel ah-maz-ing and I can’t wait to snuggle in and finally enjoy them! A couple of months ago I shared all about the design inspiration behind our new primary bathroom (which I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this winter – especially that heated shower bench), and today I’m diving into the bedroom aesthetic and all of the fun design and decor ideas of our new classic, cozy, cottage-inspired primary bedroom!
ottoman cube | ceiling fan | square pillow | bolster pillow | headboard | sconce & shade | floor mirror | rug | nightstand | storage bench | dresser | side table | pillow (sold out, similar) | chair
When I say I’ve gone back and forth about this bedroom design plan about a million times and swapped things in and out of this design board, I’m really not exaggerating. And now that we’ve moved in, I’m still figuring some of the pieces out and making swaps as we feel out our needs and live in the space. I think because I’ve had SO much time to sit with this project, the design process has been a journey. I’m a little bit surprised by some of the decor elements I ended up gravitating toward, but I think somewhere in the back of my mind I was inspired by Emmet’s super cozy cottage nursery, which has a similar vibe. I’ve come to love his little nursery so much over the last 18 months, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that some of the things I’ve loved about that room have found their way into our new bedroom aesthetic.
All About Our New Bedroom Aesthetic
Overall, though the vibe of the new bedroom aesthetic is about what you’d expect from us, and I’m totally ok with that. Cozy, comfortable, casual, a little bit classic and a little bit fun. I’ve always liked to keep every room in our home on the simpler side while still including some fun, playful details wherever I can, with all of our “stuff” neatly stored away and out of sight wherever and whenever possible, and this room is no exception. I didn’t want to clutter it up with a ton of fussy design details because cutting down the clutter in our home helps cut down the clutter in my mind. Which is even more important now that we have a toddler and a crazy cattle dog. I wanted this bedroom to be comfortable, functional and set up for deep rest, without a lot of nooks and crannies to clean, and with plenty of space to organize and store our stuff. Durability is also always a consideration in our house since Elvis still loves to destroy things or make them as dirty as possible, and Emmet has officially entered the, “Put my dirty little hands on any and all surfaces whenever possible” phase. My love for design and my love for dogs and my crazy toddler can sometimes be at odds, but that’s real life, isn’t it?!
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Another tricky thing about this long design process is the supply issue. Some pieces I’ve had my heart set on went out of stock before I could flesh the whole plan out, some things have shipping delays with no clear ship date in sight, etc. which is why I’m still swapping pieces in and out of this plan to this day. It’s been frustrating to rework my plan again and again, but I know it’ll get there eventually! One of the biggest unknowns in the design plan in this room right now is our dresser/storage situation. I’m considering tackling a fun DIY project to add some really useful storage in here, but it’s slightly ambitious, so TBD on whether I can manage that or just end up buying a large dresser to accommodate our storage needs.
Our Favorite White Bedroom Linens
And since our post all about our favorite soft, cozy white linens is still one of our most visited posts here on the blog, I thought I’d also round up all of the white linens we’re using in our new bedroom and then some more that we currently use in our guest bedrooms. And yes, even with a toddler and a dirt-loving dog, we still do white linens throughout the house and still love them. They’re just so fresh and peaceful! But not all are created equal on the comfort front, and I have really, really high softness standards. Which is why I test them all out so you don’t have to! I rounded all of those up above, including the super affordable duvet insert we use in every room, so make sure you check that out, too if you love dreamy white bedroom linens as much as we do!
So what do you think of our new primary bedroom aesthetic and decor ideas? Drop us a comment below!
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