Master Bedroom Update: New Campaign Style Nightstands

Decorating has always been one of my biggest passions. I truly believe that coming home to a space you find beautiful and relaxing improves your day-to-day life. 

Having said that, our master bedroom has always been very blah to me (and still is). I don't love that it doesn't have a lot of windows and that overall is just feels really boring.  Part of the reason for that is because I never prioritized the space.  Because our kitchen, dining room and living room are all in one, large, open concept space on one floor, I prioritized decorating our second floor because we spend the most time there (though, I still need window treatments for the second floor).

Our master bedroom still has a long way to come, but we've made a small improvement by switching out our bedside tables.  I had H do a popular IKEA hack to make new bedside tables that were larger, brighter and more suited to the scale of the room and our king- sized bed.

He followed this campaign dresser tutorial from the blog Sequins & Stripes.  I didn't post step-by-step instructions on my blog because we followed that blog's directions and bought all of the same products except for the paint color (we used a different shade of white by BEHR and did not use a high gloss paint because it as not available in no VOC formula).

Here is what our night stands looked like before (also from IKEA):

See how they're so small you can hardly see them next to the bed?  They also didn't have a lot of storage and I like to keep books and magazines by the bed.

The new ones look like this:

I am really pleased with how they turned out. The project also means that we now own an electric drill. I told H to watch out---now that he completed this project, I know I'll have many more to add to his list.  

So, whats next for the master bedroom?  
  • Artwork on the walls---I am thinking above the bed because that wall is so bare and could be a great focal point
  • Mirrors above the nightstands (I just need to find the perfect size!) I'd love to do gold framed ones
  • Possibly moving the tall, thinner dresser to another side of the room
  • possibly adding a chair in one of the corners
I would just love to make our master bedroom a space I love walking into everyday, like our kitchen, dining room and living room.  

My next decorating focus will be the nursery, but I'd like to work on the master bedroom as well before the baby comes.  

Hope everyone is enjoying the first day of 2013!


  1. I love your nightstands!

    XO Alex

  2. I love the updates! Can't wait to see what else you do!

  3. They turned out beautifully!! Such a great project!!

  4. Those are super cute! I look forward to seeing more home decor posts and nursery posts :)

  5. I L O V E them!
    Also, I think hardwood floors would make the room amazing!

  6. L O V E them!
    Also, I think hardwood floors would be
    a beautiful addition to the room!

  7. Looks great and I love it! Erica

  8. Mark star- this isn't our forever home so hardwood is not worth the investment

  9. They came out great! They must make a big difference in the room already. I completely agree with you, I also need my home to be decorated, cleaned, and up to my standards in order to feel at peace. Priorities are different for everyone but even before I became pregnant, I was a "nester".

  10. They look great, Veronika! I'm excited to see what else you do to make your master bedroom a space you actually love :)

    xo, alison*elle

  11. Those look so nice! Where'd you find the drawer pulls?

  12. berky- read the tutorial on the other blog I linked all the info is there :)

  13. I love the coral book-stops and the lamp with the coral base!
    Where did you get them, if I may ask?

  14. Hi, I love the coral book-stops and the lamp with coral base.
    Where did you get them?
    You know, I just bought that same duvet you have on your bed, same color. I have not put it on the bed yet, because we are repainting the room (light gray).
    We might have the same tastes!! :)

    I'm going to explore more of your site!

  15. you did SUCH an amazing job! looks fantastic!


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