The Primary Bedroom Reveal!

Don’t miss these simple ideas for updating a primary bedroom to create a cozy haven you’ll love!

Bed with White Comforter and Floral Pillow

It’s reveal day!!! Yippee! When I rolled out this “little bedroom refresh” at the beginning of March, I thought I would take a couple weeks, paint, switch up a few things, and be done with it. But, you see, I have this little itty bitty problem. Once I start a project, I start getting all of these ideas for more and more things I could do with the space. And once the idea enters my head, I have a hard time letting go of it, so I proceed to “do allllllllll the projects” until it’s two months later and I’m finally finished. (At least for now… 😉 ) This room has been a fun one to transform, and I can’t wait to show you all of the details, so enough with the chatter! Come on in (and get ready for photo overload)!

Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog
Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog

You’ve seen the bed a few times already! We freshened it up with beautiful bedding from Crane & Canopy and some new accent pillows. (All from Target. I removed the polyfill inserts and replaced them with down ones so they would be “cushier.” 🙂 )

Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog
Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog

The accent wall is also a new addition, and I love that it’s so much lighter and brighter than the previous dark brown wall!

Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog

The lamps and nightstands stayed and were just topped with pretty flowers– you can never have enough flowers, I say!

Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog

From this corner of the room, you can look across and see Donnie’s dresser (which got a makeover here) and the updated curtains– I just went with classic white and am loving them!

Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog

My style always gravitates to the girly side of things (which Donnie so graciously puts up with!), but I did try to make his dresser area a little more masculine. I mean, you add some antlers and it’s like instant manliness, right?!

Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog
Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog
Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog

Donnie’s dresser isn’t the only one that has gotten a makeover around here, though. A few months ago I got sick of my black, smudgy dresser, so it too got a little facelift— in white and gold!

Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog
Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog

No manliness in this little corner of the room! Pink flowers were a must! 🙂

Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog

And if you look just beyond the flowers, you can catch my most recent painting project, the gray vanity

Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog
Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog

You may notice a little difference– I decided to paint the mirror frame at the last minute, and I’m so glad I did! It’s so much brighter and cheerier!

Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog

That pretty much completes the tour! Are you up for some “before and afters”?

Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog
Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog
Master Bedroom Reveal | Just a Girl and Her Blog

Oh I just think that comparison shots are so fun! You can truly see the full effect of the transformation! Thank you so much for checking out the big reveal!

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Decorating Ideas for the Primary Bedroom

Have you done any room makeovers lately? I’d love to hear about them in the comments! Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Lauren @ Mom Home Guide says:

    Congrats. Abby! Your master bedroom looks great! I really should put some decorating time into my bedroom!

  2. Gaby {} says:

    Oh my! Your bedroom is looking lovely! I bet you can’t wait for bedtime now 🙂

  3. Karen @ a house full of sunshine says:

    Oh my goodness – just gorgeous, Abby!! I love your accent wall – the whole room is so light and fresh and elegant now!

  4. Emily @ My Love for Words says:

    It looks beautiful!! The room has a whole different feel now. Great job!

  5. Abby, it’s just gorgeous! So light and airy 🙂 you must be so happy to go to bed!

  6. Katy | Her Cup of Joy says:

    Wow that dresser in white looks amazing, love the gold details. Also, your bedroom looks so light and refreshing!

  7. Beautiful!! It is so bright and fresh, what a great makeover! The before and afters are great!

  8. Bethany @ says:


    I like the light and airy feel of it. It was previously quite dark. I also noticed you painted your vanity in the bathroom right away. I like the white much better! That masculine dresser is quite handsome! The white board and batten wall looks great in contrast to the rest of the walls. Well done!

    ~ Bethany @
    (formerly Bethany the ngnrdgrl)

  9. Gorgeous! Great job. Live the floral pillow! Limk please 🙂

  10. Ann @ One Cherry Tree Lane says:

    LOVE! Great work!

  11. So light, airy, and refreshing! Looks like something out of a Restoration Hardware catalog! Super classy! Love it!

  12. Rita C at Panoply says:

    Nice, Abby! I like how you went from the dark blue to the grey to your white – it pleases the eye as you move around the room. And I’m glad you showed the B&A photos – yes, those are always more fun to see changes that way.

  13. Johlene@FlavoursandFrosting says:

    It´s simply perfect!! I love the color scheme! Love the paint color on the basin cabinet doors too 🙂

  14. Selene Galindo says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! I love how bright and fresh everything looks! And that wall!!!! Fabulous job!

  15. Beth Anne says:

    It looks great, Abby! So bright and fresh!

  16. Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness says:

    Ohh this is gorgeous, Abby! I love how it all turned out!! I can’t believe how much brighter it is with the pretty white wall behind your bed!! And, I love your vanity, I’m also in the process of painting our vanity a similar color! Ha! Great minds must think alike. 😉 Hope you have a great day!

  17. You did such a great job! I love the light accent wall. It is amazing how painting the wall white and your dresser white really, really changed the whole room. Way to go!

    Nancy @ Slightly Coastal

  18. Wow! What a difference and so lovely! Your white and gold dresser is awesome! Great job!

  19. Hi, Abby ~ This room looks amazing! I keep trying to pick a favorite new feature, but I can’t do it. I am very intrigued by your board and batten wall, though. Hubs went paint-crazy in our master bedroom and now all of the walls are dark blue. I’m thinking a crisp white, board and batten wall might be the ticket to balance out the blue? Did you do a lot of prep work on your bathroom vanity before painting it? That project is on my bucket list, too, but I REALLY dislike sanding. :0) Thanks for sharing your gorgeous room!

  20. Bethany @ The Southern Couture says:

    You did an amazing job! Everything looks so fresh and bright. The touch of blue, gold, and white couldn’t be more perfect. I couldn’t wait to see the big reveal and now I’m so glad I did. Have a great rest of the week and wonderful weekend.

  21. Kim@NewlyWoodwards says:

    Very pretty! I love the different colors you used on the dressers – I always want everything to match but I love the mix.

  22. Beautiful! What color are the walls?

  23. Crystal Nell says:

    Great job!! I love the accent wall. Bedroom looks beautiful!!

  24. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    Wow! It looks so great, light, airy, welcoming, cozy all at once. Great job! No wonder it took a bit more time, it is totally different. Love it.

  25. Beautiful transformation!! I’m smitten over those dressers of your!

  26. Looks wonderful, Abby! Also loving the vanity inspiration…we can see ours from our bed too and it looks so dingy right now.

  27. I dearly love the bedroom transformation. The colors are quite beautiful and much more lively. You must be enjoying the peaceful feeling it expresses. Great job. Love your ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  28. It’s all so pretty! (I mean manly in the right places, too. 😉 ) Also, that front pillow is THE BEST. Love it all.

  29. Absolutely STUNNING, Abby! I especially love both of the dressers and how they both capture your differences but stay so harmonious at the same time. The whole space is just gorgeous! I bet you’ll have sweet dreams tonight! 😉

  30. What a transformation! I love how you repurposed all of your furniture and cabinets. A little paint sure went a long way. I’m feeling inspired now! Thanks for sharing your beautiful room.

  31. Jen @ Migonis Home says:

    looks great, abby!!!! love your dresser makeover!

  32. Rev. Suzanne says:

    That’s really well done and I like all your color choices. Good job!

  33. Loving the fresh, airy, summery feeling with the white and blue. The pop of color “Donnie’s” blue dresser gives the room is awesome! Gorgeous transformation!

  34. Sarah @ Life On Virginia Street says:

    SO beautiful Abby! I love the lighter and brighter look!

  35. Beautifully airy…great job. I’m putting my hard-to-store tiered try on my dresser this afternoon. I always have bracelets and earrings collecting there!

  36. I love how everything turned out ! The wall looks great & it is a completely different space. I love when sinple(a wall) changes everything so much & it came together beautiful. And I totally understand wanting to do more & more once you start a room. Can’t wait to see more… What’s next?! 🙂

  37. Stephanie says:

    Love your color palette. Great job!

  38. Bonnie Dorough says:

    That mirror and dresser are stunning!!! Love it!

  39. It turned out BEAUTIFULLY! I agree… you can never have enough flowers. 🙂 That focal wall behind your bed is my favorite, I think. By the way, I just started into reading your Building a Framework ebook and I’m loving it!!!!

  40. Your bedroom is beautiful! My husband and I recently re-did our master bedroom and I absolutely LOVE it. I have three little boys, so I made sure that our bedroom was a little bit on the ‘girly’ side since everything else in our house seems to be masculine. It is like my little getaway 🙂

  41. Kaitie @ Fuchsia Freezer says:

    Your bedroom looks so cheery and light… very welcoming and relaxing… perfect timing to with spring and summer coming up! Enjoy!

  42. Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc. says:

    Wow so pretty! I’ve really enjoyed all of the little makeovers leading up to the big reveal… but this is the best part! The room was pretty before but now.. wow! So light and pretty! Love the white wall, the pretty bedding and the gorgeous dresser make-overs! Love it!

  43. Absolutely stunning! I love how all the changes transformed it into a lighter space.

  44. Beautiful! You made the floral pillow cover yourself? What size down insert do you recommend when compared to the actual size of your fabric square with that? Say it’s a 14×14 insert form, for a 12×12 fabric square? I was worried that a 12×12 insert form with a 12×12 fabric piece would make the pillow look like it’s sagging in places and too small! Thanks for any help and advice!

  45. Heather Alexander says:

    I love how you brightened everything up in here! And I LOVE the color of Donnie’s dresser! That blue.. ugh! So awesome!

  46. Beautiful! I really enjoyed your post.

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