Main Bedroom Updates

I probably say this about so many rooms, but this room is actually my favorite. I love everything about it. The size, the furniture, the Halloween colors, the whole vibe. There’s been a few tweaks since last look and I’m here with them all. Changes include a new (to us) highboy dresser, a new ceiling fan, new nightstands, a new humongous bed, and amazing new wallpaper in the dressing room area! (All sources at end)I’d been unsuccessfully looking for a vintage highboy dresser since we moved in and as I was getting prepared to pay dealer rates, I found this one tucked away in a bedroom at a random, crappy estate last year that I almost drove past. It is by Red Lion and is marked as a sample on the back. I haven’t been able to find many examples of these (just this one on Chairish), but I do know mine didn’t have original knobs so I replaced the mediocre existing ones with giant vintage copper rounds.

A new and bigger mattress has been a HUGE upgrade. I was hesitant to go so huge and indulgent, but this large room can take a king and we are so happy with our insanely comfortable bed. One day we will get around to building a frame/headboard with floating nightstands, but for now this vintage cane headboard by Calvin Furniture and these nightstands from Target (found for $20 on sale) are stellar stand-ins.mid century bedroom black orange lane dresser vintageI love our dressing room new wallpaper so much. It really works with the bedroom.I blabber on and on about our new ceiling fan here. It is this one, and then I painted it/have issues… (And I’m trying out that clock from my son’s room but don’t think I’m loving it in here.)
Orange door is still going strong. I am obsessed with it to this day. The ONLY thing I would change is having a wall of sliders out to the backyard. All house things are possible, so maybe one day!? (Do you believe that? I do wholeheartedly, and I think it gets me into dumb house situations that other people don’t seem to find themselves in….)


side tables – Target | mobile – CB2 | headboard – vintage Calvin Furniture  | desk – vintage

wallhanging – DIY | low dresser – vintage Lane | tall dresser – vintage Red Lion | painting – me

sconces – vintage | ceiling fan – Possini Admiralty | mattress – Brentwood Home 11′ Bamboo

wallpaper – Norwall | black accent wall – Behr Stealth Jet | orange door – Behr Fireglow


We are nearing the end of the journey in here:

  • Remove so much wallpaper
  • Remove old shutters
  • Hang bamboo blinds
  • Paint walls/ceiling/trim
  • Paint black wall
  • Install sconces
  • Paint backyard door
  • New ceiling fan
  • Replace light switches
  • Paint pocket door between bedroom and dressing room…accent or boring white?
  • Install hardwood floors maybe
  • Black grasscloth for the black wall
  • Build bedframe
  • Build a screen door for backyard door (done!)

I’m not sure why we are incapable of sealing the deal on any one room, but we are *so* close this time! We actually just put in a screen door right after I photographed these, so I’ll share that soon (here it is!). And this week I’m hoping to hang black grasscloth on the black wall. I have the wallpaper, I just need to find the time to hang it. It won’t be a drastic change, but the heart wants what it wants and mine is forever stuck on grasscloth texture….

Thanks for looking at my bonkers room and for reading everybody! xoxo

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