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Simply Summer Bedroom Tour

I’m calling this the “catch-our-breath” summer. The summer with family reunions and road trips and yard work and home improvement projects galore. It’s so exciting and fun and totally worth the work, but there are evenings when I flop down on our bed and realize it’s the first time I’ve sat down all day. Whew!

Today, I’m joining in with Nina Hendrick again this year for her Simply Summer Home Tour with a group of insanely talented blogger friends. (You can see last year’s Simply Summer Tour here and this year’s summer tour of our current living room and breakfast room here, if you want more decorating ideas for the season.)

Welcome to our catch-our-breath space, our master bedroom.

Simply Summer Bedroom Tour | blesserhouse.com - A drab bedroom gets a sophisticated makeover using clearance items and thrift finds for a masculine / feminine balance styled for summer.

It’s unexpectedly come together and practically decorated itself thanks to a lot of lucky finds.

In addition to the list of summer chaos, my camera and computer are having a fight, so my photos are a little wonky today.

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Simply Summer Bedroom Tour | blesserhouse.com - A drab bedroom gets a sophisticated makeover using clearance items and thrift finds for a masculine / feminine balance styled for summer.

Two months ago, this room looked like this…

Simply Summer Bedroom Tour | blesserhouse.com - A drab bedroom gets a sophisticated makeover using clearance items and thrift finds for a masculine / feminine balance styled for summer.

Pretty crazy, huh?

Robert and I scored our bed, chest of drawers, and dresser on a major closeout at a local home decor shop, and everything else sort of fell into place.

We painted the walls in Benjamin Moore Moonshine, the ceiling and trim in Benjamin Moore Simply White, and the doors in Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron to flow with the rest of the house. The paint alone never fails to make a ginormous difference.

Simply Summer Bedroom Tour | blesserhouse.com - A drab bedroom gets a sophisticated makeover using clearance items and thrift finds for a masculine / feminine balance styled for summer.

I did a little victory booty dance in the aisles of TJ Maxx when I found our bedding on clearance. And maybe I’m still doing a jig over here.

I scored the rug at HomeGoods the other day too and could not wait to get it home to gracefully slide it under our big bed (ahem… wrestle with it until red in the face and sweating like a pig).

This space really felt disconnected until that magical rug came along, and suddenly the room made sense.

Simply Summer Bedroom Tour | blesserhouse.com - A drab bedroom gets a sophisticated makeover using clearance items and thrift finds for a masculine / feminine balance styled for summer.

To contrast with our light bedding, I snagged two pairs of charcoal IKEA curtains and hung them just below our crown molding to make the room feel larger.

This bedroom is much smaller than the bedroom in our old house, so hanging curtains high and wide trick the eye and make the ceiling look taller.

Simply Summer Bedroom Tour | blesserhouse.com - A drab bedroom gets a sophisticated makeover using clearance items and thrift finds for a masculine / feminine balance styled for summer.

I love balancing out feminine and masculine details, so this pair of suitcases on top of our chest are rockstars at adding some rough, handsome texture while still providing storage, if we need it.

Simply Summer Bedroom Tour | blesserhouse.com - A drab bedroom gets a sophisticated makeover using clearance items and thrift finds for a masculine / feminine balance styled for summer.

That top suitcase once belonged to my grandparents, who took it on their honeymoon over 60 years ago. Be still my sentimental lovin’ heart!

Simply Summer Bedroom Tour | blesserhouse.com - A drab bedroom gets a sophisticated makeover using clearance items and thrift finds for a masculine / feminine balance styled for summer.

To trick the eyes a little more in making the room feel larger, I stuck this big mirror on top of our dresser to bounce some light around on this window-less wall. We brought it from our last master bedroom in our old house along with the rest of this decor I already had in my stash.

Simply Summer Bedroom Tour | blesserhouse.com - A drab bedroom gets a sophisticated makeover using clearance items and thrift finds for a masculine / feminine balance styled for summer.

Fake flowers for the win, y’all! I forgot all about these little guys that were stuffed into a storage bin.

Simply Summer Bedroom Tour | blesserhouse.com - A drab bedroom gets a sophisticated makeover using clearance items and thrift finds for a masculine / feminine balance styled for summer.

Robert and I are not bedroom chandelier people. We’re both hot-natured and love white noise in the room, so with this Channelside fan from Hunter Fan that we just hung up last week, we’ve been sleeping like rocks ever since. (Because really, how accurate is the term “sleeping like babies”?)

I love that the blades have that rugged texture to balance out the florals in the room and the lace on our bedding.

Simply Summer Bedroom Tour | blesserhouse.com - A drab bedroom gets a sophisticated makeover using clearance items and thrift finds for a masculine / feminine balance styled for summer.

This Shakespearean Botanical book (that my former English teacher self is completely geeking out about) might end up by the pool with me this summer. Sleep is all I care about when I hit this bed at the end of every day.

Simply Summer Bedroom Tour | blesserhouse.com - A drab bedroom gets a sophisticated makeover using clearance items and thrift finds for a masculine / feminine balance styled for summer.

If you want to know any of the sources in this space, you can find all of them here:

Happy summer, friends! I hope you take some time for yourself to catch your breath in the midst of the fun in the sun.

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37 Comments

  1. Love your bedroom … perfect!! The wooden tray in your picture has handles … wooden tray on Walmart site does not. Wondering if tray comes with handles??

  2. I think your home is beautiful. I love the neutrals and the new rug. Would you possibly know the name or brand of the manufacturer? I know you posted it is from HomeGoods, but maybe I can find something similar. Also, do you like having your doors painted dark? I have a black desk and it seems to always attract all the dust in the room! My doors are stained right now and debating on whether to leave them and just paint the trim white. Thank you for sharing your new home and the ideas!

  3. Lauren — just found your blog from the home tours! Just love your style! In fact, I recently found a “colour” blog by Candian Maria Killam who is color specialist. Based on the colors you used, it absolutely makes sense and everything works. Not easy to do. Her system is about the undertones of colors and making them work. Big success in what you have done — just lovely! Glad I found this blog!