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Rustic Chic Master Bedroom Reveal

Welcome to our Rustic Chic Master Bedroom.

There is a rustic headboard, burlap banner and industrial-esque lamps.

But there’s also a trellis-inspired stenciled wall, a crisp white pin-tuck duvet cover, yellow ceramic knobs and vintage looking throw pillows.

All combined with a color scheme of moody deep gray with splashes of sunny yellow.

Rustic Chic.

aka design master bedroom reveal

Sometimes a room’s final design comes to me right away, but sometimes it takes living in the space for awhile – in the case of our master bedroom at this house, a few months – to ‘see’ it.

As always, budget was a big consideration.

And quite frankly we loved several elements of our old master bedroom. You know the tiny bedroom from our bungalow – the one that was featured in Casa Romantica Shabby Chic and on Steven and Chris.

old house master bedroom

Yeah, that one.

But this time the house and even the room seemed to need a cozier, moodier look.

And this room is rockin’ the cozy factor!

We of course reused the duvet and table lamps. And we actually reused the Trellis stencil too, but this time with a whole lot more contrast.

trellis close up

Just after Christmas we purchased all new dressers and nightstands – something we haven’t done for over a decade. They’re not super fancy, but even new Ikea pieces can be pretty!

tallboy dresser

We collected and purchased several small accent pieces.

dresser lamp

And we customized the nightstands with bright yellow knobs. They’re just like jewelry for furniture.

new knob detail

ikea hack nightstand

We were also thoroughly in love with our reclaimed wood-look headboard and burlap love banner.

So why not recreate the look?

bed side

I’d say we’re about 85% finished in this room, because a few items (like baseboards and windows) are part of ‘whole house’ projects.

  • paint walls
  • buy new dressers and nightstands
  • sew new pillow covers from some yellow and gray Joel Dewberry fabric I bought from etsy
  • brighten up the knobs on the nightstands for contrast
  • get a new dust ruffle/bedskirt (I’ve found what I want, just waiting for it to be in stock at Target)
  • DIY a headboard, possibly the same as our old master bedroom’s headboard
  • add some more art
  • install a new window (this one is leaking) (Dean fixed the leak, but new windows would still be a good idea)
  • replace all the baseboards (in the whole house!)
  • change the interior doors to white ones with more character than the existing hollow core doors
  • also redo or replace the floors

\headboard from window

rustic chic master bedroom


masculine wood headboard

how to make a diy wood pallet headboard

I thought maybe it would be helpful to have a specific post for each of the rooms in our house. That way if you had any questions about where we got something, you could find it easily in one place!

Source List:

DIY Projects:

What do you think of the new look? How about the paint contrast with the trellis stencil?

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I'd love to chat with you in the comments!


  1. Lisa@ Creative Raisins says

    Okay seriously I am in love with this room. I am a true believer that styles should be mixed and you should never be stuck in one box so I am a fan of the mixing here. Fabulous Job.


    Creative Raisins

  2. Inspire Me Heather says

    Wow, what a gorgeous space! I do like the wall treatment and I like it that you just put the stencil on one wall, nicely done! The yellow is perfect in there too, just the right amount of “pop”! Very well put together you two!!

    • Shannon says

      Yes! I think more than one wall of that high contrast may have been too much. For us anyway. But the one wall makes my heart skip a beat and brings a great big smile to my face! Mr. AKA kinda likes it too. 😉

  3. Urmili says


    It’s fabulous! I really really like the stencil on the wall. It’s a lot of work you put in.

  4. Denise says

    Love the stencilled wall Shannon. How long did it take you to do? I’d love to stencil a wall or two in my bedroom but I’m afraid it would take me forever…lol.

    • Shannon says

      The one wall took a couple of afternoons. The biggest time drain I found was waiting for the stencil itself to dry between sections…there was always a little that got on the back side, which meant I had to let it dry or it would make a mess on the wall when I repositioned it. Not too bad for such a big impact!

  5. Krista @thehappyhousie says

    It is really fabulous!! I love the stencil and headboard with bunting and your furniture and accessories all work fabulously together. What a lovely space!!

    • Shannon says

      Thank you, Krista! It’s so relaxing h in this room! One of the best parts is that we can see the stencil and headboard from the bed – in the mirrored closet doors!

  6. Heather says

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful bedroom at Project Inspired Shannon! I love the new look of your bedroom – job well done!

  7. Jess @ Spool and Spoon says

    We have the same Ikea set!! I am LOVING how you utilized them. And that wall… stunning!

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  9. Anne Coles says

    I actually really like the headboard and think I could do it myself. If it looks half as good as yours, I’ll be a happy camper. Thanks Anne

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