Master Bedroom Reveal: Black, White and Bright All Over

Feb 4, 2013

When dreaming about how to decorate my bedroom I knew I wanted a black and white color scheme that's still light and airy, a touch of Hollywood Regency, a bit modern, and feminine enough for me without scaring my husband. It sounds crazy, but I think I did it!

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The best part is that I did it super cheap even though almost everything is new except the lamps, the headboard, and a few accessories. If you remember in this post, I showed you how I recovered the headboard.

Here's a closer look at the Ikea Malm furniture we bought. Since I discovered Overlays to customize Ikea furniture, I'm not sure they will stay like this long!

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I love how the new floors contrast with all the white.

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This chevron tray is great for holding all the little things that accumulate on your dresser. The little bowl from Anthropologie is perfect for every day jewelry.

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I'm so happy with the way everything turned out and it only took me about six weeks to complete. I'm a slow DIY-er, so that's amazing for me!


Headboard-Recovered, but originally from
Dresser and Nightstands-Ikea
Mirror-Home Depot
Drawer Hardware-Home Depot
Frames, Drapes, Chevron Tray, Vase (bought years ago)-ZGallerie
Paint-BM Gray Owl

I told you this room was cheap!


  1. Great makeover, love the tray!

  2. You did a wonderful job, love the paint color and I have that bedcover too from Target!

    1. Thank you so much! I've been coveting that duvet for a while, so I'm glad to finally have it.

  3. It might be cheap but it looks like a fancy hotel room! I love it! You totally nailed it.

    1. Aww, thanks! I have to say my initial plan with more expensive furniture and fabrics wouldn't have turned out much different. And, this is instant gratification since there's no waiting for furniture to arrive!

  4. It looks awesome! I LOVE this style! Sometimes I wish I did white, instead of black, furniture in my bedroom. And I know you'll get to tohse overlays and make it even more amazing!

    1. Thanks! I love black, but this room has always been really dark despite the amount of windows so I knew I wanted something light this time. A side benefit is that it doesn't show dust like my dark furniture did.

  5. It looks great....I love black and white....

  6. I LOVE how your room turned out! We're right in the middle of updating our master too. One of our plans is to make our own headboard. I've been doing all the other projects in there first because that one intimidates me a litte. Really like your style. :) Sharon

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to see your bedroom when you're done. I have to admit I wasn't sure if this headboard would turn out at all. I kept asking everyone,"Can you believe I did that?"