Master Bedroom Before and Afters (10 Year Anniversary)

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Welcome! If you are just joining in, this week I have been sharing my main living areas over the past 10 years (links for other rooms at bottom of post). These years have gone by so quick, so it's great to see how much change has happened and really makes me realize what a process decorating is. Sometimes, a perfectly decorated space just happens and comes together quickly. Sometimes, it's totally a long process of figuring out what you want, and what your style is...with a lot of "what the hecks" in between :)

Today I'm sharing my master bedroom, and the crazy decorating that has happened in here over the years. I feel like my style has only shifted a little after the first couple of years. But, for awhile there it was pretty sketchy :) 

Here's how it looks today. As with most of my house, I err on the side of lots of white and neutrals. 
Bedroom sources at bottom of post 2009
And this is where it all started. Fresh out of my apartment. All my furniture in here were hand-me-downs. Even the mattress. We were just starting out, so it made sense. I was trying to work with what I had :)

 I soon grew tired of my headboard. Oh wait...did you even notice what was on that headboard? Yes, it's a sheet hanging over the middle and random flowers. Don't ask...because I can't give you an actual reason. :) I'm not sure what I was thinking.

As you can see from my other headboard, I apparently really wanted a brown one. So, I ditched the sheet and made a new headboard. This was under $20 to make and is still one of my most popular projects. 
$20 headboard tutorial.  2010
This was the year that my creativity went crazy. Seriously, the amount of projects I did this year was kind of insane. One of them was making this "headband" for the headboard. Yes, and that's exactly what I call it :) ha! I also started gravitating towards a brighter pallet at this point. 

Later that year, I redid my headboard with the same technique but used white faux leather instead. I also made it super big. My ceiling in here is vaulted, so I was trying to balance the space. I also painted the side tables white and helped bring more balance to the room with larger lamps that I recovered. 
This room didn't change much for over a year. The next change was changing out the curtains. I actually just sewed some blue silky fabric over the top of the original white curtains. I added some chairs to the foot of the bed. My bedroom is a decent size, so I was happy to get away with this.

Another two years has gone by, and my bedroom stayed the same for the most part. I soon was becoming more obsessed with shabby chic and neutrals. I added a rug, the first one ever in here! I swapped at the bedding and wall art along with the chairs. 
This same year, I made a huge change to the space. I added my square board and batten along the back wall. I also switched out the bedding and rug and added a bench.  Square board and batten tutorial      Curved Headboard Tutorial     Gold Sunburst Mirror Tutorial
I then updated the nightstands with these faux apothecary ones I made from Ikea chests. 
Ikea Hack Apothecary Cabinet Nightstand Tutorial

For most of 2015, my decor stayed the same, just changing out with the season.
White Comforter Source
Slight bedding changes happen quite frequently in here from here on out, as you will soon see :)
White Comforter Source
2017 My next big updated was switching the queen bed to a king platform bed. I was lost on what to do with the now empty space that my headboard used to take up. So, I created a gallery wall to draw the eye upward. 

As you can see, lots of bedding changes and random pillow swaps!
Current And again, here it is today! Well, not technically today. Today it is one huge mess with about 3 loads of laundry hanging off the bed and all over the floor. Probably some kids toys strewn about. But, hey, that's life! 

I seriously love going back on all of these rooms! Even if you don't have a blog, I urge you to take pictures of your home so you can look back. It brings back some great memories! I hope you all enjoyed this week's celebration! 10 years is so much and I thank you all for following along with me! It'll be crazy to see what another 10 years will bring!

Here are the sources for my current bedroom:

White Ruffle Bedspread: Lush Decor -Amazon and Target.
Greyish/Taupe Coverlet: Inup Home -Check this link on Amazon frequently or Home Goods
Fringe Throw Pillow Cover: Hobby Lobby
Claude Monet Saying Pillow Cover: Living With Amanda
Ruffle Diamond Pillow Shams: Lush Decor -Amazon
Ruffle Pillows Shams: Crane and Canopy
Ruffle Euro Shams: Amazon

Storage Bench: Target (similar)
Striped Pillow on Bench: Kirlands
Sweater Pillow on Bench: Ikea
Rug: Home Depot

Here are some other picture links for a few other items:


If you missed the tour of my front living room, you can click below to see it :) 
And for all the before and afters of my dining room, click below!
For my living room, click below!

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