Master Bedroom Update: Before & After

I can’t tell you how good it feels to walk into our master bedroom now that it’s been updated. Our bedroom is right off of the living room (we have a one-floor home) so guests can see right into the room if the door’s open. We wanted something calming, clean and a little unexpected. As you can see from the “before” photo, below, the headboard, bench and wall looked so blah against the gray wall. I also wasn’t a fan of the black side tables and the clear glass lamps were disappearing.


I knew that I wanted to have some sort of watercolor or tie-dyed patterned wallpaper behind the headboard. I first saw this particular wallpaper, by Jennifer Latimer, when designer Megan Molten used it for a client’s bedroom and I thought it was so unique and exactly what the room needed to give it a “wow-factor.” Megan owns a design firm down in Charleston and everything her team does for clients’ homes is amazing. Her design aesthetic is light and airy – it’s modern coastal with a feminine touch (like the use of pastels as accents), which I love. Most of the decor items inside my house right now are from Megan’s online shop, including the two small white vases and one faux drop-in plant that I used on one of the side tables.

I ordered a ton of samples from Jennifer and I loved every single one – it was so hard to narrow it down but I knew I wanted something with shades of light blue. Look at all of these samples! I was even contemplating some pink wallpaper designs when we were first getting Saylor’s nursery together but never pulled the trigger. One of my Instagram followers suggested wrapping hardcover books in the samples, which is a genius idea. I can’t let these pieces go to waste – they’re too beautiful. Jennifer also sells some peel-and-stick wallpaper through her Etsy shop, which I linked at the bottom of this post.

Once the wallpaper was installed, I knew that it was exactly what the room needed since I was going to use white bedding. We painted the side tables white, which allows us to keep these pieces for at least a couple more years. I’m still on the hunt for a large square painting or framed photo to put above the white dresser (not shown) and some cool knob pulls…I’m leaning towards brass rings or something that has acrylic and brass.

The upholstered bench at the end of the bed had really taken a beating so I bought a blue/gray denim Turkish cotton throw from Etsy and my husband wrapped and stapled it around the top. That blue matches well and the added color was needed! I added gray gourd table lamps and a gray rug to complement the wallpaper. Overall, the room finally feels styled and we often say that it’s like a hotel room. To see a video of the space, check out what I posted to TikTok.


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  • Joni Caram

    December 3, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Was the wallpaper Medium or Large scale? I'm about to order the Harbour Island print but can't decide which scale to go with.

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