Bits & Pieces of home: A grand tour of our master bedroom

by About Nikki
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I’ll preface this post by stating the obvious: we don’t live in a spacious, newly renovated home. I won’t lie, there are definitely days where I scroll through Instagram, ogling over all of the bright, naturally lit living rooms and custom built farmhouse tables that seat twelve.

But guess what? That isn’t my reality, and that’s okay!

my cute little oil collection

Our house was built in the 70’s. It has seen many families pass through its doors. There is history here that can’t be replicated. It has character, and I’ve grown to love the comfort it’s provided us. It’s home because it’s where we all find solace at the end of a hard day.

Other than my daughter’s room, our master bedroom is my favorite in the house. It was a crazy bright purple when we first

moved in, the walls beat up from being loved hard. We decided that we wanted to be able to walk in every day, feeling a sense of calm. This blue/gray color we found was a perfect fit.

This bed was gifted to us from a neighbor at our old apartment. I won’t even sugarcoat it; we absolutely hate the thing. It’s rickety at best. I would go full ‘MTV Cribs’ and tell you this is where the magic happens; but we all know that having a toddler means there is little to none of that truly happening. It’s more like hey here’s our bed, where my kid takes up prime real estate and has maybe peed a few times.

Trav is a huge movie fanatic, so we have our Blu-ray collection in our room to keep grubby little hands away from it. That hasn’t really gone as planned. Charlie still runs in and pulls everything down. For some reason, our room is Disneyland to her. Dream big, kid.

anyone else have a salt lamp? love ours!

I own way too many necklaces and don’t really have a room for a bulky jewelry case. This tiny trinket mantle was sitting in the garage when we moved in, so I nailed it to the wall and BAM, instant necklace holder. It’s managed to do the job for over two years now, so I haven’t really felt the need to upgrade to anything more sophisticated.

Let’s talk about glass closet doors with gold trim. We had two giants ones. They reminded me of a prop you’d use in a 1970’s soft-core porn. They had to go. We opted to use some curtains instead, and honestly, I love them! They add some dimension to the room and hide the hot mess that is our closet.

This faux fur rug was my ill-fated attempt at being classy. It was $40 bucks at Ross and honestly, I love it. I was a little ambitious about the white; and luckily enough for me, the kid and dog love to roll all over it. Fun fact: Did you know that you brush these types of rugs clean? conditioning spray and a dog brush. Seriously, I can’t make this stuff up.

Last but not least, my accent mirrors and painting. Both of which were gifted to me as well by friends. I’m going to be the broad right now that says that they really “tie the room together.”

Honestly, most of our home is furnished by friends and family. I’m a big advocate for hand-me-downs. I just don’t see the point in buying pretty, shiny, clean things for our home when we have an almost 2 year old running around with a cup of fruit punch and a handful of smashed cheese crackers. I don’t need any more anxiety or stress in my life, I’ve got plenty.

my FAVORITE part of our awful bed. The magical twinkle lights!

I’ve linked the twinkle lights and a few other items we use below – they are beautiful and easy and belong in every nook and cranny of your home! I promise, they make everything magical.

Honestly, all jokes aside, I do love our room. The blackout blinds (obsessed), the size, the cozy factor….I basically live in here. I even consider if my office. We’ve really made this house a home, and I’m so proud of how far we’ve come.

That’s it! The grand tour. I know, I’m not especially savvy at home blogging – but I see so many of these ‘wow’ homes, I thought why not do an above regular Joe’s home too!?

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You can also view some bits and pieces of my daughters room here.

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Nikki is a thirty-something-year-old AZ native girlfriend & mama who hopes to create a safe space for women; helping to cultivate honest dialogue and end the stigma surrounding maternal mental health.

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12 comments

Ally November 27, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Love how warm and cozy your bedroom looks! It seems like the perfect place to unwind and kick back with a good movie!

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About Nikki November 28, 2018 - 5:53 PM

Thanks girl! We definitely have watched plenty of Mickey Mouse snuggled up under the covers.

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Bailey November 28, 2018 - 12:39 AM

Love your simplicity and subtle glamour! That faux fur rug!?! I had no idea that’s how you clean those!!

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About Nikki November 28, 2018 - 5:53 PM

Right!? Such a funny way to clean a rug. I feel silly doing it!

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Aura November 28, 2018 - 11:44 AM

Really love the rug. And the way the dog is posing on the bed:)

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About Nikki November 28, 2018 - 5:52 PM

LOL yeah she’s a total ham. She pretty has made the bed her own.

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Lauren November 28, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Oh my goodness! SO cozy! I want to snuggle down in that bed.. and I mean that in the LEAST creepy way possible! Love the twinkle lights too!

Lauren | https://livebythesunshine.com/

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About Nikki November 28, 2018 - 5:52 PM

AHAHA, this totally made me laugh! I love it. Not creepy whatsoever 😉

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Katie November 28, 2018 - 5:12 PM

I love your room! It’s simple and stylish and cozy! And I need some of those lights! So cool! I love that it isn’t a big extravagant, perfect room. It makes me think of my own simple room.

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About Nikki November 28, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Aw, thanks girl! We love it. Sometimes it’s easy to get discouraged by the Instagram house world. The lights are great you can put them anywhere! Get some.

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Joan November 28, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Looks so beautiful, the essential.oil shelf is such a great idea and I love your rug too.

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About Nikki November 28, 2018 - 10:48 PM

Thank you so so much!!

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