A Minimal Mid-Century Master Bedroom Makeover

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A minimal mid-century master bedroom makeover from Paper & Stitch

Admittedly, it seems like every six months or so, I get an itch to redo one (or more) rooms in the house. Honestly, I can’t help it… I’m perfectly accepting of change in one (and possibly only?) aspect of my life and it’s on the home decor front. And with having just finished up our guest bedroom makeover, I couldn’t stop myself from giving Jeff and I’s bedroom a quick facelift too. It’s a sickness really.

So, I partnered with Parachute, an amazing home textiles company with the coziest bedding you can imagine, for a master bedroom update that I’m certain will last longer than all the others. Even Jeff is fully onboard. Yay!

A minimal mid-century master bedroom makeover from Paper & Stitch

Bedroom inspo

This time around, I paired everything down – erring toward a more refined color palette of neutrals, mixed with just a few pops of color. And playing up natural textures and finishes we already had, with a few new pieces that we’ll have for the long haul.

That said, this is still (kind of) a work in progress. I’m almost there…just need to frame the piece above the bed and eventually switch out my inexpensive rug solution with the rug of my dreams. BUT I’m not in the market for a $2,000+ rug at the moment, so my DIY solution will work for now.

I just bought two identical 5×7 rugs and laid them next to each other on the floor to form one large 10×7 rug for under the bed. It’s not perfect, but it was under $350 total, and fills out the room pretty well for now.

Cozy textiles in the bedroom

Parachute bedding

Aside from the rug and some new (matching) nightstands from Ikea, we changed out all the bedding. In part because I wanted a change. AND in part because Luna (our 11 year old pitbull) loves to play on the bed. As a result, she’s ripped many, MANY sheet sets to shreds over the years, with her craziness… the girl plays hard. Eeeek! So, we got some new ones from Parachute. And let me tell you, they are AMAZING.

We got the Percale Venice Set in white (which includes a fitted sheet, duvet cover, and two pillowcases), plus white Essential Shams (which are quilted), and Euro Shams (in sand). And the whole setup feels straight from a fancy hotel, which I’m super into. Sleep is VERY important to me…I could practically sleep through the weekend if someone would let me. So, cozy AF bedding is pretty important in my book.

And if you’re looking for other super soft textiles, I have their alpaca throw in natural. It’s crazy soft and Franz likes it too, as you can see. 🙂

Cozy cat

Vintage dresser in the bedroom

Other than that, with the exception of the black and white Acapulco chair (which is new), we already had the furniture…two vintage dressers, a Blu Dot mirror, and our platform bed frame. And the accessories for the most part were already in the space too – they just needed some rearranging.

Bedroom inspo

Vintage dresser and Fort Standard planter in a mid-century master bedroom

A mid-century meets eclectic modern master bedroom makeover from Paper & Stitch

Photography Amelia Tatnall Lawrence
Styling Brittni Mehlhoff

Curious to give my sheets a try? You can give Parachute bedding a go for a 60 night trial (plus free shipping and returns) and see how soft their all natural bedding really is! Go here to check it out.

So…what do you think of the new look in the bedroom? Are you a fan of the more minimal style?

This post is in partnership with Parachute. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Paper & Stitch running.

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I love how you did it, I especially like the rug and the dressers!
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Michelle | December 12th, 2016 at 10:00 am

Thanks Michelle. 🙂 It was fun to work on!

Brittni | December 12th, 2016 at 10:38 am

It’s such a smart idea to place two identical rugs together to make one. Your bedroom is looking quite cozy I must with your new parachute bedding!
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Marwa | Enthralling Gumption | December 12th, 2016 at 10:58 am

Love love love! The art prints are gorgeous x

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Jessica | December 12th, 2016 at 11:50 am

So pretty + fresh!! Where is your modern circular table lamp from?

Holly | December 12th, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Paring down my belongings and achieving a more minimal lifestyle are my goals for 2017. The neutral color palette that you chose fits in so well with that approach. I’m in LOVE with that throw; it looks so cozy!
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Kimberly | December 13th, 2016 at 1:43 am

Love the art!! Can you share the sources? Thanks!

Morgan McCloskey | December 13th, 2016 at 2:07 am

Thanks Holly. The circular table lamp is from West Elm. Here’s the link: http://rstyle.me/n/b9k3xwmvmw

Brittni | December 13th, 2016 at 10:07 am

Thanks Kimberly. It’s really, really soft. I love it.

Brittni | December 13th, 2016 at 10:07 am

The marble art (and the cat) are perfection!
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Corina Nika | December 13th, 2016 at 11:54 am

Thanks Corina. 🙂

Brittni | December 14th, 2016 at 10:19 am

Where are those rugs from? Love the look and the color!

Colleen M Clark | December 15th, 2016 at 7:48 pm

I love what you did with the rug! It doesn’t look like it’s two separate pieces at all!

Lindsay | December 21st, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Hi Colleen and Lindsay. The rugs are from Target. I couldn’t find a link online to the exact ones I used, which is why it isn’t linked up in the post. 🙁 I purchased them in store, so I’d recommended checking a local store out to see what you can find. Hope that helps!

Brittni | December 23rd, 2016 at 10:30 am

You know, usually I’m not into mid-century decor, but I’m really, really digging the vibes of this room! This makes me actually rethink my take on mid-century decor…

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Sofia | January 1st, 2017 at 6:57 pm

Happy to hear that this makeover is making you rethink it, Sofia. I’m a big believer in being able to incorporate nearly any style into your home, if done right.

Brittni | January 1st, 2017 at 8:46 pm

Where is the gorgeous artwork above the bed from??

Claire | January 11th, 2017 at 6:09 pm

Hi Claire. The print is a collab between Debbie Carlos and Scout & Catalogue. Here’s the link: https://store.debbiecarlos.com/collections/guest-artist-posters/products/guest-artist-scout-catalogue-a-study-in-marbling

Brittni | January 11th, 2017 at 7:15 pm

Where is the black lamp from? I love it and am looking for something just like it.

Kristina | January 18th, 2017 at 8:01 pm

Hi Kristina. The black lamp is from West Elm (I’ve had it for a year or two now though, so I don’t know if it’s still available).

Brittni | January 18th, 2017 at 9:54 pm

I love how you put it all together!

Elaine Turner | January 19th, 2017 at 12:02 pm

A similar bedroom is my dream. All is simple laconically, but there are bright spots, pleasant structures.

Hardman | January 20th, 2017 at 7:27 pm

Hi Brittni, very cool, love the vibe! Madly into minimal styling, just love the green planter on the dresser, where can I find one?! Thanks 🙂

Fiona | January 22nd, 2017 at 9:14 am

Hi Fiona. The green planter is from Fort Standard. Here’s a link: http://www.fsobjects.com/objects/standing-bowl-large

Brittni | January 27th, 2017 at 8:50 pm

I’m really interested in the Parachute bedding, as I’m seeking that “luxury hotel” feel. I bought a sheet set from West Elm last year that was super disappointing as it was pilling within a month, and now it’s downright uncomfortable. I’m annoyed at how much I spent on them and want to make sure the next set won’t do the same! How have your Parachute set held up? And did you buy a flat sheet to go with the Venice set? Lovely room!

Callie Cooper | February 5th, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Hi Callie. I honestly LOVE our bedding from Parachute. The sheets and duvet have held up really well – no complaints at all. I would highly recommend them. And yes, we have a flat sheet as well.

Brittni | February 5th, 2017 at 8:48 pm

I am planning to decor my bed room like yours.

raina | February 26th, 2017 at 6:40 pm

looks so stylish!

Naden | March 24th, 2017 at 6:28 pm

The Black lamp is really really awesome. It just making the whole scene beautiful by 200% 🙂

Any change I can also buy it?

Jaxon | April 6th, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Thanks Jaxon. I bought the lamp from West Elm a long time ago. But I just check and it’s actual still available. Yay! Here’s the link: http://rstyle.me/n/cjyqcvmvmw

Brittni | April 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Can you tell me where the two B&W leaning prints are from? Love.it.all

MICHELLE | May 11th, 2017 at 9:40 am

Hi Michelle. The black and white leaning print on the bedside stand is actually the one that came with the frame. Ha! It’s from West Elm. Here’s the link: http://rstyle.me/n/cnd74jmvmw And the larger black and white frame on the long dresser is from a local artist in Atlanta.

Brittni | May 11th, 2017 at 10:02 am

I love the idea of combining the two rugs. This makes me actually think of redoing my bedroom. The black and white leaning print on the bedside stand is also awesome.

Zach Davis | May 20th, 2017 at 10:41 am

A similar bedroom is my dream. Im going to setup it very soon. Thank u !

Dogan | May 26th, 2017 at 6:25 am
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