A Minimal Mid-Century Master Bedroom Makeover

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.

43 comments | Click here to reply

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).


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


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


Where is the gorgeous artwork above the bed from??


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.


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…

xo, Sofia


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!


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


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

Colleen M Clark

Thanks Corina. 🙂


The marble art (and the cat) are perfection!

Corina Nika

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


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


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

Morgan McCloskey

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!


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


Love love love! The art prints are gorgeous x

Jessica — NinetyCo


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!

Marwa | Enthralling Gumption

Thanks Michelle. 🙂 It was fun to work on!


I love how you did it, I especially like the rug and the dressers!

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