Before and After: Mid-Century Master Bedroom

Before and After: a Mid-Century Master Bedroom with bold wallpaper

Mustard and mint? Florals and geometrics? BRING IT ON. You know I love a little unexpected mix. And this Mid-Century master bedroom was just screaming for some personality and a little sex appeal.

The home, built in 1961, had some funky features like a built-in secretary desk and some badass original light fixtures hiding in an upstairs closet. But the sad, grey walls and dungeon-looking light fixtures had to go to make room for a modern makeover.

Here’s a peek at the master bedroom before. The clients loved their tall upholstered bed and shag rug, so those pieces stayed in the final design:

Before and After: a Mid-Century Master Bedroom
Before and After: a Mid-Century Master Bedroom

I know. It’s so sad and so gloomy. Who would want to get it on in here? I can’t imagine feeling – ahem, inspired – in such a dull space.

I love the grey fireplace tiles and contemporary bed, but this room needs some color to bust out of boring! Here’s the master bedroom, after:

Before and After: a Mid-Century Master Bedroom with a funky floral accent wall
Before and After: a Mid-Century Master Bedroom

Nothing grabs your attention like a bold floral wallpaper. The accent wall behind the bed creates a focal point in this mid-century master bedroom, and the geometric draperies are a masculine contrast to the ultra-feminine wallpaper.

Before and After: a Mid-Century Master Bedroom with an amazing built-in desk area

At the last minute, we decided to wallpaper the desk area too, and I’m so glad we did. It balances out the opposite wall and makes it such a special space to sit and work.

I wish I could take credit for sourcing that sweet little brass chair, but it came with the house! It belonged to the original owner of the home in the 1960s. Isn’t it funny how everything old becomes new again? That chair feels so current and on-trend despite being nearly 70 years old.

Wanna see some other awesome before and after room makeovers? Check out this modern farmhouse living room, colorful kitchen, and the coolest home office. And if you’d like to work together to bring sexy back to your bedroom, you can book a complimentary consultation call with Lesley right here.


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