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Our Rustic Master Bedroom Retreat – The Reveal!

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It’s here! Master bedroom reveal day!

Adam and I have been chipping away at the bedroom for the last couple of years, and slowly but surely it went from a mostly empty mishmash of random items to a relaxing retreat where we can escape at the end of the day. It’s amazing.

So just to tide you over before we get to the guts of the blog post, here are a few pictures of the finished room.

rustic master bedroom wood ceiling limestone wall

limestone wall in bedroom



limestone, wood, rustic wood ande blue walls in master bedroom


So let’s take a trip down memory lane and see where we started. I would love to post a great before and after picture, but when you build a custom home, what is the before picture? Really, it should be a bunch of trees on our lot, because that’s true before picture. Do you use one when it was just framed? Drywall? From the day we moved in? I don’t know the answer, so I say let’s just start at the beginning.

The room in question…

master bedroom floorplan



framed master bedroom


under construction master bedroom


bedroom accent wall before stone

custom home building blog

With limestone and paint

stone accent wall

The next two are what it looked like when we moved in, which I guess makes them the official before pictures.

master bedroom before

master bedroom before

Our bedroom had great bones, it was just lacking in furniture and decor (and a ceiling). Adam and I knew what we wanted though, which was a rustic bedroom with lots of organic elements, texture, neutrals, and a very obvious absence of kids, clutter, and noise.

Here is my first design plan for the bedroom. Looking at it now it seems laughable, but at the time I was pretty darn proud of it.

rustic bedroom design plan

Then earlier this year I got a chance to work with Modsy, which is a personalized home design solution that utilizes 3D visualization technology to let you try on furniture before you buy it. You can see the space, try out products from hundreds of online retailers, and make an informed and confident decision about everything in it. Here is the design plan we came up with together.

Modsy bedroom design

Is that not AMAZING? It’s so lifelike, you can really get a feeling of how the room will look when it is finished, how everything goes together, and how it all fits in the space.

So that is what we have been working towards for the last couple of months. My final product turned out a bit different than the first Modsy plan, mostly because the fireplace is a future project and not something we are taking on at the moment.

So we changed the Modsy designs around, which is incredibly easy. You can either have on of their designers do it, or you can swap out furniture yourself with the click of a button.

Modsy bedroom design

Modsy reading nook


Modsy 3D room renderings

Modsy bedroom

Modsy bedroom layout


And here is the room in real life!


rustic bedroom


reading nook in master bedroom

bedroom design

rustic bedding

master bedroom ideas

rustic master bedroom details

rustic master bedroom with wood ceiling and limestone wall

spindle leg nightstand

TV in the bedroom

Master bedroom TV?

Article metal planter

simple, rustic bedroom with stone wall

We still have the fireplace and wood flooring to do (update – we finished the fireplace!), but even without those things it feels like a finished room. We never finished the master bedroom in our last house (it was a dumping ground for 7 years) and the rest of our current house is unfinished, so this bedroom retreat feels extra special. If you have an unfinished dumping ground of a bedroom like I always have, take some time and make it into something that makes you smile. It’s worth it, I promise.

For more information about the bedroom projects and items in it, see the lists below!

Master Bedroom Source List


Master Bedroom Projects and Blog Posts

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  1. It looks amazing! Great job.

    I really like the tables you’re using as nightstands. I might have to steal that idea.

  2. I love it and all the textures but the head board needs to be higher. It looks lost in the bedding. I love your design style!

    1. I 100% agree and wish it was taller. It looked plenty tall in the photo online, but in real life…not so much. At this point it is what it is though, at least for the foreseeable future.

  3. Awesome! So happy for you :)

    I’ll keep Modsy in mind when I need to visualize a room. That looked amazing – very helpful in trying to “see” it. Would make it easier for my hubby to “get” my vision at the start of a project. Crank up his enthusiasm levels, lol.

  4. Your master bedroom turned out so beautiful! I bet it is hard to get out of bed in the morning. I would want to hang out there all day. Wonderful job. I can’t wait to see what project you work on next :)

    1. It’s so hard. If I didn’t have to get up before the sun (after going to bed way too late) to get my boys off to school then I would be like a teenager on summer break.

      The next project is finishing the RV! After that I need to do the boys rooms….I’m feeling a little guilty that they are so bland and empty still.

  5. Your home is simply gorgeous! Been following your blog for a few years (I think – not sure when I first found you!), and I love all of your progress to date.

    And your family is gorgeous, too!

    Stay happy.

  6. This looks AMAZING! It was great timing too because my husband just informed me our master looks too feminine and wants me to tackle a revamp asap. I’ll check out Modsy, that’s awesome how realistic it looks and I’m at a loss of where to start with ours so that will be a huge help!

  7. Love what you’ve done with the master bedroom! How do you deal with mixing wood colors in the house? My husband would like to change out all the trim in our house and put in maple trim. I’m wondering how that affects what other wood I can use in a room (possibly flooring) as well as furniture. I notice you have a strong wood element in your rooms so would love your opinion. Thanks!

    1. That is a great question! We do use a ton of wood in our home, and initially, I was feeling like it all had to match. We are using all rustic and reclaimed wood though, and matching just isn’t something that is feasible…and I like it. The house looks like it has been collected over time and that is exactly what I was going for. I think it works though because it is all the same genre of wood…rustic, old, unfinished, etc. Maple trim, for example, in our house wouldn’t look like it belongs. I think as long as you stay within the same style of wood, having them not match can be charming.

  8. It’s so beautiful! I love all the details. You have such a way with decor and colours. What a gorgeous place to relax and rest.

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