Our cozy cottage bedroom is finally complete! I love this bedroom space so much more. It combines both English Cottage elements along with vintage touches and it is the perfect cozy escape for us at the end of the day.
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Hello friends! I am SO excited to finally be sharing our cozy cottage bedroom space with you all! I recently shared a post on my inspiration for this space and the different English Cottage elements I wanted to include and I am so thrilled to say I feel that we have achieved the vision I was going for!
This cozy cottage bedroom was quite the project, and if you follow me over on YouTube you probably already know all the work that went into this space.
I’m calling this post a “reveal” – but I really don’t like that word. I don’t consider myself a designer, and while I’m so pleased with the way our bedroom came together, there is still room for growth and change.
There are areas I’m still playing with, and furniture pieces I’m still unsure of. I think sometimes I put this pressure on myself to create these perfectly designed spaces before sharing them with the world, but that’s just not reality. Especially when you’re on a budget!
Don’t be discouraged if there are rooms in your home that still have you stumped, or spaces that you just can’t quite figure out. I’m right there with you! But for now, here’s our beautiful cozy cottage bedroom in its current state.
While I’m still working out a few details, I just couldn’t wait to share it with you guys! I still wake up and have these “pinch me” moments. I look at my husband and say “thank you! Thank you for making all my English cozy cottage bedroom dreams true!” Haha. He just laughs and shakes his head at me.
So just to catch you up on all the projects that went into this bedroom space, here’s a quick list –
Cozy Cottage Bedroom Changes
- We painted all the walls white
- We painted the trim “Stingray” by Benjamin Moore, lightened by 50%
- We added reclaimed, 150 year old barn beams to the ceiling
- We added reclaimed barn wood beams to the walls
- We installed repurposed shutters (original to our downstairs bath)
- We installed a closet door
- We had new carpeting installed
- We refinished my grandpa’s desk (now my nightstand)
- We refinished my dresser
- Mike built a bench out of reclaimed barn wood
- Mike lowered our DIY headboard and mounted it to the wall
Okay…I *think* that’s everything! But man, it was all worth it. I love every single part of our bedroom. Is it perfectly designed and styled? No. But I love it so much and I can’t wait to continue to tweak all the little details.
I love the look of painted trim work and after finishing this look throughout our downstairs dining, living and entryway spaces I knew I wanted it in my bedroom as well.
We went with a basic flat white paint on the walls which is neutral and the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous reclaimed wood beams my husband installed.
For the trim in our bedroom, I tested a few different colors but ended up going with Stingray by Benjamin Moore, which I lightened by 50%. I love this color and the coziness it brings to our bedroom space.
Reclaimed Wood Beams
I have always loved reclaimed wood beams. We had the opportunity to salvage beautiful beams from two barns in our area and I have loved incorporating them throughout our home!
I shared a post here on cutting down and installing the beams, and so far my husband has put beams in our kitchen, mudroom, entryway, and bathroom space!
Beams are one of the English cottage elements I love the most, and I knew right away I wanted them in our cozy cottage bedroom space.
These ceilings in our bedroom were so tricky, and I have always wanted to add something to them to really break them up and add warmth. Installing beams was the perfect solution, and I love the character they add!
We also decided to move the bedroom around, and I love this layout so much better. The bed situated between the beams feels so much more cozy to me, and we really love the way it looks!
The carpet we had in our bedroom was original to this space and was in desperate need of an upgrade so we decided this summer to replace it.
I know several of you suggested wood floors, and other options, but my husband loves carpet in bedrooms and I have to agree, the softness adds to the coziness of this space.
We went with a berber style carpet by Home Depot. The color is Grecian by Hickory Lane.
I just love this space so much. In order to add privacy, we added shutters that were original to our downstairs bathroom. I can’t believe how perfectly they fit this window! We had to give them several coats of paint, but I love opening them in the morning when I sit and read my Bible.
The chairs we chose are from Homethreads, an online home decor store I have shared in the past that we received our beautiful wicker chairs from in our dining space.
The curtains I used are from Ikea. They used to be in our living room, and I was so happy to be able to save money and use them again in our bedroom!
The piece under the window is one of the old nightstands that I refinished that you can read about here. I love the size of this piece and how well it fits in this space.
For some reason I didn’t take pictures of my dresser of this post, I’m so sorry. But you can see it in the YouTube video! I gave it a little makeover by painting it a lighter color and staining the drawers, darker.
We also added a closet door that we scored on Facebook market place, and I love the beam that Mike added above it.
What do you guys think of the tapestry art, a.k.a. rug hanging on the wall? If you’re not a fan, don’t answer that question because I love it! Haha!
While we don’t watch television in our bedroom very often, every once in a while we like to rent movies on the weekends after the kids go to bed. This was the only wall where the T.V. made sense, but I wanted to hide it somehow.
My Mom had these awesome hooks she wasn’t using, and I found a rug in our basement that I used to have in the kitchen. I actually LOVE how it looks hanging on the wall! And because the rug was used, it looks worn and vintage! Even better!
To the right of the “tapestry” (I’ll just keep calling it that thank you very much) is a beautiful bench that my husband made from the same reclaimed wood that’s on the walls. I love it so much!
There are not a lot of changes with our bed except for the placement of it in our new arrangement. My husband Mike built the headboard which I shared in this DIY post a few years ago. He had to lower it a bit with the new arrangement against the ceilings, but love how it looks!
Our bedding from my friend Rhonda’s shop Hallstrom Home is still the same because I love it so much. It is so so comfortable and the layers definitely play into the perfect cozy cottage bedroom style I was trying to achieve.
Overall, I am so happy that we were able to incorporate all of the ideas I shared in my English Cottage Bedroom Inspiration post.
New paint, beams, carpet and all the other beautiful vintage and new elements combined created the perfect cozy cottage bedroom space that my husband and I both love. What do you think friends? I would love to know in the comments!