Summer master bedroom ideas in ethereal white and dreamy blush pink that are subtle and he won’t mind one bit!
In the summer months barely there colors are just perfect for reflecting the light. I’ve used white bedding for many years and for many reasons. The primary reason is cleanliness because you can see exactly where the dirt is on white. That makes it so much easier to clean, just like my Cameron white twill slipcovered sofa. But I digress, as that’s in our beach home living room. Today I’m talking about pale tones in a summer master bedroom.
I’m going for a much more subtle and washed look these days and gone are the days of too much. Want to see what I’m talking about? This was a styled magazine shoot in my home about 10 years ago I think. I DID NOT do the styling or photography. I have a lot of props stored away in my garage though, and this was the result. It’s too much and one’s eye does not have anything to focus on. I still have many of those pieces, but you don’t see them all out at once. I remember my hubby coming home from work that day and asking if the house was always going to look this way. Hah!
Summer Master Bedroom Ideas
Let’s talk understated now. I actually grabbed this wreath off the front door and just for fun hung it over the bed. It’s the kind of whimsical thing that you can do on a dime, literally. It was not an expensive project to make at all. You can find the oversized hoop HERE and the flowers HERE. I made them for the front doors at the request of my daughter for her wedding reception at home. See the wedding details HERE.
Sometimes I think that bloggers and readers over complicate decorating. Today’s summer master bedroom ideas are simple and don’t require a lot of planning or thought. White sheets (THESE are what I recommend for summer) and a few pastel touches will soften up your room, guaranteed!
When To Keep It
I would probably change out some of the things in this bedroom if I had an unlimited budget. That isn’t the case and I’m a careful shopper, so the ruffles and white tufted headboard are staying put. Because they are white, I still find the look understated and calming at the end of a busy day. A ceiling fan is an absolute MUST here and I believe wholeheartedly in comfort. You know how gold is trending in modern homes these days? That ceiling fan is 25 years old and we’ve never seen the need to change it out, so it’s back in apparently.
As a vintage lover I mix in old pieces like the chippy green benches with new. They aren’t always in here, but I mix things around and shop my home (and garage) to change things up.
Some day I would love to change out the vintage night stands along with the white tufted headboard (as mentioned). That will have to wait, but they are slight in form and faint in color. If you have heavy pieces that bother you…paint them white for a whole new look! The painted vase is part of a pair that my mom gave me a few years before she passed away. A little something sweet and nostalgic to remember her by now.
Our home is a good size, but lacks storage with no basement or attic. In one corner we have a dressing screen to provide more. It’s become a spot to silently stash our suitcases, as I don’t want them in the non-air conditioned garage! The screen was a flea market find from years back, covered in dark victorian wallpaper. I recovered one side with white lace to blend in. In a perfect Instagram world it’s not anything that anyone would want to see, but it works.
Repurpose With No Work Involved
The fireplace mantel is opposite the bed. Sometimes I have it bare and naked while othertimes dressed with a few seasonal goods. The “fireplace screen” is an old crusty vintage iron headboard with layers of old paint. You can often find old headboards and shutters at yard sales that work for summer master bedroom ideas. Feminine and fun and nothing permanent. My husband never even notices and also realizes that nothing is permanent and will change again soon.
Finally, just have fun with your decorating. As I often say, your home is like a living and breathing thing and will constantly change as you change. Happy summer!