Master Bedroom Mini Refresh

I’m interrupting my regular suite extension posts to share this impromptu little make-over of my master bedroom.

Bedroom Makeover

Not having anything pretty or finished to show you guys has been bugging me (and probably you too!), plus I’ve been going a little crazy with nothing to decorate or style, so yesterday I decided to play around with some of the decor left-over from the flip house in my own home.

My bedroom has been pretty much exactly the same for the past seven years, and to be honest, that doesn’t bother me one bit! Though I’m getting to that point where I’d like to make a few big changes, not because I don’t like things as they are, mainly just because I want to experiment with injecting a slightly different feel in the room.

For now though I’m content to simply freshen things up with just a few minor tweaks. That’s the advantage of decorating in a relatively neutral and somewhat timeless manner right from the start.

One of the biggest changes was switching out the floor rug.

Bunnings Rug

Originally I had an IKEA ‘Tarnby’ rug in here.

Bedroom Rug

Above is the Tarnby rug in this photo of my bedroom from 2013!

I loved it but around six months ago one of the corners (which had been slowly unravelling for a few years) started to completely deteriorate. It was a shame however I figured I’d got my money’s worth after almost a decade of use!

I’ve replaced it with this Bunnings ‘Wemyss’ rug which I used in the sitting room at the flip house.

Sitting Room After

And it’s pretty much perfect!

Bedroom Refresh

To dress my bed I used some cushions and the coverlet from the master bedroom at the flip house.

Bedroom Makeover

Bedroom Makeover

As you can see, the two rooms definitely have a similar vibe. I think it goes to show just how powerful decor alone can be.

And to bring in the mustard from the headboard I used in the flip house, I added this textured throw from Linen House.

Line House Throw

Which also works beautifully with the gold frame over the bed.

Bedroom Refresh

Bedroom Makeover

I think someone else likes it too!

Bedroom Makeover

I haven’t done much with the decor. Just a bit of ‘house shopping’ and basic rearranging.

Bedside Table

Bedside Table

No matter what, I always come back to using layers featuring vintage books, ferns and blue-green glassware!


Sometimes I try to be minimal and trendy, I really do, though I just don’t think it’s in my genes!

I’m sure you noticed that Cooper managed to get his boof head in almost every one of my pics! I usually like to include him in the odd shot, though yesterday he had no interest in moving so I just went with it. I also managed to get a quick snap of sweet Rose (who we are dog-sitting at the moment) though she’s not usually permitted on furniture so we won’t tell her mum I allowed this – shhhh.

Bedroom Makeover

They just looked too cute together!



  1. Yammi says:

    How are you so good? I mean, when i just do a little refresh if my rooms it’s still not magazine worthy. Teach me!!!

    • LOL, you are too sweet. It’s not anything amazing. Look at the individual pieces and there is nothing extravagant at all. Anyone can do this. Just takes a bit of patience and playing with styling :) Thank you!

  2. Nancy says:

    Everything you do always looks fabulous! Love your style!!

  3. Julie Jumeaux says:

    What Nancy said!

  4. Katherine says:

    Gorgeous 😍 question though- how do you keep your ferns looking so healthy? Any tips?

    • Sometimes I just get lucky. I’ve killed my fair share and this is actually an outdoor fern I’ve only recently brought inside. Maidenhairs are much more finicky than Bostons which seem to do pretty well for me. A cup of water every few days is my only real tip. Wish I could help more :)

  5. Fan says:

    Beautiful, inspiring work – please post a full picture of the framed map/faux headboardl

    • Thanks. It’s hard for me to get a nice full shot of that because there’s an angled wall at the entrance which blocks part of it from that position, and I can’t get far enough back for a straight-on shot. I have a few pics from the other side of the room though the composition isn’t ideal so I tend not to share many from there. Will add one for you :)

  6. Leslie Wood says:

    It’s really beautiful! I love your timeless style – whenever, I’m trying to figure out something in my own house, I try to remember the lovely touches that you use in your own styling and incorporate those. Can I ask where you got the coverlet – I really love the print on it? And the dog just fits in perfectly too – such a cutie! Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks Leslie. I found the coverlet at TK Maxx one day. They only had one and I snatched it up! Sorry, I didn’t keep the packaging and can’t recall the brand or product name and I removed the attached tags because they were really large. If you do a Google search for “block printed coverlet” you should find similar ones.

  7. Jaye says:

    Your home is so lovely, but your pups really make the rooms a home. They are adorable.

  8. Kashoan says:

    I want to live in your bedroom. 😍 I love the way that you decorated the bed. I’m going to try this in our bedroom. The dogs are the cutest! I would totally let them on the bed. 😄

    • LOL, yes, how could I resist?
      So glad you like it. Thank you.

  9. Pat from New Jersey USA says:

    The refresh looks great, though I am partial to the faux fur throw. Cooper is so cute. There is nothing like a sleeping pup to make a bedroom inviting. I’m curious what you did with the headboard and night stands from the flip house master bedroom. I know the glass lights were from our mom’s house.

    • Thanks Pat. I sold the headboard. Still have the side tables though will possibly end up selling them too. They’ve just been sitting in storage under my brother’s house which is a bit of a waste.

  10. Glenda Shine says:

    I have been in love with this rug since you posted it in the flip house. However, I just can’t find it on their site. Could you please post a direct like to this rug. I would truly love to use it in my home!
    Thank you!

    • I bought it several months ago when Bunnings first released their new rug range. The rugs all varied from store to store and this particular one seemed pretty limited. It was on their website at the beginning though was taken off by the time I posted about the flip house sitting room. I guess they had sold out. I have no idea if there are still some floating around in stores, or whether they will be getting more. I did find the same rug available online (if you do a Google image search for ‘Wemyss Rug’ you should find it) though it’s a bit larger than mine and more than triple the price!

  11. Kathleen Harris says:

    Looks beautiful! I’ve saved your directions, downloaded the exact map for several years now. My son and his wife have RH’s BIG map (same map) with RH’s TV easel in front of it plus their weathered bookshelves for components, etc. on sides. So, I’ve loved the map itself and just have to wait until I have settled into a new home next summer. I also love that green bench! I have a rustic French look and your refreshed room really speaks to me in so many ways. You rocked it, as usual!😁

  12. Bev says:

    I really like the natural colors you’ve used. I particularly like the fact that your four legged family members are color coordinated to fit in! They indeed contribute to your homey style. Love 💕 it all.

  13. Jay says:

    You do such beautiful work, Kristine.

  14. Theresa David says:

    Es ist wieder so schön geworden, auch ohne neuen Dekoartikel. Die Hunde sehen aus, als wären sie Teil der Deko – wunderbar

  15. Amy says:

    It’s a beautiful refresh, so inspiring. I love the framed map too!

  16. Marianne Tavenner says:

    what color paint and brand do you have in your bedroom. I love it.

  17. Kristy Jones says:

    I love how everything was done. The makeover was perfect. Even your lovely dogs wanted to sleep on your bed. Thank you for sharing!

  18. Trinette says:

    Looks so inviting! You have inspired me for a master bedroom bedding refresh. Please can you share where to purchase similar coverlet? Thanks

  19. Alexandra says:

    I love the framed map! Could you share where you found the map and frame for this?

    • Thanks. The frame was a second-hand find and I created the map myself from a zoomable online map. It’s a really old project though I have a basic tutorial on my blog here:
      Otherwise, nowadays, you should be able to find ready-to-go digital downloads of this map (or other similar ones) from sites like Etsy, Zazzle or All Posters.

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