A Masculine Traditional Bedroom with an Eclectic Twist
Another one bites the dust! It feels so good to wrap-up this moody masculine traditional bedroom project, and I am so excited to show you how I’ve brought in soul, color, drama, and architectural details to this little room. New flooring, moulding, paint, lighting, art, accessories, and a couple of furniture updates have made a dramatic difference.
The products mentioned are sponsored, but the opinions are 100% my own.
Before Traditional Masculine Bedroom Makeover
This wasn’t the worst “before” in our home, which is why it has slipped under the radar for so long. It was simple and largely functional…just a little boring. Check out how it use to look.
After the Masculine Traditional Bedroom Makeover
Ready, steady, go…
What did I tell you? It’s a dramatic difference, right? Now let me break down the details to show you how we got to this point.
Traditional Masculine Bedroom Makeover: Rug and Flooring
We ripped up the carpet and then painted and waxed the floor boards with Farrow and Ball Picture Gallery Red and clear Minwax wax. It was a labor of love to remove and fill all of the old nails and staples. While I didn’t do a great job sanding, I knew the rug would cover almost all of the space, so I wasn’t too stressed. I’d be lying if I said this process was a cinche, but I can honestly say that I would do it again.
Waxing the floors gave it a nice patina, but be forewarned that it is slightly slippery, and I would recommend a test section before doing your entire floor. Additionally, I definitely wouldn’t apply wax on or near stairs. Also, worth noting, I like it better now than I did the first week. It seems to be is getting better with time.
To top off the floors I added the Safavieh Bokhara Area Rug 💃. It is a gorgeous rich red with an affordable price tag. I also love the fringed ends and think the subtle pattern looks great in here. The rug compliments the other colors in the room, and by bringing in the tones from the other end of the color wheel, I’ve added both depth and sophistication to the space.
Traditional Masculine Bedroom Wallpaper
I love a good black and white stripe, and one of my favorite applications is wallpaper. This Milton and King Candy Stripe wallpaper is timeless and could be used in almost any style home. I like it best when combined with art, drapes, furniture et.c and would recommend it more for a layered bedroom than a sparse hallway, where you may get a moire effect.
I love Milton and King Wallpaper and have installed it in our:
Milton and King uses a “paste the wall” system which I personally find the easiest to line-up and slide the paper into place. Plus, I usually prime the walls and use Romans-880 strippable paste, so I anticipate that it will be simple to take down someday.
Milton and King works with some crazy-talented graphic designers and they are constantly adding new patterns. I regularly check their website for updates and I have my eye on couple of others at the moment.
Traditional Masculine Bedroom Lighting
I LOVE lighting…Truly. For this room it would have been very easy and expected to do a small to medium sized traditional flush mount. The problem, however, is that the room would have a disconnect with the rest of my eclectic home. So, instead of doing the predictable, I went for contrast…oversized and modern (insert heart eyes here).
Can I just say…I’m obsessed. I love how the bulbous shades drip from the dark and moody ceiling. The contrast feels so sophisticated and chic. Plus, it gives of a beautiful amount of light in our otherwise dark bedroom.
I think the chrome and black combo exudes masculinity. Also, I like to mix metals in a room, so this worked out perfectly with the chandelier. The cord is wrapped in silk so I didn’t feel the need to cover or hide it. Rather, I simply anchored it to keep it taut.
Traditional Masculine Bedroom Art
Traditional Masculine Bedroom Bench
The bench adds another modern touch in the room. The good news is that this was a fun DIY project.
Traditional Masculine Bedroom Moulding
Traditional Masculine Bedroom Paint
Want to see more closet inspo? This closet blog post showed the closet styled two ways.
Traditional Masculine Details
Design is in the details and I love the way these lined and weighted linen-blend drapes turned out. I finished them off with trim from Luxe Fabric Co. It’s hard for me to believe that the trim was under $20 a yard!
For added warmth and texture I have this beautiful Safavieh Adara knit throw blanket. I love the cable knit design.
Speaking of texture, I think this Safavieh Faux Lux Brick Pillow adds beautiful dimension to the bed. It is also so comfortable.
- Milton and King Candy Stripe Wallpaper
- Farrow and Ball Picture Gallery Red Paint
- Farrow and Ball Stiffkey Blue
- Metrie New Traditional Moulding Panel, chair, crown
- Hudson Valley Lighting Wagner Chandelier
- Mitzi Willa Sconce
- Jefferson Home Art
- Drapery Trim- Luxe Fabric Co
- Bullion Fringe
Thanks much for joining me on this masculine traditional bedroom. Next up? The Kitchen Pantry makeover starts this week!