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.
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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).
Initially I was going to use the Mitzi Giselle semi flush mount, but then…I dropped and broke not one, but two of the gorgeous glass shades (insert frustrated face emoji here). So, I did what we do when things don’t quite work out, I pivoted and went with the Hudson Valley Wagner instead.
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 LOVE the Hudson Valley Lighting Group and have used their fixtures in my:
I am always impressed with their selection, service, quality, and style.
We opted to use the Mitzi Willa, another member of the HVLG, for our sconce. Before the makeover we had a bedside table lamps, but I thought a plug-in wall sconce would be nice addition. Enter the Willa…
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
Luckily for me, I have a stash of vintage art and mirrors collected over a life time. I was able to fill ALMOST the entire wall with treasures on hand…but I was missing two pieces.
In the bottom right I added a print from Jefferson Home Print Shop called Boys on The Boat.
Also, let’s not forget my favorite art in the room, The General…Isn’t he handsom? This gorgeous addition was also from Jefferson Print Shop and I am impressed with the detail of both pieces. The prices are fab too.
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
In my home we have been systematically installing Metrie Moulding one roon at a time. We left the existing floor and casing trim, but installed the Metrie New Traditional Moulding Panel, chair, crown. I wrote a post explaining all of the moulding lessons I’ve learned.
Traditional Masculine Bedroom Paint
I’m a huge Farrow and Ball fan and was excited to have both Stiffkey Blue and Picture Gallery Red on hand in our basement. They kids helped me paint, and I’d say they did a pretty great job. Have questions about Farrow and Ball? I’ve got you covered in this F&B blog post.
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!
Oh my goodness this is amazing
Thanks so much Inna!
Absolutely stunning!!!! What a transformation Jewel! The Picture gallery red has my hear and I hope to find a place for it in my house.
Thanks Sandra! It really is so pretty!
Wow. Such a good room. I have loved and very much enjoyed watching the whole process. Good work!
Thanks so much Marjorie! It was fun to have the kids more involved in this one.
Absolutely beautiful!! I’m curious to know what your son thought of it??
Hi Heather! I designed this room for my portfolio, not for him…lol. The deal is that anything he doesn’t like can be taken down in 6 months. In general he isn’t a wallpaper fan (ironic). For the walls I think he would prefer soccer pics etc but he likes the airplane stuff. Fingers crossed it all grows on him, but a deal is a deal…PS…He got a really nice Lego set out of it.
The print appears to be Watercolor Seas instead of Boys on the Boat. I love them both! I’ve been searching for some affordable sea art and struck out at the local second hand shops. Jefferson Home Print Shop looks intriguing. Gorgeous room!
Jewel, as usual, you knocked it out of the ballpark. I love every pattern and color combo you layered in here. Love love love it all 😍
I have to admit I watched this room come together and thought it was craziness! But I love this so much! It is absolutely beautiful. It looks like something out of a beautiful English estate. Love love love
Jewel! This in incredible! So beautifully collected and styled! Love it- great choice in lighting!
Thanks so much Haneen! Glad I didn’t break this one too🤣
Thank you so much Amy. My guess is that you aren’t the only one that thinks I’m crazy sometimes. LOL.🤣. Thanks for following along!
Thanks so much Joannie 🙂
Oooooo, yes!! This is one handsome room!
Thank you so much Evie!
Stunning! I love your use of colors, patterns and textures.
Thanks so much Kim!
Hi! I may have missed it but was the bed skirt custom? With the supplies from the fringe market? It’s amazing! All of it!
Hi Annie! I used left over fringe from Fringe market and velvet I had on hand to sew the bed skirt.❤️
Oh Heather! Thank you so much!!!
You are a mad design woman — in the best way possible. It’s not only masculine, but timeless too.
Thanks so much Emily!!!
Stunning! Did you paint the bed or buy it like that??
Thanks Jill. The bed was blue but I upholstered it in velvet.