Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Update

So are you ready for some big projects to finally hit the blog? Yeah, me too. I’ve been a busy bee behind the scenes lately and I’m finally at a point where I can start sharing some of the progress!

I honestly can’t believe it’s been over a year and a half since I revealed part of our Master Bedroom Makeover On A Budget. I only shared part of the room in the post with the intention of finishing the rest soon. Yes, did I mention that was October of 2012? Well, it finally came time to finish the space when I realized that it just wasn’t working for me. It’s not that I didn’t like it, it just wasn’t ME. There is a huge difference. I even mentioned in the post that it was a little more ‘glam’ than the rest of the house and I knew that I needed to make it a little more rustic and cozy to really feel like it went with the rest of our house.

Modern Farmhouse Bedroom!

So fast forward to the last few weeks and I now have my Modern Farmhouse Bedroom! The biggest thing this room was missing was WOOD. I use wood in all of my projects and spaces and this room didn’t have any. So that was my first step. I added the DIY Barnwood Headboard and updated the nightstands.

Master bedroom makeover

I didn’t want to do a complete overhaul, just tweak what I had already done. So I kept the stenciled walls and duvet cover and added new shams and pillows. It’s amazing what a few small changes can do.

Modern Farmhouse Bedroom!

I know not everyone is not the white animal head trend, but I still love it! Anyone else still into it?

Modern Farmhouse Makeover - easy projects that will transform a space!

For the pillows I picked up new pintuck euro shams from West Elm. I have been eying them forever and finally pulled the trigger! And then I whipped up the black and white throw pillows. I love the fun and bold statement that they make. And if you look closely, you can see that the long pillow is made with fabric that looks like book pages. I’d never seen anything like it before and when I spotted the fabric I knew I needed to make something with it!

Modern Farmhouse Bedroom - DIY throw pillow. Mixing patterns!

And I keep debating on whether or not I need something else on the walls above the nightstands. But then I keep thinking that with the stenciled walls and the massive barn door, I should just keep it simple and clean. Hmmm, the great decorating debate.

Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Updates

Here is a glimpse at the different stages our bedroom has gone through over the past few years.

Master Bedroom Progression

The top was how I decorated the room right after we got married in 2008. Middle is the initial makeover I did back in 2012 and the bottom is today. I love seeing the progress!

Black and White Gallery Wall by @tarynatddd

The new changes go so well with the Black and White Gallery Wall I added earlier in the year to our bedroom (that I still love).

Master bedroom makeover

Now that this room is starting to feel a bit more like my style and the rest of our house I’m loving it and I can’t wait to finish it (really, I am going to do it this time!). 

Shop This Room:

– Paint Color: Cosmopolitan by Benjamin Moore

– Stencil: Fuji All-Over Stencils by Cutting Edge Stencils

Pintuck Euro Shams by West Elm

– White Duvet by Martha Stewart

Gray Throw Blanket by Threshold at Target

Deer Head by Z Gallery

– Throw Pillows – DIY by yours truly

– Number Tray – Tutorial HERE

– Barn Door – Tutorial HERE

– Wood Nightstand Tops – Tutorial HERE

– Faux Antique Lamps – Tutorial Coming Soon

– Anything else? Just ask!


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    ohhh Taryn! It’s gorgeous and you are right, this is much more YOU. I especially love the lamps – they look awesome and the wood on your nightstands looks great too – I can’t wait to see that tutorial! Beautiful job friend!!

  2. says

    I really really love this! I’m such a fan of black and white. (I’ve got my whole kitchen in black and white. I pinned you to my board and also to a couple of group boards. xo!

  3. JaneEllen says

    Now that’s more like it. Great awesome changes, just enough. Love all of it but those pillows are wowsa. Happy days

  4. Sue J says

    Looking lovely, Taryn! It’s comforting for us newbies to know that a) it’s ok not to get everything done at once and b) it’s ok to change your mind. Just about suits me down to the ground! I’m curious… Did you re-spray your lamps black?

  5. says

    What an amazing makeover!! I love the barnwood accent above the bed! And the black/white pillows add just a great pop of drama! The lamps (I think you spray painted them??) are perfect now! Awesome!!!!!

  6. Donna says

    Love the room and transformation! Can you show a tutorial on how you finished the tops of the night tables using the black furniture? Thanks!

  7. says

    Ooooooohhhhh…I love it! And thanks for sharing the progress over the years. We are in the midst of paying some more attention to our master bedroom and I am always looking for great, inexpensive ideas to make it look great.

  8. says

    This makeover is unbelievable! I am in awe and in love with everything you have done. I especially love these lamps.


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