Primary Bedroom

We transformed an awkward bonus room above the garage to a relaxing bedroom retreat, complete with a cozy reading nook.


When we first moved into our home, there was a giant bonus room above the garage that could only be accessed from the second floor by going through a door in a closet. After going through the door, there was a long, winding hallway before you entered the room. It had a separate entry and staircase from the garage below. Long story short, A LOT of space was wasted!

We reworked the floorplan and we were able to carve out a new primary suite that included a bedroom, laundry room, and closet. Now the dormered space is a cottage-inspired retreat!

primary bedroom projects

Click the photos below to explore our primary bedroom project by project.


Primary bedroom source list

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Wall Color — Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray lightened by 50%
Ceiling Color — Benjamin Moore Simply White in Eggshell
Trim Color — Benjamin Moore Simply White in Semi-Gloss
Flooring — Engineered Mocha Stain, similar here
Bed — King size, Joss & Main, check this post for up to date sources
Bedding — linen sheetsivory linen duveteuro pillowsticking stripe padded quilt and shamsneutral pillow, and throw
Nightstands — very old, similar sourced here
Baskets under nightstands — Homegoods
Lamps — old, similar sourced here
Alarm Clock — old, similar sourced here
Rug — 9×12′ here
Wicker trunk— IKEA, since replaced with this one (better scale for king bed)
Artwork above the bed — DIY Evergreen printable in Christmas Tree Shop frames, similar here
Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig — Homegoods, similar here
Window shades— Driftwood
Drapes — Natural Linen, looks white in person
Window Hardware — Satin Nickel
Long Dresser — Gray Wash
Mirror above dresser — this one painted white
Tall Dresser — Gray Wash
Oil Paintings — painted by my Grandfather
Wood Bead Light Fixture — Small
Faux Sheepskin — white
Wood Frame Chair — Homegoods, similar here and here
Faux Fur Throw — Ivory
Knitted Pouf — Ivory
Side Table — Raw wood
Lamp — base & shade
Linen Cabinet — technically a media cabinet
Wood Chain decor — small
Basket tray — here
Faux fern — similar
Blanket ladder — similar
Striped throw — here