Could you use a space to recharge, friend? A quiet sanctuary that’s bright and airy, smells like lavender, and feels like a big, cozy hug? Umm, yes please! I’ve got just the thing for you.


Here’s the before-before. Our current primary bedroom used to be an office in the bonus room above our garage. It had a super weird layout with an extra staircase and an exterior door. You also had to access it from the main house through a door in our former closet. But we knocked out some walls, reconfigured the layout, carved out a hallway and laundry room to make the best use of space, and made it all our own.

You know how DIY shows transform a total mess of a room into an Instagram-worthy space in 17 minutes? That’s not how ours went. It was a years-long project. However, we did make some changes along the way, like a fresh coat of paint and a beautiful new bed. We finally finished the primary bedroom in Winter of 2020 


Now, our primary bedroom is one of my favorite rooms in the house. After a fresh coat of Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray lightened by 50%, it’s light and bright while still being really cozy.

Especially the little reading nook under the dormer window! That’s my absolute favorite part. Our bedrooms are so important! They're the only rooms in the house not covered in legos or crayons.

My advice: make your primary bedroom a retreat, friend. Somewhere you can’t wait to return to at the end of the day. A place that recharges and rejuvenates you. A sanctuary that’s all yours, away from the chaos of real-life with kids. Five stars, definitely recommend.

Cozy & Neutral Bedding

I chose simple but cozy bedding for this space. I love linen sheets for every season. There’s also an ivory linen duvet and euro pillows. Lastly, I added the ticking stripe padded quilt and shams for winter. I topped everything off with a neutral pillow and throw.

Let me know in the comments or on Instagram @ninahendrickhome if you recreate a primary bedroom makeover retreat of your own, I’d love to see! Tap the link below to read the full post. Happy Decorating!

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