Our Home: The Master Bedroom

Our master bedroom was once a gloomy space…

But with the addition of a few key pieces most of which were upcycled, it is now a much happier place to sleep and dream in.

Pillows Master Bedroom

Do not underestimate the effect of a great throw cushion to update a tired space.

If you can’t find cushions you like consider having them made. Most people know someone who knows someone that can sew or if that someone is you then try making them yourself.

muslin cloth curtains

Muslin cloth is my not-so-secret way to add fullness and depth to curtains without the hefty price tag of buying new ones. I simply sewed together sections of muslin cloth then hand-stitched those sections on to my existing curtains.

Make sure to overlock or zig-zag stitch the edges to stop them from fraying and to keep them looking classy!

Master Bedroom Reveal

Anglepoise lamps are a good choice for a bedside light.

They look great and can be picked up relatively cheaply online. They’re also adjustable which is important for when you’re up at 2am and still reading you’re ipad.

The only splurge in this room was the artwork which I found on Etsy.

Next week I’ll be posting pictures of our bathroom which was kitted out rather inexpensively so you may find some tips and ideas in there as well.

P.S  If you noticed a cot in the pictures, it’s simply because I took these images when the bedroom was looking it’s tidiest and before everything happened :-/

Erena Te Paa Stylist


  1. April 21, 2015 / 8:16 am

    Great post Erena… Thanks for sharing. I’ve been hunting for some muslin since you recommended that I give it a whirl. I love the idea, but can’t find any of a descent size. Where did you find yours? Spotlight only seems to have it at 60cm widths. Ps I totally think your incredible x

  2. April 21, 2015 / 10:21 am

    Wow what a lovely thing to say, thank you Karyn!! Glad you liked the post. It might not be much more than 60cm but the widest muslin I’ve found is 90cm and that was from a fabric store in the Waikato. They also place listings on Trademe for out of towners. I couldn’t find wider so I had to make-do with this length and stitched them into sections to get the width I needed. Here is the listing if it’s of any help and I’ll keep my eyes peeled for wider lengths: https://trademe.co.nz/876367014

  3. April 21, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Thanks Erena your a babe xx

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