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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover: It’s All About Ambiance

2017 June 7
by Emily Hill

Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com


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Disclosure: This is a compensated post for Jasco. The content and opinions expressed are my own.

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Longtime readers of this blog know about the only things I regularly DIY are recipes. I’ve created the occasional printable (these gift tags are my favorite) and even refashioned a unisex concert t-shirt, but those projects are few and far between.

I’ve been dying for a master bedroom makeover. Unfortunately, all the bedroom makeovers I’ve seen are way out of my league. They involve far too much spray paint, pillow coordinating and power tools. I’m a simple gal who wanted a simple master bedroom makeover, so I ignored the Pinterest pins and went with the right amount of DIYing:

  • Organizing (closet, dresser and corner-of-the-room dejunking)
  • Spray painting (cutlery tray transformed into “Nathan’s random crap from atop the dresser” tray)
  • Shopping (two lamps, one throw pillow, one succulent planter, one set of bookends and one Klimt on canvas)
  • Creative thinking (outdoor Edison-style cafe lights brought indoors for some serious ambiance)

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And by serious ambiance I mean romantic, mini-oasis-from-life, why-didn’t-we-do-this-sooner ambiance.

For reals.

We took Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights—the type of lights you’d typically use only outdoors—and attached them to our canopy bed. I’m not lying when I tell you it’s the best part of the master bedroom makeover.

Now it’s time for the before and after photos. I always try to be completely honest (you can check my Instagram stories if you don’t believe me), so the before photos are truly what it looked like, messes and all. You’ll also see that the after photos aren’t that much different aside from the “DIYing” listed above. But what a different those simple changes—and those Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights—made!

BEFORE

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

I bought that lamp from World Market over a decade ago.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

We’ve had this canopy bed for nearly 17 years. I love it.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

I have way too many treasures on here.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

Nathan thinks the couch is a second dresser.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

The top of his dresser causes me anxiety…

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

…as does this little corner.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

The guy’s nightstand needs a little TLC.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com
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AFTER

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

I love how decluttered everything looks and those lamps are to die for!

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

We are book lovers so we placed books all over the room.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

Gotta have a succulent! I found this one at my local grocery store.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

I found our favorite Klimt on canvas. Swoon.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

More books! And fresh flowers from our rose bushes. Don’t forget the chocolate!

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

I spray painted that bamboo cutlery box (color: Rust-Oleum Lagoon). It’s the perfect organizer. And more books!

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

I couldn’t resist this new throw pillow. It’s an outdoor one but it works perfectly!

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

No more shoes! They found a home in the closet. You’re welcome, babe.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

Another shot of my new favorite lamps. *sigh*

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Nathan and I love how uncluttered our bedroom feels even though we probably have more decor than we previously had. Or maybe we just have more books, which is way okay with me. I called this makeover a simple master bedroom makeover because it was accomplished in one afternoon and although it wasn’t one of those “under $10” makeovers, it was still super budget friendly.

But let’s be honest; the best part about the bedroom makeover are the cafe lights. Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights by Jasco are Edison-style lights that combine the functionality and durability of Jasco’s standard LED lights with a vintage feel and the coolest—THE COOLEST—color modes.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

These lights are my favorite part of the makeover.

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Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights

Nathan used tiny screws to attach them.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

Check out the “come hither” vibe they give off.

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Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights

This remote is the bees knees. Nathan can hardly put it down.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

Check out the multi-color function!

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover -- Edison-style cafe lights are the secret to creating the perfect (romantic) ambiance in this simple master bedroom makeover. | isthisreallymylife.com

Lovely.

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Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights

I had to snag one artistic shot.


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Check out all the cool features you get with Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights:

  • Remote control — color-changing capability with the press of a button
  • Built-in timer — your grownup night light
  • Linkable up to 750 feet — perfect for home theaters and rec rooms
  • Flexible mounting options — in case you don’t have a cool canopy like ours
  • Multiple color options — sports team colors, anyone?
  • Dimmable — perfect for setting the mood
  • Lifetime LED bulbs — unlike your typical outdoor colored lights
  • Impact resistant — an important feature if they’re in a rec room…or bedroom

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Imagine all the different ways you could use these babies: backyard parties, wedding reception (indoor and outdoor), home theater, bedroom, walkway, outdoor chandelier, indoor fort…the possibilities are endless!

For more ideas, check out this DIY Spaces Pinterest board.

By the way, one of the things I didn’t dejunk was the handcrafted sign on our master bedroom door. Because, hello, it’s going to be worth millions when Livi grows up.

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Simple Master Bedroom Makeover
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And now I need to head upstairs. My “new” bedroom and all those books (and chocolate) are calling me…

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If you’re looking for more yummy recipes, you should browse my “best of” Pinterest board.

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One Response Post a comment
  1. June 22, 2017

    Hello Emily, Wow! It is a really awesome blog. I love room decoration with nice shoe organizer. Your’s home is looking beautiful and systematic. I like your thoughts and awesome picture. Photography is also stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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