House Tour: The Master Bedroom

When Brad and I started the house hunt, we knew that our chances of getting a two-story home were slim. They’re just not very common in this area, in our price range. The vast majority of homes are brick ranches, and we thought we were ready to accept that. But once we saw the house we ended up buying, I just couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. I’m not a person who unwinds or relaxes easily, and being one room away from my kitchen doesn’t make for a great night’s sleep. Plus, having a separate personal area that guests don’t see is so underrated. Especially for people as messy as us!

So, we’re pretty big fans of our second story, simply because it exists.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Stairway

There’s a random window across from the top of the stairway, which is awesome because it lets in light, but it’s going to be a bitch to dust. Hope it stays clean!

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Random stairway window

Once you reach the top of the stairs, the doorway to our master “suite” is immediately on the left. I’m calling it a suite, even though I know how obnoxious that sounds, because the master bedroom itself is sunken, and the master bathroom is at the top of the stairs. So, they feel kind of separate, but they’re both inside the door to the “suite,” so … that’s what I’m calling it.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Stairs to sunken master bedroom

Side note: I actually grew up with a sunken bedroom – I LOVE having the stairs there!

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Stairs to doorway and master bathroom

God, I love ensuite bathrooms. I never dreamed of having one back when I lived up north, but they’re very common in newer homes down here. We had one in our first rental home, and from then on, we couldn’t imagine living without one. I hate myself for saying that.

Anyway. I’ll get to the bathroom in another post – let’s stick with the bedroom.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Master bedroom

The size of the master bedroom was another aspect of the house that really sold us. Again, we’ve been spoiled – we’ve had large bedrooms in our past places, and now we just have so much STUFF. It’ll be nice to have somewhere to put it!

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Master bedroom

The gas fireplace is nice, too. We never would have sought one out for the bedroom, but it sure does look nice. And maybe we’ll use it on cold wintry nights (because there are so many of those in Georgia!).

The closet size leaves something to be desired, but at least there are two of them. And there’s a walk-in closet in my future office/dressing room, so I’ll definitely be utilizing the extra storage.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Closet

We probably won’t make any major changes to this room, other than the new paint color. Here’s a sneak peek – it’s Benjamin Moore’s Horizon.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Master bedroom - Benjamin Moore Horizon

It’s hard to see the difference in these pictures – my tendency to over-expose my photos means that the light blue and light gray kind of look the same! Whoops. But trust me – the light gray looks SO much better.

I know the rug is ugly, but here’s a confession: Comfort-wise, I love wall-to-wall carpet. Especially in bedrooms. Maybe we’ll get rid of it some day, but for now, I’ll enjoy walking around barefoot!

Most of our bedroom furniture is good quality and in pretty good shape, so our new bedroom won’t be very different from our current one. Soon, though, we need to replace our queen-sized bed with a king-sized one. Queen was fine when it was just the two of us, but now that Macy and Bela both sleep with us, there’s suddenly very little room for the humans. I know that the obvious solution is just to kick the animals out, but we love them too much. We’ll live with the discomfort until we can upgrade. At that point, I’m dying for a tufted headboard (preferably in gray velvet, of course).

Lonny Mag - Gray tufted headboard

Via Lonny

Lonny Mag - Beige tufted headboard

Via Lonny

There’s just one problem: Our cats scratch and destroy every upholstered surface in our house. It’s like, a real problem. We’re trying to clip their claws more often (and MAYBE some day, we’ll try the Soft Claws), but we’ll never declaw them, so it may just be something we need to live with. I almost hope I’m over the upholstered headboard look by the time we get a new bed, just for the sake of convenience.

So, anyway, that’s our bedroom! I love it. Any suggestions for updates or decor?


  • Kelly Ridings

    Your bedroom is beautiful!  I love that it is sunken– that is such an elegant touch.

    Also, we use soft claws on our cat, and they are AMAZING!!  I highly suggest you try them!

    • Steph F.

      Thank you!

      Does your cat hate the Soft Claws? I’m worried that my girls would be miserable! 

  • Amanda

    The bedroom is gorgeous! I absolutely love the stairs, and the vaulted ceiling is amazing too!

    • Steph F.

      THANKS! I love the vaulted ceiling, too! I just can’t think about dusting those beams…

  • Sarah A

    What a gorgeous space, agree with you on loving the stairs and fireplace – they make it so cozy! I am a big proponent of Soft Claws/Soft Paws/whatever they sell at PetSmart. If you do them, just be sure to hold your kittys still until the glue dries otherwise they will scratch and pull them off. I love the bright colors because they’re easier to find when they fall off (and of course much cuter!).

    • Steph F.

      Do your cats mind them? I’m afraid mine would never forgive me!

      • Sarah A

         You know, I don’t think they mind that much, after they spend some time looking at them and licking them they kind of forget about it and move on. We always give treats and wet food immediately after too. And, we only do their front paws. Good luck if you try it :)

        • Steph F.

          Oh, good! Thanks so much for the advice!