This weekend we did a bit of master bedroom furniture shopping. More on why for a post later this week. We were all set to buy this Tango Danby iron bed from Ethan Allen. A few weeks ago I had shown my hubby this bed and he agreed he liked it. Then this past week, while staying at my in-laws house, we even slept in this bed! Me: “So this is the bed we’re getting! Do you like it?” Hubby: “Yeah…it’s great.”
However, once we were at the design center, ready to purchase, we took a final look at it and I said “Here’s the bed.” And he said “Yeah. I don’t like it.” Me: “WHAT? You liked it a few weeks ago and when we slept it in last week, ya liked it then, too!” Hubby: “I don’t like the foot board.” (In his defense he’s 6’4″ and feels a bit claustrophobic in beds with high foot boards. But still!)
So now it was back to the drawing board. The wall the bed and nightstands are going on is only so wide. And I didn’t want a huge bed (We’re finally getting a CA King bed! Yipeee!) to overpower teeny tiny nightstands. So we needed a bed that wasn’t too wide or too long. And nightstand options were a big factor in the selection of the bed. I would have done nightstands like this one with the iron bed.
Or something a bit funky from HomeGoods or Ballard Designs.
I am going for more of a relaxed coastal feel that is light and airy with touches of traditional and modern mixed in. That’s why I thought the iron bed was perfect!
My hubby asked if he even needed a nightstand. If not, then we could get away with getting a wider bed. Yes, we definitely both needed a nightstand. Unless your master bedroom can absolutely not fit 2 nightstands, my rule of thumb is there are always 2 nightstands in a master bedroom.
And if you are sleeping all by yourself in a big bed and would love have someone to snuggle up to and you only have one nightstand, I would put nightstand purchasing on the top of my to-do list! Nothing says “I’m perfectly content on my own” like a master bedroom with a single nightstand :)
I love an upholstered headboard for a master bedroom, but for us, the combo of bad allergies (the hubby) and not the most meticulous of housekeepers (me) it’s just not the best option for us.
So after some more searching, we both agreed upon the Sommerset bed from Pottery Barn. It fit all our size requirements and I love the rustic, yet clean lines this bed provides. I think will fit in great with the relaxed vibe we are going for.
I like to mix and match woods, but for this bed and nightstands I decided to go for a more cohesive look. For the hubster, we’re going with the Sommerset bedside table to hide all of his magazines and books. (He’s the type that has 15 books going on at once!).
And for me, the Ashby bedside table. I don’t know if these are the exact same finishes but they’ll be close enough. This little guy may get a new knob that is more modern, but we’ll see once everything arrives!
Do you have any master bedroom projects in the works or have scored some good furniture pieces recently?!