An Inexpensive Master Bedroom Update

Now that our master bedroom is just about “done” in terms of decorating, I’ve been eyeing each and every piece in this space to make sure I absolutely love it. That’s the fun part about having a room that is done. You can really take a close look at all of the details, instead of being overwhelmed by the prospect of decorating an entire room!master-bedroom-bedding

I’ve never really loved the gray pillows on our bed. The gray & white certainly worked well for the space, and they were the perfect size. But the Greek key pattern never felt quite right. But it was never a big priority for me to change them up, so they stayed nicely fluffed on the bed. bedding-pillows-bedroom

Over the past few months, I’ve kept my eyes peeled for new pillows to replace them and nothing ever fit the bill. But then I saw these pillow covers online at a great price, and figure it was finally time to have pillows on my bed that I absolutely love.

Plus, the covers would fit the old pillows perfectly so I didn’t even need to buy new inserts. Success!

Black & White Striped Pillow Coversblack-white-striped-pillow

I found the pillows on Tonic Living which is a new-to-me site. My friend Courtney recently used them for curtains in her home, so I figured the site had to be pretty great. They have a great assortment of pillow covers, and these days finding quality covers for under $50 is a win in my book. Why are they sometimes so expensive? Craziness.zipper-pillow-cover

I decided to go with black and white stripes because I don’t have any other stripes in the room (not sure how that is possible…) and I think stripes can go with just about anything. Plus adding a hint more black to this room is on my agenda, so this would be a nice subtle way to add in more black details.put-on-pillow-cover

Once the covers came, I pulled them right over my old pillows and zipped up the pretty gold zipper.wide-shot-master-bedroom

Honestly I’m surprised by how much I love them! bedroom-pillows-4

I know this isn’t the most groundbreaking blog post of all time, but I think it’s important to call out a few things.

Small Tweaks Make a Big Difference

First, if you’re not obsessed with something in your space…change it! Every time I made my bed, I always thought about how I didn’t love the greek key pillows (they’re cute…just not totally my current style). So I’m happy I FINALLY did something about that.bedroom-pillows-11

And second, pillow covers can be a game changer! Find new ones you like and put them directly over your old pillows. Such a budget-friendly way to make a bed or couch look completely different. Oh and Tonic Living has some affordable & contemporary patterns. (Not sponsored at all…just love finding new resources for home accessories!) bedroom-pillows-8

For now, our master bedroom is feeling just right. But we will see how long that lasts…Casey_Sig


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  • Erin

    love tonic living! i have curtains in our dining room made by them years ago! their fabrics are really truly amazing. a bit pricey but i think it’s worth it!

    • I must have been living under a rock because I didn’t even know about them! Happy to know that their curtains are just as good!

  • Pam

    Had never heard of Tonic Living. Thanks for sharing. Your bedroom looks amazing.

    • Thanks Pam! It was new-to-me as well…so happy to have found it!

  • Love it! It’s amazing how a small change can have a big impact. I recently started sewing my own cushion covers and have been “renovating” pillows all around my house. It’s a pretty easy sewing project and the results are so gratifying I have found myself slightly obsessed!

    • Kerri, I am soooo impressed! Sewing your own pillows! Wow…that is awesome. And you’re right..makes such a big impact for not a lot of money.

    • I’ve done this too! I’ve sewed SO many (40+) pillow covers to replace all the ones in our house (some more than once). So fun to pick out fabric and easy to sew!

    • Okay you ladies are amazing! Teach us your skills!

  • Love when little changes make a big difference! And so nice to be at that point of decorating where the little stuff is all you need!

    • It is a fun time just making the little tweaks to get it just right!

  • shawnna griffin

    hey girl- love the change! so cool!

  • Marguerite Huber

    Pillow covers are ahhh-mazing. Like there is no space to be storing tons of pillows when you live in a tiny apartment. Pillow covers let you change it up without adding more to the pillow pile!

    • Agreed! Definitely helps with my throw pillow hoarding tendencies. haha!