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Oh, the embarrassment. I’ve shown y’all this photo of my bedroom a couple of times, but it doesn’t get any easier. When I first moved into my first house, my “master” bedroom looked like this:

Modern Bedroom Before

Luckily, it can really only go up (literally) from a lonely mattress on the floor. Ready to see what it looks like now?

Gray Bedroom Sneak Peek

Ta-da! Let’s just say I’m not going back to the floor anytime soon. It all started with the center of any bedroom…the bed. I wanted one that reflected my home’s ’50s roots, and this Danish modern piece complete with a gray twill upholstered headboard fit the bill. To give the room a modern natural feel, I chose a warm gray wall color with yellow and turquoise accents. And, most importantly, the new digs are dog-tested-and-approved:

Miles on Bed

It already feels like a whole new space, but I’m not done yet. In the next few weeks, I’ll share my progress on the room’s finishing touches, like artwork, accessories and a bargain dresser makeover.  ‘Till then, sweet dreams!

Read Liz’s previous House Diaries posts here and follow her home inspiration board on Pinterest.

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Great job with this DIY adventure for the bedroom. I like it for its light-hearted essence. I can't choose between these two headboards. Check it out.

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Liz GrayLiz is a Senior Editor at HGTV.com. She lives in a midcentury tri-level that’s stuck in the ‘70s…for now. When she’s not working on remodeling projects with her boyfriend and...


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