Our bedroom is small but it certainly packs a big punch when it comes to comfort and coziness. I was going for somewhat of a ‘lux-glam’ feel in here when we chose everything, but it was very important to me to keep it cozy, comfortable and personal. I love to layer prints and textures, even furniture pieces when I can. It adds personality when you curate your items, rather than buying things that match perfectly. Come and have a look at some of the details I’ve incorporated to create the look of our curated bedroom.

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CITRINELIVING CREATE A CURATED BEDROOMWe’ve never been ‘furniture set’ people –  by that, I mean we’ve always bought different pieces and pulled them together for a feel that’s more collected. Don’t get me wrong, sets can be gorgeous – however, I personally prefer to use individual pieces that I truly love, to create that curated bedroom look I’m talking about. It’s also much more affordable to buy pieces as you go, rather than thinking you need to buy complete sets at once. I’ve always tried to be resourceful with my decorating, find ways to refinish a piece or shopping for deals or even items with a minor imperfection. It saves a love of money and can help pull together your personal style!

CITRINELIVING CREATE A CURATED BEDROOMThat being said, I’ve been searching for some new items in here since we moved our bed to this wall – it’s a king and we need small night tables to fit. I’ve had both of these tables for so many years – one is a garage sale find – a sewing table that I painted and added a pretty knob. The other is from from HomeSense. They’re cute and functional, but I would love to have more storage, and I am actually considering a matching pair, which will still fall under that curated look, since they don’t match the dressers.
CITRINELIVING CREATE A CURATED BEDROOMOur Ikea dresser, which doesn’t seem to be available anymore, is actually a great size and very functional, but it’s little big for this wall –  you can see the narrow space I’m left with to walk by – so I’m on the lookout for something new. I’d love a six drawer option, which would be perfect on the wall opposite our bed. CITRINELIVING CREATE A CURATED BEDROOM

Our upholstered bed is fabulous and we love it. It’s deep and luxurious and the tufting and nailhead trim lend that glamorous fee I was after, but also has a masculine vibe which I really like. We love having the wingback style too, it’s enveloping and cozy.

Our bedding is no longer available (I’ve sourced similar bedding for you down below), but I love the rich tile pattern against our streamlined bed. I also love to layer my linens – mixing textures and patterns is a great way to create that curated, collected feel I’m talking about.CITRINELIVING CREATE A CURATED BEDROOM

These lattice pattern garden stools are from HomeSense and are another layer that bring more texture into our bedroom. They also pick up on the texture of the lamps as well, which I love. The lattice lamps continue the pattern play and the all white provides the perfect balance to the deep, rich grey tones throughout our bedroom. They play off of the diamond tufting on the headboard, as well as the sheets and throw pillows.CitrineLiving-cozy-lux-master-bedrooom7.jpg


I opted for a small scale geometric pattern for the sheets – I love their contrast against the scale of the shams and duvet. I just received my new custom linen euro shams from Superior Custom Linens. You can find the right ones for your style, they have beautiful ruffled options as well. I wanted a sleek modern look to keep the bed from looking too fussy, and the large 28″ size is very dramatic against our large scale headboard. They’re perfect on our bed!CitrineLiving-cozy-lux-master-bedrooom9.jpgCitrineLiving-cozy-lux-master-bedrooom10.jpgMy studded pillows from HomeSense are another study in layering pattern and texture. They’re the perfect addition to the bed and they play off the nailhead detail of the headboard beautifully.CitrineLiving-cozy-lux-master-bedrooom11.jpgThe angle in the shot below gives you a good sense of what’s happening in our bedroom with all of the layers and pieces of furniture we have in here. My conch shell lamp on the dresser, mixed in with the hand painted gold mirror and collection of decorative boxes and objects is the perfect little curated and collected mix.CitrineLiving-cozy-lux-master-bedrooom12.jpgCitrineLiving-cozy-lux-master-bedrooom15.jpg


Can you see what I mean by a lot furniture in this room? This tufted chair in the corner is a comfy little reading spot. My garden stool is usually outside in the summer, but I like to bring it in here in the winter for a little pop of color. It’s also great for propping my books and heels a little sculptural fashion detail that I love. Another tip for creating that curated bedroom look.CitrineLiving-cozy-lux-master-bedrooom13.jpgUsing books to decorate is a great way to add a personal, collected feel to any space. I also love to add candles and curiosities to sprinkle around for added character as well. CitrineLiving-cozy-lux-master-bedrooom14.jpg

I love to use vintage dishes for my jewelry and the pop of chinoiserie and blue and white is always one of my favorite things. Especially mixed with gold – one of my favorite color combos!CitrineLiving-bedside_esssentials.jpgCitrineLiving-bedside_esssentials.jpg


It’s the little details that make a big difference when creating a curated bedroom – why not make them as beautiful as possible? I use saucers all over our home for little things like soaps and trinkets.


You can create a welcoming feeling in your bedroom simply by surrounding yourself with the things you love. Add little luxuries and layer interesting objects. Bring in those books, and layer your patterns and/or textures for visual interest to create a collected and curated bedroom that you will love to spend time in. I hope you found some inspiration today that can help you create a bedroom retreat that you love! Thanks for stopping by and reading today! xo


  1. Kelley Nan Lopez
    January 8, 2016 at 11:10 AM (6 years ago)

    Tamara patterns are my favorite kind of patterns. Gorgeous bedroom! I loved reading all about those little details!

  2. tamaraanka
    January 8, 2016 at 11:17 AM (6 years ago)

    I’m so happy you like all the details!! I love that you love it!! xoxo

  3. SC
    January 8, 2016 at 4:51 PM (6 years ago)

    What is the name of the grey wall colour you used?

  4. tamaraanka
    January 8, 2016 at 10:18 PM (6 years ago)

    Hi :) The paint color is Washboard by Ralph Lauren Paint. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. Liz
    January 8, 2016 at 11:30 PM (6 years ago)

    Tamara beautiful room! Thank you for sharing! Where did you get your white curtains? They look great!

  6. Randi Garrett
    January 8, 2016 at 11:36 PM (6 years ago)

    Tam I had to come check out all of the details in this fabulous right on of yours!!! So well done my friend! I love all of the textures and layers. ❤️

  7. tamaraanka
    January 9, 2016 at 12:33 PM (6 years ago)

    Randi, I’m so glad you did, my friend!! You can visit any time! Your words mean so much, you have no idea! Hop you have a great weekend! Tam xoxo

  8. tamaraanka
    January 9, 2016 at 12:34 PM (6 years ago)

    Thank you, so much, Liz! I appreciate your kind words! The drapes are from Ikea, and I added fabric at the bottom for some contrast :) Always a great trick to make white drape more interesting! Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by! Tamara xo

  9. SC
    January 9, 2016 at 6:21 PM (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the info! Is that paint colour still available? I purchased the same bed and was planning to paint the walls a slightly lighter grey colour just like in your room! You picked a beautiful shade. Everything looks lovely together! :)

  10. Mariya
    January 10, 2016 at 7:48 PM (6 years ago)

    I absolutely love your bed! Do you know what color you purchased it in? In your pictures – it looks like a light grey, is that the same one as the “granite” one?

  11. Cindy Weis
    January 10, 2016 at 10:58 PM (6 years ago)

    Hi Tamara, another amazing room in your lovely home, it is crisp, elegant and playful, you are so talented and it reflects in all you do. Sweet dreams my friend.

  12. tamaraanka
    January 11, 2016 at 9:39 AM (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much! There’s no name for the color on the Structube website, but it is the dark grey version. It’s not light grey :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

  13. tamaraanka
    January 11, 2016 at 9:40 AM (6 years ago)

    Cindy – I can’t thank yo enough for your continuous support – it means so much!! Thank you for always reading and commenting, I truly appreciate it! xoxo

  14. tamaraanka
    January 11, 2016 at 11:22 AM (6 years ago)

    Thank you! The color should still be available – you can probably find it at the Home Depot or anywhere they carry Ralph Lauren Paint. Good luck!

  15. Bree
    January 11, 2016 at 8:53 PM (6 years ago)

    Love all of the texture, pattern and layers here, Tamara!! This is such a gorgeous, inviting space you’ve created!! I LOVE it:))

  16. tamaraanka
    January 11, 2016 at 11:19 PM (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much, Bree! That means the world to me, my friend! Especially coming from you :) I’m so happy you stopped by to visit! Thank you!! xoxo

  17. Rhonda
    January 15, 2016 at 11:29 AM (6 years ago)

    This room is beyond dreamy, I just had to pin it so I can swoon later

  18. tamaraanka
    January 15, 2016 at 1:08 PM (6 years ago)

    Please do! Pin away!! I’m so happy to have you here :) xoxo

  19. Kelly R.
    January 15, 2016 at 10:56 PM (6 years ago)

    Love every room you have put together. I have a similar bed , with similar paint on walls (tall devereaux from Arhaus). However my wall behind the bed has an high gloss hourglass stencil . Do u think the bedding will clash with the wall ? In addition. Do u think royal blue would work I this bedroom.

    I’m so amazed how similar your design is to my house that I am currently renovating. Def an inspirational home. Thanks

  20. tamaraanka
    January 17, 2016 at 8:32 AM (6 years ago)

    Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m thrilled you found my post inspirational! I absolutely think both the bedding and adding blue would be great. As a matter of fact, I’ve been looking for blue bedding myself, ha! So something else that’s similar! Thanks again for your feedback and for visiting! Tamara xo

  21. Omar
    February 9, 2016 at 6:40 PM (6 years ago)

    Your room looks great! As a guy, I just ordered the bed! Can not wait! Is the bed low that I need to get box springs? What kind of mattress works well with this kind of bed?

  22. tamaraanka
    February 10, 2016 at 9:46 AM (6 years ago)

    Hi Omar – that’s great news! You’l love the bed, it’s gorgeous and suits both feminine and masculine decor. No need for a box spring, it would be too high if you used one. We have a pillow top mattress on our bed and we love it! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for visiting and for your comment!

  23. Denise
    February 16, 2016 at 7:51 PM (6 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, I love every inch of the room. Was wondering, where did you purchase the item holding the jewelry. It was definitely creative and I would love to copy. Keep inspiring others, I thank you.

  24. tamaraanka
    February 17, 2016 at 9:10 AM (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much, Denise! I’m thrilled that you’re inspired! That was a piece I bought from HomeSense, which is the same as HomeGoods – coral is so popular, I’m sure you’d be able to find something similar! Thank you for your support and for stopping by!

  25. Denise
    February 17, 2016 at 3:06 PM (6 years ago)

    You’re so welcome. I have been planning to reinvent my bedroom. We have very similar test. I have the bed to your dresser, and if you ever want to give it a facelift, go to the website o’……awesome. Enjoy and happy designing. ?

  26. tamaraanka
    February 18, 2016 at 1:49 PM (6 years ago)

    Yes I know about and I’ve had plans for a very long time to redo my dressers!! Thanks for the tip!!

  27. Adrianna
    February 26, 2016 at 3:42 PM (6 years ago)

    Love everything about your room! Is the bedding the blue option on the website ? Yours looks grey but the only option the website offeres is the color blue. Also where is the small cushion bench from that you have at the end of the bed? Thank you !!!

  28. tamaraanka
    February 26, 2016 at 7:32 PM (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much, Adrianna! I’m thrilled you like it so much! Mine is the grey version and it may not be available anymore, but the links provided should give you other options as well! The small bench is from Bouclair Maison, however they don’t sell it anymore. You can check out my post on upholstered stools, there are many options I’ve sourced for similar stools :) Thanks for stopping by!

  29. Leslie
    March 22, 2016 at 11:55 PM (6 years ago)

    Dying over your room!! Do you happen to know the size of your bedroom? I’m trying to decide if my bedroom will fit a king size bed with two night stands. My room is small but it might be similar in size to yours.

  30. tamaraanka
    March 24, 2016 at 11:48 AM (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much! This is also a small room, about 12 1/2 x 14 feet – really not much space at all! I hope you’re able to fit a king, since we bought ours I sleep much better than ever before! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

  31. Elan
    March 24, 2016 at 12:54 PM (6 years ago)

    Love your room! I didn’t read all of the comments so forgive me if it’s been asked but where are the lamps from?

  32. tamaraanka
    March 25, 2016 at 2:13 PM (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much! They’re from HomeSense :)

  33. Angeleah
    March 17, 2017 at 3:15 PM (5 years ago)

    I absolutely love the mirror you have above your bed but I can’t find one anywhere like it. Where did you buy it?

  34. tamaraanka
    March 17, 2017 at 6:44 PM (5 years ago)

    Hi Angeleah :) Thanks so much for stopping by! I don’t have this exact mirror linked on my blog, but if you scroll through the products at the bottom of this post, you will find similar options. Or, you can also see some others in the SHOP MY HOME menu :) I hope that helps!

  35. Coral
    March 18, 2017 at 4:28 PM (5 years ago)

    I’m in love with your bed. Where did u purshase if I really want to get it

  36. tamaraanka
    March 20, 2017 at 10:40 AM (5 years ago)

    Hi Coral, thanks for stopping by! This bed is from Structube – You can link straight there in this post. I have other options sourced at the bottom of the post and in the SHOP MY HOME menu as well, just scroll through the products :)

  37. Kristi
    June 20, 2017 at 3:10 PM (4 years ago)

    Your room is beautiful and I know you posted a while back but also have a question about your bed. Went on the structure website looking for the gray bed. The one in your room looks like a medium gray but the one listed looks like a darker gray. Would you mind clicking on your link to see if you agree that is the gray bed you purchased (color wise). I just love your color so much and want to make sure that is in fact the right one(of course returns for huge purchases are impossible)!

  38. tamaraanka
    July 19, 2018 at 7:47 PM (3 years ago)

    Hey Kristi! We have the the lighter of the two grey options available :) I’m so sorry it took me so long to reply to you!! Thanks for stopping by the blog today! xox

  39. Carol
    June 14, 2021 at 1:18 PM (4 months ago)

    So what Grey was your original bedroom watt color?

  40. tamaraanka
    June 15, 2021 at 10:41 AM (4 months ago)

    Hi Carol, thanks for reading! This grey (the original one) is Washboard by Ralph Lauren :)

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