Master Bedroom Mini Makeover with Mixed Furniture

Caitlin Houston
5 min readOct 12, 2023

Are you yearning for a master bedroom that exudes sophistication while remaining inviting and cozy? Here is how we elevated our primary bedroom with a refined mini makeover that incorporates a tasteful blend of mixed furniture.

Master Bedroom Mini Makeover with Mixed Furniture

Mixing furniture styles has become a popular trend in interior design, allowing you to create a unique and personalized space without dedicating yourself to one style. When we moved into our home five years ago we had a limited budget to decorate our master bedroom. We spent most of our budget on the essential furniture pieces — a bed and dresser — and became creative while choosing nightstands. I love the look of mixed furniture; many rooms in my home are decorated with mismatched pieces that complement one another.

We purchased two wire basket storage units with a faux wood top to match the grey distressed wood sleigh bed and dresser. They were inexpensive and served as multi-purpose pieces: to store clothing/small personal items and hold a lamp. However, over time the storage units became an eyesore (as seen below) unless the baskets were empty.

wire basket storage unit used as bedside table with gray distressed sleigh bed floral wreath over bed on wall
wire basket storage unit used as bedside table with gray distressed sleigh bed floral wreath over bed on wall
wire basket storage unit used as bedside table with gray distressed sleigh bed floral wreath over bed on wall
Mom and baby in white clothes standing in bedroom beside grey sleigh bed white bedding ginger jar hydrangeas

White Nightstands to Match a Grey Sleigh Bed

Mixed bedroom furniture, like nightstands and a bed, can create a charming look. While shopping around for nightstands, I looked for a piece with functional storage space on top and inside the drawers. The Shelby Nightstands have all of the features one could desire in a bedside table (and more). With a built-in electrical outlet, USB charging station, and three easy to open drawers with ample room, the nightstands are a perfect fit for our bedroom.

White wood nightstand with gray top three drawers gray sleigh bed
White wood nightstand with gray top three drawers gray sleigh bed blue floral artwork framed above bed
White wood nightstand with gray top three drawers gray sleigh bed blue floral artwork framed above bed

A Multifunctional Dresser for Under the Television

There are so many ways to use a dresser in a bedroom — clothing storage, decor display, and to accent a television. Many people use dressers as tv stands because they are a sophisticated foundation for a modern television. Dressers are also a less expensive option than most single purpose tv stands. Before we added the Shelby Dresser to our bedroom, we used a fabric covered storage ottoman under the television.

upholstered storage trunk under mounted television in white bedroom blue turkish rug

The above space feels and looks barren with the small ottoman under the television. We moved it from our Georgia home in 2017 where it sat in the same place in our old bedroom. While I love the useful storage space for jewelry and handbags, a bigger piece of furniture makes the most sense for our bedroom.

White wood dresser under mounted tv with gray top three drawers gray sleigh bed blue turkish rug

The Shelby Dresser is beautiful, designed with grace and distinction. It has four standard size drawers, two deep drawers, and two slim drawers lined with felt to help protect your delicate items from scratches. I use this dresser for all of my clothes and jewelry, while my husband uses the dresser that matches our bed. The non-scratch wood is ideal for adorning the top of the dresser with flowers, photo frames, or holiday decor.

upholstered storage trunk under mounted television in white bedroom blue turkish rug
White wood dresser under mounted tv with gray top three drawers gray sleigh bed blue turkish rug

Note: Eventually we will upgrade our television size to fit the wall space more appropriately.

Decorating a Bedroom with Mixed Furniture

Decorating a bedroom with mixed furniture can create a unique and eclectic look that reflects your personal style. We selected a color palette, white/grey/blue, that ties the different color furniture pieces together. I love our new Wade Glass Table Lamps. To tie the mixed furniture together, it helps to use matching accessories such as lamps, throw pillows, or curtains. The Wade’s wine bottle silhouette and textured striations pair beautifully with its gently toned blue ceramic.

By repeating certain colors or patterns throughout the room, you can create a sense of unity. I know it is important to create a focal point in the room to draw attention and anchor the space — so I used watercolor to paint three original floral prints to hang above the bed. I framed the prints

blue floral paintings watercolor
Blue glass lamp on white nightstand next to grey wood bed
Blue glass lamp on white nightstand next to grey wood bed
Mixed Bedroom Furniture - Grey distressed wood bed and white nightstands

Remember, the key to successfully decorating a bedroom with mixed furniture is to find a balance between different styles, colors, and textures. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different combinations until you find a look that reflects your personal taste and makes you feel comfortable and inspired in your space.

Thank you to R&F for helping us complete our primary bedroom! You can find our nightstands, dresser, and lamps here at Raymour & Flanigan.

Do you like mini makeovers? Read: How to Create a Mini Office in Your Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom Mini Makeover with Mixed Furniture

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Caitlin Houston

Caitlin Houston is a Mom of three and creator of Connecticut based life + style site Caitlin Houston Blog.