Minimalism Meets Industrial Decor In This Blogger’s Bedroom

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This post is in collaboration with Nest Bedding. All opinions & experiences are my own. Some links in this post may be affiliate links.

EEEE! I’m so excited to share the last room in our home tour (for now – we actually do have another bedroom that’s just storage right now until we maybe get pregnant one day?!): Our Master Bedroom! 

The inspiration for this room was minimalism meets industrial decor and it was definitely the trickiest. It’s the first room we actually got the bulk of stuff for, but then it took forever to finish. The space is really big, with super high ceilings, tons of light, and very bright. Sounds perfect, right? Well we also wanted this room to be a minimalists serene dream – so finding the balance between minimal and serene was definitely a struggle.

Plus, if you’ve read past room reveals, you know we moved in with almost no furniture to our name. I wanted to feel inspired by every piece we brought into our home. I didn’t want to buy a bunch of stuff just to fill up the rooms. Plus, we live in a rental and I don’t want to deal with moving stuff that I’m not passionate about! So when it came to our minimalist bedroom, it took a long time to find just the right pieces to pull it together.

Bed Frame | Bed Use code DREAMBED or DREAMBED5 or NEST5 for 5% off| Sheets | Duvet Cover

The Mattress

The first item we got for this room is our fabulous Alexander Series mattress from Nest Bedding. You guys might remember me talking about how we settled on them in this post on how to choose a mattress when shopping online.

Bed Frame | Bed | Sheets | Duvet Cover | Mug

I can’t stress this enough: when shopping for a mattress online, you need to do a ton of research and cross check reviews! Aside from being top rated across tons of sites, they also know that mattresses aren’t a “one size fits all” thing, which is why they have a quiz to help you find the best mattress in their collection.

Nest also takes it a step further, by hand making each mattress in the USA! They pride themselves on using organic, natural, and certified materials to ensure that we are sleeping on the cleanest products around! Seriously, the amount of chemicals in bedding and mattresses is crazy! Who wants to sleep on all those toxins?!? Not me! If you’ve ever purchased a “bed in a box” before, you might be familiar with “off-gassing” that happens – basically makes your entire room stink for about a day due to chemicals – so I was beyond surprised when we opened this baby up and it had NO off-gassing smell! Just good, clean, materials.

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The Bed Frame

Once we had a mattress, we needed a bed frame. We both grew up with those old school wood styles that I’m (going to assume) most of our parents have. We decided if we got a wood frame, we wanted it to be ultra industrial or we wanted a grey upholstered frame. Ultimately it came down to the right price at the right time, and we snagged this one on Amazon for $400!

Pro tip: Make sure you watch prices on Amazon! This bed frame can fluctuate to as low as $400 to as high as $650!

Bed Frame | Bed | Sheets | Duvet Cover | Mug

Even though we purchased the upholstered frame, we knew we wanted to bring in some industrial vibes to this room to contrast the brightness with some warmer woods and fun metals. Which is how we decided on the Coaster Arcadia collection dresser and nightstands (sold out) also from Amazon.

Pro tip: Google the names of a brand or collection, or use the Google image search feature to find sold out products!

Dresser | Tree | Chair | Picture Frames | Mugs: Her’s & His | Similar TV Stand

The TV Stand and Bookshelf:

After the night stand and dresser were squared away, we started hunting for a TV stand and bookshelf.

For our TV stand, I felt super torn. The price of a traditional entertainment center seemed steep for what I was willing to spend. I also didn’t want to lug a big heavy piece of furniture up three floors. Honestly, have no idea where I found this super basic table, but I know it was really cheap and on sale. I found this similar one though that’s a little nicer.

I knew I wanted one with a shelf that I could put some personal trinkets on to warm up the space. Around the same time, my mom asked me to sell everything in one of her houses on Craigslist. When doing the inventory I found this old wooden race car that was my dads and knew I wanted it for our bedroom.

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Lastly, I have so many books just piled up all over our house that I knew I wanted to get some off the floor and onto a shelf. I found this bookshelf on super sale at Target (no longer available – but I found a couple of similar options (one and two) that are reasonably priced!

Pro Tip: Flip books so the spin faces the wall to create a more minimalist/uniform feel

Similar Bookshelf Options: onetwo | Salt Lamp | Picture Frames | Metal Star Burst | Similar Gold Jack

The Tchotchkes:

From the books I added in tchotchkes. As you know, every room in our house has to have a salt lamp, because #ions. I found the gold jack at Homegoods, and decided to use some more of the gold star bursts I found at Target to bring the jack and other metal colors together. From there, I had a few framed photos from our wedding of people who were close to me that passed away (my dad, grandma, and one of my best friends). I decided to move one of the pictures from our living room book shelf up here to balance out the gold touches.

Similar Bookshelf Options: onetwoPicture Frames | Metal Star Burst

On either side of the TV, I wanted to fill in the space with some greenery to warm it up. We found this suitcase at Homegoods and the plant was from clearing out my moms house. The two perfectly complimented each other:

Similar Trunk

Pro Tip: Saving money on fun suitcase stylings by using one large one sitting tall, instead of stacking three to get the same height!

Similar Bookshelf Options: onetwo | Salt Lamp | Picture Frames | Metal Star Burst |  Tree | Chair | Picture Frames | Similar TV Stand

On the other side of the TV, I originally tried the tree, but it didn’t feel quite right. I decided to use a spare chair that’d been floating around our house. I love having the chair because I can stack all the pillows from the bed on it so they don’t sit on the floor. If I ever find the perfect accent chair, I’ll probably upgrade this set up, but for now I enjoyed putting one of the pack of four chairs to use:

Picture Frame | Chair

The Wall Hangings:

The picture frames on either side of the TV were purchased at Michaels. Originally I thought I’d put them on either side of the ocean print above our bed, but they were too small for the space.

Bed Frame | Bed | Sheets | Duvet Cover | Wood Tray | Mugs: Her’s & His | Banana Leaf Pillows | Pink Geometric Pillows | Good Vibes Pillow is Sold Out from Urban Outfitters

Actually, TBH, we really struggled with what to put on either side of the ocean print (found at Homegoods). We tried hats, but mine were so big and E’s were so small that it didn’t look quite right. We also tried these macrame and vine hangers instead of the plants on the night stands, but it looked kind of funny. So we decided to just leave the wall space empty, it’s a rental after all! But if you have any suggestions you guys have for that area would be awesome!

Bed Frame | Bed | Sheets | Duvet Cover | Banana Leaf Pillows | Pink Geometric Pillows | Good Vibes Pillow is Sold Out from Urban Outfitters

And that’s it! That’s our minimalist industrial bedroom! TBH, the throw pillows on the bed are actually from my office – we normally just use all white in the bedroom but felt like the photos need a pop of color! I kind of like them here though so maybe I’ll keep them in this room 😜! I really love how it all came together. It feels comfy, cozy, and relaxing while still being very us!

Check out other rooms in our home tour:

Mid-Century Modern Meets Boho Living Room

Jungalow Inspired Home Office

Upcycled Guest Room

Oh.. and here’s a picture of Tucker, because, why not?!

 Sheets | Duvet Cover | Mug



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  • Kristin Cook
    November 29, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Rachel, your room looks so good! That bed sounds uber comfy and I love your idea to use the trunk as a table. That’s adorable!

  • Jae (@gorjaeous)
    November 29, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I love your master bedroom! It’s so light and airy! The color palette is somewhat similar to what we have in mind for our future home, too! If we had a room such as this one, it’d be difficult to get up in the morning for sure!

  • Joseph Hendrix
    November 29, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Pretty cool. Although I was beginning to wonder if you were going to put sheets on the bed. There seems to be so many pictures of people on mattresses with no sheets on the Internet, especially when it comes to mattress companies marketing their mattresses.

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      November 30, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Honestly, the mattress itself is so soft that I actually do lay on it without sheets haha! I remember growing up those old box spring mattresses and the raw bed felt itchy and slippery, and this is like the complete opposite feeling

  • Ashley Stephenson
    November 29, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I love your master bedroom! My husband and I are looking to buy a new king bed set after the holidays and I love the frame you picked out! It is a great price right now!

  • Kara
    November 29, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Okay your master bedroom is AH-mazing but I can’t stop obsessing over those pillows. They are my version of perfect combo!

  • Sarah Jean
    November 29, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Ooh my favorite is that the mattress is organic with none of that gas smell. Gorgeous bedroom, too!

  • Natalie
    November 29, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Congrats on the new room! I LOVE your decor!!

  • Miss ALK
    November 29, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    You nailed the minimalist and serene theme that you were going for!! I have an upholstered bed frame as well and I love it.

  • Cara Owens-Kindly Unspoken
    November 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I love it! All the decor looks so cute and I love that hat on the wall!

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      November 30, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      thank you! I still haven’t decided if I’m going to keep them there since it isn’t balanced but it’s growing on me!

  • Lauren Falardeau Pariseau
    November 29, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Love the bedframe! I love that cool grey color with the plants. It looks so relaxing and clean, a girl with a messy family can dream…

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      November 30, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Yes! I tried doing hanging plants on either side of the bed because i loved the contrast so much, but it didn’t work out

  • Alix Maza
    November 29, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Haha love that picture of Tucker at the end! What an awesome space.

  • Kiara Catanzaro
    November 29, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Love how your room turned out! We definitely have similar decorating tastes. I love the combination of soft, minimal colors you have an how they complement the hardness of the industrial furniture

  • Kristen Jones
    November 29, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I’m so obsessed with your headboard! I also love all of the personal touches you have throughout the room. It makes a room a little more homier.

  • My Veteran Woman Life
    November 29, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    I really love the bed frame and headboard! I have been wanting to get a padded headboard like this one for my room! Love the entire design!

  • McKennableu
    November 29, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Love it! Turned out amazing. Looks like it should be in a magazine.

  • Allison Ellzey
    November 29, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    LOVE YOUR ROOM! Also I have that mug and the picture of Tucker is so cute!

  • Grace
    November 29, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Seriously loving all of your decor it looks AMAZING!

  • Jenny
    November 29, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I love how your room turned out! I’m ready for a bit bigger of a place to decorate.

  • Rachel @ STCL
    November 29, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Love how you decorated your room! My bed frame is similar (great minds think alike, ha!) I think I want to add more pillows though now after seeing your setup!

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      November 30, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks girl!! And that doesn’t surprise me at all haha! Honestly the throw pillows are from my office but I ended up loving them on the bed so if I ever make my bed that’s where i’d put them lol

  • Adriana
    November 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    You take the cutest pictures! I love this – your master is looking beautiful!!

  • Taylor Smith
    November 29, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    I am so obsessed with you home. Ugh.

  • Nikki Gwin
    November 29, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I love industrial furniture! You found some really cute pieces. The shelf holding the tv is my favorite.
    🙂 gwingal

  • Lecy | A Simpler Grace
    November 29, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    What a great bed! You did a fantastic job on the room!

  • Cameron
    November 30, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Your room is so simple and I love it! Love how airy everything feels without it being too minimalistic, you know? And your bed frame is so pretty!

  • Helen @ Hel On Heels
    November 30, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I love the minimalist look. Your room looks so cozy and bright!

  • Michelle @ And Then We Tried
    November 30, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Your room looks so cozy! You could try plug in sconces on either side of the bed over the nightstands. There are a ton of nice options and you don’t have to hardwire them!

  • Michelle @ She's Not So Basic
    November 30, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Ahhh once again, I am so obsessed with your interior design skills! Please come to CO and help me decorate my apartment! Or start an interior design service hahah seriously love this room, it’s just so serene and peaceful.

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      November 30, 2017 at 10:05 am

      awe you are so sweet!! I seriously would loveee to do interior design! I love it! I just need more spaces and an unlimited budget… and clients haha!

  • Michelle Morton
    November 30, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! So looking for an amazing mattress and to get our master together as well.

  • Alex
    November 30, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Love this post – your room is so gorgeous! Ian and I are still sleeping on the same mattress that I got for my 16th birthday and I have been having THE worst back pain ever! I definitely need to invest in a new mattress!

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      November 30, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Girl yes! you def need an upgrade! I think you’re supposed to rotate them out every 6-10 years? I dk, before this one we were literally sleeping on 13 year old mattresses too! haha and it definitely has made a difference!

  • Melissa Cruz
    November 30, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Love the room! That mattress looks so comfy too! And Tucker is the cutest.

  • Leslie-Peaches & Willow
    November 30, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Your new bedroom is my dream! #goals I am in love with the clean, rustic, gold touches of this room. Those gold picture frames are to die for and the suitcase turned little side table is sooo pretty! I love it all! You really did an amazing job with this room, it looks magazine worthy for sure!!

  • Chelsie Carr
    November 30, 2017 at 11:18 am

    LOVE your bedframe! I wish Dustin would let me switch ours out, but he says it’s too girly for him! LIKE IT MATTERS!

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      November 30, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      haha! that’s the good thing about being married to a metro man! He approved! Luckily he and I have like the exact same taste actually haha! I go a little rogue and layer rugs and stuff but he always likes it

  • Amy
    November 30, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Your space looks so good! Im always so bad with over decorating my place

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      November 30, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Ahh i know what you mean! I did that all the time too when I was younger! And then we lived in furnished apartments with other peoples over decorated places where I got used to none of my stuff being around and feel claustrophobic with other people stuff, that now I am all about clean and minimal!

  • [email protected] Confused Millennial
    November 30, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    ahh that’s super helpful! Thank you!!

  • Bri DePauw
    November 30, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I really love the pops of greenery and I LOVE that Knit + fur throw. It’s beautiful!

  • Amanda K
    November 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    I love how simple this is and I love all the greenery!

  • [email protected] Confused Millennial
    November 30, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    haha thanks! I was like “uh 1 piece of furniture to move some day or 3 pieces that collect dust? Lets go with one” haha

  • [email protected] Confused Millennial
    November 30, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Awe thank you so much! Our bedroom definitely lets the anxiety melt away for me which was the goal! Im so happy it translated!

  • [email protected] Confused Millennial
    November 30, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Thank you!!

  • [email protected] Confused Millennial
    November 30, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Thank you!

  • Emily Chaumont
    November 30, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I love this! I normally don’t really take to industrial design, but I really like the way your bedroom looks.

  • Ro I Chicken and Bliss
    November 30, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I love your decor! It’s very modern and beautiful! I would love to have a home one day that I can decorate like this. It’s totally my style as I love minimal decor that’s stylish and clean. So pretty! <3

  • Kristen @ TheSophisticatedGal
    November 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love what you did with your bedroom – it looks beautiful! Also, I NEED that dresser! It is so cute 🙂

  • Erica @ Coming up Roses
    November 30, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    OK WAIT but these pics of you on the bed are SO FRIGGIN CUTE THO

  • Monica Delmonico
    November 30, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I love how this turned out! The trunk and shelves are my favorite. I’m currently redoing our master bedroom, so these ideas are coming at the perfect time!

  • Jordyn
    December 1, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Your bedroom is so beautiful and light filled. Natural light is a MUST for me. I love your bed frame too, it’s gorgeous!

  • Christie Brown
    December 1, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Oooooh! I love your bedroom! I built my first house and moved in three or-so months ago, so I’m still in the process of decorating the place how I like. This post has given me serious inspiration. Such a pretty space. 🙂

  • McKennableu
    December 1, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Looks great! You are so talented.

  • Laila
    December 1, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I’m normally a fan of color but all of the grey in your bedroom looks sooo good! The muted tones really compliment each other and give the room a homey feel!

  • Shannon
    December 2, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    I love your bedroom! All the plants are #goals, I’m still working on our bedroom but that’s definitely what I want to do. And I love all the gold touches!

  • Katherine
    December 3, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I’m so obsessed with your home style and you nailed it with your big, beautiful bedroom!! All the white makes me want to run through my home with a paint roller like yesterday. Haha and the suitcase is probably my absolute favorite detail!!

    I also love seeing mirrors above nightstands. I think it could work well with your space! Let me know if you try it out. 🙂

  • Audrey Knizek
    December 3, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I never would have thought to look on Amazon for a bed frame! I will definitely keep that in mind when I move out this summer. You did a gorgeous job decorating the space!

  • Mo Explores
    December 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    So cute! I love your bedroom and the bed looks awesome!

  • Deborah
    December 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Wow your space is amazing! I’m going to save this for when I start redecorating my place!

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