master bedroom inspiration

I am so excited to makeover my master bedroom. Did you know it’s too common that homeowners decorate their master bedroom last when moving into a new home? This rings true for me, unfortunately. I have completed my girls’ bedrooms (tween girl room, toddler girl room), the guest bath, dining room, family room and recently, my craft room. My poor neglected master bedroom has sat ignored and unloved. And how sad is that? The couple of the house whose room should be a haven after putting in a day at work and with kids, and we don’t have a cozy place to call our own at night. Shame on me. I’m ready to change my ways and give our master bedroom some love! Here is my game plan to make my room beautiful and fit for the king and queen of the home! Hope you enjoy my master bedroom inspiration.

Master Bedroom inspiration #masterbedroom #inspiration

To create this look, I started with the basics, paint colors. Using the Chip It!™ color selection tool from Sherwin-Williams was a must to help me nail down the ideas swimming in my head. I perused the web and my pin boards for gorgeous, inspiring pictures. After I installed Chip It! in my bookmark toolbar by simply dragging it from Chip It!’s main page, I found the pictures that inspired me and simply clicked Chip It!. soft color pallete #softcolor #inspirationIt highlights the available picture and automatically creates a color palette using the image as its source. Truly amazing and had me itching to repaint every room in my house. The gorgeous colors started getting my mind reeling and left me wanting to repaint everything in sight! Using the tool is so easy, I’ve laid out the step-by-step using screen shots for my process. If you come across a site that doesn’t let you Chip It!, you can upload the image directly from a site’s link. Just enter the link in the second box:

How to use @Sherwin-Williams Chip it! tool via @lollyjaneblog #colorinspiration #paintcolor

 Choose your inspiration picture:

How to use @Sherwin-Williams Chip it! tool via @lollyjaneblog #colorinspiration #paintcolor 

If you don’t love all the colors that Sherwin-Williams picked the first time, you can click “Edit Colors” and mix and match additional coordinating color tones.

How to use @Sherwin-Williams Chip it! tool via @lollyjaneblog #colorinspiration #paintcolor 

When you’re happy with your color palette, click “Save Changes.” You can also “+Add Tag” which is fun.

How to use @Sherwin-Williams Chip it! tool via @lollyjaneblog #colorinspiration #paintcolor 

That’s how easy it is! Here are my chip boards. I had so much fun creating pretty palettes that I dedicated a pin board to them too!

Lolly Jane uses Chip It! by Sherwin-Williams #chipit #lollyjane 

Here is my master bedroom in its current state, in desperate need of a makeover:

Master bedroom makeover BEFORE pic, the after pic is amazing! #masterbeddroom #makeover

My plan of action:

  • Apply plank wall treatment, paint.
  • Repaint walls.
  • Install ceiling fan.
  • Install closet doors.
  • Put up gallery wall.
  • Accessorize bedding and nightstands.

I’m always looking for ways to upcycle and stay within a budget. My most popular motto: “The biggest and most inexpensive change you can make to a room is to paint it.” I firmly believe that and know as soon as I get my walls in check, the rest will fall into place. I can’t wait to show off the “after” pictures; I know it’ll be an amazing transformation!

How do you find color inspiration for your home projects? Tell us in the comments below, and you just might win a $100 Sherwin-Williams gift card from BlogHer!

Win a $100 Sherwin-Williams gift card via! #sherwinwilliams #giveaway


Be sure to visit the Sherwin-Williams brand page on where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

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    Kelly D

    I find color inspiration from nature. I like greens, blues and browns so I usually go for these types of shades

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    I read decorating magazines and take home many color swatches.

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    Margaret Smith

    Usually, I get my inspiration from home decorating magazines. Thanks so much.

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    Erin Cookmeyer

    I get most of my inspiration from visiting the beach near my parents’ home. I just love the colors of sea glass mixed in with the sand.

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    Melanie Thomson

    Usually I get my colour inspiration from Pinterest. I love pulling ideas and making them my own.

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    I usually find my inspiration on (where else) Pinterest! There are so many great ideas out there thanks to all the amazing bloggers sharing with the rest of us!

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    Adrienne Gordon

    I get inspiration by looking outside or by watching shows on TV

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    I get inspiration from places I go that make me feel happy and peaceful, such as the beach.

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    I go to the store and check out the paint cards. I take the colors I like home to decide on a final color

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    I find my color inspiration from pictures. Which makes clip it super awesome for someone like me!

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    I tweeted that I entered this awesome giveaway!! Thanks gals! Can’t wait to see the final reveal Kelli!

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    I love Pinterest–it’s my go to for all decorating inspiration!!

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    shannon Baas

    I find fabrics I like and go from there.

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    I enjoy checking Pinterest and using it for ideas.

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    I love Pinterest as an inspiration for any project.

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    I tend to get my inspiration from magazines and pinterest ;)

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    I’m finishing up the final details of my Mater today! Officially the 3rd room I’ve worked on! I love paint, and i love sherwin williams!

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    p.s. i love using design seeds for color inspiration;)

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    I like picking an element of my room that I already love and building around that. It makes makeovers cheaper normally!

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    I look at Pinterest and home decor blogs for color inspiration. Then I go into the paint store and take home lots of paint swatches to see how they look in my home.

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    Susan H.

    I get color inspiration on line, from decorating sites, Pinterest, and from a site ( that sends me an email with different color palettes each day. Thanks for chance to win.

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    Lana Harris

    I find my inspiration from antique stores. I’ll find that one perfect piece and then create my color schemes around it.

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    I love to just go to the store and look and color samples then bring some home and compare!

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    I get my inspiration from my favorite art work and fabrics that are in my rooms.

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    Kelly W

    I LOVE the beauty of white/off-white walls and adding splashes of color with fabric or painted furniture. Pinterest and magazines are a great inspiration source!

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    Tonya m

    I am a big fan of Pinterest for getting ideas on colors

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    Kristen Johnson

    I get my color inspiration from, magazines, Pinterest, and houzz.

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    Brandi J.

    I love using nature for color inspiration in our home. Our favorite place is the beach so I try to pull in a lot of blues, turquoise, and creamy whites into the decor. Although, with 3 kids and 4 pets the term “decor” is used very loosely! :)

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    Jeanne Sharretts

    We usually are inspired by something the we just like the looks of. It might be a picture, a photo of someplace relaxing or something in nature. After not being able to agree on a color for our newly remodeled kitchen for two weeks and the crew completely ready to start painting, I came home from a teacher appreciation lunch with a potted plant and dropped it on the new granite counter. My husband took one look and said, I have no idea what color that is, but that’s the color I want on the wall. It’s been there for 8 years and we still love that color.

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    lisa wilson

    I find a piece of fabric for inspiration and draw my colors from that

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    I get my inspiration for good ole Mother Nature!!

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    Sadly,my master bedroom is neglected too. I would love to use this prize to freshen it up with a new coat of paint! Thanks for the giveaway,can’t wait to see your “after” pics.

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    Laurel M.

    Pinterest of course…LOL

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    Ashley P

    I love looking for color options and decor ideas on Pinterest. I also look at blogs and use Google images.

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    Marisol Gutierrez

    Inspiration for me is found everywhere…grocery store, magazines, my kids…absolutely true about updating everything in there house but a place that is your own…I definitely need a bedroom makeover…I love jewel tones…each room in our home is currently a different color Looking forward and crossing my fingers at the chance to win…

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    Anjie B.

    I get my color inspiration from Pinterest and little did I know, most of my “room colors” pins have originally come from Chip It! Gonna go check it out now. :)

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    Beth Williamson

    I get inspiration from flowers, there are so many beautiful colors!

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    I find color inspirations from very light soothing colors with pops of color here and there.

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    Rhonda Ensey

    Love to look at others blogs and homes…..gets me inspired!

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    I find the majority of my inspiration in magazines, especially Better Homes & Garden. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    I get inspiration from colors on clothing.

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    Kristi Yates

    I love to look at fabrics for color inspiration.

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    I’m addicted to paint chips!!

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    Stephanie L.

    I use pinterest and country home type mags to find inspiration. I like a lot of blues, greys, and whites at home.

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    I always find color inspiration by buying my accessories first, like throw pillows, bed spreads, etc. Then, I find paint to match! Great giveaway, girls!

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    Stephanie k

    I find color inspiration from decorating magazines and pinterest. I love finding new combos and making them come to life in my home.

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    Theresa Sea

    I find inspiration online in blogs or magazines.

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    I love to find color inspiration in great fabrics and accessory pieces!

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    I usually look to others for inspiration. I notice other people’s homes, places of business that are well put together, and magazines, tv shows, and Internet sites. Eventually I take from many sources to create my own style and try new color schemes. :)

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    Michelle Bledsoe

    I would definitely say pinterest is a big inspiration for me. It has inspired me to repaint my master bedroom in Sherwin Williams comfort gray and master bath in sea salt, which I love the way it turned out!!!

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    I love looking at Pinterest, other blogs, and home magazines for inspiration.

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    Rebecca Graham

    I find color inspiration from browsing through decor magazines.

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    Erica Best

    I love art work and rugs to find colors to add to the room

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    Margie Young

    I enjoy making quilts and will pull color inspirations from the quilts I make and other items I am decorating with.

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    Pinterest! It gives me unique ideas.

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    JoDell Seaman

    I would love to redo my bedroom. Its the last on my list as well. Thanks for hosting!!

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      JoDell Seaman

      Oh and I get inspiration from blogs, tv, others etc!

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    Jacob LaFountaine

    Look through magazines to things that catch my eye

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    I totally hear you on the need to make over the master bedroom! Thanks for the great paint ideas. I’m going to have to look into the Chip It tool. Have a great day, and Happy Mother’s Day this weekend!

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    I like to take tours of homes that are for sale.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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    Using wonderful internet tools to help me pick like the one on Sherwin-Williams! Thanks so much!

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    I find color inspiration through browsing Pinterest.

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    Bridget Vanover

    I love surfing Pinterest to get ideas on designs I like. I have a hard time visualizing how a finished room will look. It helps me to actually see the colors in a home.

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    I get color inspiration from the outdoor places that I love….forest, beach

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    I usually find my inspiration from a piece of artwork that I want to hang in the room. Or if it’s my bedroom I find my inspiration in a comforter I love. And then I match the paint to that.

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    Wild Orchid

    I find inspiration in my favorite decor accessories.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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    Wild Orchid


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    From magazines, most of the time.

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    We have an Eastlake Victorian so it’s easy to find color inspiration from other Victorian homes. Thanks for offering this.

    ky2here at msn dot com.

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    Lorena Keech

    When reading magazines, I pull out any pictures I admire…colors/fabrics/furniture I like. Then when I need ideas, I go to that file to start.

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    It depends on the room I am working on. In bedrooms I typically take inspiration from bedding but in rest of my house I typically choose inspiration from furniture maybe a throw pillow.

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    I find inspiration in the work of artists I adore.

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    Nicole Balogh

    I tend to choose colors for home projects that correspond to colors I like to wear- blues and greens mostly. I also use Pinterest and surf home decorating blogs to get color inspiration.

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    Margot C

    I used to clip photos and save them, I still collect post cards of art works that I like at museum shops. I use those to look for colors that I like.

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    Karissa Brnak

    I find inspiration in just about everything. I love to go to auctions here in AZ near the retirement communities and pull inspirations from pictures or paintings that I find.

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      Which auctions in AZ? I want to go w you!

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    I would love to win that $100 to Sherwin Williams. I need to paint my living room so badly.

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    I usually find color inspiration for my home projects by looking at everyday items that I love. Not necessarily items going into that room, but items that have mix of colors that I find comfortable to look at.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    nadya kotik

    I look at blogs as I enter giveaways for color inspiration for my home decorating and i look at magazines also!

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    I look for timeless colors that flow well with the rest of the home… but with a great color pop for fun!

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    maria cantu

    I look through magazines to find color schemes I might like.

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    Diane baum

    I get inspiration from looking at vintange stores

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    I’ve been spending a lot of time (and money!) at Sherwin Williams lately as my husband has agreed to paint our whole interior! This would sure help…

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    i like to look at blogs and watch hgtv

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    i find inspiration in nature!

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    I read decor magazines.

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    christine jessamine

    i get my ideas from books

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    I love looking through Pinterest for rooms that other people have done

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    I find color inspiration by browsing Pinterest.

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    s riches

    I go web sites and look at color samples.

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    DeeAnn S

    I like walking thru fabric shops for color inspirations. Thanks.

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    I find inspiration through my husband

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    I really just look around my home at my favorite things and decide what color really pops and go with that!

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    Brenda Elsner

    I look at magazines and browse the internet for ideas.

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    Betty C

    I get inspiration from a lot of different sources. I have a favorite photo in my bedroom that has many different colors to choose from. I also sew and get inspiration from wonderful fabric designs.

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    susan smoaks

    I am inspired by colors that I see in nature. I love the colors that God shows us and I love to use them in our home.

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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    my favorite new tool for gaining inspiration is using pinterest. it always leads me to really cute hands on and fun ideas. also very pretty things i would have never thought of doing!

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    I get ideas through magazines.

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    Stephanie G

    I usually get color inspiration from things I see in nature and also home improvement websites!

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    Tabathia B

    I always find great inspirations from the DIY channel and magazines

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Tabathia B

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    my inspiration comes from multiple sources – magazines, watching TV, or something I read about in a book

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    Kristina Lewis

    We are wanting to take my youngest son to pick out paint colors for his first time OWN room.. We have had to move a few times last couple years and I think this will make him feel a lot better!

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    These days, I get my color inspiration from blogs mostly :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Oh I love Chip it!! Such a great way to get color inspiration. Thanks for sharing! And consider me entered for this great Giveaway!