Before & After: A Rustic Nautical Bedroom Makeover

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Lauren and her husband both have great opinions about home decor, which at first meant it was a bit of a journey finding their shared style. But after tackling their bedroom together and combining both their ideas and tastes, it's a fun, personal space that's proof sometimes two styles are better than one!

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From Lauren:

For four and a half years we’ve slept on a boxspring and mattress without a bed frame. It’s not that we didn’t want a bed frame; but we didn’t quite know what would work for us. I’m a little bit more vintage and Mark is a little bit more modern. So, until we could find our middle ground, we just decided to wait.

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It was an IKEA hack of a Fjell wardrobe they had transformed with a "beachy white-washed exterior" and rustic interior shelves that got them started on the idea of mixing rustic and nautical. Next came a bed frame, then a headboard made by Mark and a gorgeous mix of bought bedding and DIY accessories.

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Visit Lauren's blog The Thinking Closet to see more of this beautiful bedroom transformation.

Thank you Lauren!

(Image credits: Lauren Lanker of The Thinking Closet )

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.