The Sugar Shack | Bedroom Designs

Happy Monday, friends, and welcome back to a new week! We’re currently home-bound under a blanket of snow, and loving every second of it! It’s been nothing but weather talk around here for the last two days, but considering how unique snow and sub-zero temps are in our area, can you blame us?!

We actually have a four-day weekend thanks to the holiday, so had planned to spend it at our lake house, The Sugar Shack, but decided it was safer to stay put. Not an easy choice, seeing as how I want to be there all the time!

We closed on the house about six weeks ago (see the latest updates HERE), and while we’re still working through the punch list with the builder, we’ve slowly started pulling the bedrooms together.

I had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted… bright and clean, with a healthy dose of preppy coastal…so I asked my talented friend, Kristin Jackson, to help me pull them together. (She’s the genius behind our Living Room and Dining Room!)

The designs are so adorable, and even better, everything is affordably sourced from retailers like Overstock, Target, and Amazon, with a dash of Etsy for more personality. I’ll use these these as my guides and foundation, subbing out some items and building upon the rooms as I go.


Primary Bedroom //

We toyed with the idea of a canopy bed in here (we liked this one), but once the shiplap was up (on just the main wall), we decided we’d rather have something with texture. She found this gorgeous steal of a headboard, but in the end, I splurged on this bed.

The bedrooms are on the smaller side, so all the focus is on the beds. I always decorate on a budget, but usually include one splurge item in each room. (Like a pillow or custom drapes, or a special art or mirror.) It just elevates the entire space.

As for the bathroom, we ended up with these pulls and these sconces. The mirrors are still giving us a little trouble, but it’s slowly coming together.

Headboard | Curtains | Curtain Rods
Nightstands | Blue Glass Lamps
Spotted Pillow Covers | Otomi Pillow CoversThrow Pillow Inserts
Tufted Ottoman | Jute Rug
Woven Mirror | Navy Dresser

Downstairs Guestroom //

This room is mostly for our parents, so I wanted it comfortable and stylish, with lots of elevated preppy vibes. Would you believe the headboard is a World Market find? It’s actually custom-order, so it takes awhile, but I am blown away by the quality!

The only downside to headboards (versus a full bed), is the need for bed skirts. They aren’t usually my favorite look, but this pleated skirt fit the feel of the room. Not to mention, these bed frames are so dang affordable!

Headboard | Curtains | Curtain Rods | Rattan Wall Art
Nightstands | Woven Lamps | Indigo Pillow Covers | Throw Pillow Inserts
Woven Bench | Striped Rug | Bed Skirt
Palm Prints | Woven Consoles

For the guest room en suite bathroom, we plan to use this peel and stick wallpaper, but let’s see if I actually get around to it!

I ended up using this mirror to better coordinate the pulls, and I love it. (The vanities in her boards are just for placement, the builder built each of ours.)

Peel & Stick Wallpaper | Sconce | Mirror
Cabinet Pulls | Swimsuit Print | Tile


Girls Room //

The upstairs has two small bedrooms that mirror each other, and a little den (it’s a half-floor, meaning it only spans half the width of the downstairs). We decided it would be fun to decorate the bedrooms as His and Hers.

The overall building process went really smooth, but we did have one snafu! The girl’s bath was to have green floor tile, and the boys a fun blue…but they were accidentally swapped. Rather than demo it out, we just adjusted the designs to include some blue in the girls room.

Little Miss likes the boho style, so we kept it from being too girly with mostly greens and blues, with a little coral thrown in. I may have to cave on my all-white vision and paint these walls a fun color.

The lamps were a little small in scale, so I’ve ordered these and can’t wait to see them in person!

Rattan Headboard | Curtains | Curtain Rods
Nightstands | Lamps | Palm Pillow Covers | Throw Pillow Inserts
Indigo Lumbar Pillow Cover | Lumbar Pillow Insert | Bed Skirt
Palm Print | Console Chest | Rattan Ottoman

Vanity Sconce | Sage Round Mirror | Shower Curtain
Cabinet Hardware | Bath Print | Tile


Bunk Room //

I adore this design for the ‘boys’ bunk room, but once we saw the beds in place, we switched directions. Instead of painting the frames the deep green, we kept everything white and bright.

A quick trip to Target changed the bedding direction, and I ended up with these euro pillows with these lumbars.

Side Table | Sconces
Buffalo Check Pillow Covers | Palm Pillow Covers
Throw Pillow Inserts | Lake Prints

Vanity Sconce | Sage Round Mirror | Striped Shower Curtain
Cabinet Hardware | No Diving Print | Tile


If you’re keeping count, that’s four bedrooms with seven beds!! But that’s one of the greatest things about this house… it’s designed to sleep lots of friends and family! (The house is about 2500-square feet.)

So of course I turned to Amazon for outfitting all the beds, and we are thrilled with how they came together! Everything is great quality and so comfortable, not to mention affordable with convenient shipping.

After a lot of research, we decided on these mattresses (they’re a hybrid of springs and memory foam, so they feel like a traditional mattress), and we are so impressed! They arrive quickly in a compact box, and expand in minutes. They are firm, yet soft, and not hot at all.

From there, we added mattress toppers, sheets, and duvets. You know I love this topper, so it’s on the downstairs ‘adult’ beds, but I used this more affordable option for the kids’ beds, and it’s excellent, too!

1. Duvet Cover & Shams // 2. Duvet Insert
3. Euro Sham + Insert // 4. Throw Pillow Inserts
5. Sleeping Pillows // 6. Hybrid Mattress in a Box
7. Mattress Topper (also this one) // 8. Bed Frame
9. Favorite Sheets // 10. Bed Skirt


As far as the bathrooms go, I used these towels and towel hooks, plus these mats. I couldn’t resist these woven trash cans for a little texture, too. All the bedding and bathroom basics are white for easy washing and bleaching.

Next up I’ll share progress in the bedrooms, plus the basics we added for the kitchen! My goal is to get the house to a comfortable, livable place so our parents can start using it soon, then spend the next 50 years making it completely ‘us.’ And I can’t wait! Who’s coming to visit us first?!


[More about The Sugar Shack]
We’re Building a Lakehouse!
Lakehouse Progress
Final New Build Updates 


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