(Editor’s note: a big thank you to Legrand for providing the awesome new USB outlets for our bedroom from the radiant Collection! I only collaborate with brands that I think highly of and think you would appreciate too. All opinions are my own.)
I’ve been slowly refreshing my master bedroom over the past several months and have been meaning to snap some photos and show y’all what it’s looking like these days, but thanks to a hectic summer travel schedule and a full e-design client schedule, it kept getting put on the back burner. So when Legrand contacted me about collaborating to share some of the new outlets from their recently introduced radiant Collection, I knew it would be just the kick in the pants I needed to get it done!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Legrand, they make beautifully designed outlets, switches, and other lighting controls that actually add to the overall look and feel of a space. It’s really amazing how much of a difference they can make! They have clean lines and definitely work nicely with my style while still respecting the age and architecture of our home, which was built in 1930.
Once I took a look through the options on Legrand’s website (they’re vast!), I decided to upgrade two of the outlets in our bedroom by our nightstands. We had your standard two socket outlets in those spots, but thanks to the multiple devices we charge by our beds plus our lamps, the two socket outlets just weren’t cutting it. We had resorted to adding wall surge protectors to give us the extra outlets we needed, but I didn’t like how bulky they were and how much of an eyesore they had become. The answer? Legrand’s outlets that have two sockets PLUS two USB ports.
I knew they’d dramatically clean up the look of that spot next to our beds and add awesome functionality. Winner, winner!
Here’s what it looked like before with those clunky surge protectors:
Pretty terrible, right? They were functional, but most definitely not sleek. I was so ready for an upgrade! After turning off the electricity to these outlets at the breaker box, I was able to remove our old outlets and install the new ones from Legrand myself - DIY FTW! All I needed was a screwdriver and a pair of pliers to manipulate the wires. I ran into one issue when I was installing them, but that had to do some, ahem, special electrical in our house, not with the outlets or instructions.
After I removed the old wall plate and pulled out the outlet from its housing in the wall, here’s what I had. This kind of outlet will probably look familiar!
After I installed the new outlet with the USBs and (gently) shoved it back into the wall, all I had to do was add the no-screws-needed, click-on wall plate and voila! Beautiful, super functional and modern outlet installed.
Modern Wall Outlets with USB Ports from Legrand
Pretty nice, huh? Way better than the previous situation!
Here’s a peek at the one on the other side with my iPhone plugged into the USB outlet. I love being able to slim down what gets plugged in here - removing the AC adapter makes for a cleaner look and we can easily plug in a couple of other items without it looking super cluttered.
Who would’ve thought I’d ever get so excited about new outlets? Now I want to install these guys all over our house! Legrand’s dimmers, switches, and home automation controls are also really lovely and modern, so if your home needs an upgrade in the electrical department, definitely take a look at the radiant Collection.
Now let’s take a peek at the other little updates I made in the bedroom! If you want to see what it looked like before, head to this post.
Our eclectic modern master bedroom mini refresh
The two spots that got some fresh pieces were the bed and our nightstands. On the bed, I added two new blue and white triangle lumbar pillows from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to complement our other shams. I grabbed those at a sample sale they were having this summer - I couldn’t believe they had a pair! We still like our tasseled euro shams from Anthropologie* and our watercolor floral standard shams from West Elm (sadly both are discontinued!), so those are sticking around.
The gray grid quilt is also a new addition. It’s Belgian linen from West Elm (I’m almost positive it’s this one, although the color on the website looks slightly darker than the one I have) and it was perfect for the crazy hot weather we had this summer. Linen is some kind of magic fabric - I don’t know how it manages to control body temperature so well! I think it’ll be a great layer for the winter as well over our duvet.
The traditional nightstands we inherited from my grandmother got a modern touch with these marble pillar lamps my mom gave me for Christmas last year. I don’t have a source for them (sorry!), but I found some that are similar that have a brass base. Our old glass ball lamps went on to live with my brother and sister-in-law!
It’s amazing what a few simple updates can do for a room, isn’t it? Here are a few more peeks at the bedroom so you can see what it looks like all together, and I’ll share some of the sources as we go as well.
Our curtains are the Vilborg from IKEA and they’re awesome - they’re lined and heavy, and have some great texture to them.
Finally, I just love this shot with my Katie Craig art print from Art Crate. If you need to fill your empty walls, take a look at this post I wrote awhile back - Art Crate is an awesome service that will poll you about your style to make sure you find pieces that fit you well and then send the art straight to your door!
So that wraps things up with this mini master bedroom refresh and a little electrical update! I hope you enjoyed this peek into where we lay our heads every night and maybe even learned a little something about upgrading your electrical outlets!
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