October 28, 2013

bedroom makeover thoughts

Our bedroom is in serious need of some TLC. It's in rough shape...there are tons of scuff marks and holes in the walls from moving furniture and art around. At the moment, there's no wall decor. But, this is a perfect example of needing to live in a space for awhile before deciding which furniture layout works best. I tried so many different arrangements in this room, and finally feel like we're really close. And I'm soooo ready to paint and style it up! 

Here are the basic plans. Keeping our headboard, which you see below. Most likely hanging onto the same bedding, at least for awhile - the blue & white stripes you see here - but may add an accent pillow. I'm 90% decided on moving the Moroccan lantern from the dining room to here. (Big plans for a new dining room light fixture people, big plans. Hint: it's being commissioned!!)

I haven't completely decided what to do with the trim just yet. Most of it will be the same color as the walls. There are three doors and two windows, in a very tight space, and not symmetrically located...I LOVE contrasting trim, but in this space it would just be choppy. But we may sneak in a dark door or window. ;)

I already have a rattan sunburst very similar to the one in the mood board (scored for $10 at the flea market), and am thinking it will be great over the bed. And yesterday that awesome rug was ordered, which I'm VERY excited about. Roman shades will also be in the brown family.

You might be thinking, that sounds like a lot of brown and tan (especially for me :)). Did you notice the purple splotch on the mood board? That, indeed, is the planned wall color. It's more of a moody, muddy lavender. Which explains the need to keep everything else toned down and grounded with neutrals. 

Also, let's not kid ourselves. There will be color. Lots of colorful jewelry which is begging to be on display in a beautiful way, at the very least. The cobalt lamps are staying. Perhaps some contrasting, funky trim on the roman shades and lampshades. Oh, and it's hard to see clearly on the mood board, but there will be a small wall (to the right of the dresser, above) "wallpapered" in photos. I always need an element of casual, a little edgy and imperfect, to keep a room from going too formal.

So, there you have it. I think it's going to be pretty great! 

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