With the help of Pinterest, I'm slowly starting to narrow down some ideas to give our bedroom a light, romantic feel. I keep coming back to white duvet covers because all of the bedrooms I really like tend to have white bedding. Do these people have
I'm a little embarrassed to share these "before" photos, but maybe a little public humiliation will get the ball rolling. Keep in mind we're renting and we don't necessarily want to buy a bunch of furniture that may not fit or work in our next place. I've determined we need to get a headboard and we finally have a dresser that I'm going to redo (seen in yesterday's post here).
|Look at all that space! We can do "SO many activities!" (Step Brothers, anyone?)|
Also, just so you know, I'm aware that our 16x20 canvas looks ridiculous by itself on that wall. I'm thinking of doing a small gallery wall with more photos and art because that just isn't cutting it.
My plan for the current brownish-black Ikea furniture is to paint it white and I'm hoping to find a cute vanity or desk I can use with the chair I showed you here.The lamps will be replaced with mercury glass lamps like the one I told you about here.
When all is said and done, I hope our bedroom looks something like the inspiration below. I'm borrowing heavily from Suburbs Mama's master seen here. Unfortunately her Z Gallerie bed costs more than my entire budget for the master bedroom, so there's that.
Wall Color: I don't want to repaint our bedroom since we're renting so this is my best guess at the color that is currently on the walls. This swatch is Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore.
Ikea Hemmes Nightstand: We already have two of these so I'll probably paint them and change the hardware. If not, I may move the Ikea Rast dressers over to serve as nightstands.
Bedding: I like this Pottery Barn duvet set in Porcelain Blue and this coverlet is similar to what I already have.
Monogram Pillow: Definitely adding a monogram throw pillow like this one. The interlocking monogram reminds me of our wedding invitations :)
Other Pillows: I love the two patterns (left and right) above but I also found a bunch more on Etsy that might work so this is probably my biggest issue. I think I'll wait until the headboard is delivered so I can compare my fabric swatches.
Lamp: As you know I already found one mercury glass lamp with a light grey lamp shade. World Market has a similar lamp bases here and Target has a similar shade here.
So what do you think? Do I need more pattern? Too boring? Has anyone done a DIY headboard? I'm too intimidated to try one right now, the hubs and I have pathetic construction skills!