Friday, April 11, 2008

Our Humble Abode: Blah Bedroom

Ever since we moved into our flat last August, I have had so much fun decorating and making it feel like our home. We started right in on the "front rooms" (family and dining) and then did the kitchen. We lost our momentum as we got to the guest/craft room (my fave), so that took us significantly longer, but we just recently finished that one too.

There is really just ONE last room in our little pad that we haven't even put a dent in as far as decorating goes, and that, I say shamefully, is the bedroom. I don't know if it's because we've gotten lazy or what, but let me just come clean and tell you right now that this is the biggest mistake we've made so far! The next time we move, mark my words, our bedroom is going to be the most beautiful and well-put-together room in the whole darn house... and by golly (did I really just say that?) we are going to do it FIRST!

With so many fabulously talented design minds out there in blog world, I wonder if I might share my plight and get some feedback on where we should go with our bedroom decor. Here goes...

Our Bedroom - Now (yuck.)

So far, we pretty much have a blank slate with ugly renter's-white walls and golden oak wood floors. The room is TINY and has a huge window and two doors, so there is really only one possible spot for the bed, and that is under the window.

We have a dark wood armoire and two dark wood night stands (I am sick of the night stands, but for now, they stay), and my mom got us a beautiful pale green duvet from Anthro for Christmas (see right) that I want to use.

We need some shams and some throw pillows, some curtains, and a color for wall paint. I have been thinking that I wanted to go with a fun bluish-turquoise color...

Not Our Bedroom

but I don't want it to look juvenile (or obnoxious in such a small space), so I have more recently been wanting to do a warm gray... like so:

Not Our Room Either

And the lamps? Oh, you sad little lamps... the bases can be painted (which means I need a color) and new shades are definitely in order.

Sad Little Lamps

Top it all off with some art on the walls, maybe some type of mountable shelving, and a pretty throw for the foot of the bed and we should be all set!


I can't wait to read everyone's ideas... just post your thoughts in the comments, have fun, and don't hold back!!!


***Disclaimer: The two pictures that are "not our bedroom" were accidentally ripped off, and are from other blogs. If you know of their original posters, please let me know so that I can give them credit. In my blogging-newness, I haven't been as careful as I should to keep track of the photos that I save to my computer. I'm sorry to the owners, and thanks for understanding!

3 comments:

karey m. said...

love that anthro duvet...

and i really like the idea of turquoise. crisp. maybe one wall? your headboard wall? i also like the idea of a bed in the middle of the room...

mind you, our bedroom is one gigantic canopy-mosquito-netted bed from indonesia. and a treadmill. ugh.

why don't you ask decorno or the most awesomest stuff ever? their readers kill at these dilemmas...

Sara A said...

i love the new duvet! i didn't even know you got a new one. my vote for the wall color would be the gray and i loved your ideas for everything else...

beachbungalow8 said...

would you be opposed to dark walls? something like and espresso (ben.moore carries a great one)i think that duvet cover would really pop against a dark wall. then you could get hotel style, euro shams with the brown border (and i always like a monogram) room and board has lovely lamps with turquoise glass and milky white glass bases. they're stunning and well priced.

just some thoughts!