Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bedroom Revamp

One of my favorite parts about our house, both when we bought it and now, is our master bedroom.  It's small as far as most masters go, but it's definitely not too small.  The best part about it though is that it's on the front of the house with a wall of windows.  The room has such amazing natural light and I love going to bed and waking up looking outside.

I don't have a picture from the inside, but here's an exterior shot.  All of those windows on the 2nd floor are in our bedroom.

When we moved in, most of the rooms in the house were builder beige (with the exception of the spare rooms which were forest green and barbie pink).  We have since painted the livingroom (a grey-blue) and the office (a funky sage-green), but that's pretty much it.  I've decided that I'm bored with the beige and I want to revamp our bedroom since it's my favorite room in the house.

We just got this bedding by Ty Pennington (not my room btw- and we didn't get the lamp or throws):

I was a little concerned when we ordered it that it was going to be too plain (I like funky stuff), but when you see it in person, it's awesome.  The comforter is two different patterns top and bottom so when you fold it down it's got a really cool contrast and then the sheets are white with beige circles... very comfortable looking while still being chic.  We added 2 silk black throws with black geometric shapes and 1 purplish-blue silk throw with circles to pull in from the sheets... and it looks awesome. I was so exicted to go to bed and read last night just so I could snuggle in.

Our sidetables and dresser are currently modern white, but I think I'm going to paint and lacquer them black, and then I'm going to paint the walls.... PURPLE.  I want it to be really dramatic and I've pulled all the colors together and it's going to work well.  Now I just have to decide what color to do the curtains. We currently have the white horizontal blinds that came with the house, but I want to get some roman shades or roller blinds I think.  

The other option I've considered is making some kind of cool headboard or doing the wall behind our bed in a different color, some kind of panelling or funky (there's that word again) wall-paper.

I like these ideas (obviously with my own color choices though):

LOVE this one... I'm such a nerd. 

This one is actually made with an old door.... kinda cool and easy to do.

I'm kind of leaning towards this one. It's got to most "dramatic" potential.

or many of the wallpapers here

I've decided that I'm not going to wait anymore to get these things done to my house. I have to live there so I want to love it and make it my own.  So, our bedroom is step one.  Hopefully I can get going on it after exams next week!



Crystal said...

I LOVE the bedding!

BTW, I have no idea how I wasn't following your blog already..I am now though!

Chic Fit Geek said...

the bedding is great.
I love the old door. I think it's very cool.