|I have pretty decent bedroom furniture. It's only a few years old.|
|That bookcase on the left is here temporarily, but that may be "temporary" for 6 months to a year, not one week sort of temporary. I plan to paint it and move it into my son's room.|
|Those funny hanging things at the top of the photo are the ceiling fan pulls (I should have cropped those out of the photo!).|
I started mulling over color schemes back in August and pinned some lovely bedroom inspiration over at Pinterest. I noticed that most of the rooms I liked had grey walls. So thinking grey and knowing that I have entire room of dark furniture, along with little money to do anything along the lines of a total re-do, I started coming up with ideas to use things that I already have. Then lo and behold I received a Ballard Designs Catalog in the mail about a month ago and saw these:
|Lots of grey and dark browns. Not what you expect to be paired with gray. Also a little white. I like the addition of the terra cotta/rust color but I kind of have that going on downstairs already.|
|Another good mix of unsuspecting neutrals with a pop of color.|
I also noticed similar color palates in Crate & Barrel's most recent catalog:
So here is where I went with all of this:
I painted the walls Graceful Gray (Behr paint). It looks a little darker here than it is in real life. In person it looks more like the gray shown on the walls in the Ballard Designs catalog pages above (they obviously have a much better staff photographer).
I found these pillows at HomeGoods. The front pillow has a pretty mix of gray and light aqua. The two rectangular pillows are a sage velvet. I purchased the white duvet and cover at Ikea (Alvine Stra). I already had the sage pillowcases and the aqua throw I used on the end of the bed.
|I painted the metal wall hanging, that was off-white and hanging above the bed in the "before" |
photos, Oil Rubbed Bronze. I hung it above the dresser and then placed
the Anthropologie-inspired piece I made a few weeks ago in front of it.
|Nothing new to report here. I framed a piece of Amy Butler fabric in a white Ikea frame (something I already had) to the desk for a little more color. Please ignore wrinkly curtains, those will be remedied soon.|
|So, yeah, that ugly bookcase is still there. Something is getting ready to happen to make it less disgusting. I'm not sure what just yet, but it can't stay this way much longer.|
|I purchased these white curtains at Ikea. I would post a link to them but I can't seem to find these on the website. They're plain white and it was $14.99 for both.|
|I spray painted my existing curtain rods Silver Nickel Satin, then popped off the old finials and replaced those with modern clear glass finials I also found at Ikea ($5.99).|
|Something has to happen with this thing. Do I upgrade the fan, like I did in the kitchen? It's nice to have a fan in my room in the summer. Or do I get a really pretty light fixture and just sweat in the summer?|