I'm finally done updating our bedroom! It took a bit longer than expected, because you know...life!
When we moved into our place (almost) 4 years ago (four years?!), I put up the things I had from our apartment and didn't really think much about our room since I was focused on updating the main floor of the house. Once that was done, our room started to bug me more and more! Plus we'd had the same lamps since we'd been married 7 years ago- time to move on. Haha! Yes, fortunately ruffle lamp shades are no longer my thing.
Some lovely before pictures:
I will never miss that wall color.
^Once the curtains came down (well, fell down because I didn't use drywall anchors the first time and Jillian gave them a tug and whoops! Lesson learned. Drywall anchors are actually really important). But take note of how tiny the window looks!
And now some afters:
I wanted to keep it light, airy and color neutral, as well as really punching up the textures. It's a thousand times more interesting than it was before! I think one of the biggest impacts is the DIY plank wall-she's a beaut!
I'll link all of the sources at the bottom.
^Remember the tiny window? Tiny no more! I took down the random corner shelf that served no purpose other than to remind me how much I don't dust. I hung the curtain rods almost all the way to the ceiling and hung the curtains on the outsides of the actual window, to make it look a lot bigger than it actually is. We also took down the blinds and opted for a pull down shade, made prettier by some matchstick blinds.
I really wanted to get a fiddle leaf fig plant, but those are really hard to find (apparently), and had reports of being difficult to keep alive- no bueno. I found this one at Home Depot that looks somewhat similar and is hopefully a little more durable! I put rocks in the bottom to detour the kids from pulling dirt out- and if they start messing with those I have every intention of hot gluing all of the rocks together. Yep.
The headboard was an $80 DIY project that is still working beautifully!
The jute runner was sort of a last minute addition, but I love the way it anchors the bed and makes the bench stand out. And adds to my whole texture spiel.
The mid-century bench was another cheap DIY! One of my favorite projects to date, actually. (And yeah I just noticed my sheet is awkwardly pinched into the mattress- oops ;-) bed wedgie!)
I can't get over how much bigger it looks!! And I'm really glad I decided to do white paint instead of some of those blues I was playing around with...
It was so much fun to find and add all of the elements I wanted to in this room- I'm sort of sad it's all finished! All of the rooms in our house are pretty much done. I'm still dabbling with the playroom and James won't let me touch his office, so we're basically there. :-p
Next up is a furniture refinishing project- love those!
Captains mirrors: Hobby Lobby
Night stands: Ikea
Matchstick blinds: Lowe's
Yellow & leather pillow: Target
Monogrammed pillow: So Vintage Chic
Alarm Clock: Target
Plant basket: Hobby Lobby
Square photos: Parabo prints
"Prayers come true" sign: Salty Bison