The only thing more exhausting than trying to find inspiration for bedroom decor is trying to find inspiration for bedroom decor on a day when you forget coffee. And for an everyday coffee-drinker like me, trust me, it’s exhausting.
I guess it’s fitting that I should bring up bedroom design, since I am so tired, but looking at all of these comfy cozy beds doesn’t make writing this blog easy!
I’ve tried to determine what ‘design personality’ I have, but that is proving to be more difficult than to be expected, since I love a room that is well put together, but show me a room full of expensive, shiny things that doesn’t look organized and I’m totally put off. So, I suppose the best way to describe my personal taste is simply – clean.
Our bedroom will have to be done in a few different phases, considering our bedroom is larger than our living room but all we really have in our bedroom is a queen size bed and two dressers that do not match (I believe one Robert got for free and the other I got from Ikea). Oh, and some plastic totes from the move that haven’t gone to their permanent place in the attic yet.
So – Phase 1: PAINT! I’m surrounded by a sea of white and it’s starting to give me a headache. I have to go to our blue morning room just to maintain my sanity. Granted, this phase is an entire-house kind of phase, but it’s just got to get done.
Phase 2: Decor – Decor in the phase 2 sense means comforter, pillows, drapes, rug, etc. The things that make a ‘house a home.’
Phase 3: FURTINURE – This is the biggie. I’m talking the whole bedroom set. Apparently it’s legit to charge about $5000 these days for bedroom furniture (!!!) especially if you want it to match. This one is definitely not on the high priority list.
To start, I found some pictures of things that caught my eye, much like the bathroom inspiration I found way back when.
I’m not a fan of the color in this room, but the one aspect I do love is the Settee at the end of the bed. I’ve seen a lot of trunks and storage chests at the bottom of beds, but I love the idea of a clean, simple bench. Plus it will take care of Robert’s idea to take up room in our closet for a bench (more room for shoes!)
I really like these browns with the stark white. The contrast is great and the room gives off a hotel kind of feel (the Jefferson feel, not Motel 6). Of course, we can’t have anything stark white since we have 2 cats, one with long black hair, and the other who’s a tabby and sheds like crazy.
I LOVE THIS BED. I keep seeing this in my ‘inspiration’ folder and everytime it makes me ache for one. I love the four posters and Robert would like it since he could still sleep on his stomach with his feet hanging off the edge. Again, I’m not crazy about the colors on the wall or in the linens, but the bed itself is amazing.
I found this picture quite a few months ago before the house was built (along with a few others), and Robert and I agreed that this was our favorite. The green on the walls is bold, but still soothing. Of course the beams add a lot of personality to the room (and is something that could be done, but our ceilings are only about 8 feet high upstairs).
I dont know what it is, but something about these new tufted comforters make any bed look so comfy! I really like this wall color too, the greenish-grayish taupe works well with the carpet (which, if my mind serves me right, is very similar to ours) and the dark wood.
I’m assuming the window, chandelier and vaulted ceiling in this photo give this room the ‘Ahh’ factor more than anything else, but I am a huge fan of the fireplace! Also, the floor-to-ceiling draps add a bit of the classic elements that I really like.
This is one of those bedrooms that you see on the Travel Channel at some hidden bungalow in the hills of South Africa (at least it feels like it!). This is so totally girly and cozy that I know Robert wouldn’t go for it, especially not the mosquito net-type fabric draped over the bed, but I love it!
I guess the overall look and feel I’m reaching for is fairly neutral, but I do still want some interesting design elements, whether its a four-poster bed or other architectural elements like the ceiling beams, and obviously a pop of a contrast color wouldn’t hurt either.
I also picked a few colors from Glidden.com that I liked. Of course, these look different on my screen compared to their site, and will look different on your screen, but you can get the idea 🙂
I’ll continue to keep my eye out for other rooms that give me inspiration, and I’ll definitely let you know what we decide to go with for our paint choices and linens!