I was given the "OK" a few weeks ago to go ahead and start painting/decorating/nesting our bedroom. Our bedroom and bathroom are the last two rooms in the house to even be touched (they're still builder white, yuck). I can't even tell you how excited I am to *finally* get this room going.
When we moved in over a year ago we had mis-matched furniture. You know the kind you had in college (the futon, the Kmart dresser that is falling apart, folding chairs.) So I had to start from the ground up. My mother-in-law was so kind as to offer to buy us new bedroom furniture. So off to Ikea we went. We finally came to an agreement on the HOPEN series. Well, over a year later, we aren't crazy about it. Matter of fact, I'm not crazy about anything in my bedroom.
To be honest, I'm a little embarrassed to even post these pictures. But I think it's important to document the transformation, don't you?
I want something light, airy and really fresh. Someplace I want to be with warm yellow light and just coziness everywhere. I was completely inspired by Katie's transformation over at Bower Power. I just love the overall aura of the room. I want to jump on her bed and roll around. How can you not love this?
So trying to keep in the same vein here is my plan:
1. I want floor to ceiling curtains.
2. I want it to be simple. Not a lot of clutter and crap on everything.
3. I am going to paint our current furniture a deep brown (Espresso if you will)
4. I want light green lamps with those huge barrel shades on them.
5. I want the dog pen gone.
With that being said, here is my scheme:
The top light color is going to be the sheet and curtain color. Middle light brown is the wall color and the brown and green are accent colors.
I'm running into one problem. Remember how I told you I want curtains that just don't end? I'm having a hard time finding ones long enough. From floor to ceiling is 108 inches.
Here is what I've purchased so far:
The brown coverlet will be folded and put at the end of the bed and I also ordered two Euro shams.
I just don't want a room that says blah I'm monotone. I'm hoping with some touches of green and some strategic decorating I can pull this off.