At the beginning of the week, I announced that I was going to try and institute something called “Moodboard Monday” over on my instagram account. To kick it off, I shared a mood board of what the current decor looks like in my bedroom.
Today I thought I would elaborate a little bit more about the status of my bedroom-what is working and what still needs to be done.
I have to say, this room has been a work in progress since we moved in 5 years ago. Why is it that I seem to focus on all the other areas of our home and put my own room last? Lordy knows as a busy mama of 3, I need a little haven of my own. Oh ya, Steve and Lucy like to hang out in here too!
Isn’t there a saying that the cobblers children never have shoes…or something like that? That is kinda what’s going on with my room. For someone as passionate about decor as I am, it’s weird that I have not given my own room the attention that it needs. This room has lots going for it, it just needs to get over the finish line so to speak…
We have had our furniture for about 8 years now, and I am still really happy with it. I fell in love with the Raleigh headboard from Pottery Barn the minute I laid eyes on it! When it first came out, they had it front and center at my local store, and I remember walking in and stopping in my tracks. All these years later and I still love it!
I got a really great deal on the furniture pieces because they were floor models. Luck was with me the day I went to scout dressers. I didn’t think I was ready to buy, but when you come across Pottery Barn floor model sales, you gotta act fast! It was the same with these cabinets on either side of my living room fireplace. They were marked down to a price I just couldn’t walk away from…I think I got both pieces for $800.00…a total steal!
So as far as furniture goes in our bedroom, we are mostly all set. The one outstanding item I would love is a small set of chairs or a little love seat for the end of my bed. It would be nice to have a cozy spot to read or watch Netflix. I have had my eye on this little beauty:
Or two chairs could work if they were the right size!
So while I think my bedroom has a great foundation with the furniture pieces we have, my bedroom feels like it’s missing the finishing touches.
Back in the early fall, I came across this duvet cover at Target and the large floral pattern and soft colors gave me heart eyes! At this point in time, this duvet cover is the only thing really “interesting” in my room.
I have really love greens, blues and teals…and this pattern has a little bit of each. The dark brown colors are a nice compliment to our dark espresso bedroom furniture. The majority of the colors going on in my room are neutrals-the oatmeal linen headboard is a good example. I currently have solid gray linen curtains from Ikea, but these stripey blackout panels from Pottery Barn would be a really nice addition.
When it comes to mixing patterns, I love pairing stripes and florals together. the soft and subtle stripes of my sheets are a great compliment to the bold floral pattern of the duvet cover.
In addition to pattern mixing, another way to make a room look pulled together is to incorporate texture. The easiest and most inexpensive way to do this is with throw pillows. I actually have two velvet throw pillows on my bed now as accents, but the soft gray/green color is not doing it for me. I love the Joanna Gaines pillows at Pier 1…I would love to get something textured in the mix.
The area where my bedroom still needs some work is on the walls. I have been pining for a shiplap accent wall behind my bed for over a year now. I have studied a million tutorials, but I don’t have the tools required. As a matter of fact I am kinda afraid of power tools. I was thinking about trying a product called Stikwood, have you heard of it? It’s peel and stick wood that you can add to your walls. You can even find it on amazon here.
Anyway, hopefully in the not to distant future I will have a room reveal of my own to share with you guys!