If you are looking for uber gorgeous fancy bedroom decor, you are sooo in the wrong place. I tried, really I did, but it just wasn’t me. I like things simple and usually colorful, but this time I just wanted simple, fresh, and relaxing…on a budget of course! I love white decor, and all shades of blue. I had bought these fabulous blue and white Threshold curtains from Target last year, and knew I wanted them in my bedroom…they are definitely the jumping off point for our blue and white cottage bedroom makeover. I gathered some of my inspiration from this sweet cottage bedroom. Come let me show you what I did with mine…
As you could probably see in the first photo, we have a massive king sized bed. It weighs a gazillion pounds and used to be a country oak color. It was gorgeous, but I am not a lover of oak furniture…at all. I knew I wanted it to be white, so much to my father in law’s dismay, I painted it. Believe me, he wasn’t happy about it, since he had handed the bed down to me…so sorry, Dad! Anyhow…I used some Maison Blanche La Craie in Magnolia that I had left over from an old project to paint my bed…no sanding required! The space between the bed and the wall on the left was tiny, but needed a table. I stumbled on some crates that I had stacked in the garage and checked to see if they fit in the space…they were perfect! I just stacked two of them upside down and a smaller one on it’s side to make a little table. I wanted to be able to sit in bed and read my magazines, so I made a quick ladder from some tobacco sticks…that tutorial will be on the blog next week, and you won’t believe how cheap and easy it is!
The right side of the bed had the same small space issue, so I grabbed a stool that I had covered with burlap and plopped an old Canada Dry crate on it. I tucked in a little ivy plant, and now I have a place to keep my book and a glass of water. There was a space on the wall that was slightly damaged, and instead of fixing it and having to paint all over again, I took an old frame, tacked a large piece of burlap behind it and hung it up. I added the paper heart and pom pom garland that I had kept from my Valentine’s Mantel. I had this lamp in my breakfast nook, and it really wasn’t being used, so I decided to add it to this little corner as well. My favorite boots and bag are also on hand just in case I need to jump out of bed and make a run for it ;)
On the other side of the room, we really needed a space for Matt to work when he has been traveling. Since we live in a smallish house, there really wasn’t space anywhere else in our home, so we had to make it work. I had painted this little desk last year, and it’s been floating around in between our room and the garage, so I knew I needed to give it a permanent space. It was already the perfect color, so I grabbed a sample of the same colored paint and painted the little dresser in the corner so they would blend a little. Normally I would go for another fun color, but I really wanted to keep our bedroom calm and serene. The painting wouldn’t normally be my favorite, but my mom gave it to me, and I just can’t imagine not having it in here. Sometimes I look at it and pretend I am floating down a canal in Venice.
The only purchases I made for this room redo were the two blue throw pillows ($24.99 at Marshall’s), and the beautiful billowy bedding that came with a comforter, two King sized shams, two throw pillows and a bed skirt ($69.00 at Stein Mart). So, truly I shopped my home for almost every single detail. It may not be your cup of tea, but no matter what your style is, you can do the same. Taking things from one room that may not work in there any longer, and using them in another room is my favorite thing to do!
So…what do you think?
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