Bedroom Project: Update and Inspiration

So, I’ve made some progress on my bedroom.  It still has a ways to go, but the biggest part (painting) is done!  I’ve also moved most of the furniture back in and into place, so that’s good too.  At this point, the room looks pretty bland.  There is color on the walls, but nothing is hung yet.  Plus, I haven’t found a headboard yet, and my bed looks pretty pathetic with pillows that blend into the wall color.

I realized I never shared my inspiration pictures with you, and figured it would be good to share that so that you can get a better idea of the look I’m going for (although none of the inspiration is quite how it will look).

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via Better Homes and Gardens

I knew I was ready for a change, and I had always loved the look of this bedroom, with the minty walls and yellow bedding.  I knew the color scheme would work with my wood trim because the image has plenty of wood.

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via Country Living

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via Southern Living

I also loved both of these rooms, which have a very similar wall color.  I was also inspired by the traditional decor in each of these.  I loved the botanical prints and wood tones.

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via Better Homes and Gardens

I knew I that I wanted to place my bed in front of the window, as that allows for the best flow and use of space, but was unsure of whether this was a good idea.  Although I have two skylights, I didn’t want to sacrifice light, so I wanted to be sure the window could still let light through.  I found this picture and decided that placing the bed in front of the window would work.  This also reinforced my idea to place the curtains further out so that the window would look like it was the same width as the bed, making the placement a bit less awkward.

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via Serena & Lily

When I saw this picture, I knew I definitely wanted to do a gallery wall around the window and above the bed, small dresser, and desk.  Isn’t this gallery just awesome?

And then…

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…And then I saw this bedroom in Country Living.  It combines so many of the ideas I was already planning to put into place: an iron bed in front of the window, a similar color (this color, although much darker, is actually from the same paint strip that one of the ceiling colors in my room came from), and a small dresser as a nightstand.  Hopefully I can pull it off as well as this!

I’m really happy with how all of my ideas are working together so far.  I am hoping that the room will be a bit traditional, a bit country, and a bit eclectic, and still be fun and bright.  So far, I am happy with how things are going!