When we first moved into this house, the Littlest One was about 3 years old and in her world, EVERYTHING had to be pink. In fact, the first room we painted was her pink bedroom. What they say is true, … Continue reading
This past week I decided to give it a go and make our cat Scooter his own bed. But let’s be real – if you have a cat, you know how risky this idea is. CATS tell YOU where they want … Continue reading
It was our 14th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. (14 years? Already?!) That afternoon, the urge to finish the master bedroom hit me like a ton of bricks around 2PM and suddenly I was off and running. The running part was because we … Continue reading
Ok, so there are just ideas you come up with that take forever for you to actually implement. You wait for the right circumstance and then TADA! Now that I have done this, I want to do this EVERYWHERE in … Continue reading
It’s been two hectic weeks. Well, everything is hectic usually. But you know what I mean – when it gets really AMPed up. Or as Emeril used to say, “Let’s kick it up a notch!” Like when you don’t remember … Continue reading
Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against bed skirts. I use one in my guest room. However, there are multiple reasons you may not want to use a bed skirt. You may like a more contemporary look. You might … Continue reading
I can’t shovel any more you guys. It hurts all over. We’re up to our ears in snow and I have nowhere else to put it. It’s depressing AND exhausting. Here’s a picture to give you an idea of why … Continue reading
I’ve been meaning to get back you to all on the master bedroom. But the snow (all snow, all the time) has me out of sorts. You really gave me excellent feedback on the paint. THANK YOU!
I wanted to share the things I learned from reading your comments and thinking it through:
1. YES, I want my bedroom to be peaceful and relaxing. Therefore, while I LOVE the coral/orangey color – it will NOT be the wall paint unless something crazy happens. (which is always a possibility) No offense if you picked that, it just means you are braver than me!
2. Which leads me to – You readers have GOOD TASTE! Thanks for sharing that you liked the proposed color palette or had used it before. It means I’m not way off in my own little world of “paint insanity.”
3. Use sliders to move the furniture. GREAT POINT. (duh!) Now, can someone just lift the furniture a tiny bit so I can put the sliders under the feet? Hmmm, I guess I’ll be lifting and the hubby will be in charge of the sliders.
4. I KNOW, I should have picked the bedding first. Special thanks to my interior design friends for throwing that wrench into the works at the last minute. (Just teasing you guys!) No worries, I have finagled (is that still a word?) a way to make it all work out in the end. Hang with me.
Speaking of that, what I AM doing these days is hunting for bedding. I’ve been surfing the blogosphere looking for a little inspiration and guidance. I’ve discovered that every time I walk into a store, I get completely overwhelmed by the options. I have tried to look online, but I feel like I need to SEE AND SQUISH the bedding in person. In the past, I’ve just “winged” it in my usual DIY way. I am really trying this time to think about it carefully – and hey – maybe that’s my problem!?!
Here are some expert opinions that I loved and wanted to share:
Just decorate did an amazing job with this photo guide to bedding! It’s really helped me think about what I would like to see when I walk into my bedroom:
Rhiannon’s Interiors is one of the design blogs that I follow. She shared some neat ideas (that I never would have thought of) in this article on choosing new bedding. My favorite? Sewing sheets together to make duvet covers. Great concept, easy to do (you know I’m not a huge sewer) and very functional for someone like me who is always dealing with cats on the bed. I wash the duvet cover A LOT.
Lastly, my go-to site (Houzz) had a blog post I found from a few years ago about using pattern. I really liked this because I want to explore accent colors and patterns this time.
I welcome YOUR advice again too by the way – Quilt? Duvet cover? Blankets? Combination of everything? White as the base with patterned pillows? Leave your insight and comments here!
For more on my master bedroom update, see my first post here: https://memyselfndiy.com/2014/01/29/master-bedroom
Well. Five years in the same house. Hmmmm, that’s the longest I’ve lived in one building since I was in like 10th grade I think. (I’m totally serious.) Anyway, the last room in the house that is unpainted is the … Continue reading