I feel everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, even in their talents. My strengths are dining rooms, bathrooms, living rooms, and awkward spaces. For some unknown reason I connect really well with these rooms. They just click for me. I designed, decorated, and fell in love with them. I have struggles with the bedroom décor in my own home. I started this project right when we moved in. I don’t have photos of the original wallpaper, but there was A LOT of it. There was three layers I believe. I have done many different projects in my home. I have had love hate relationships with many of them, but taking down wallpaper is all hate.
We started off with this white-ish carpet. Don’t get me wrong, I think carpet in the bedroom really cozies up the space. This carpet was just old, stained, and had to go. Lucky for me, the carpet was super easy to take up. They did not put a padding underneath it and it was not stapled to the floors. We uncovered beautiful hardwood under the carpet. This is always a score, because it saves tons of cash. We haven’t redone these floors at all and I think we will wait on it. I do like the color and they are in decent shape.
As you can see, these photos have super low quality so my apologies. This was a big break through for me. This was the first dramatic change I made in our home. This was before I started the bathroom and before the shiplap. I have went through 4 different comforters since I moved here two years ago. This is my struggle with bedrooms. I cannot decide what will look best for the space. It could also be the size of my bedroom. Our room is 10 x 13 feet. There is only one window where we originally place the bed. I have a thing for symmetry. I couldn’t stand the bed pushed to the left and the right side having a night stand.
There was a false ceiling originally in this room. I can’t stand drop ceilings, one of my biggest pet peeves. We had ripped ugly thing down in one day. The next decision made was to add bead board, crown molding, and an elegant chandelier. I wanted this space to feel luxurious and feminine, with a French country touch.
To keep the elegant feel, I purchased a large tufted headboard. It makes a statement and really sets the feel for the room. I tried white pinched bedding from Wayfair. It was beautiful and stayed pretty for quite awhile. The problem with white bedding is pet hair. It seems impossible to keep it clean all of the time. It shows so easy.
On the other side of the room is a refinished dresser that Wade’s mom did for us. We love it and still think it is one of more beautiful pieces in the house. We are constant Netflix watchers. We actually spend most of our time watching TV in our room rather than the living room. Thus we have a larger television in here rather than pretty décor above it.
I bought the paint in here from Walmart originally…and I LOVED it! It was a beautiful taupe color. It changed from a grey to a beige at different times of the day. I can’t remember the color unfortunately. It was pretty in person, but you can’t tell by the photos. It’s crazy how things can change color in a camera shot. I decided to repaint because it was SO unappealing in pictures. It was not something I wanted show off. I repainted it Silos White from Magnolia Market.
This is a beautiful warm white. Call me crazy, but it makes the room feel more expensive. It gives it a classy vibe, which I adore. I also added these pretty drapes from Ballard Designs. I added a new chair that matches the one in my dining room. I love the distressing on this chair and the linen color. We decided to switch the room around so we can have room for two nightstands.
I used two wooden crates as nightstands. They were right size to fit in our small space and to fit these distressed candles on. I put my antique French doors behind the night stands and headboard. I also purchased another new coverlet for my bed. This was inspired by Joanna Gaines room. I think she rocked it MUCH better than I. This room is STILL a work in progress. I need to add some decorative pillows and throws to complete the look. I am also not in love with the space…I will update ya’ll as I get further along… If anyone has any tips or ideas for this room please let me know!