Most of you are somewhat new here, so I'll remind you how this looked before:
We decided to warm things up a bit with Sherwin Williams Basket Beige paint and some window treatments. The layered bedding keeps us comfortable in both the summer and the winter. The beige coverlet set was a Costco bargain, and the rust coverlet and shams were purchased at West Elm Outlet. The suzani pillow is by Dwell Studio for Target.
I need something above the bed. Art, decorative plates, three small mirrors? What do you think?
I made the curtains myself out of fabric I found at Hobby Lobby.
I'd love to have artfully styled nightstands and dressers like I see so often in blogland, but for me, that leads to more dusting. I've opted to keep things simple in here.
Anyone else addicted to Chapstick?
I love my sitting area. It's the place I retreat to at the end of a long stressful day. The previous owners had the chairs facing the fireplace, but I felt that made the room feel smaller. I put my chair next to the fireplace, leaving more open space in the room.
I practically live in that chair after 9:30 PM. I sit there and read, watch TV and, of course, blog.
The fireplace is on practically every night from November through March. The photo below shows the fireplace just a few months ago.
The house was obviously built before flat screen televisions were commonplace. We decided that we wanted to keep a TV in the bedroom (controversial, I know), but we wanted to be able to watch it from both the bed and the sitting area. So, we filled in the area above the fireplace...
and moved the television to the top of the dresser, which is located directly in front of the bed.
The TV sits on top of the cable box cover I made a few months back (click here to see how I did it). They say gold is back (whoever "they" are). I hope "they" are right, because it never left our house, and we've accumulated quite a bit of it over the years.
The bookshelves not only contain books (mostly hidden in the green storage boxes on the bottom shelves), but also items that are special to our family, such as our wedding invitation and pine cones collected from the yard of my childhood home.
Eventually I'll do something to the back of the bookshelves. I'm not sure what, but I think it needs a pop of something.
A few AAA tourbooks from places I've visited recently.
A handmade plate made by an up-and-coming artist and purchased for me by a friend at an art auction. Okay, maybe the artist isn't up-and-coming, but she is my daughter, and I appreciate that my friend picked this up for me at the middle school art auction.
This bronze statue was presented to my husband by his co-workers in Ireland after a two month assignment in the the Emerald Isle.
As you can see, I've been busy putting my personal stamp on this room and changing it to meet our family's needs.
In case you are interested in any of the items you see here, I'll leave you with my source list.
- Rust Bedding - West Elm Outlet
- Beige Bedding - Costco
- Suzani Pillow - Target
- Curtain Fabric - Hobby Lobby
- Curtain Rods - JCPenney
- Nightstand Lamps - Stein Mart
- Chair, Bed - Bassett
- Striped Pillows in Sitting Area - Tuesday Morning
- Basket Next to Fireplace - Home Emporium (aka Southeastern Salvage)
- Large Picture Above Fireplace - Home Goods (I got a huge deal on this. The frame was falling apart, so I had to have it reframed. My huge deal turned into a huge expense.)
- Nightstands, Dresser - made by Broyhill, purchased about 11 years ago
- Sunburst Mirror Above Dresser - Home Depot
- Gold Lamp on Dresser - Marshalls (it still has the wrapper and tags because I may return it)
- Paint - Sherwin Williams Basket Beige
Thanks for taking the time to visit me and my blog! Come back next week to see the teen girl's room (for real this time!).