Hello, friends! I’m so happy to have you here for Cozy Living Saturday, which is always the first Saturday of each month. A few of my blogging friends and I get together to share what’s pulling at our heartstrings at this time of year. You can see their inspiration below, but for now, check out my magazine-inspired bedroom refresh!
When it came to my under-the eaves bedroom, I knew two things. I wanted bead board on the walls, and I wanted a black metal bed. Several weeks ago I shared some metal bed options with you. Most of you liked the Giselle bed, which is the one I ended up getting. I love it! So thank you for helping me choose.
The bedding however, was not so easy to choose. My initial thought was to choose something neutral in a farmhouse theme or pattern. But then I saw this color palette on House & Home magazine’s website and my direction changed somewhat. I decided to incorporate some pink and blue into the room, and it is spring, after all so what’s the harm?
I found a super soft, rose-colored comforter at Home Goods, and then I spied a cute lumbar pillow that I had to have, which has just a touch of blue in it. I added a bit more blue with a lightweight throw at the end of the bed, along with my tan, weighted blanket that helps me sleep soundly. It’s the same color as the white-trimmed pillow shams.
I tried hanging two different paintings above the bed and settled on my lambs-in-the-pasture oil painting that my daughter found at an antique store. It has a little bit of rose and tan that matches the bedding.
Choosing paint colors was easier than choosing bedding. After going back and forth on a green color for the bead board, I decided on Evergreen Fog which is Sherwin Williams’ color of the year. You can’t go wrong with a color that’s received such a distinguished honor, right? The color above the bead board is Alabaster and the trim around the windows and doors is Neutral Ground, also by Sherwin Williams. Hubby installed the bead board for which I’m extremely grateful.
The little chair and ottoman are both new additions to my magazine-inspired bedroom. The field of flowers print hung here before, and I kept my sculpted rug. Stacked baskets to the right of the chair create a makeshift table for a reading lamp and favorite magazines.
I placed my vintage dresser under the window after giving it a coat of the Neutral Ground paint. My kitties love sitting on the dresser and looking out the window. Lucky for them, a bird built its nest in the gable just above the window so they have something interesting to watch.
The adorable metal fan was another Home Goods find. They had several retro options.
The dresser is the same, it’s just in a different location. The entire bedroom furniture layout has changed and it feels more spacious to me now. Although old houses are charming, the bedrooms tend to be on the small size which is challenging for furniture placement. However, I prefer smaller bedrooms. They feel cozier to me – like you’re cocooning while sleeping.
I kept the dresser vignettes simple. My papered, decorative suitcase elevates a pair of pale blue vases in front of a vintage mirror. I like a mirror with a little bit of crust to it.
A new wooden bowl made to look old cradles a trio of vintage books. The tulip arrangement is fake. I was going to get real tulips but these are cute and will last longer.
Now that this bedroom is done for the most part, I’m moving on to the next bedroom which is currently getting a fresh coat of paint.
Head on over to my blogging friends to see the beautiful inspiration they’re sharing today: