The bedrooms in our circa 1875 home have always provided a decorating challenge. The rooms are small and there’s lots of angles to consider. Once furniture arrangement is figured out, you can start to decorate your bedroom for the season – in this case – spring.
Since we had a little snow this weekend, I decided to go with a lighter, neutral color scheme for spring. I replaced my cocoa-colored quilt with my ruffled white bedspread.
A cozy dusty pink throw adds a little warmth since winter has decided to stick around for a few more days. A linen pillow pairs with white embroidered cotton pillows to keep things light.
A spring bird poster replaces the cow oil canvas that used to hang above the nightstand. When I decided to decorate the bedroom for spring, I chose not to add anything new. I simply shopped the house to create a fresh look.
Several years ago I made decoupage boxes. I had forgotten about them until Woman’s World magazine asked if they could feature them in an upcoming issue. They make perfect containers for bedside items like Tums or aspirin – things you might need in the middle of the night for an upset stomach or headache.
Over the years I collected a pair of vintage white dressers. I hate to part with them so I pushed them together to act as a single dresser. One day I’ll give them to one of my daughters and will replace them with a single dresser. But until then, they’re staying like this.
Last year I found a pretty canvas painting of a country church at Kirklands.
And not much later I found the barn canvas from the same artist.
The sheep planter gets moved around from room to room.
The white secretary still holds crafting supplies. It used to live in the entryway before I reworked that space to fit with the dining room.
White curtains replace the tan ones that matched my winter quilt. I love the airy appeal they provide for spring. A white tobacco basket replaces the natural one that used to hang here, and I added a lavender plant. Lavender is said to relax and calm your nerves.
When you decorate your bedroom without buying anything new, all you can do is try your best and re-work some of your favorite items.
When summer comes, the bedroom will get a bit of fun color. I think I’m going to paint the walls a new color, too.
Do you decorate your bedrooms for the seasons?
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