I have a collection of pictures marked “beautiful bedrooms”. All of them have the same vibe with the same beautiful neutral tones that always steal my heart. A feminine, romantically vintage room with a dash of shabby chic.
Think soft colors, tarnished metallics, and classic pieces. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and metals. Check out my inspiration board below to jump start your own bedroom transformation.
Tip** Garge sales and flea markets are great, inexpensive ways to find those “tarnished” accessories!
If you got some naked space at the foot of your bed, you might consider adding something for convienence and asthetic. Depending on the size of your bed and the space in your room, you have some options.
If you like to sit and read or relax before bed, but don’t want to go into bed, a sette or ottoman with a back might be a good choice. Obviously, the sette requires more space but both give you the same option.
Maryam Montague gives Lonny Magazine a tour of her home/boutique hotel/guesthouse in Marrakech. I love the colors and culture of Moroccan design and if anything would convince me to completely change the asthetic of my house, it would be the textiles from Moracco. When I play my pretend game of “I have an unlimited budget in life” I imagine buying a berber rug and morrocan wedding blanket….then I come back to reality where my rugs are from Overstock and blankets are from Homegoods…….no offense overstock and homegoods I still love you. Here are some bedroom pictures to swoon over……..
There is nothing “tuft” about tufting. Don’t let the magnificence of it all scare you. I never thought I would be able to do it, Until I saw the price tag that came along with a tufted headboard. Between not being able to afford it and my desperation to have one….I had to put things into action. I made my king headboard for just under $200. The beauty is, if I ever want to change the fabric I would just remove the fabric from the board and the buttons and redo it, all I would have to buy is some more upholstery thread! So, consider this a good investment. Below is some seriously detailed steps that will guide you through making a headboard of your own…..Have Fun!
What you need:
- Piece of MDF or plywood cut to your preferred size- You can go to your local lumberyard to get the wood and have it cut. I go to this little store in my backyard called the garage. I am pretty sure the guy there has a crush on me because he never charges me.
- 2 inch Foam (depending how cushioned you want it) cut to the same size as the MDF- If you can’t find the same size, just make sure you have enough to cover your wood and cut it to size at home. Any fabric store will have this
- Batting- About two feet wider and taller than your MDF-Fabric Store
- Staple Gun
- Screw Driver
- Button Cover-Fabric Store
- Waxed Upholstry thread
- Upholstery Needle
- Measuring tape