With time off over the holidays and several episodes of Fixer Upper later, I decided to take a fresh look at our bedroom. Up until that point our bedroom reflected me. Now I say that because I lived here a year before living here with Peter. I decided that with the other changes I wanted to make this year, our bedroom was one of them. I wanted to create a feeling of bliss, simplicity, and love. I challenged my self to do this on a small budget and use what was already in the room – with a few small add ons.
It was messy and sort of gave off the feel of a storage room. It was creating the exact opposite of everything I wanted it to. Creating overwhelm and stress (at least for me).
A few tips from this process. I love an all white space. It’s like a clean slate every time and easy to change at any given moment. The bedroom already had neutral tones – white walls, grey bedding, grey accent rug which made it easier to add pops of color with the canvass’ and pillow. Artificial plants – they helped to add texture in the space, height, simplicity, and color. When the space is already neutral adding artificial/real plants help to bring life to the space. Wood tones – there is a wood border around the image over our bed and the clip board is also wood. Wood tones are another design feature that help to warm up a space, look great, and are super versatile.
Where did things come from?
- Puerto Rico canvas I created on canvasondemand.com.
- They always have the greatest sales, check them out and create something!
- Blue flower canvas came from HomeGoods.
- Artificial plants came from AC Moore.
- Square colored canvas – a friend of mine painted that, check her out on Instagram.
- “Choose Happiness” board came from Kirklands.
- The floating shelf came from Target.
- Picture frames also came from HomeGoods.
- Wood clipboard was a HomeGoods find.
- For our photos I used Shutterfly.