As I have said on here over and over again, the bedroom is always last on the list of rooms to tackle. It’s true, and our poor bedroom just got terribly neglected. My husband Lane and I have really been looking for a place to retreat to when our kids are asleep. It seems like they’re never sleeping, but what the hey.
We wanted something bright, and youthful. We also wanted to be sure that it wasn’t overly feminine or masculine. So we had a lot of fun choosing items that appealed to both of us.
The piece that started it all was this watercolor by a local LA artist. Art Cricket gave us some pretty amazing watercolors to choose from, but this was THE ONE. It’s bright colors drew us in and it just made us happy. I mean that’s what we wanted more than anything. Something that makes us feel happy.
I knew I wanted to introduce these colors into the rest of the space. I love the idea of using art to incorporate a color scheme and style. I gravitated to certain colors and then slowly it all came together.
We managed to do the entire space for less than $400. We already had a very modern dresser and night stand that we’ve had for years. I however needed a bedside table, and was able to make one for very cheap. See how it was made in ‘Make Your Own Bedside Table‘.
Then it just came down to accessorizing. We went with a dark bedding and brought in those pink and teal tones with various accessories. Lamps are always a great way to bring in color. Whether it’s on the shade or the base, it’s a wonderful feature. So we chose to go with 2 very different styles, like the furniture, and just embrace the eclectic style.
We love white walls, as noted in 5 Benefits of Having White Walls. I think it provides for a really fresh look, and it absolutely acts as a strong color within the space.
In the end we’re very happy with how it turned out. It’s simple. It’s fun. It’s very warm and inviting. So for us, it’s perfect.