So before I dive into today’s blog post, I wanted to share an idea I had for a weekend segment. As you already know, I don’t blog over the weekends… But on Saturdays, I thought it might be fun to post oldie-but-goodie posts from the blog I had previous to ‘Just Live It.’ There’d be one flash-back post every week, and I’d just post my favorites… I was looking over that blog the other day, and – man – there were some good times / stories shared on those pages. 🙂 It’s rather interesting, because I think my writing style has actually changed a bit over the years.
Thoughts on that idea?
Okay, now moving on… 🙂
Over the past few years, Nate and I have almost finished the first floor rooms of our home (although there are still some bare walls that need wall hangings, and the flooring will need to be replaced eventually). And the upstairs is basically finished as well, although the spare bedroom is more of a junk room right now. But the one room that keeps getting overlooked is our bedroom. (This is an old picture, as you can see my preggo body pillow on top of the bed. Ha, ha). 🙂
I suppose that’s pretty typical, since it’s the one room in the house that guests don’t see. So most people tend to overlook that – as we have done – and instead focus on the rooms that are more visible to the public eye. Here’s the thing though… It’s also the room that you escape into after a busy, stressful day. Or the room where you relax after a particularly wonderful one.
It’s where you unwind. It’s where you start your day. And when you’re a mom and dad, it’s your sanctuary where you – sometimes – can be alone. 🙂
Now that we have Brady, I have this intense desire to finish the bedroom and to make it calming and soothing. I want it to be a special place for me and Nate to call our own. We did paint the walls a lovely blue; and the furniture – although very cheap – serves the purpose and looks rather nice, considering how little we paid for it. But we definitely need to add some feminine touches to this bare-bones room.
SO I’ve decided to make the bedroom my pet project, and I’m going to give myself the next year to complete it. I’m going to try to add something every month or so, and I thought I’d blog about my progress. 🙂 We need everything from curtains, to lamps, to wall décor, to a new bedspread, to a few knickknacks. (Nate and I are both very minimalistic in our decorating styles, so a little bit will go a long way).
I haven’t yet come up with a theme, because I can’t decide on basic earth-tones or a beach inspired look. And should I incorporate my love of stripes somehow? 🙂 Should I add browns, navy blue, or a mix of both? Only time will tell, I suppose! I’m hoping that it will come to me, as I’m bargain shopping at Home Goods, Target, and TJ Maxx. 🙂 But for now, here are some inspirational boards and ideas that I’ve been looking at!
I love these white light letters that are all the rage right now. I’m not yet sure how I’m going to incorporate them into our bedroom, but I just know that I love the idea. It’s trendy and cozy!
I love this bedspread (obviously), and I’ve always wanted this particular saying in our bedroom. So this picture is great inspiration for me, except I’d definitely add a ton of fun throw pillows to the bed and different accents on the nightstands. 😉
Nothing stresses me out quite like curtain shopping… But what about this simple style?
Of course, if I did decide to go beach-themed, there is just SO much that I could do on a budget!
Let the brainstorming and bargain hunting begin!! 🙂
When you decorate, do you tackle one room at a time? Or do you pick up bits and pieces here and there?