Simple Bedroom Makeover

You don’t have to spend much to change the look and feel of a space. Take the bedroom, for example. Hubby and I updated our bedroom with a new coat of paint, new duvet, carpet, and simple accessories.

Photograph by Michelle @ Design Palate


Here’s the before. I was really into orange a couple years back…wanted to even paint our headboard orange (but the silent gasp in hubby’s eyes stopped me). So, we settled with a duvet cover. Something about the fact that it can be easily removed, I think, comforted him.

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Then I moved into a calmer phase in my life where I wanted everything else around me calm, too. What better place to start than the bedroom. We softened the room with a blue-green accent wall. Then I found this beautiful yellowish-beige duvet cover and found some accent pillowcases to match to lighten up the space and create some contrast between the dark-chocoloate headboard and my newly painted blue-green wall.

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It also better highlights our most treasured posssession: this photograph that we got in Charleston, South Carolina as a souvenir from our honeymoon 6 years ago.

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We added some warmth to the room, while creating some more definition in the space with this rug. We got in on sale in Alexandria, VA (will update this post with the store’s name). We spent close to like 4 hours in that rug store. They had piles and piles of beautiful antique Persians.

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This was a vase we’ve had in our bedroom before. But I just love the pop of salmon-pink in the space. We blended in different hues as pops of color elegantly placed here and there.

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Finally, we updated the knobs on the bedside tables. I wanted something simpler to pull, not overdone.

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Here’s a closer picture of the bedside table. And my latest night-time reads.

Hope you enjoyed a mini tour of our bedroom!

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Design Notebook: Beautiful Bedrooms

I can’t sleep. Most people would probably watch some TV. But I’m hoping that looking through beautiful bedrooms will help me get more quickly to dreamland….

From Hooked on Houses

From Tobi Fairley

From Chichi and Luxe

From Dreaming in Pink

From DIY Ideas

From Canadian House and Home via Never Without

From Decor Pad

From Country Living

From Flickr

I came across Country Living’s Bedroom Ideas Guide and found so many more design inspirations. But for now….I think I’ll retire in one of my own.

By Michelle @ Design Palate