Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Top 5 Ways to Add Serenity to your Bedroom!

Hey Gang! 

I feel like I'm on a roll with all these house updates. We've emptied two of our three storage units but I'm still not parking in the garage. One box at a time I suppose.  

I've finally had a few minutes to blog about all the progress we've been making. I might even have to work on another house tour in the very near future- whoa!!

One of my goals for our new bedroom was to create a cozy, serene space. Our last bedroom was beautiful but ginormous and I just couldn't achieve that sanctuary I craved. I was spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave and the room never seemed quite "finished". 

One of the things I really like about our new bedroom is that it is smaller. Yes, you read that right. In this day of supersizing, my hubby and I actually decided to sell our McMansion in favor of something we could bite off AND chew. A mere two months after the move, I feel like I'm closing in on serenity.

On that note, I thought I would share my top 5 tips to turn your bedroom into a cozy, serene sanctuary.

1. Replace your wooden bed with an upholstered headboard.

I really wanted an upholstered headboard but decided I couldn't live with looking at the unkempt covers at the foot of the bed. Since I don't have the time or patience to constantly straighten and adjust the covers AND I'm trying to avoid a one-way trip to the looney bin I opted for this awesome tufted, upholstered bed on Amazon. 

There are a ton of upholstered headboards to choose from out there! And, there's no need to break the bank--even Target has some really great options.

2. Layered Bedding

Layers are key. You may recall my tutorial on making a bed to adore. I reused my bedding from our last house. It's too cozy not to, don't you think? Everyday this bedding inspires me to actually make the bed and it makes me smile to see the layers fluffed and in their places. One of life's simple pleasures, ya know?

Of course, no bed (or room) is complete without a monogram!

3. Frame your view
Fabric is the quickest, easiest way to achieve a "designer look". I went for a bit of luxe in the drapery. The silk fabric definitely amps up the style factor in the room.  

Check out this view! Not a bad way to wake up.

4. Create a nook

The settee (at the foot of the bed in our last room) fit nicely in the corner. How cozy would it be to curl up with a cup of coffee and watch snow or leaves falling. HaHa! Who am I kidding? Moms don't do that kind of thing! But, having the nook gives me hope that it MIGHT happen. Do you have room for a small chair that you can adore?

I thought you deserved a close-up of my fine, feathered friend. How cute is he??

5. Add pillows and maybe a throw. 

Cozy up that corner you've createdwith pillows and a throw. Who knows? You may actually get to wrap up in that throw one day. 

If you don't have the space for a nook, add pillows on the bed. Remember: there aren't too many pillows unless they are falling off the end of the bed after its made.

Keep in mind that Rome wasn't built in a day. If time and budget don't allow a full makeover, add a pillow or start looking (and saving) for the perfect drapery.  Just keep moving toward your goal of a space for respite and relaxation at the end of a hectic day!

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  1. FABULOUS! Found you at Someday Crafts and am now a follower. I had the same experience in our last house. HUGE master bedrooms are HIGHLY over rated. I could never achieve that cozy feel either. Love your tips!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Michele. Huge master bedrooms can make you starstruck on a walk-thru and poor while you live there :) Be sure to follow us on facebook, instagram and pinterest too. We're always coming up with something crazy.


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