Last time around, I showed you the room I started with, and the new paint colour. What I didn't show you was the VERY first update I made - the mattress. It was a long time coming, but I finally bit the bullet a couple months ago and splurged on a super plush mattress. I now think of it as my princess bed, because I feel like a princess every time I sleep in it (even now, months later!). The cushiness just feels like luxury - definitely a worthwhile splurge!
Anyway, now it's time to add in some of the details. What I wanted for this room was a warm and cozy retreat. Layers of soft grays, taupes, and purple shades, with some modern and girly touches to balance things out (stay tuned for those).
First up, I needed bedding to go with the new colour scheme:
I couldn't find a duvet cover that I liked, in the right colour, for less that $70 (and most were more than that). Since this bedroom makeover was on a serious budget (especially after the mattress splurge!), that just wouldn't do. I made this one out of a couple of sheets, for about $15, so that fit the bill!
Oh, and check out the cute lamp I found, that had all the right colours on the shade:
Not only that, but it only cost me $5 (after using a gift card), AND it was short enough to fit under the slope of the ceiling - a tall order, as it turns out! :)
Still to come: replacing the overhead light fixture, a little window dressing, and a small chair, perhaps?