Pretty sad, right? And after a little painting, some sewing, some more sewing, and a few more tweaks, here's how it looks today:
Ahh, that's better! My goal was to make the bedroom a calm and relaxing 'nest' with shades of grey and mauve. I tried to use enough layers and textures to keep it cozy and interesting.
The most recent additions are the light fixture, which went from this old-fashioned 'beauty'
to this simple drum pendant
and the purple paint on the wall behind the bed.I felt like the bed looked odd floating against the white ceiling/wall, and the room was just lacking somehow. A bit of painters' tape and a sample-sized can of 'Grey Amethyst' were just what it needed to wake things up!
My vintage white bookshelf headboard virtually disappears behind the pillows, so the purple on the wall acts as a sort of painted headboard, giving the bed more presence. It also addresses the whole 'can't paint the wall because it's actually the ceiling' dilemma.
And it looks good with the grey and white 'Moroccan' cotton rug I found at the grocery store (of all places!)
Finally, what girl can resist a few feminine details like sequins and fresh flowers? :)
So there you have it. My complete bedroom makeover on the (very, very) cheap! Actual spend, after using various gift cards I'd hoarded(!), was right around $100.
What do you think? My favourite part, impact-wise, is the purple wall. How about you? What would you do differently?