Updated: Jul 22
This has always been my favorite view in my house. I love walking down this hallway to see light filtering in from my girls' rooms and my bedroom at the end of the hallway. There is something about this that has always felt like home.
I was nervous that painting my room dark blue would make me love this view a little less...but I love it even more. I am so happy with how my bedroom turned out and hope these tips will inspire you to create a room you love. You can shop all the links I share from the pictures below.
1-DON'T BE AFRAID OF PAINT (EVEN DARK PAINT IN AN ALREADY SMALL ROOM)
Painting all 4 walls blue was hands down the best decision I've made in this entire remodel process. It only took me two years to decide on a paint color and commit 😂. The color I decided on was Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball (we had the color paint matched and did not actually use Farrow and Ball).
After we installed the shiplap the plan was to keep everything white, then the plan was to paint it dark green, then the plan was back to white shiplap with gray walls, then I decided to paint the shiplap blue with the remaining walls white. I usually make pretty quick design choices, but I could NOT commit. The night before my painter came, I decided to paint all 4 walls the same dark blue. I also decided to not share that info with my husband because I was nervous he would talk me out of it 🤭.
2-FLIP FURNITURE TO MAKE IT UNIQUELY YOURS
Our nightstands were a very affordable option from IKEA. It is no longer available, but here is a very similar look from Wayfair. We wanted to elevate the look a little bit so we drilled new holes and added gold handles to add the look of the entire room.
3- HANG DRAPES SO THEY ADD LIGHT AND MAKE THE ROOM LOOK BIGGER AND THE WINDOW CENTERED
I hung the drapes so they look luxurious and create the illusion of a centered window when the window is not centered. I wanted a double wide curtain look, but found it was cheaper to order two sets of normal drapes instead of 1 set of double wide drapes. I hung the curtain rod 3 inches down from the top of the ceiling to create height and then 3 inches from the far sides of each wall. Even though the window the isn't centered on the wall, the drape rod was hung centered. Then I evenly spaced the drapes on either side to create the illusion that the
4- USE BUDGET BEDDING
To create a luxurious feel without busting the bank, I used a budget friendly white coverlet
and simple white duvet cover. Then I found this beautiful chunky knit blanket from Target and love the way it turned out. I prefer to be more minimal with pillows. We keep 4 king sized pillows for sleeping, 2 stacked on top of each other. In front of the king sized pillows, I place 3 (26"x26") white velvet Euro shams and inserts (both from Amazon and very affordably priced), then 2 decorative pillows in front. This makes it easy to make, beautifully simple, and if my kids step on or stain any part of my bedding...I am not upset because I didn't pay an arm and a leg to put it all together. Oh, and I LOVE my upholstered bed from Wayfair and our budget friendly mattress and box spring, both from Amazon.
5-ADD A RUG
This does not have to be a break the budget sort of rug (most of it is under the bed. My rug measures 8x10 and was $110. It is neutral, adds softness, and brings the whole room together.
6- HANG SCONCES
My sconces are from Amazon and I love them. No need to hard wire them. We hung a piece of art right below either sconce to cover the cord. I also used a smart plug so I don't ever have to reach to turn my bedside light on or off. I love the look and that it clears clutter from my nightstand.
What have you done to customize your bedroom? I hope these tips helped! Happy bedroom resetting!
Jen is the founder of Reset Your Nest, a Professional Home Organizing business in Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves creating order and systems out of chaos. Her specialty is finding a way to continue the aesthetic of any home to every cupboard and drawer. She shares her tips and tricks on Instagram @reset_your_nest.
All photos in this article were taken by the talented Annette Dickson, www.annettedicksonphotography.com.