I had already collected a lot of pictures and ideas of what I thought would look good, but Philip has been pretty busy with boiler removing madness so he hadn't given a lot of input. This past weekend we both sat down and he looked through some photos on Houzz to see what kind of style we were both leaning towards for our bedroom.
In the end, we both landed on the below photo as a good inspiration for our bedroom. It's a very similar color as our bedroom at the condo which we really liked (Benjamin Moore's Smoke) and we still have paint left which means we can save some money using the leftovers.
After spending a bit of time deliberating over what we liked about this particular photograph we came up with a few key things that should help us when choosing accessories and achieving this look. The textures and layering make the room look airy, but still with a lot of visual interest. These are the kinds of characteristics on our checklist when looking at accessories for the space.
We have a few more boring items to get off the list for the room such as installing the new white trim, buying new doors for the closet and just the regular door too, some racks for the closet, and blinds. After that, some of the items that are more fun to choose are also on the agenda.
The first is a textured light fixture. After one quick trip to Rona, we walked away with a few different ideas for adding texture and interest through the lighting, similar to what was shown in our inspiration photo. Definitely haven't narrowed it down to one yet, and have some more shopping around to do, but having this inspiration photo has helped to eliminate some less than interesting options since we know the look we're going for.
Some of the other items on the shopping list include robe hooks for behind our door, accessories for the side tables, artwork, potentially a chair for the corner, euro shams and fabric, fabric to make a headboard that's a little higher than our existing one, and potentially an area rug. We'll keep you posted!
Anyone seen a picture of a beautiful bedroom lately? What projects are you working on?
Side note: You'll notice we added a page with our master list that we can update as we complete things, and Philip made a great banner for the top of the page! I've also heard some people had trouble with commenting...let me know what the issue was and I can try and fix it? Thanks!