So I’m still off gallivanting in Vegas. Yesterday was super fun and super exhausting. I had ambitious plans to hit the cool clubs last night, but got back to my room and ended up ordering room service, taking a bath and crashing early. Crrrrazy kid right here. Today I’m going to check out some more showrooms at Market, but not before I get some morning rays at the pool. I feel so spoiled being here… its awesome
vacationing working, I thought I’d share some progress I’ve made on my little bedroom makeover. When I last discussed the project, I had finished painting and my bedroom looked like this…
CURTAINS The bed is placed off-center from the window in order to fit a nightstand on the left side. Normally something like that would really bother me, but I was able to mask the issue with window treatments. The first thing I did was hang my curtain rod. I ignored my window, and centered it on the bed instead. I hung the rod as close to the ceiling as possible, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT YOU DO, PEOPLE. YOU HANG YOUR CURTAIN RODS AS CLOSE TO THE CEILING AS POSSIBLE.
With the curtains up, the bed feels perfectly positioned in the room and its amazing how much higher the ceiling looks now. I just did simple white linen curtains from Ikea because I don’t plan on staying here long, plus I’m morally opposed to fussy curtains. (Sorry for the craptastic photos, but I figure I’ll save pretty fancy photos for the end.)
If I were staying longer, I would have bought rings to hang the panels,
because they look much nicer than rod pocket.
ART WALL Next I started filling in the walls with my assortment of art. I decided to mix sizes, styles and frames because I’m bad-ass like that. A gallery wall is certainly easier with some sort of cohesive theme, but honestly, I like this one all random.
Here’s the portion to the left of my bed…
And the right of my bed…
I hit a bit or a road block on the wall adjacent to my bed. There are two shelf brackets that I couldn’t take down (they’ve been painted over so many times that they are practically a permanent fixture.) At first I hung art in between the brackets, but that just drew attention to them and drove me crazy.
U-G-L-Y you don’t need no alibi. You ugly. Big ugly.
So I put on my thinking cap and decided to cover the brackets as much as possible. Lucky for me I have lots of art. Cover away I went…
not perfect, but much better.
plus this room isn’t about being perfect, its about being cozy
BEDDING Before I went all cray with the art everywhere, I was planning a rich mix of patterns in the bedroom. A little maximalist bungalow if you will. I fell for this red paisley quilt from World Market and thought it would look great with my existing pieces and pink walls. I just love pink with red!
And you know what? I love the look. I know with the art everywhere, this combo may be a bit busy for some of you, but it made me really happy. It was cozy and warm, eclectic yet cohesive.
Unfortunately, the quilt is complete CRAP. The quality is really poor and there is a seam right up the middle of the bedding that leaves a discolored yellow line running up the center. I’ve decided not to keep it. (PS- I’ve tried out two quilts now to make sure the first one wasn’t just a bum version.)
So I’m back to the white quilt now. In an ideal world, I’d buy some hotel bedding because I love the idea of preppy bedding balancing out all of the bohemian touches in the room. But honestly, I don’t think I’ll be staying here much longer, so this may just have to do. We will see.
When I get home I’m turning my attention to the rest of the room. Hoping to finish up and share some proper photos soon. What do you guys think so far? I have to admit, I just love it and I’m kinda sad to leave it. Kinda excited to have a whole new place to decorate too, though. Tee-to-the-Hee-Hee.