If you missed my previous posts describing the process that led to my owning a new bedroom, and pictures of the pre-decorating phase, visit here for post #1, and here for post #2.
(To summarize, this is the first time I've had my own space to decorate as I please, and I did it little by little over the course of the past year. Now I feel like it's "arrived," and I want to share the finished product with you.)
(I realize these are rather small. Please forgive me - they load faster, and I'm short on patience when it comes to uploading things.)
The bookshelf was made by Curtis several years ago, especially for me, and it matches my hope chest.
I store my instruments in their cases at the foot of my bed, too. And don't you like my two big windows? I chose a sheer swag rather than a full curtain, to let in as much light as possible. I had the perfect fabric - all I had to do was hem it.
Here's better view of the shelves. I love my old books!
And here's the wall to the right of the desk:
Here's my hope chest. I love it. Daddy made it for me several years ago, and it's full of linens and kitchen items. I sewed the cushion cover and pillow cases when I moved into this bedroom.
- The low-odor paint for my walls, ceiling, and bed was my birthday gift (by request) from my parents last year.
- The wood for my bed and desk were probably my most expensive purchases, and I bought pieces a few at a time over the past months.
- The lamp was a gift from my mom (thank you!) to help me with my room.
- I bought the fabric for my quilt long before I started working on my room, so it was already taken care of. I had to buy fabric for the closet curtain, but had leftovers for two matching pillows for my hope chest, and leftover fabric from the quilt made one more.
- I didn't have to buy any of the foam for the hope chest cushion and pillows; the foam was from one of those "pads" that goes on top a mattress (from the double bed I used to share with my sister), and the pillow forms were "recycled" from other sources.
- The wood for the peg rail was scrap wood from Dad's projects over the years.
- I already had my bookshelf and hope chest.
- Someone had given me a bag of fabric, which is where my curtain fabric came from.
So, most of what was "spent" on this room was effort and time, not money. I'm pleased with how it turned out. I think it has a country, colonial feel, but not strictly so. It's "me," and I'm pleased to say that my family seems to enjoy hanging out in my bedroom.
What do you think? What are some decorating tips you use in making your bedroom a place of peace and comfort? And how do you incorporate workstations into your room without letting them take over?