It’s all about the Bedroom

I love our bedroom…the great big pillowy soft bed; the feeling of slipping between crisp, clean sheets; snuggling under my down comforter on a cool evening; the sound and smell of the surf wafting through the window; the view of the flower garden out the window; the warmth of the sandy beige hue on the walls and most importantly…the overall feeling of comfort and safety that our bedroom provides.

In my opinion, the master bedroom is the most important room of the home. It is a room for escaping from the outside world…it should provide a place to relax, recharge and connect with each other if in a relationship. Too often, we (women) put everyone before our needs and a great place to begin nurturing our self is by making a place where we can feel content.

Our Master bedroom has no headboard nor proper curtains, and the ugliest ceiling fixture BUT the feeling is still comfort. While we save up nickels and dimes for replacing and upgrading, I regularly flip through magazines and surf the Net for items which make me feel positive, comforted and safe. I read many years ago that one should never have anything in their home that reminds them of something negative. When we relocated to the beach I got rid of every negative card, gift, nick knack and piece of furniture which reminded me of people or things that brought up a bad reaction. Think about it…does your home and the items in it make you feel positive or negative?

So, back to flipping through magazines and such – – I’ve been collecting photos from various websites (Coastal Living, Good Housekeeping & Country Living) in order to provide me with ideas and inspiration. My goal is to finish our bedroom in an economical manner with items which bring only positive feelings and emotions. Here are some of my favorites…so far!

Very monochromatic with touches of floral femininity.

The dramatic, and contrasting, wall backdrop and the hanging chandelier
 are my favorite things

Just heavenly…love the white sheers with sunlight streaming
throughout the room

Another great chandelier and I love the contrast
of dark furniture with the sandy colored walls

This reminds me of a tropical resort and retreat – it’s wonderful!

A bit of wicker and botanical accents provide the
white a tropical feel, which is right up my alley!

The scrolls of the furniture are feminine and remind
 me of wandering vines in the garden. The chenille and/or
velvet pillows make me want to climb in and take a nap!

Another white room – light, airy & a piece of heaven.

The comforter looks soft,  fluffy & warm.
I like the idea of a padded headboard and the mauve rug, stool
& baskets add the perfect touch of ladylike charm. 

Windows with billowing white curtains and
 a crystal chandelier are at the top of my ‘must’ list

Totally love everything in this picture!
 Don’t think my hubby would though – need to find
some ways to incorporate this feel though.

A wonderful blog, In My Own Style, had a lovely bedroom project which I was very inspired by.  The author takes you step by step through how to make the draped header.  Here are the before and after bedroom pics…

Before
After Makeover – Isn’t it fabulous?

I’ve definitely decided the simple white curtains are in order so I’ll be ordering some white sheets in the near future for making my own.  I’m not the best seamstress; however I can sew a straight line so I think I can handle curtains! LOL!

What things do you love about your bedroom? or need/want to change?

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