For weeks now I have been itching to redecorate my bedroom. It is seriously bland and boring. Still sporting the cream paint the previous owners left behind. While not ugly, it is just a blank canvas. The furniture is mismatched - a wicker night stand with silver not black iron legs, a tealish green three drawer night stand for the tv, a medium stained armoire and a wrought iron bed. I love my bed, it will stay for a long while. I like my armoire, but would rather it be in the spare bedroom. But, there really isn't a lot of money available for this redo, so my moto will be "make do for this redo."
I am going to rely on paint and fabrics. My current bedding is made of cozy khaki pants twill in stone. So, almost anything will go. But, I will need to take into consideration the 2 stained glass windows in the room. Their main color is a middle green. Not a problem since, well, I love green. And with a small cottage, I have chosen green is my unifying, cozy color scheme.
So, one decision down, green paint. Well, I don't know if it will be Liveable, Easy, Nurture or any of the other greens you can find at the paint store, but that part can come later.
Now, what to do about the furniture? Decision two, paint the teal night stand black and also paint the silver table legs black. That unifies the furniture. Wow, I am making progress.
So, that leaves the fabrics. I am inspired by Amy Butler's new Forest line of home decorating fabrics in the Grass colorway. My first instinct is to mix my favorites and make pillows and curtain ties. I am considering:
I love the first one, and the stripey mix. I know they will look good with my khaki bedding and airy white curtains. But, I am drawn to the grand tapestry print too. I might have to find a way to include it!
Then, all I would need is accessories. I have a few black and white pictures that need framing. Add in a mirror and some stuff from my collections... and my room might start looking cozy. It might not be all brand new, with matching furniture and all new bedding, but it would make me feel sooo much better.
So, should I just go ahead and order some fabric?