Friday, August 21, 2009

Bedroom Facelift: Before/After Pics

Since we got our new canopy bed, I had not really done a lot in our bedroom when it comes to decorating. I haven't decided what colors I wanted or anything. I knew I was going to keep my white bead spread because I like to be able to mix color sheets and pillows to our bed as seasons change. Last night I decided to play around and did a little staging in our bedroom. I used things I already had & took some pieces from other rooms & placed them in our room. In only 1 hour the room had a complete face lift! 
Before:
After:




Now - I have said before that I am not really a pink person. I mean I do like pink & all but I'm just picky about the shade of pink & how it's used. This comes to clothing and decor. As you will see from the pictures, I used a pink pillow to warm up the room & add a little pop of color. (The hubby didn't mind - so that was good! ha ha) I started with the pillow, then I thought of the rug I had. I love the turn out! It was funny how starting with the pink pillow helped me think of the rug and other things to do in the room. You would've thought I started with the rug, huh? But that was actually the last thing I put in the room. Well - actually the last thing was the green pillow in the chair - but I did that since there was green in the rug. The room is fun & happy, while also a bit contemporary yet sophisticated. Now, I doubt that I will keep pink in our bedroom forever. I get tired of things easily and love change when it comes to rooms.  Sometimes I like to change my pillows and accessories throughout the seasons, so come Christmas, I don't know that I will still have pink in our bedroom - but for now I love it! 

Some of the things I gathered from other rooms will have to go back where I got them, because they make those rooms too. But doing this helped me see how this room comes together and what I want to purchase. I played around a bit with different lamps, chairs, and accessories. Sometimes I think it's a good idea to move things around & take pieces that you already have and try them in different spaces. It is an inexpensive, easy way to get a new look and even if you don't leave all the pieces in the space for good - it can help you in-vision how you do want a space to look! I really enjoyed doing this and can't wait to do it in another room. I usually do this type of thing at night and have done it to other rooms in the past. One day I'll post some more before/after pics of some other spaces I have done. Today I got to thinking . . . .hmm maybe I should start a "staging" business. ha ha! Don't know about that - but I do enjoy it myself. It's kind of a hobby I guess you could say. I have a few more ideas & things I would like to do - so when I get to those I'll be sure to post & show what I have done. One last thing - some of the items in the room where not cheap, but some things I got at GREAT deals:

Pink pillow on bed: $6 Wal-Mart
Black Bedside Table: $15 (I posted about this and my weekend in AR a few days ago.)
Funky mirror over bed: $14 
Throw on chair: Pier 1, on sale for $9.99 (originally $35)
Floor Lamp $69.99 TJ Max
Leather Ottoman at foot of bed: $129.99 TJ Max
AND THE SHOCKER . . . . . . . . . 
Floral Print 8x10 Rug $25 Lowe's  (what a STEAL!) and for that price I don't feel bad if I do change rugs one day.



Oh, before I go - a couple more things and I promise I'm done! If you notice in the first couple pics, I have our white wooden blinds down. I have been noticing in some magazines and decor sites that some windows did not have blinds and were more open. I tried this I think it made a HUGE difference and really opened up the room. Before it looked too closed in & white against the walls.  I pull them back down at night of course. So I'm wondering, in design/decor world . . . are wood blinds (or blinds period) not in anymore??? hmm . . . Last thing - we put our bed in between the windows & when we purchased the bed a few months ago I didn't even think to measure it & make sure it would fit without going over the windows. The bed posts do go out a little over the windows & it kind of bugs me. I have looked at a ton of magazines & pictures & saw some rooms with canopy beds that went over the windows a bit but still looked good - so that made me feel a little better. So if any of you professional decorators/designers out there know the do's or donts to this, please LMK! I'm still debating on drapes. What color, style, etc. - but for now I like the clean look with out them.  Now if I could ever get our bedroom painted . . . . I just have no clue what color I would do and be happy with?? I'll save that for a much later project! 

Going to the movies with Mom later, & maybe some sushi and wine before! Oh yea! 


9 comments:

Jen and Rob said...

Love it! Those were some awesome buys!

Jennifer said...

OMG that is fabulous!! The rug is to die for girl!!!!

Traci said...

I hopped on your blog from Ashley's. I think you helped her decide on her blog design colors. I thought the other one was too cutesy too! LOL

Anyway, you girls are crazy! I am so jealous of that $15 nightstand. I have been looking forever for a deal like that.

I love the rug and the blinds up. I have seen the bed overlapping the window, too and I don't think it's a big deal. I love the changes to the room!

In this wonderful life... said...

GREAT job!! It looks really good! And that rug...was it on sale? that is a really good price!

my only thing with blinds being up...people looking in (maybe I'm paranoid? haha) and the sun letting to much heat in. I always leave my in the bedroom open during the day because the sun hits them only in the morning.

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

Yes, I know what you mean with the blinds. That's why I said I will pull them back down at night. I won't have them like this everyday. When I leave to go to work in the morning they will stay down. I will just do this sometimes to open up the room or let more light in. I do not like a lot of light shining in on me in the morning either, ha ha

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

Oh and the rug was originally $60 or something like that maybe a little more) - still not bad at ALL!!! But $25 on sale was even better!!

Heather said...

I love your bedroom makeover!! It looks fabulous and I love the splashed of color! Great job!

Julee said...

This looks great!! Love the changes!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I am obsessed with that rug -- fantastic find!!!