Happy weekend, my dears! Sorry I wasn’t able to post yesterday – I was taking little B to get his checkup, plus I sprained my ankle earlier in the week so I’ve had to really slow down. But it’s Saturday now, time to relax with a mug of tea and catch up on my favorite blogs! I was checking in with Maggie and found myself nodding and mm-hming along with this post on her bedroom, so I decided to add my two cents here.
Why is it that bedrooms are often the last thing on our decorating to-do list? Is this true for you, too? I made a few improvements to ours before Bix was born, but nothing has happened since then. And the photos I shared then strategically avoided the headboard area of the room, which is sadly plain and lacking decent lighting. Our headboard is nice enough, but plain and short. I like the idea of painting a “frame” around it and filling it with small art pieces as shown above (from BHG).
Another great update would be to install swing-arm wall sconces as in this bedroom featured in Rue Magazine. This is a more costly option, but it would be such a space-saver…and in our teensy circa-1920 bedroom, we can use all the space we can get! Plus, I love that upscale hotel vibe. :)
Speaking of space, I wish I had room for a nice, big bedside table. I don’t, but if you do, go check out this tutorial for turning a simple Ikea dresser into the glam nightstand shown above. Lovely!
I saved one of my favorite projects for last, via Remodelista: hang a vintage Moroccan wedding blanket as a DIY headboard, either from a curtain rod or tacked straight to the wall. Moroccan wedding blankets have been darlings of the design blog world for some time now, and I am not immune to their allure! In fact, I already own a small pillow made from a vintage Moroccan quilt. However, I would be reluctant to use one of these gorgeous blankets on my bed…it would undoubtedly get stained or torn by the cat/baby. Hanging above the bed, though? Perfect.
(images: please see above for individual source links)