The beauty of blue in the bedroom...
It's a woman's prerogative to change her mind, right? The master bedroom in my home has seen a couple of changes this past year. When I first moved back to the Carolinas last summer, it was just me, so I used my old antique full-sized bed, some pretty peachy-pink bed linens and drapes I had, and left the room the same soft sage green it had been for years. (Click here to see how it looked). When my significant other joined me after he retired last fall, we had to get a new bed and dresser. He was also keen to paint the room, so we settled on a soft gray, which I love. At first we decided to keep things neutral, with beiges and browns and grays. The room was comfortable and looked nice, and didn't offend his masculine sensibilities.
Here's what it looked like with all the neutrals:
But after several months of grays and browns, I really wanted to add some color. Lately I've found myself incredibly drawn to the color blue ~ or more specifically, those teal and seafoam shades of blue. With spring just around the corner, I decided I was going to hunt for something in those colors to brighten things up for the warmer months. I lucked into some beautiful curtains on clearance and found bed linens to match, some of which were also on clearance, and before I knew it, I had a much brighter look.
Here's what the bedroom looks like now:
You can see I've chosen a mix of my favorite blues, with punches of white in a throw pillow, the sheers and the rug. I also bought a new lamp for the vanity after the mercury glass one was accidentally knocked off ~ it shattered into a hundred pieces. I still need a piece of art for over the bed; I've been looking for months for that but haven't found anything.
So that's my blue bedroom. It feels more modern and bright, but I still find it a soothing space. What do you think?
I am linking to:
Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
A Favorite Thing at Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully