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


  1. I like it a lot. The curtains are great and I love the throw pillows.
    I'm always so scared to change things in my home. (I hate painting and am always afraid I'll have to redo something. LOL! so lazy).

    I LOVE the white carpet as well. Everything looks so fresh and clean.


  2. Two words:
    1. gore
    2. jus

    Have a good Blue Monday, Eileen.

  3. your blue bedroom is cozy. love your pillows, too.

  4. My bedroom could also use some sprucing up this week. It's nice to have a bit of a change every now and again.

  5. What a transformation. I enjoyed seeing all the changes. I love changing things around.
    Thanks for sharing your Blue.
    Come by and see my Once Upon A Story Blue.
    Have a wonderful week,

  6. I enjoyed visiting today. I signed up to follow you in my little blue slippers and to get your posts in my inbox.
    Have a great week,

  7. You have a beautiful bedroom.

    Catching up with Blue Monday!
    Feeling BLUE?
    Your comment is always appreciated.

  8. Beautiful bedroom! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


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