I’m always really curious about the nitty gritty facets of other people’s lives. This extends to how you live, what you decorate with, how much you clean (not my strongest trait!), and what’s hiding in your medicine cabinet. I mean, our homes reflect who we really are, right? Mine tends to be a mishmash of things I’ve picked up here and there, some of it I like and some of it I don’t. My style has changed in the twelve years I’ve lived on my own and my home reflects that. I may or may not turn this home tour into a series if I can get my act together, but we’ll start with my bedroom, as that is the one room I feel is done for now. Come on in!
My dresser, bed, and nightstands were bought ten years ago when my husband and I were first living together and were originally an oak color. I’m not particularly fond of the style, but after painting the whole set white a couple of years ago I find that I like it much better. Isn’t it funny how you end up picking out furniture at a young age and have no idea really what your style is, yet you end up keeping said furniture forever? We bought our living room, dining and bedroom sets at Rooms to Go years ago and let’s just say…I would never repurchase it. But! I’m making the best of it and find that a coat of white paint and some new knobs for the dresser make everything better. I also use my dresser as a catch all for antique perfume bottles, all my jewelry, and anything else I can rest on there. Also, precious pictures of my babies that crush my heart with their cuteness. (Okay, mama brag OVER.)
I mostly love the peaceful vibe of our bedroom, and the pale blueish color is my favorite. It just feels really serene to me. My linens are mostly from Target, I love the Shabby Chic line and think my room reflects that. Lots of florals, white furniture, tarnished frames, and soft colors. I keep pictures of our kids, my pregnancies, and two portraits from our wedding day (which are the only photos of our wedding that I have out, for some reason.) I think bedrooms are a place for those things that have real meaning to me and my husband, and I love the little touches of family displayed throughout. On that note, I realize our bedroom is a really feminine room, and thankfully my husband doesn’t care how I decorate or what color the rooms are. He sleeps quite well in his floral bedazzled bed.
Most days this dresser is covered with various jewelry items I have tried on and discarded, or toys the kids drag in, or any other baubles and bits of life that float in. It’s also pretty dusty, too, until I get fed up and Clorox wipe the whole thing in disgust!
As for the TV, we had grand plans to have a master bedroom with no television and lasted two days. Two! We love to get in bed at night and watch shows together, I think it’s our love language of sorts and it works;)
I’ve recently had the pleasure of reconnecting with a fellow military wife, Allison Holdridge, who has just launched a line of prints via One Kings Lane! She uses a really cool mix of color and shapes in her work, and has a fun visual and graphic sensibility that I adore. I love the modernness to the print she sent me (above), and I know I will be adding more of her art to my walls in the future!
>Also loving this cell division print (the colors!), as well as this Summer Cammo print. You can learn more about Allison and her print, pattern, surface and textile design aesthetic HERE.
I have a little mini bathroom attached to our bedroom, and once we moved in we decided that it would mainly be mine and my husband would use the one downstairs (as well as the closet down there, too, which is the KEY to marriage we have decided.) I’m still in the process of making the bathroom look better, but until then I have fluttering lace curtains that make me happy, and a bright and happy shower curtain that adds some fun. I may or may not paint the walls in there soon (they’re currently very beige), but I’m not sure what YET. Sometimes decorating and making a house a home for me means letting things sit for a bit until I figure out what direction I want to go in (which means 90% of the house is work in process;)
Also, I have a pretty collection of rocks and bits that my children find for me that decorate my nightstand. This sparkly black rock is my current favorite, as is a little book of poems that my daughter created for me to “read before bed each night”, as she told me.
I have minimal space in my bathroom to keep products out, so I only keep the essentials for me to use daily on a little glass tray. I love my Philosophy Amazing Grace lotion, my Amazing Grace and Pure Grace perfumes, and my Josie Maran Argan oil. Those are products I am never without and make me ridiculously happy.
Lastly, I think what makes me the happiest about the master bedroom is how calm and serene it feels. I love how filled with light it is, and how everything came together so quickly design wise. It makes me smile each time I walk in! The rest of my house is a little bolder, more black and white patterns and bright pops of colors, so I find that this one room of my house is best as it is. It’s wonderful in the middle of the day, when the children are having their quiet/nap time. It becomes a sanctuary of sorts to relax and nap, or write blog post, or read a book.
I love how different rooms in our home can be different things for us, depending on our moods and such. To me, my bedroom should be calm, relaxing, comfortable, and be filled with the things that make me happy, and that is what it does.
Tell me, what is in your bedroom that makes you smile?