I've come through on one of my many goals for 2016. The bedroom is ready to be shared!!! I shall do a victory dance as I joyously cross this one off the to-do list. I am hoping that at least some of you out there are sharing my excitement.
While no room is ever really going to be "done", at least as far as my decorating philosophy goes, the bedroom is now at a point where there isn't anything incredibly pressing that needs to be finished before showcasing it to all of you. I feel comfortable with the space, and I am really happy with how it has shaped up. It has come a long way - to me it now feels peaceful, elegant, and calming, without being either too feminine or overly masculine. Although, as I just have more stuff in general, I have to admit that it is perhaps a bit more feminine - just with all of the jewelry on full display. Still, the grays and other neutrals help to really keep this room more grounded - something that I was definitely trying to achieve.
The two nightstands are quite traditional and add a more masculine touch, complementing the style of the tufted, velvet headboard. The headboard is my favorite feature in this bedroom. One of the biggest challenges with this room was the short, awkward windows. As this is a bedroom, we obviously needed window treatments, but the awkward shape and width of the windows made properly fitting curtains rather difficult to find. In the end, I went with full length curtains, and I am glad that I did. It helps create a more restful space, when all is said and done. The headboard also helps fills up the awkward space between the bed and the weirdly shaped window, and I love the curved, camel-back shape - again, a more traditional element. Modern touches come to play in the styling of the nightstands themselves and the tile pattern seen on the duvet cover - balanced shades of gold and light blues bring some color to the space. As a side note, Reggie was not directed to sit there - he loves the camera and is happy to sit anywhere that it is pointed! :)
I originally planned on creating my own gold brush-stroke pillows, but after finding the gold pillows above for only $15 each, I decide it was worth the price. This little bit of gold and white helps to break up some of the gray and complements the other gold accents in the room, creating a more balanced look.
A small gallery wall, featuring golden hues, adds a more eclectic tone to the overall room. A newly painted and polished dresser sticks to more traditional lines, with the soft curves, but is styled very modernly on the surface. The jewelry storage items and displays are airy and bright, adding in a bit more gold to tie the room together nicely. I kept the brush-bronzed finish of the dresser hardware as I found it to rather nicely complement the small gallery wall above. A rocking chair (which doubles as storage for the bed's throw pillows when we're sleeping) and Reggie's kennel are on each side of the dresser.
Dresser details are decidedly feminine, with a mix of modern and traditional storage elements. Marble contact paper creates the look of real marble, offering a cool feel to contrast nicely with the warm wood tones of the floor and rich dark finishes of the nightstands and the rocking chair.
Best of all, we've been able to stay organized with this layout, while also creating a space that is restful and serene. I hope you like this space and that you're inspired by it as much as I am!