Bedroom inspiration.

Friday, September 21, 2012

If our bedroom was to show up in the archives of Design Sponge or Apartment Therapy, it'd definitely fall into the "Before" category.  Problem is I have nearly zero motivation to get us to the "After."  There's nothing so problematic about it.  The bed is really beautiful.  It's an awesome sleigh-bed with a leather headboard.  It was here when I came along and I have no dreams of doing away with it.  The furniture is well-made but old and not totally my taste.  I purchased the bedding and I really love it (but still would love to swap it out for other beddings that catch my eye...  what is that about bedding?).  And I have nothing, like nothing, hanging on the walls.  I have so many pictures, two pieces of gallery wrapped canvases already done, frames, and ideas galore but yet I don't put anything up.  I lack the skill, courage, gumption (or something?) that it takes to hammer those nails to the wall.  I don't want to commit.  What if I change my mind?  Spackle, sanding, primer, paint. That's a lot of steps to fix my errors!  So, the bedroom remains, well, boring (the decorating anyway.  Yes, I did just get cheeky there.).  Here's a few pictures, though, that have me inspired and make me think that it's not too many steps to making the bedroom a bit more inviting.  Some more pillows.  Some nightstand organization.  Lowlight.  Flowers.  Pictures on the wall.  


I think I can do it?



{ image credit: 1 // 2 // 3 }

21 comments:

  1. This post is exactly the way I have been feeling for aages now. I drool over design blogs and think 'that looks amazing' and have been collecting SO many pictures and frames and wall art thingies but when it comes to actually hammering a nail in the wall I freeze! I just can not do it!

    I love the fact that other people feel the same!

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  2. I think I could buy new bedding every week - there is just something about it!

    I'm currently struggling with the living room - it's so difficult to make the 'big' decisions!

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  3. those 2 little windows above the bed?! gosh. i love them! my advice on tackling the bedroom project...go for it! once you get started hanging stuff, you'll be motivated to finish. even if you have to switch stuff around and do a little spackling. go for it!

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  4. We are completely on the same page. Notice why my bedroom is NEVER on my blog. It's literally the bed I had from Junior High, 2 mismatched nighstands (one also being from Junior High) and that's IT. Nothing on the walls, noting special.
    But, i think you're right, there's something so permanent about your bedroom I feel like. I've been designing it my head for years, but then I change my mind, and I'm like "see, I can't do this" because my style for it is constantly changing.

    Maybe we could each set a goal for eachother and then show them on each other's blog simultaneously?! Hey! There's an idea:)

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  5. i love the word gumption.

    on a totally different note: go for it, you have totally got this :)

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  6. um yes you can. of all people, you can. you have talent coming out of every orifice of your body haaha

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  7. @chelsea, i cannot IMAGINE your bedroom isn't gorgeous. tate's room... don't even get me started. but, alright, i'll take your word for it. why does the bedroom get the shaft??

    @lottie simm, gumption! from the holiday! have you seen that movie?

    @emily baker, oh you are nice but i think you're being TOO kind! :)

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  8. Whip out the hammer and go hang something. Artwork has changed positions in our home so many times over the years. There are no mistakes and you won't know unless you live with it a while. Go for it!

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  9. I think Steve just needs to surprise you with all the photos hanging on the wall one day. My man did that because, like you, hanging things up gives me anxiety so bad.

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  10. i am the same way about my bedroom. i have a lot of framed art and a blank wall to fill but i.just.can't.decide. i'm either indecisive or lazy, maybe both :)

    the nester wrote an awesome post on how to tell if you're decorating out of fear, it was written for me! but prob just me...
    http://www.thenester.com/2012/08/seven-signs-you-might-be-decorating-out-of-fear.html

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  11. You most definitely can do it. Taking the first step is the hardest, but once you get past that you'll be gravy :)

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  12. Love all of these bedroom looks. I remember one of my friends, an interior decorater, told me once to get a piece that i love let that be the center of inspiration for that room :)

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  13. Its so hard to want to decorate the bedroom when very few people will see it. If I'm going to put effort into something I want it to be a space where visitors will get to hang out.

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  14. @lindsay, i can resonate with some of that post!!

    @kimberly, sammmme. i concentrate so much more on the main living space.

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  15. i love the last pic but that's likely cause we have that bedding... anything from dwell feels amazing! you should do your bedroom... it should be your happy place... a retreat so to speak.

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  16. I love that third image! I'm the same way about committing to decor. I have a pile of framed pictures/artwork in the basement that are 100% ready to go up...but there they sit. I have tons of ideas, but that's all they are because I don't actually do it. It might have something to do with my lack of measuring skills and my need for things to be perfectly level and spaced.

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  17. I totally understand! The rest of our house was homey, but our room...made a hospital look inviting. Maybe take some before photos as a commitment...like those before and after work out photos...but less skin ;)

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  18. it is funny the rooms I totally don't pay attention to at the moment. my bedroom is probably the worst for me. I have yet to hammer one thing in either... which is so strange because as a single gal, my room was completely done to the hilt. the room itself is large too. way too much wall space for me, it seems intimidating. my office is literally covered in nails and decorated. i too need to get after it.

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  19. That "we are so good together" in photo 3 is a Shanna Murray designed decal - I love them! Perfect for when you're wary of making a big change: they're super easy to apply (peel off one side, rub on the wall and voila!) And she's a delight. I sell them at Clementine and have put three up in the store - they're like tattoos - you want to put more up as soon as you start. I'm loving this one in gold right now: http://shannamurray.bigcartel.com/product/dutch-garland

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  20. Use the removable picture hangers (like the ones advertised every Christmas-time to hang stockings.) You can get the at Wal-Mart, Target, wherever, and they have either the small hooks or actual velcro wall hanging ones. Awesome because no damage to the wall. It doesn't feel like such a commitment.

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  21. Go for the last picture - love that room!!!

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