So I finally took pics of our bedroom! (a million!!- sorry!) Here’s what it looked like when we first moved in. Scary, I know. The curtains were leftover from our old house & we had to hang them for privacy until I could get longer ones. (They were one of the last things we added to the room so anytime someone walked in I was so embarrassed! 🙂 The limewashed paneling was pretty bad but appealed to me in a weird way… We stuck to our budget and spent just under $1000 in this room. We didn’t replace the (new, clean-but-boring) carpet but have plans to do so. (Probably with a natural woven wall-to-wall carpet like seagrass or sisal.)
Here it is now:
I knew I wanted all-white because there’s just nothing more relaxing to me & we really wanted to focus on the wooded views outside the windows. And I love getting into a clean white bed with fresh linens. Just love it!! (The duvet cover is from West Elm & I like the fact that it’s pretty even when it’s not made 🙂 We keep our current books on the old step ladder (above) under the window that we found outside our house in the bushes. It keeps things neat.
What inspired the rest of the room was the antique brass headboard. (below) We found it on the side of the road set out trash when we first moved in. (One of my best trash-picks ever.) It’s a double bed but works fine for our queen bed.
For our bedside tables we went with the Malm dressers from Ikea. (I think around $65 each?) We needed the storage space and I love having a big nightstand. I wanted modern & simple & I’ve always loved the lines of these. I chose an antique brass reading lamp by Robert Abbey suggested to me by Reichel of Copy Cat Chic (thank you!!! 🙂 because it was such a better price than the Restoration Hardware one I was lusting after & had the same look. I love having the dimmer at night.
I found the vintage crystal chandelier (below) at On a Whim (in Lucketts, VA ) last December and kept my fingers crossed that it would still be there when I realized how perfect it would be for our bedroom. I was lucky!!! I ripped the two fern prints above the bed out of a book we had & put them into $1 frames I found at a thrift shop. I love them against the paneling…