Inspirado: Perfect Blue Bedding

First off let me just say, I LOVE an all white bed. When I picture my dream bedroom, it has a bed overflowing with fluffy, pillowy, white bedding. As much as it makes my heart go pitter-patter, I also have two small children who love to hang out in our bed and leave all kinds of mystery stains…

Other than painting the walls, buying a bed, and making over the nightstands, this room has kind of been neglected while I focused on other projects.  We have been living with just a plain white duvet insert on our bed for the past three years and I had every intention on finding the perfect white duvet to go over it, but just never really found one that fit the bill. After living with the white comforter every day for a few years and constantly washing and bleaching, I’m starting to realize maybe my white bedding dreams are just not meant to be right now.

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve shared any current pics of our bedroom, so here is a peek at what’s happening in there right now. I still have a lot to do in this room and I’m hoping the right bedding will be a good jumping off point for everything else. I want this room to have a modern farmhouse feel, as opposed to the blah feeling it currently has.  I’m for sure keeping the bed, paint, and the artwork over the bed, everything else can stay or go.

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I found a pair of plug-in wall sconces that I would love to replace our bedside lamps with. This is the only spot in the room that fits our bed and nightstands, so I wouldn’t mind some more permanent lighting here. It would also free up some much needed space and add some interest to the wall.

 

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My dresser was in the spot where the hamper is, but I recently moved it into the closet. The closet is an awkward, under the stairs closet and my dresser just barely fits but it has helped declutter our room a little bit. Before, it felt like you were walking right into it when you entered the room. The room is small and feels cluttered really easily, so I’m hoping to make it feel a little more open and airy. (I have plans for the this mirror above, and the chair below needs a makeover, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.)

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So…I am now on the hunt for the perfect bedding that compliments our modern bed, but also feels a little bit rustic.  Our bed is a dark gray tweed fabric, and it is the only gray thing in the room, so I would like to incorporate some gray into the bedding or with throw pillows or something.

Here is some of my inspiration so far…I’m leaning more towards the ones with a little beige and ivory in them, but man I like that bold water color one too.

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Crossing Over To The Dark Side

When we first moved in and I was contemplating paint colors for our master bedroom, I had all pale colors in my mind. Something light and airy, and calming. So color me surprised (no pun intended) when I decided to go with a very dark navy.

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I’ve said before that I really am trying to get out of my color-picking pattern and have a little more fun with color. I want to incorporate some bolder colors and not play it so safe! I mean it’s just paint, it can easily be changed if I hate it.

I actually grew to really like the olive-green color that was already on the walls. It’s a good neutral and looks good with a lot of different colors. But once I got the idea of a dark, moody, navy blue in my head, I just couldn’t stop thinking about it! You can see in the pic below that I tried a different blue that I already had on hand, but it was way too bright for me. (Please pretend like you can’t see the old cabinet and box of diapers out in the hallway)

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Our bedroom is on the “cozier” side, it’s not huge or anything, but it has really nice natural light so I wasn’t too worried about a dark color in here.

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Even after the first coat, I was pretty much in love. I’m still trying to think of other things I can paint navy…IMG_1607

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Hopefully I can snap some better pics later. I had to hurry and snap pics while the baby napped and while the room wasn’t a complete mess. That’s a combo that does NOT happen very often!

I just love how the navy looks with the bright white crown molding and with the wood trim. I still have some work to do in here, like hanging more artwork and getting the window treatments figured out, but it’s definitely feeling more finished in here. I’m also rethinking the closet layouts, I would love to eliminate at least one dresser to create a little more space in here. More on all that later!