I knew I could count on you all to give me some bedroom advice. And, you sure did. Thank you! I read every comment and took a lot of the advice. It’s like having my very own design consultants, on call.
You all are really underpaid.
So, here’s the breakdown of what has changed in the past few weeks, based on your advice.
1. Changed the bedding. Again.
I went searching for white pillows like so many of you suggested (see #2). I wasn’t planning on buying a new comforter. Then, I came across this comforter and shams. Umm…. I decided I loved it. More than I loved the first down comforter. I knew I would love it on the bed, because it’s quite similar to both Jenny’s and Joi’s bedding, which I adore (of course).
The comforter is tufted with buttons. I like the look of this, and I also think it’s nice that wrinkles don’t matter. Ha!
So, I purchased this white bedding from Target. And, took back the first down comforter. The new set ended up only being a little more money, and I think this looks much more polished. The fact that it came with white shams was icing on the cake.
2. Add white pillows.
Almost all of you recommended getting more white pillows. I think I knew this deep down, too.
While many recommended Euro shams, I had to veto you and go with king pillows. Why? Because I actually used to have Euro shams and found them far too large. I sold them in a yard sale. (HA! The irony.) And, I had an extra 2 king pillows. So, by getting the shams with the set was perfection.
I think the shams pull it together.
3. Make another larger pillow.
I loved the idea of a long, oblong pillow that ran the length of the bed. In fact, I adored this idea, dreamed about it and thought I must do it. However, I didn’t want to spend any more money on pillows, because I have so many pillows and forms. Instead, I decided to use a smaller oblong pillow that I had in the house to create a smaller pillow, but still with the same inspiration and feel.
I took one of the king-sized shams that was a pretty blue silk-like material. I love the color so much that I had the paint color matched to the pillow. I make a simple envelope style pillow cover out of the old pillow. I literally just centered the form, cut the pillow down to size and sewed around (it had an existing envelope back that I used). 15 minutes. Pretty new pillow.
I kept the two Nautica pillows I already had because I really love them. And, I think they look better with the coordinating blue pillow I made. Do you agree?
Because I loved the comforter so much, I figured I didn’t want to cover it too much with the quilt. So, I folded it into quarters at the end of the bed. I think it looks better than the options I gave you before.
5. Add some oomph to the bedside tables.
On my side, I added a plant from the office and a few wedding gift candle holders. The framed print is something that Ryan bought me from a street vendor at Venice Beach right after he proposed. It says, “Love in different colors.” It makes me smile.
On Ryan’s side, the other candle holder, our wedding photo and bamboo swiped from another room.
Much better than nothing on tables, right?
And, for kicks, here’s the breakdown of the progression of this room. It makes me laugh, because I only painted once and have kept the same basic color scheme from the original renovation, but somehow have made several small changes so many times.
(Technically, there should be one more variation in this collage. But, this gives you an idea.)
So, how did I do? Anything you’d do differently?