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Bedroom Mood Board

Quite awhile ago I showed you a before picture of our bedroom. Believe it or not, it’s still not finished. Basically, I painted it & that was that. To be fair, I’ve been pregnant & therefore useless this whole time. Basically, Matilda’s lucky that she even has a nursery. What was fascinating to me was the fact that once I had Matilda & had a couple of weeks to settle into our new life with her, it was like my brain suddenly turned back on. I’d been unable to figure out what to do with our bedroom. I mean, I had a general idea, but it was very broad & vague. About a month or so ago, my A-HA moment happened & I haven’t looked back. If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ve been bombarded with my pins for the bedroom & for that I apologize. Pinterest has been so helpful to me in designing the rooms in my house though. It’s so convenient to have all of the images right there in one place & to see how it all fits together (or doesn’t!). We have pretty much everything for the room just sitting up there in boxes, but I don’t want to put anything up until the bed gets here. I know that may seem silly, but I really want to have a big reveal, you know? I want it to go from “meh” to “whoa” in one day. Yeah, apparently I need a little drama in my life. Below is a mood board I put together of all of our stuff. I’m so excited to get it done. The one big project that is kind of up in the air right now is the floor situation. There’s carpeting in there that I’m not particularly fond of & I really, really want to pull it up & paint the floors white. Obviously that’s a big job & we just don’t have the time, or more importantly, the energy to tackle that right now. Hopefully the rug will look ok on top of the carpeting, at least for now. Fingers crossed!

As you can probably see, it’s going to be a very monochrome room with lots of white & cream (walls, bed, linens, curtains, floors – hopefully!) with accents of black & gold. How very Purdue of me! I also want to have quite a few plants in our bay window. Ideally I’d like to have a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree at some point, but they’re pretty pricey so I’m waiting awhile on that one. I’m not known for my green thumb so it makes me a little nervous to invest more than $20 in a plant. I’m going to string up the felt balls & hang them across the windows for a little visual interest. I also want to get a print made from our photo shoot last year to hang on one wall. I just have to decide which one & if I’m ok with looking at my face every night;)All in all, what I really wanted out of this room was for it to be a serene & calm sanctuary. With three (!) kids in the house, I thought it’d be nice to have somewhere special & romantic for us to be able to go. We have lots of color in the rest of the house, but I just really wanted our room to be mellow, you know? Now I just have to get that bed in & then I can finally relax for real in there….


1. Canvases that I created using lyrics from our wedding song  2.Black & White Ombre Felt Balls by Maypole  3.Between a Rock & a Lamp by Land of Nod  4.Marrakesh Shag Rug by RugsUSA  5.Threshold Iron Wire Table at Target  6.Love Print by Made by Girl  7.Hexagon Terrarium at Urban Outfitters (no longer available online)  8.Turning Triangles Terrarium at Urban Outfitters  9.Faceted Terrarium at Urban Outfitters  10.Coleman Bed by Pottery Barn


I discovered these pillows when they were on Brickyard Buffalo awhile back & fell in love. If I had room, I’d buy every single style that she sells.

All pillows by Goods by Grinn. 11.Heart  12.Kaleidsoscope  13.Polka Dot  14.Pathways  15.Arrow




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