Our Bedroom Makeover

We finally did it! Our bedroom is no longer a clean slate.

Unfortunately, I do not have a “before” picture to show you. (The room was so boring and awful that I never felt inclined to take a picture of it) However, I now wish I had, because the transformation is incredible.

So instead, just picture a white, boring room with nothing but a mattress on the floor. Got it? Okay now….

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Lamps and Throw – T.J.Maxx, Handmade Cacti – from old display at Anthropologie

Our new bedroom :)

The theme of it is centered around the blanket hanging behind our bed. It was a wedding present from my husband’s aunt, who is a missionary in Kazakhstan.
It is an antique called a “Bride’s Bed”. From what I understood from what she told us, in Kazakhstan, when a woman is about to get married, she and the other women in her family sit down and create this beautiful tapestry for the bride to hang over her new marriage bed. The bottom is left unfinished and un-hemmed, as it is meant to hang behind the headboard.

It was such a special, unique, beautiful and generous gift that we wanted it to make it the focal point of our bedroom.

Since I didn’t want the colors in our bedroom to be too loud or over stated, we went with solid white bedding. (Duvet & Duvet cover – Target. Sheets – T.J.Maxx)

I then made the throw pillow to match. I bought other material to make more, but I kind of like it with just the one. What do you think?

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The furniture set was a wedding gift from my husband’s parents. (awesome, right?) It’s great because not only do we not have to sleep on a mattress on the floor and keep our clothes in cardboard boxes, but it has a ton of awesome features. I especially love the cubbies on the headboard (which light up!), and the shallow top drawers on all the furniture. (A perfect place to keep my jewelry!)

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Now, the only thing left to do is decorate the walls. Luckily, it won’t take much since the Bride’s Bed brightens up the room quite a bit already. But here are a few things I am hoping to do:

-Hang some of our wedding pictures in a collage on the wall facing our bed. Or maybe behind an old window like this:

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– Make some hanging vases for flowers to hang on the wall. I have lots of mason jars left over from my wedding – I’ll probably use those.

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 Also, I really want a new chandelier for that room. I was planning on making one, but that is proving rather difficult from attempting to do so for our living room, like I mentioned here. Don’t worry though, I haven’t given up. It is just taking more effort than I originally anticipated. So we’ll see about the bedroom. I may just have to splurge….

And lastly – I want a few more eclectic touches, but nothing too crazy. Just a few little things to make it fun. Any ideas?

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