As promised, I am going to let the world see my bedroom. I think of bedrooms a very private spaces and I rarely go into other adult's bedrooms.
I am going to show what I think is right with it and most of what is wrong with it.
My room is full of sentimental objects and photos. Here you see a wedding photo and some paper flowers my husband made me for Valentine's day. If you have young children you will get a chuckle out of knowing that he got directions from Nina and Star on Sprout.
I am not the type of person that has family photos in "public" areas of my house so the bedroom is the perfect place for baby pictures.
In taking these pictures I realized that I really do want white shams on my Euro square pillows. I just use the pillows for reclining to read or watch TV. My daughter aptly calls them "lay up" pillows.
I chose to leave in the real stuff like the phone and alarm clock.
My bedroom is heading down matchy-matchy road a little bit. All of the furniture is dark wood but is mainly mismatched vintage and antique pieces. The colors are pale blue, white and tan
My sheets and pillowcases are white...and always will be. My family thinks its funny that I will not sleep on anything but white sheets and will only use white towels.
Here you can better see the curtains that I had made of white cotton sateen lining material. I really wanted simple fabric as opposed to silk so that my room feels more casual. I will add trim when I find one I like.
The chair belonged to my great, great-grandmother in England and tumbled on down to me. I am not a fan of Victorian furniture but this is one of those things I could not part with for sentimental reasons. The upholstery fabric works nicely with the wall color, SW Wondrous blue.
The white fabric of my curtains is perfect with the changeable wall color. It is a pale blue that leans toward lavender and periwinkle and in some lights looks gray too.
I have yet purchase bamboo shades for the windows but they are a must.
The mahogany highboy was made by my grandfather.
The flyback chair by the door is one that was never intended to be in this room but my choice of black velvet when I had it recovered is helpful in that it works in most rooms. This is the chair that was piled high with ironing waiting to be done. It feels so much better without all of that clutter.
Now here is a problem area...
I love the chest I bought at auction last year and it holds the device that is crucial for Downton Abbey watching. The problem is that stupid outlet is visible and if I were to slide the chest over the TV would be blocked by the bedpost.