So, at this point, I’m doing a lot of dreaming about pretty things and how they are all going to look in my new house.
Sigh….I can’t help it. After 4 months of hard labor, I am dreaming of the day that I can play with fabrics, accessories and get furniture placed just right. It’s coming soon, right?!
My master bedroom has been one area that I’ve been mulling over. You all that have been with me for a long while remember my old master bedroom in Birmingham, with the creamy white matelassé mixed with blue and golds. I’m keeping the blue and white for now, but the gold is out the window this time around. I don’t want the same feel at all, for very obvious reasons. 🙂 I still have all my furniture and my new room is nice and big and will hold it all just fine.
In comes my favorite color of green to the mix! In case you want to know my thought processes when I try to figure all of this out, I look at things and see what they can become. I do like blue and white together even if that wouldn’t be my first choice for decorating colors and the blues that I have are nice blues and guess what, they mix well with greens.
I wasn’t about to ditch all my blue and white and start over, cause I really do still like those colors together. They are easy and restful, calming and peaceful. But, I wanted to freshen them up and so I thought a perfect way to do that would be to bring in fresh greens to the mix.
One way to get your creative juices flowing is to look at a focal piece for the room. A rug is a great place to start. I got online and started looking at rugs. In fact, with my Joss and Main sale earlier this year, I had some credits saved up and when a cute Dash and Albert rug came along, I decided to order it. I loved the stripes and the colors and figured I could use it somewhere in my new house, at the small 2 x 3 size.
When I got it in, I did love the colors. So much in fact, that I decided this rug would make a nice addition to my master bedroom with the blue and white I already had. Then, Wayfair contacted me about guest posting for them and doing a giveaway. They carry these rugs on their online site. I asked them about the rug and they generously sent this beautiful 8×10 Dash and Albert Fisher rug to me to use in my new bedroom.
I know! I have to pinch myself at the opportunities and products I get to try out for myself with this blogging thing. It is pretty amazing and believe me, I don’t take it for granted.
Wayfair is the parent company for Joss and Main. I absolutely love their home décor products and they have a ton of them. Joss and Main is a flash sale site and when you sign up, you can get in on some nice sales. In fact, anyone can share a link to Joss and Main and you can get credits too when friends sign up and purchase products. In fact, I’m going to be doing another Joss and Main sale later this Fall, just in time for the Holidays.
Squeal!! I’m going to be in my new house for Christmas this year. And that makes me SO HAPPY!
So, back to my bedroom. I’m having so much fun dreaming about what my room will look like. This room is nice and big and I can fit all my furniture in here with no problems. That is going to be so nice for me. Right now, my stuff is crammed into my parent’s small upstairs bedroom and while I’m so grateful for a place to live, I can’t wait to spread out again and have room for all my things.
You can see my blue and white paisley shams and how nice they will look with this new Dash and Albert rug. Love this!
The rug will give my fabrics a whole new lease on life now and I don’t have to start over in decorating my room. That’s a huge plus, since I have so many other things to spend money on.
I also purchased 3 sets of these Ritva drapes from Ikea which I have big plans for. These will be stenciled in a pretty Ikat stencil (in blue) and hopefully add some real pizazz to my windows too. At $25 a set, these don’t break the bank either and a custom stencil will be fun.
This striped rug really makes me smile.
Another big plan that I have is doing this paint treatment on the headboard wall, the one that will be seen coming in the door. I can’t wait! I saw this at the Southern Living Idea house and immediately fell in love with it and this is the perfect spot to try it out. Hello, Frogtape! Southern Living was nice enough to put the instructions for this paint treatment on their website and I’m following it. In fact, I’m using just about this same color in my bedroom for my wall too.
Not a great pic, but I found this wall sconce at a local store called Cherokee Closeouts up in Canton, for just over $30 (their fixtures are marked down all the time). They have sales on their lighting and if you find something you like, it’s not bad pricing. It’s not really crooked, but the screw needs tightening on the back. I’ve got an electrician who is doing some updates for me and I’ll get him to move the light fixture down and hang my sconce in the vanity area. It’s going to look so cute in there!
So that’s my plans for the bedroom right now. I’m going to have fun and be creative with what I have. No need starting from scratch when you have some good items to work with. I’ll add some green pillows to my bed and make it all work together and I’ll take some greens into my bathroom too. More than likely, you’ll see one piece of furniture painted a vibrant green too. Stay tuned for that!
This blank slate of a bedroom is going to come together soon! I can’t wait to get all moved in there and start living in it.
Thanks to Wayfair for sending me the rug, which really jump started my new room makeover!
They want to share with my readers too and are offering a $50 giveaway for ONE of my readers to shop at Wayfair too!! Woohoo, I know you’ll love that. Wayfair has so many great items to choose from and you’ll have fun browsing, just like I did.
Click over to Wayfair.com to see all they have to offer!
I’m leaving comments open for now, but PLEASE NOTE: To be entered in the giveaway, you’ll need to click on the Rafflecopter entries in the Rafflecopter widget to record your entries. There are 3 ways to be entered and you can use 1 or all 3 to be eligible for the giveaway!!
Also, here’s something else fun that Wayfair is doing right now! A Pinterest challenge. Click here to read all the details, but if you pick a photo from their Pinterest board to recreate using products from Wayfair.com, you could win something! I gave it a try and did a board here!