Now is the perfect time to add little touches to update areas of our homes. Our houses get tired looking if we don’t make changes to refresh our space. You don’t need to spend a lot to freshen up your space. You can simply switch things around to create new vignettes, add fresh flowers, replace decorator pillows in your living room, or add new bedding to your bedroom.
Recently, with the extreme heat, I have been staying in and doing a lot of editing, perfecting, and organizing in my home. Today, I would like to share with you the recent updates I made to my master bedroom. During the first week of my blog, I gave you a tour of my master bedroom. Since then, I have made some changes. I think there is always room for improvement in our homes. While I adore red and love my bedding, I have always wanted to lighten it up a little bit.
I know that I have broken a very important interior design rule, by using red in the master bedroom. According to the rule, you should use soft colors to make a more relaxing and restful space. However, I feel rules are sometimes made to be broken. If you have ever read or studied a Charles Faudree interior design book, you will see he loved to use red in the bedrooms he created. He would say that every room needs a little red. I personally feel that red creates a space of warmth and evokes elegance.
I added a buttery cream coverlet and euro shams to my bedding. I placed my red toile comforter at the foot of my bed. This helped to lighten the space and create a nice contrast with the red bedding.
I also changed my bedside vignettes to create a new look on my bedside tables.
This wall is opposite the wall that my bed is on. Of course, I have to deal with the television. I always find this to be a decorating challenge. I placed an oval mirror on each side to soften the sharp lines. This is a long wall and the dresser tends to get lost in the room. Therefore, by adding the mirrors, iron, and plates along with the Queen Anne Chairs it tends to make the chest part of a more cohesive and polished space.
The buffalo check Queen Anne Chairs were a weekend project for my husband and I. I think we both were starting to think I had lost my mind. I purchase these chairs on Craigslist for $7.50. They were in terrible shape. I mean terrible shape. It took a lot of sanding to get them smooth. We decided to spray paint them a wood tone, and I fell in love with this red buffalo check fabric when I found it Saturday while fabric shopping. I’m glad we stayed with the project because they turned out great, and I couldn’t beat the price tag!!!
This is the sitting area of my bedroom. I have had these wing back chairs for 18 years. They are still in great shape, and one day I hope to recover them.
I purchased these faux silk curtains from Overstocks. I hung them to the ceiling and allowed them to puddle to the floor to add a little drama to the room.
The cedar chest sits at the foot of my bed. It is special to me because it was a birthday gift from my husband when we were engaged. It was my Hope Chest. We recently painted it a green color and distressed it to give it an aged over time look.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you will join me tomorrow for Tablescape Thursday. Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!