Timeless Design: Blue and Blush Bedroom
By: Rebecca Barnes
I love timeless design and colors that make you want to fall into bed and instantly feel relaxed. The color blue is relaxing and calm and since I live in Florida, the coolness is welcomed. I approve of mixing shades of colors in a room and the color blue is no exception. Pairing blue with the ever-trendy “millennial pink” or blush is a color combo I don’t see too frequently. I love the uniqueness of the two of them.
Our room is currently very neutral with white bedding from Target, curtains from Ikea, a beige tufted headboard from Joss and Main and neutral Arlo whitewash bamboo window shades from Overstock, so I would love to start adding the below elements to our room to give it more personality. Adding a color combo to a neutral room makes it easier to switch out pieces as you get older or as trends change, though I think if you stick to timeless pieces this room will inspire for years in the future. Do you spend a lot of time in your bedroom? I think I would if I had a big arm chair or two like the one below and a coffee table with a lamp to hold all my books to read in the evening while I am unwinding. I so often find myself reading blogs before bed and would love to be able to have a second spot to de-stress.
Something I have been working on doing everyday lately is making our bed every single morning as early as possible. I have noticed a huge difference in how I feel throughout the day since I work from home. I feel like I can concentrate more and I already feel accomplished before it is even time for breakfast! It almost seems like no matter what task I don’t get to or maybe even mess up, I know I did something “right.” It also makes it so much easier to retreat up to bed at the end of the night (when usually I am trying hard to pull myself away from the TV – something else I have been needing to work on!).
The topic of making your bed can be found in a book by Admiral McRaven called Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World. McRaven also gave a viral commencement speech where he talked about the importance of making your bed that you can find here, if you aren’t one of the millions who have seen the video! I really do recommend getting into the habit of this before even purchasing any items for your room, this will help clear the clutter to show you what you need and what you could benefit from having most (unless you need to purchase bedding and you can’t make your bed without sheets!).
Below I’ve included everything you need to make your room feel like a complete part of your home. If you’re anything like my husband and I, you focused on all the rooms that your guests see most when you moved in and neglected the place you probably actually are in the most - your bedroom! Without much more ado, here’s everything you need to get started!
Items Needed (photo by The Wil Creative):
1. Beige Tufted Headboard // 2. Euro Pillows from Pottery Barn // 3. Sheets // 4. Soft Blanket // 5. Bench // 6. Reading Chair // 7. Matching Nightstands // 8. Dresser // 9. Rug // 10. Wall Mirror // 11. Accent Chair // 12. Typewriting Sculpture // 13. White Peonies // 14. Floral Vase // 15. White Ikea curtains // 16. Cream bamboo shades from Overstock // 17. Photo Frames // 18. Garden Stool // 19. Fish Tray