Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Color Inspiration

I know I don't usually post on Tuesdays (didn't I say that on Thursday?), but I wanted to share something.  We've been talking about a mini master bedroom re-do.  

When we first moved in, we threw up the curtains and the bedspread that we had in our second house.  We were too busy putting down hardwood floors, painting and cleaning up the yard to think about the master bedroom.  

Now, we're ready for a few small changes.  I keep thinking about colors, and looking at bedroom makeovers online for inspiration.  It was hard to get a good shot of the wall color, but I tried:
This wall color is a beige with a hint of gold in it.

The shopping possibilities are endless, so it's been hard to choose new bedding.  We looked online, and went to a few stores.  I decided to go with this color for a bedspread:
This color is a nice, smoky blue.

Today, we found a bed skirt that we liked:
I love the texture here.  I know it's wrinkly; it's just out of the package.

I am still looking for curtains.  We are working on this a little at a time, to make it more affordable.  Have you seen how much bedding costs? Sheesh!  Do you ever work on decorating or DIY projects just a little at a time, to spread out the expense?

We'll be sure to show you some before and after pictures.  Don't forget to come back tonight for our next Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party!

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Kelly G. said...

Check out overstock.com for bedding. They have some great deals. Have Fun!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

I work at the department store with the big red star that rhymes with spacey's, and the past couple days I've been working in the home department so yeah, I do know how much bedding is. It's pretty ridiculous.

But I really like the bedding you've picked out. The color is really pretty. Good luck picking a wall color, it's all part of the fun!

Stylish Settings said...

Love the hem stitch bed skirt and the smokey blue quilt - and yes I am forever staggering out craft projects due to that nasty budget word.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Kelly G, I did go to look at overstock.com, but I got *so* overwhelmed with all the choices! I just couldn't get through all of the bedding and find what I wanted. I couldn't even figure out how to look for just the colors I wanted, but I don't know if it does that. Maybe I need to try again sometime.

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

I would go with white curtains. You can't go wrong.

I love the teal fabrics you've already chosen. Since you have solid colors with good texture, you could bring in some large or small prints on pillows, headboard, lampshades, or other accessories. That way, when you want to change the look, you don't have to change the expensive things.

I like to do things in one fell swoop, so I might collect things until I'm ready to pull it all together, then bring everything in at once. Just like on T.V!

Keetha Broyles said...

You're making me want to see the finished room!

abeachcottage said...

Cute bedding and also love the texture of the bed skirt. Good luck with picking a wall colour. Can't wait to see your master bedroom all transformed. Thanks so much for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

You have chosen a lovely color for your bedding. It seems very soothing (over the Internet that is). Thanks for sharing!

Our Back Porch said...

I love what you have picked out. Great color for a bedroom. Have a lovely weekend!

Waving from Our Back Porch,

Our Back Porch said...

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Thanks so much!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I really like the texture on your new bedding--wrinkles and all! ;)

Sherry said...

I like the color a lot. Your bed skirt is pretty too. We have had a lot of luck with bedding on overstock.com too. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!

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