One small project at a time the house is slowly becoming ours, instead of just his. The bedroom was mostly left out of the redecorating process, but last week we finally got around to plastering the walls there. My parents came over and with a little (a lotta) help from my dad who actually knows how to do it, the four of us did all of the plastering ourselves. I feel like such a pro now. A lot of other work got done over that weekend as well – painting, isolating, etc, but the plaster in the bedroom really changed that room so much.
We have just painted the walls a bright white, and now there’s just some redecorating to do. Which of course means that I’m currently spending all my free time searching Pinterest for new duvets and bedroom inspiration. Below are some of my favorites.
Clockwise from left to right: Pacific from the Blissliving Home Easter Island collection, Made by Rain by Dutch artist Aliki van der Kruijs, and the Lindi Fringe duvet from Anthropologie (no longer in available, image via Pinterest).
Clockwise from left to right: Taylor Anne’s Brooklyn apartment via DesignSponge, Tali Roth’s apartment in Columbus Circle via Design Milk, and a neutral light grey duvet by H&M that would work nice as a basis to layer on top of.
My grand Pinterest search has taught me that it is probably wisest to work with a neutral basis, and then set the mood by using pillows and layers on top of that. Amber from Amber Interior Design who styled the photo above shows a great example of how to make this work: she styled the room above in three totally different ways by only changing the accesories and smaller furniture. Check it here.
The room below belongs to Emma Reddington from the Marion House Book. She uses her neutral bedroom to get wild with her extensive textile collection. This is a great styling tip for me, as I’m always drawn to weird stuff that does not easily combine with anything else I own. And this goes for bedding as well as clothes, and everything in between. When I’m setting a table I always wish I had more plain tableware besides all the crazy and out-there stuff in my cupboards, but once in a store I really can’t be bothered to spend money on plain white plates when I can also buy a teapot with a cute cow on a blue-dotted background (a cow on a blue-dotted background, now who would not enjoy drinking tea from that?)
And then just when I’ve made up my mind to go for a white or light grey duvet, I stumble upon the picture below. What was that thing about keeping things neutral? Although black and white do in fact count as neutrals, do they not? In any case, I love this room. Sadly I do not own anything black besides a number of technical devices and some clothes, nor do we have that gorgeous light filtered through a tree in our room. It seems that this might take a while. I see some more bedroom-themed posts in the future…
P.S. The topmost picture is found on Pinterest, and I was unable to track it original source. Please let me know if you know where it’s from!