This past weekend we tackled our bedroom - we've been in need of a new mattress for quite a while (since returning from overseas!!). We spent a day shopping and that night enjoyed a very restful night! I'd been wanting to update our bedroom look and this gave me just the excuse to go shopping! =)
My inspiration was this beautiful fabric I found on fabric.com
When we moved in, I painted one wall in our bedroom a chocolate brown, but left the other walls white. I didn't want to spend a lot of time decorating because I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do. When I found this fabric, I knew right away that I wanted to try to make some of these roman shades - I stumbled across this tutorial through my friend Rachel's blog a few months ago.
What do you think?
The pictures aren't that great - the wall is a bright white, as is the background of the fabric. I lined the back of the fabric with a white flannel to give it a little less see-through quality, as well as to aide in warmth in the winter as we have yet to change the two windows the shades hang on. I love the look of the shade being drawn - I may just leave them up most of the time as these windows are on the back of the house and get some great evening sunlight.
I opted for blue for bedding - a light baby-blue for the sheets and a lovely navy comforter. I even found this great pillow with embroidered birds that I think tie the bed and shades together well.
Again, the picture isn't that great...but I really like the navy and chocolate brown together, as well as the way the shades look on the white wall.
My next project is to create a headboard for the bed...I'd like to do a simple upholstered headboard. What do you think of these fabric choices?
I'd really like bring in some of the orange/rust color from the fabric and the pillow...but not sure how much is TOO much. What's your vote? Other suggestions?