Project Master Bedroom Makeover is underway! If you missed my post yesterday, hop on over and check out the BEFORE pictures of our bedroom. Then come back and give your eyes a break from that furniture and feast on all these pretty pictures! Today I am going to share some ideas I have gathered for inspiration on what I want to do in our room. We’ll tackle paint, bedding, headboard, and curtains inspiration today and tomorrow I will talk about art for the walls, inspiration for that weird little nook, and some furniture ideas. If you follow me on Pinterest than you may have seen some of the things I have pinned recently and over time for our master bedroom – you can see even more on my Bedroom Pinterest board. Thank goodness for Pinterest – I love that I can gather ideas there over time and then scroll through them easily.
The following 3 photos have been my main source of inspiration for the look and feel of the room. (And please if you are going to pin any of the pictures in this post, visit the original source from the link I share and pin from there.)
Paint color: Dark Gray
When I first started thinking about redecorating our room a year or more ago I knew that I wanted to do gray with lots of white. And up until recently I thought I would go with a light gray on the walls BUT I kept seeing darker gray rooms and Ioving them more and more. I asked about going darker with my paint last week on facebook and many of you said do it! So I am! It will be something different, something out of my comfort zone, and I am excited! I LOVE natural light – literally the first thing I do in the morning is open blinds throughout the main areas of the house – even before I have my coffee! But our room has 3 big windows and high ceilings which will stay white so I think it will be still light enough for me. I want this to be a HUGE change and it’s just paint so it could always be painted lighter if it just didn’t work or I ended up hating it.
Curtains: White or stenciled on white background
Since I am going dark on the walls, I will go light with other things. I am planning solid white curtains for now but if I see that I need or want pattern on them I will either stencil them or find patterned material with a white background.
I also love this bedroom that Desire to Inspire shared.
I love the touches of yellow, the white big framed family pictures, and that gray bedding.
You already know that her wall inspired my painted diamond wall in my living room. BUT it also is a huge source of inspiration for our bedroom too. I am going a bit darker gray on the walls.
Bedding: White comforter, lots of pillows, gray throw
I pinned several patterned bedspreads, but eventually over time I have decided to go with white bedding. I found my bedding a few weeks ago for a great deal and I can’t wait to show you! And I have been picking up pillows here and there at yard sales and thrift stores and have found some very specific, fun ones in the last month perfect for our room! I have found a few blankets and throws too recently.
Bed/Headboard: DIY Upholstered headboard in either light gray or white
I have always wanted to make a headboard and am excited to do one for our room. I mentioned I found a set of furniture but it is just dressers and nightstands – no headboard or bed. So I have to do something for a headboard and bed and I really want an upholstered headboard! For one it can be a DIY project and will be super comfy to sit in bed and lean up against.
Here’s a great graphic with some basic shapes for headboards or upholstered headboards. I am leaning towards Portman. Which one is your favorite?
And I know I am going to do tufting on my headboard. Probably just a few like this one from Thrifty Décor Chick.
But this headboard with lots of tufts from Dear Lillie is gorgeous too! I haven’t decided if I am going to do white or gray. Since I am going dark gray on the walls I will either have to go very light gray on the headboard or white with the headboard. I like both looks – so once I get the bedroom painted I will lay out the bedding with the walls and see what I should do. Which is your favorite – white or light gray headboard with dark gray walls?
Then I can’t decide if I should do any kind of nailhead trim – my husband says do either/or – tufting or nailhead trim but not both. But I think that if you did it right it wouldn’t be too much especially on a white headboard.
I like this one from Centsational Girl with the nailhead trim closer to the edge.
But I love this headboard with the nailhead trim in from the edge.
And I think you could combine the nail head trim from that headboard and just a few tufts like this one from Jenna Sue and it would be perfect. (By the way she shares a tutorial on how she made hers if you want to see the process I am planning on using.)
Would look something like this one but the shape of the headboard would be different.
What do you think? Tufting, nail head trim or both? And should the headboard be white or gray?
So here’s my decisions so far – what do you think?
- Paint color: Dark Gray
- Curtains: White or stenciled
- Bedding: White comforter, lots of pillows, gray throw
- Bed/Headboard: DIY Upholstered headboard in either light gray or white