Hello everyone. I hope you all having a wonderful weekend.
Today, I want to talk about creating romantic bedrooms in your home. If you are anything like me, a romantic home is just part of your every day life. And bedrooms are an ideal space to express this style.
Our home definitely reflects who I am and my passion for creating rooms that celebrate my romantic heart. I would say that each room in our home is like a little jewel box. I especially love soft colors on walls, delicate pastels and beautiful chandeliers. A room should be one that makes you feel instantly at ease, welcomed and above all, happy!!! I also prefer furniture that is light and with a bit of old world charm. This romantic and feminine style is not difficult to achieve. You can combine favorite thrift store finds, fabrics and accessories to create a comfortable and romantic bedroom.
Last summer, we did a makeover in our master bedroom and I am so happy with the results. I do have to admit that the hardest part of the makeover was painting our furniture. The bedroom set below was originally dark and although it took some elbow grease, it was totally worth it. It has made such a big difference in the room.
Our rooms are always painted in muted tones so there is always a serene feel when you walk in the rooms. Nothing shouts out at you. The focal point of the room is the canopy which my sister-in-law made for me. The furniture is a light shade of cream keeping the room's color palette soft and monochromatic.
The chandelier was a purchase from a local antiques shop. It is gorgeous and it gives the room a bit of a french feel. The ornate mirror next to my night stand was a Home Goods find. My husband built the radiator box for the room. He did such a great job!!
The mirror was a thrift store find. Originally a very shiny gold, it was toned down with a coat of cream and matte bronze paints. The hardware on the dressers also received a coat of bronze/gold paint. I made ll the floral arrangements in the rooms as well as the runners.
And as you all know, when you are doing a room makeover on a budget, one has to be really creative. So when I am make plans to refresh a room, my go to places are thrift stores, antique shops and garage sales. I do invest on good quality foundation pieces for our home too but for the most part, I try to re-purpose furniture, art and decor items whenever I can. And who doesn't love a bargain or the thrill of the hunt right?
Since I was on a budget, I did not have a lot of extra funds to invest on a crystal chandelier so when I came across this gorgeous and acrylic chandelier at Home Depot for only $99.00, it was love at first site. And you won't even notice the difference. It is stunning and a quick way to add elegance and romance to a room. (if you re interested, here is the info for it: Hampton Bay Maria Theresa 6-Light Chrome Chandelier)
The lovely reproduction painting on the wall was re-purposed. The frame was originally gold and the nightstand had a dark finish so that received a total makeover too. And that saved us a lot of money. It is amazing what a little paint can do.
For the bedding, I used a textured Matelasse coverlet in cream, vintage linen pillow covers found at an antiques shop and a floral Ralph Lauren comforter set I already had.
Ins't this Ralph Lauren comforter beautiful?
These vintage pillow shams are lovely. I love the raised detail. Such a sweet detail and I only paid about ten dollars for the set
The chair was my most expensive purchase for this makeover. I found it at Home Goods for $129.00 but I just could not pass it up. It was the perfect color and style.
This is smaller guest room in our home. We gave it a makeover a few years ago. As you may have already noticed, I have a passion for florals and romantic decor. And this room has a bit of a cottage feel. It is so dreamy!!
This room is also very bright. My goal has been to unify the rooms. It has certainly been a labor of love for the past 9 years.
The antique bed and nightstands were also dark. We painted them beige and lightly distressed them. I do not like perfect pieces. I like things to have character and a worn feel.
We chose teal bedding for a pop of color. A rattan tray holds beloved collected items such as my pink floral tea cups and vintage ladies bust. And I always have to have fresh flowers. It is my weekly indulgence.
I love adding personal details in every room. Pretty pieces for guest to enjoy but I too take the time to enjoy each room in our home. After all, it is a room worth admiring.
So take the time to enjoy your home. It is our largest investment and should be enjoyed not only by your family and friends, but by the people that live in it. Create a room in which you can escape to. A room to gather your thoughts and re-connect. Large or small, you deserve it.
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.