Bedroom Makeover Design Board

Bedroom Makeover Design Board

Bedroom elements on this design board in partnership with

Hey friend! So as I mentioned the other day, we’re doing a little switcho chango with the design of our master bedroom. It’s a small room but it’s been fun to reimagine it! I was very happy with it as it was for the past couple of years, it really worked for the season we were in. But I’m just so ready to do to start pulling the house together even more, design-wise. I remember this phase at my old house and it got really exciting to start connecting the design dots, so to speak :).

Anyway, you saw the wall color this week. It’s a very soft, subtle grayish kind of bluish tone that I love. In a way this new direction reminds me of our last bedroom. So I guess this new look is not so new, it’s actually a reflection of my one true heart, a look I’ve always loved. I love so many looks, but I do believe I have one true style that speaks to me the most. We can talk about that another day!

Today I thought you might enjoy a little peek at our design board, since it will be another couple of weeks before my bed arrives. So for years, literally YEARS, I’ve been telling you we planned to get a new bed so we could give my mom back her bed. We ended up with hers when we moved, and she moved, and it was just too far to get it back to her.

Anyway, I’ve been looking the right bed for a long time. I haven’t bought a bed for decades, mostly because I’m super picky about them. I like upholstered beds but crossed most of them off as the fabric, style or shape didn’t work for us for a variety of reasons.

Bedroom Makeover Design Board

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The one bed I continued to come back to for a long time is a lovely wood cane bed from . I love that it is unique and not like every other bed out there. I adore the style! I love the warmth of the wood, the cane detail, the classic timeless shape. It’s a great scale for this little room. And, I love that it has a footboard, too, so our blankets (and our pup Lily) won’t fall off the end of the bed at night. It’s the little things, you know?

So that’s the bed that I ultimately decided had to be mine! We chose because I’m obsessed with the whimsical pattern, it will hide stuff, and it will add additional softness to the room.

Bedroom Makeover Design Board

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The bedding is mostly white, with pretty details like blue stitching on and fringe trim , but we’re also going to incorporate bolder patterns through pillows (these and these ). I LOVE changing pillows in a room, so I am excited for all the possibilities this room will give me to be creative through the seasons.

So, now you can see the design direction I’m going in here! It all feels like a dream to me, I’m loving how the design is coming together. I can’t wait to show you the makeover in a few weeks.

Redesigning my room really has inspired me to keep listening to my heart as we work on our home. In fact, working on this room has already has motivated me to make a few other design decisions around the house that also reflect what I love most.

As much as I love the result of remodeling, most of all I enjoy pulling the house together so every corner starts to feel like home. It takes time and patience, but it’s all worth it to me.

Is there a room in your home that you’re inspired to make some changes to this spring? Let’s chat in the comments!

There is an awesome  right now, so if you’ve had your eye on any of their pieces like I have, it would be a great time shop!

Bedroom Makeover Design Board

Bedroom Makeover Design Board

Don’t forget, I’ll be on Facebook tomorrow 9-noon PST answering paint questions!

New Bedroom Paint Color! Seagull Gray by Behr

New Bedroom Paint Color! Seagull Gray by Behr

This post is in partnership with Behr

Hey friends! Before I let you in on my new bedroom paint color, I wanted to make sure you heard the news: I’m hosting a with Behr Paint this Thursday, March 15 from Noon-3p EST (9a-Noon PST). I’ll be answering your paint questions on Facebook (both on  and the ! I hope you’ll come by to say hi!)

Let’s talk about my newly repainted room! The new color is Seagull Gray by Behr (in eggshell enamel.). You might remember that our bedroom was the first room we painted in our house. I was writing a book as we moved to Seattle, so it was a pretty busy season all around! I remember thinking that the most important thing to me at that time was to have a cozy little nest to retreat to at the end of the day. So the very first thing we did was paint our room a dark moody color we absolutely loved.

UPDATE: Come see the finished bedroom reveal HERE!

New Bedroom Paint Color! Seagull Gray by Behr

We had a lot of painting and remodeling ahead of us, so it was great to have one room that felt pulled together as we worked on the rest of the house. It was just what we needed in that season of transition.

As we’ve become more settled in other areas of our home, I started thinking about this room again. It wasn’t that we didn’t like it as it was, we really did. I was ready for a change, but I dislike redoing things that are already done, you know? But sometimes I just need to make myself get over that and do what I know I’ll love the most. So I got brave and asked my husband to repaint the room, ha!

New Bedroom Paint Color! Seagull Gray by Behr

Even though it sometimes means you have to repaint walls, I love when I start to feel more certain of my design direction and how colors will all flow together with the overall vision. That’s when decorating starts to get really fun.

So with our design direction in mind, we decided to make a big leap and transform our room from dark to lighter! After my husband got over the shock that he was repainting this room again, he was on board and ready for a change.

New Bedroom Paint Color! Seagull Gray by Behr

As soon as the room was painted Seagull Gray Behr, we knew it was the right choice for us. I always love a serene and peaceful backdrop! It’s fun to have the option to change out other colors and accessories in the rest of the room and not have a bold color competing in the backdrop.

Seagull Gray is very subtle neutral gray, but at some times of day in our house it almost has a bit of a blue hue. It just feels so pretty, I love the soft contrast with the white woodwork. I’ll be sharing the design board for the rest of my room and the other progress we’ve already made in an upcoming post!

Even though the colors you see so far are soft and subtle, I’m bringing in lots of navy blue and white to punch the contrast as well as adding fun patterns, too! And, I’m getting a brand new bed (I’m finally giving my mom back her bed and I’m getting the bed I’ve wanted for years!! YIPPEE!).

New Bedroom Paint Color! Seagull Gray by Behr

Many of you have asked where this cabinet ended up when we removed it from our dining room, so now you know! I love that this piece doesn’t scream traditional “bedroom” as you see it from our front hallway.

Just for fun I also put together a pretty color palette below that would be beautiful with to Seagull Gray. We painted the little round picture frame (on the cabinet) City Rain from the palette. You could use this palette in a variety of ways, on walls, trim, cabinets, furniture, as well as fabrics and accessories.New Bedroom Paint Color! Seagull Gray by Behr

Don’t forget to come ask questions at the Color Clinic on Facebook this Thursday! I’ll be helping answer questions on colors and sheen for your projects Thursday, March 15 from Noon-3p EST (9a-Noon PST) both on  and the .

New Bedroom Paint Color! Seagull Gray by Behr

In the meantime, you can explore the Behr Color Clinic site and find a helpful sheen guide

If you want help choosing colors, this is a fun tool you can use to develop a color palette based on your favorite your Pinterest Boards and Pins called , check it out!

I also love this  which helps you consider colors based on the mood you want to create. You know I’m all about the mood!

New Bedroom Paint Color! Seagull Gray by Behr

UPDATE: Come see the finished bedroom reveal HERE!

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New Bedroom Paint Color! Seagull Gray by Behr

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New Bedroom Paint Color! Seagull Gray by Behr

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