Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bedroom Bliss!

I love bedrooms!!!  My special retreat.  My oasis of calm.  A place of solitude and peace.  I am always doing something to spruce up this space.  But in my little home, the bedrooms are tiny, so I have to get creative and use imaginative ways to add TLC to my space.  My husband is such a handyman and this past summer he knocked a big hole in our bedroom walls and added French doors to our bedroom.  They lead outside to our backyard deck and it is so nice to have the extra light and it feels much more airy and spacious in our tiny room!


 

 

The above pictures were taken right after he installed the doors and everything was green and lovely!  Since then I have continued to add little special touches like new sheets, new wall sconces, lovely sachets for the drawers and armoire.  Sprucing up the boudoir doesn't have to mean a huge construction project!  I have garnered many ideas from the images below and added them to my project and ideas list!! 

 
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I love the serenity of a white bedroom.  But I also love color!  This homeowner added a splash of color simply by using lovely colorful bedding.

  
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Fabric used in interesting ways is such a wonderful way to add seasonal changes to a bedroom.  This bed has slipcovers on the headboard and footboard.  Just slip it off for a change of scenery!

  
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White added to a warm room with dark colors adds serenity and space!

  
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I love built-ins!!!  What a space-saver this daybed must be.  With drawers and storage underneath-it adds charm and whimsy to this bedroom.  Love it!

  
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Feminine fabrics and layers add a decadent, bohemian look to this bedroom getaway.  An inexpensive, fun way to add personality to a small bedroom!

  
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If I stayed in a guest room as charming as this one, I would never leave it!  Look how adorable this fold away daybed has been made to look.  A temporary fix for a guest has been made into a fun and lovely retreat!!!  Just by adding the mosquito netting, stringing a few lights and providing fluffy bedding, this cot has been made into a haven.  

  
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Windows and natural light add the illusion of space to a tiny bedroom!


 
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No headboard?  No problem!  A canopy from an old store display found at an estate sale give a vintage look to an impromptu headboard.   Strung with pearls and old hats, this homeowner's vintage style is on display!

Everyone's bedroom needs a little sprucing up now and again!!!  Take a good look around yours and see what you can do to give your bedroom getaway a little love.  

~Amber

5 comments:

Meghan said...

I've recently started leaning towards white rooms, but I still love the dark chocolate bedroom I had at an old house. It was perfect for the bedroom, dark and cozy. Plus it allows for white bed linens. Love the dark brown room you shared!

janice | Sharing the Journey said...

I just popped over from the Inspired Room and wanted to say how much I loved your selection of inspiring bedrooms. Our house is even smaller than any you illustrated, but luckily there's no limit to the size of our imaginations!

Genevieve Ferraro said...

Hi Meghan,

Thanks so much for your comments and for stopping by! The brown room is also my favorite. It's so rich looking!

Genevieve

Genevieve Ferraro said...

Hi Janice,

Amber and I love the Inspired Room! How nice of you to pop in after visiting Melissa. And your philosophy about 'no limit to the size of our imaginations' is wonderful! I so appreciate you sharing that inspiring approach to small home living!!!

Genevieve

Jill said...

I LOVE your bedroom, especially the wall color! Our bedroom use to be about that shade of pink, but when we switched rooms to make room for the baby and our bedroom had to pull double duty as a computer room, The Hubbyman said he couldn't work in a pink room. So we went with green. But I still have my touches of pink in the curtains and bedding.

You are so lucky to have a super handy hubby to put in French doors for you. They totally make the space so light and airy. I bet it is a real treat to wake up and be greeted by a lovely outdoor scene.