Since Andy and I are “stuck” in a small 1 bedroom apartment in North Dakota, I figured I might as well make the place feel like home. I started with the bedroom, which I am still trying to complete, but I have made some progress recently.
I finally recovered my free chair; I went through my stash of fabric and found a color close to the rooms accent color, mint or teal or…. I haven’t quite decided what to call the color but it’s definitely a blue-green!
Either way, this is the accent color with brown, white, grey and tan neutrals. My Mother is even making our wedding quilt to match the neutrals in the room (yes I know, after the wedding, I didn’t have time to pick our fabric or a pattern before, too busy planning). We also have new lamps and a duvet cover, both wedding presents as well, thank you!
Some of the decor above the bed is new, I added a fun framed sign that helps to remind me that even though we may not be happy in North Dakota, it is still home because we have each other. A new frame was added for one of my favorite wedding photos, and I changed out a red and black sign for a simple dark wood frame from the living room. I did mix multiple wood tones and was worried it would be too busy, but it looks great and pulled together by the accent color!
I have been looking for curtains to bring the room together and actually framed a piece of fabric we are considering (on the bottom left), although it might fit better in a frame then framing the windows, haven’t decided yet!
We also needed to bring Andy’s personality into the room and instead of using one of his very large mounted bucks, as he suggested, I wanted a decorative faux deer. There are many artificial deer heads on the market and while shopping I realized they can be pretty expensive.
But I got lucky and found our little guy while passing the Christmas section, which shouldn’t be out in stores yet, come on it’s not even Halloween! Anyways, he only cost me a couple dollars (with a 40% off coupon) and all I had to do was remove the hanging ribbon and drill a hole in the back to be able to mount him to the wall. Cheap and in my opinion, very cute compared to a large, dead animal staring at me while I sleep!
I also have a new addition that was a birthday gift from my parents, a dress form! I have wanted one of these for years but never got around to getting one. This one has a fun pattern and can be used to display my dresses; this one even matched the room. Score! (P.S. She has already worn multiple dresses!)
Next, besides needing a larger bedroom and king bed, I will continue to look for great curtains and wait for the amazing quilt my mother is making to help bring everything together! This was the inspiration quilt, ours will be different colors.
But for now, here is a future project, the king bed frame we will be making once we buy a home and have a bedroom big enough for such a large bed! It was created by Ana White, who posts furniture plans that are free for anyone to use. A few of the furniture pieces in our living room came from her designs. I can only dream of the new frame for the time being!