Over the past few years, I’ve been on a mission to decorate our bedroom. Initially, I chose red and black with cream and silver for accents.
I had a hard time finding red bedding that fit my ideas. WELL! If I had a few hundred bucks for a bed set, I could have found all kinds of pretty things.
I bought a red duvet cover at Target and figured I’d just keep looking. I already had some small silvertone frames and a few other things but nothing was really coming together.
A couple weeks ago, I was at the thrift store while James was at Tae Kwon Do. I saw a pretty brown toile set hanging in the bedding area. I wasn’t sure about it but as I looked, I discovered it was from Pottery Barn. It was a quilt and 2 shams and it was marked $10.99! I grabbed that baby and put it in my cart.
The instant I read the tag and saw Pottery Barn, I decided I could very easily do a brown bedroom! I’m accenting with red, cream, and silver. James painted the little shelf you can see under the lamp. I chose a pale brown. It looks great. I made a little runner for it out of the brown toile from the bathroom curtains.
The funny thing is that I redid the bathroom brown last year and I wouldn’t say I’m a “brown” person, but I am about 2 have 2 brown rooms–and we’re considering a brown counter to replace the nasty counter in the kitchen. Oh well–I think it’s turning out pretty!
I am redoing a few things and have to find a brown rug. I also would love to find a cozy chair and pretty little table and we desperately need a dresser. I also need to get the clutter out of there!
We have a built in closet at the end of the room, but it’s not covered. I’m trying to think of a way to rig curtains up there to cover it. I think that will make the room look a lot better too.
So little by little we’re making changes. I’m finding very cheap things for now because we don’t really have spending money. For example, I found a curtain and valance set at Walmart for $10. So it’s not gorgeous or luxurious or what I’d pick if I had a huge budget but it’s doing the job and looks nice!
I’m having fun since I finally have a good idea what I want the room to look like. It’s easier to be motivated with Lee home too.
It’s really fun to have an expensive bedding set. It makes the room feel special.