navy bedroom update

Hello! Welcome back from the long weekend! I hope you all put it to good use, spending a little QT and appreciating our service men and women. 

I got a little bit of painting done on my navy bedroom--not as much as I had planned, but enough to confirm that, once again, I made a good choice ;) I'll spare you photos as this point, because apparently I'm a little ADD when it comes to painting. I have half a wall painted here, a whole wall there, and a corner over there. 

So I thought I'd share with you my other plans to pull this room together after it's all painted. (Not the best of my moodboards, but I just wanted to throw something together to give you a better feel of what I'm going for.) Here she is:

1. modern wood and metal curtain rods (this one is from West Elm, but I'm planning a less expensive similar DIY); standard white cotton draperies // 2. star pendant (already have) // 3. DIY yellow ochre linen headboard (I have the materials--I just have to find the time to do it) // 4. old church pew I'm hoping to find for a decent price around town--I see them everywhere but they're always overpriced // 5. miscellaneous throw pillows to soften up the pew (I'm also considering a bench cushion) // 6. wall paint: valspar for ace, mountain midnight // 7. light, neutral rug; this one is a Dash & Albert from wayfair // 8. two contemporary paintings framed in aged oak (already have and done by yours truly) // 9. an antiqued round gold mirror (already have) // 10. antique marble column lamp (already have) // 11. run-of-the-mill old dresser that was my husband's, painted in valspar's coastal jetty; I may also paint/replace the hardware

1. modern wood and metal curtain rods (this one is from West Elm, but I'm planning a less expensive similar DIY); standard white cotton draperies // 2. star pendant (already have) // 3. DIY yellow ochre linen headboard (I have the materials--I just have to find the time to do it) // 4. old church pew I'm hoping to find for a decent price around town--I see them everywhere but they're always overpriced // 5. miscellaneous throw pillows to soften up the pew (I'm also considering a bench cushion) // 6. wall paint: valspar for ace, mountain midnight // 7. light, neutral rug; this one is a Dash & Albert from wayfair // 8. two contemporary paintings framed in aged oak (already have and done by yours truly) // 9. an antiqued round gold mirror (already have) // 10. antique marble column lamp (already have) // 11. run-of-the-mill old dresser that was my husband's, painted in valspar's coastal jetty; I may also paint/replace the hardware

And that just includes the major room items--no moodboard could fit everything. The room is so big it also serves as my home office. There is also a very large dog pallet in the far corner (way too large for a wiener dog and wiener-russell, but they somehow take up all the space), and a very comfy and underutilized chaise lounge that either needs a deep cleaning or just a slip cover. I'd also like to add a wing-back chair for a reading nook, but that's probably just because the room is so big I'm looking for ways to fill it. Maybe next time I'll send you a room lay-out so you can see what I'm talking about! 

Hopefully you can see how using a bold color correctly can create a wonderful space. If you walked into the room empty with just navy walls, you may say "this isn't for me." But (as I plan) by using whites/neutrals, metallics, woods, and soft finishes, it turns into a cozy, warm, and relaxed bedroom. A place I look forward to retiring in at the end of the day. You don't even have to use "a lot of whites" as some people might suggest when selecting a dark color like navy. I'm not going for a white and navy room--too much white would just create a lot of contrast, making the navy stand out. I want the navy to stand back, creating a soft backdrop for the room. So that people walk in and instead of thinking "wow, navy was a bold choice," saying "wow, what a beautiful bedroom!" 

Until next time!