Last year, I gave a little mini tour of my house. Not because my house is magazine-worthy or anything like that – I just thought it would be fun for you to see. When I first introduced the Fluent Brittish Home Tour, I said I was going to show you five rooms of my house. After four rooms, I changed my mind, and went back to edit the original post to cover my tracks.
Carrisa caught me, however; and totally called me out on it.
Now, several months later, I’m going to make it up to her by showing you my bedroom.
First, a brief history of my bedroom:
When we bought our house, our bedroom was painted beige – the walls, the ceiling, the baseboards… everything. I hated it. One day I came home from work and painted the ceiling white whilst watching Oprah give away free cars (funny how our minds remember things like that, eh?) A few months later I painted the walls blue. I loved it for a minute, and then I realized I had accidentally created an Americana color scheme since I had a red comforter. I ended up just letting my room go.
It became the arm pit of our house.
A few weeks ago, Scotty had a day off work, and we got motivated to do a mini bedroom makeover. We had less than $100 to do it, so our options were slim. Our priority was the paint. I really wanted something light, serene, and versatile, so I chose the color Oyster in satin Behr Ultra. Basically, it’s cream, which I would have hated five years ago, but I’ve changed my ways. I didn’t want to use paint that would become “color complicated.” Also, since our room is quite small, and our furniture is quite large, I needed the décor to be simple. This project was less about the “look” and more about the “feeling.”
Here’s the end result:
(I decided to just photograph it as it really looks rather than move cords and fluff pillows to impress you. Note the red crayon on the bed post – you’re welcome)
All of the accessories were chosen to create a feeling of peace and calm.
On my side of the bed, I hung a small shelf with framed subway art declaring “We can do heard things,” (yes, I understand the innuendo there – keep it to yourself) and one of our engagement photos.
On one of the walls, I hung a picture of the Salt Lake Temple, where Scotty and I were married, and photos of our babies. Swoon!
Over the dresser, I hung some canvas art – again remaining nice and calm without complicated color.
Then on the dresser, there is a picture of Christ lifting Peter from the water – a depiction of something that has special meaning for Scotty and me.
It’s definitely not anything unique or eye-catching, but for the first time EVER, I love being in my room. Forest-green carpet and all!
(You didn’t think I would talk about a room in my house without mentioning the forest-green berber, did you?)