We are into our new year and I’ve gotten a jump on one of the room’s refresh. Although I technically didn’t plan on doing anything to this room, however, a mishap caused it. When I made the curtains for this room, I didn’t use a lining (big mistake). Well after years of hanging, the sun did some damage to them. I noticed it last summer and figure I would make it my winter project to make new ones. My initial thought was to just make curtains, and you know how that goes.. the triple effect.. new bedding and new pillows. Just changing out those three items gave the room a quick refreshing new look. I loved the look of my previous curtains (a patterned top with solid bottom) and wanted to keep that look. I picked a beautiful bold pattern that mimicked my favorite peacock. I was able to keep the trim that separates the two.
The large shams from the previous bedding blended with the newly made bedspread and I added two more matching shams. To add a different texture I chose an ikat pattern for bed pillows and the center pillow is from made from the previous curtain fabric.
To mix it up a bit more I used some leftover fabric from the leopard chair for piping on the ikat pillows. I love the bold look and besides, in my opinion leopard goes with everything.
Although I know it’s not a bedroom lamp, I kept it in here because I love it. I got it from an auction for $10.00 (including the shade) and it looks great – maybe one day I’ll change the shade but it’s not torn so I’m in no hurry.
At first I thought using a solid color bedspread would be boring, but contrary to my thought I’m so happy I went with it.
I changed the rods because the darker finials did nothing for the new fabric. The new rods with lucite finials gives it a lighter feel (small details we women notice..cause my husband wasn’t getting it). If your eyes caught the painting, it’s one of my most valued pieces. Years ago I was at a flea market and someone was selling original oil paintings. He had so many of them and they were all for great prices. He gave me a good deal so I bought four of them. Some may call my art a bit provocative, but I see it as beautiful artwork.
Now that I have a solid bedspread I was able to use a favorite faux fur blanket that had been tucked away in a storage trunk. It looks perfect on the bed (I’m not always a matchy-matchy person so this added another pattern to the room)
Fur and feathers are my favorite textured decorating elements.
I’m a sucker for these vintage tin boxes.. I never have a use for them but when I see them I get them. They’re usually hand painted with bright colors and sitting on a dresser or in a room they add an additional bit of color
For seating I brought in the french provincial chair. I just love a beautiful chair makeover and it looks perfect in this room. If you’re new here – you can see her makeover here. The pillow was made from the leftover fabric as well.
I’ve had this antique satsuma cache pot for years and decided to add some greenery to it for the dresser
Even though it’s winter, I took full advantage of this refresh and did an overall spring cleaning. From cleaning the windows, to dusting the ceiling fan blades to sweeping the walls – it’s all done.
When I first thought about choosing the fabrics for this room, I was really concerned about the outcome with choosing so many different patterns, but in the end I think it worked out just fine. So I believe it’s mission accomplished and I think I’m ready to be a guest in my own home..lol..
It’s something how just by switching out a few items you can create a different feel to the room. Do you prefer mixed patterns or have you started a room refresh? If so, I’d love to hear about it. Remember beauty doesn’t have to be costly, so happy hunting while you thrift your house into a home!