I'm finally sharing my bedroom updates! I know it has taken me a while to share these photos, so I hope the result meets your expectations. I can't officially call this room "DONE," because I still don't have curtains and I'll probably swap out some things here and there, but this is definitely the big reveal. Remember what it looked like before?
Nothing on the walls, mattress on the floor, paper on the windows. Well, I'm happy to report that two of those three things have been remedied (I still have paper on my windows). Ta-da! I'm calling it my "Vintage-Inspired Bedroom."
This is a great example of a renter-friendly update, because I ended up doing nothing damaging to the room, other than tiny nail holes to hang up frames and artwork. I did not want to paint, seeing as I'm actually living in my parents' house and it's technically their room. The carpet is brand new, and while it is kinda exactly the same color as the walls (which are painted with a standard color, to be changed in the future) I feel that I was able to accomplish an ample amount of color to cheer up the place.
I also purchased a small, two-tiered desk at Target for $69.99 that I absolutely love. I needed a workplace that was separate from everyone else, and since I'm an audio engineer I have my big speakers and monitor for my ProTools setup. The two levels of the desk really help in this case.
This was the wall that I originally thought I would make into some kind of gallery wall. I ended up changing my mind and going for some small crafts--macrame and cross stitch, anyone?
I free-handed and designed both of these projects on my own. The macrame reminded me so much of braiding hemp necklaces in middle school--it's the same exact process! I also love the "SAY WHAT" cross stitch. I'll give you a mini-tutorial on that one another day!
You may have seen these faux succulent terrariums in my Thrift Score Thursday post a couple weeks ago. I love the way they look on that thrifted peg rack. I just hung them with clear jewelry cord!
The third member of my crewel collection is hanging behind my bed. The fact that the colors go with my green throw pillow, new quilt, and crochet blanket that I started two years ago and still haven't finished... is TOTALLY serendipitous. I'm serious. I did NOT plan for these colors in this room, it just sort of happened. The coral in the crochet blanket is exactly the same coral from my quilt! How did that even happen?!
Speaking of colors, Tuney's old orange bed (seen in the second "before" picture at the top of this post) wasn't cutting it for me. I bought her a new one on clearance at Marshalls and put it in between my bed and my dresser. I love it! Apparently she does too.
So cute. Alright, let's go with one more before-and-after to check out the transformation.
What do you guys think? I am pretty pleased with the results! At first I was paranoid that I was hanging up too many things on the walls, but I have to be honest here. I'm only decorating this one room in the house, and I have so much artwork that it was REALLY hard to choose just the stuff you see here! I mean, I had that whole gallery wall at my old house, and none of it is hanging here. Sadness. I miss my paint by numbers dog and my army men. One day I shall have my own place. Until then, I'm really happy with my colorful room!
What's your favorite part of my bedroom update?