I have wanted to re-decorate our master bedroom for a while, but pulling ideas together and getting motivated can be difficult for me. With winter winding down (we thought!) we decided to tackle some indoor decorating before the weather was nice outside.
Our bedroom was brown and light blue and filled with maternity and newborn pictures of the kids. I had this vision of creating a bedroom that was all about Dustin and I. We have pictures of the kids ALL over the house, so this would be a room showcasing pictures of things we had done and places we had been together.
We (Dustin likes to give his input/thumbs-up on decorating) first picked out a dark gray duvet cover. A little tip here – if you have a thick queen mattress, buy a king duvet or bedspread to make sure it hangs long enough down the sides. Then we spent a few weeks trying to decide on an accent color. Dustin wanted orange (even wanting to paint a wall orange) and I wanted a lime green, so we chose both. My goal was to not have to paint any walls and just add pops of color here and there. Another goal was to find inexpensive accents and furnishings. For example, the ‘runner’ on my dresser is a set of place mats. I thought that repeating the circle pattern from the curtains would look neat. I like using different patterns and textures.
For the walls, I have seen several neat ideas over the years and added my own spin to them. For the pictures above the bed, we used black frames that we already had. To add some color, Dustin covered canvases with fabric.
I made a memory plaque with some special dates in our lives together. I was not 100% sure on some dates, so went back through old letter to figure them out. It was fun to dig out those 18+ year old letters and reading them.
The tall skinny frame is a bucket list. It has pictures of some of the amazing things we have done as well hand-written things we would still like to do. It is a nice reminder of great trips and adventures we have had.
All of the pictures in our room bring back special memories we have together, like:
- Having my first whole beer at the Guinness in Ireland
- Sitting under at tree on the beach in Hawaii because we fried ourselves laying out the day before
- Dustin jumping off a cliff into a waterfall pool in Costa Rica- where he lost and then found his ring (by feeling around with his foot!)
- Dustin surprising me with a gondola ride for my birthday in San Diego
- Zip-lining in Hawaii and Costa Rica
I really enjoy how our room came out and love the memories it brings back. I can’t wait to add more great memories of our lives together