(This post is featured at Dwellings and The Dedicated House Aug 17, 2015.)
In fact, this room is coming together faster than I thought.
The last time I showed you the room I had one bed set up. Today, I have both beds set up in the room, with their coverlets, and now a couple of decorative pillows. Thanks to hubby and son who did the carrying of heavy items up from the basement.
I did a quick tour in TJ Maxx to see if there were any pillows that I could use. After considering several pillows I brought home a two pack of dark orange/rust pillows. Maybe persimmon is the best description. Anyway...I remembered that I had a couple of older wool rugs that just might work with the pillow color. The secondary color in the pillows is a light tan...and goes well with the taupe paint color.
These small RL lamps are angular and modern in shape, but the ivory crackle finish lends a fresh somewhat farmhouse look. These little lamps are a good investment because I think that they could go in any style room and work.
I was not sure if these lamps would work. But I think they will be just fine here on the chest. Sorry about the shaded looking photos. It's hard to take pictures around a window.
I know that there are issues about things being too matchy, matchy. But for this room I am just fine with it. The ivory white furniture is looking sort of country, or farmhouse in this room. I am liking it. The white and neutrals seem calming.
As you can see the chest sits slightly above the bottom of the window. Our house sits on a slight hill, and back from the road so I am just going to roll with having the chest in front of the window. From the outside of the house the wide slat blinds kind of help hide the chest. All is well.
Because of the window placement there is only one way to place the twin beds...one on each side of the front window. So, there we go.
Here is the rug that I pulled out from under a bed! Hubby and I both agree that it goes well in the room and that it blends with the colors in the pillows. Being a pack rat pays off sometimes! We sold so much after and during our moves but I am glad I kept this wool rug.
The colors in the rug also give me more color choices for the room too.
I like that all I have to do to change the color scheme of this room is to change a couple of pillows and a rug. How easy is that! I also have an indigo wool rug about the same size as this persimmon one, so I could try dark blues in this room if I got the urge to try. It may happen one day. Who knows? ha!
This is amazingly simple for me. And it is a result of my going with the neutral walls and bed coverings. All of these years I have been heavily invested in "color" which made changing a room a big deal/job/expensive. Look what I have been missing by avoiding neutrals! Easy. I have been missing easy.
I still have more to do to finish this bedroom.
|The ivory crackle finish reminds me of old ironstone.|
Let me ask you, do see this room looking a little farmhouse? It is ok...as we do live in the country. I just wondered if you see the farmhouse vibe happening here. I think it is the whites and neutrals that make me feel the farmhouse. Or am I just wishing it were so? Hmmm.
If you want to see where I started, take a look at...Decorating a New Bedroom, Part 1.
Final tidbit...son said, "the room is looking nice." Knock me over with a feather. He noticed the room décor. ha!
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