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Monday, June 29, 2015

Ideas for a Summertime Bedroom at Storybook Cottage

Light and bright, lots of white with touches of color. This is what I envision for our master bedroom here at Storybook Cottage.

Colorful Summer Bedroom Ideas To Steal

Our master bedroom looked like this upon moving in. Meaning no disrespect to the former owners, but the dark walls and even darker tray ceiling was an avocado nightmare to paint. Each wall and the ceiling took two coats of primer and two coats of paint to cover and I still find myself doing touchups from bleed through. 


After taking down the sheers I found some lovely plantation shutters.


You may recall what our master bedroom looked like in our previous home. Lovely custom bedding and curtains that we have had for the past 10 years.


I had everything dry cleaned before it was packed for the move. When it was all unpacked I found that our bed skirt had shrunk to the size of a full size bed frame. (We have a queen.) The curtains were also about a foot too short for the new windows.  I found that I just couldn’t bring myself to buy numerous yards of fabric and spend several days lengthening the curtains and sewing a new bed skirt when frankly, I was a bit tired of them. (Remember, we’ve had them for 10 Years.)


I really don’t know what direction I want to go in my room. So, I need a temporary fix that will probably last two years. (I know some of you are smiling at that and can relate. :)

So, I turned to Pinterest for inspiration.

summer color | sfgirlbybay

White walls. Check. The room looks so much better!

A white bedroom with blue, orange and pink pops of color. This space is so comfortable and stylish! /ES

Lots of happy color grounded with a white bedcover. Check! The clearance aisles at HomeGoods and Target were my friends. Since this is a temporary fix I didn’t want to invest too much money.

Now I just need to put it all together, take a few photos and you’ll see the temporary solutions on Wednesday!



ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I know I'm going to love it!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

It will be good to see your final result. You are so right that color is awful and doesn't do the room any justice.

Linda said...

Looking forward to seeing your result which I know will be beautiful.

Auntie Em said...

I love fresh and bright any day over gloomy and dreary! Can't wait to see your freshened up bedroom. I need some inspiration. Our room is painted and a good canvas but I just can't seem to find a spread or quilt to inspire me to finish it up. Bring it on! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I can't wait to see it. I know it will look amazing. Love that second pic with all the pretty pink and orange, how fun is that.

Vel Criste said...

So excited since all the touches of color is all gonna be beautiful Laura! Can't wait!

The Boston Lady said...

I look forward to seeing what you have put together, Laura. White walls are my preference too as you can brighten up a room with fabrics and accessories. Ann

Rue said...

Hi Laura :)

I can't wait to see what you do. I know it'll be beautiful. That before of the old owners bedroom was definitely dark.

Oh and the videos of you guys going down the stairs is hilarious! I've been known to do that myself a time or two ;)


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love the idea of a mostly white bedroom with touches of bright colours. can't wait to see what you do!

Louise said...

Ugh. What a tease.