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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sunny and Bright Bedroom

This past week I have been spending a good amount of time in bed due to a back injury. Thankfully I am on the road to recovery.

The time has given me the chance to really look at my bedroom. My bedroom is currently a white box. The walls are white. The bedding is white.The only contrast is the dark wood furniture.

I wanted to add in some color and interest for the summer.

So I turned to Pinterest.

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I typed in “Beautiful Bedroom”.

Oh there truly were so many gorgeous spaces that caught my eye.

When we left off at the end of the post the house was photographing itself and I was no longer speechless. A typical Monday. I showed you this bedroom and promised you the rest of the tour and that amazing things were ahead. And I may or may not have been dancing and painting my nails …:

I found myself being drawn to a soft layered look.

How to Create a Cottage Bedroom: Cottage Decorating Ideas:

But with a touch of color.


I love this room. The soft pastels with a punch of teal are lovely. I have thought about wallpapering the ceiling of my attic office in this Hygge & West “Daydream” print. It’s a popular choice.

Wallpapered Girl’s Bedroom Ceiling:

Over and over I am always drawn to blue.

Nice soft blue, cream & white colour scheme for bedroom with lots of layering of quilts & blankets:

Toile and French boutis quilts are favorites too.

But this pink was so fun! I think perhaps it might be the stripes that caught my eye.

French country bedroom - would love this in blue and white:

It’s a fun change versus a traditional pairing of gingham or buffalo check.

French Country Style Bedroom:

This overall look really caught my eye. The soft stripes and florals paired with blue and plenty of white checked off all my boxes.

Country Bedroom:

Until I can locate similar elements for the space I decided to make due with what I had.

I had a pair of plain white euro shams in need of an update.

In my lace stash I found two large star shaped doilies. They were the same design just two different colors.

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The Fashionista had a kantha quilt she wasn’t using. I unified the shams and doilies by dying them “Evening Blue”. The color picked up the blues in the quilt. I simply stitched the doily onto the sham.

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The blue euro shams and kantha quilt were paired with two happy pink striped shams and a bright green throw pillow.

It’s a fun, temporary look for the summer while I search for true favorites.

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Please visit these happy people also showcasing a sunny and bright look.

Laura: White Spray Paint, Instagram, Facebook,  Pinterest , Twitter

Stacey: Poofing the Pillows, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest

Joyce : At Home With Jemma, Google + , TwitterFacebook , Instagram, Pinterest

Terri: Our Good Life , InstagramTwitter , Pinterest

Laura :  Decor to Adore, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google +

Have a beautiful weekend!



GSGreatEscaper said...

Laura, sending good thoughts for the quick healing of your back, O mistress of the dye pots! I've got a slipcover that I should be dying during this warm dry spell, but...I love your 'new' shams!

Lynda Brandly said...

Hey Laura! So sorry that you've hurt your back. Praying that you'll heal quickly and completely! I love all your beautiful inspiration pictures and if I was stuck in bed, I know I'd be doing the exact same thing.
love and blessings and healing~
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Terri Steffes said...

What beautiful rooms you found! I think Pinterest is reading your mind! I love what you did, I think the art of "making do" is somewhat lost in the current times. I love the idea of dying, I would have NEVER thought of that. Thank you for participating in our event, hurt back and all. You get a trophy for endurance. Hugs!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...


Your inspiration is fabulous and dreamy. I would thoroughly enjoy resting in anyone of these rooms.
You have such a natural gift and keen eye for detail and melding textiles.
I am smitten with these pillows!
Continue to rest and heal.

Auntie Em said...

Hope you are recovering quickly and will be bouncing back to being able to do what you want to again soon. Back pain is wicked!
Love the new mix of pretty colours for the shams and coverlet. It has fresh and summer written all over it. the dyed doilies are a very good idea. I should dig out some of my stash and see what I can pair them up with.
I have a bland ivory/beige room for my guests but I like it since I can make it cooler in summer with blues and lilacs, warmer in winter with burgundy and rose or mix anything and everything in it just for fun. Since some of our guest return quite often, I like to make it a little different and fun for them to see what is changed when they go to settle in. :)
Thanks for your lovely post and take care of yourself! Gentle {{{hugs}}}

Stacey said...

I love your inspiration pictures, Laura. That wallpaper is on my wish list!! I love it.

Laura said...

Your 'temporary' choices are perfect and just as pretty as your inspiration photos. You are on your way :)

Christine said...

"Creativity is the mother of invention."
Also, being laid up or ceiling watching (that's what I call it), can bring on the best ideas.

Eilis said...

Your "new" shams are beautiful like all the inspiration rooms you shared. We missed you yesterday. Take care of yourself!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Ahhhhgh! It must be the year for hurting backs? I hurt mine earlier in the Spring - it really threw a monkey wrench into my DIY and gardening projects. I do hope you feel better soon. Nothing worse than having to lay around!
I love your temporary bedding. It looks so pretty (I love the pink stripes too!) but your inspiration picture is gorgeous and will make for a very soothing bedroom. Take care and heal quickly!


Lorrie said...

I hope your back is feeling better, Laura. Your temporary bedroom solution is very pretty. Love the colour you dyed the shams. Have a great weekend.

bj said...

so glad your back is better....xoxo
I choose the PINK BEDROOM...oh, my....i luv it....

craftyles said...

Every bedroom is beautiful. I love the blue one the best. Love how creative you are with the doilies. Such a great idea!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

hope that your back is better soon. I suffer from scoliosis and have 5 compression deformities in my back so I know what back pain is..
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
My former blog, Debbie-Dabble was hacked through my Face Book Debbie-Dabble Page. I created a new blog, Debbie-Dabble Blog and I invite you to please follow me on my new blog.


vintageandart said...

Loved all the gorgeous bedrooms you shared, especially the one with the bluebird wallpapered ceiling. l thought your pillow shams were a really clever idea.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh the shams look wonderful. Can't wait to see more.

Sandi said...

That ceiling is magnificent!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love your inspiration pictures. My bedroom is currently a under-renovation mess and each of your picture caught me dreaming of maybes and what-ifs. I do hope your back is now giving you some rest. Maybe you could try soaking in a bath with some Epsom salt?

My thrift store addiction said...

Laura, your inspiration photos are just gorgeous and your pillows turned out lovely! Blessings, Cecilia