Decor: Guest bedroom plans

4/10/2012 08:00:00 AM Ashley 1 Comments

Many boxes are still waiting to be unpacked. Okay a lot of boxes are waiting to be unpacked, but that's not stopping me from planning how I am going to decorate each room. In fact the day after we got here paint color samples had been purchased and placed onto the walls. Some rooms have fallen together while others are still fighting to come together.

I've been using Pinterest to create mood boards for each room and one of the rooms to have the most solidified idea is our guest bedroom. Right before we had moved we got rid of the bed frame that I had since I was in middle school. Yep...almost a 20 year old bed right there. I was hoping to replace it with the Edland bed from IKEA, as I have always wanted a four poster bed. Who cares if it's not a bed I sleep in, I still want one!

I knew I wanted the Edland and we have bedding from Pottery Barn that we love, so really all that was left was paint and some window treatments. Well wall paint kind of fell into our laps. When we were at Lowe's looking at paint samples, I stopped by the discount paint. As usual there were some awful colors like dusty mauve. Some colors should be discontinued, and that's one of them. But in the back I spotted a color that Nate thought was a dark purple. I knew instantly that it was a navy and found the swatch in the same color name. After deciding that it was indeed navy the can went into the cart. We spent a whopping $5 on it. 

Also around that time I had seen a picture at Sherwin Williams that had a navy wall and a bright pink bed.  Um hello, yes please. The Edland screams to be painted! 

So really all that was left was actually purchasing the Edland. Easier said than done. The Edland is gone off the IKEA website. You heard that right. Gone. As in they are getting rid of it. I just about died. Luckily we made a trip to our local IKEA the same day I figured that out. As we made our way through the torturous maze of IKEA goodies I felt anxious. I wanted that damn bed and all I could do was hope that they might still have a few. I almost blazed past the display Edland as I rushed through the bed area. There it stood...sad, discontinued and at a reduced price! The full was sold out...but the queen...they showed that they still had the queen size bed! Again the anxiousness as we had to work our way down to the furniture wear house. We gathered the items for our entertainment set, which was also being discontinued (are you seeing a theme!?) and I rushed over the the asile. There, in its designated spot were 2 queen Edland's and one of them was going to be going home with us. Well...maybe. It was a long box and we were in the tiny Versa. After some panicked measurements and a $200 shipping quote  the box fit into the car. Barely. But it fit and that's all that mattered. 

So now we have all of the important items. It's just a matter of getting the guest bedroom emptied of boxes, getting the wall painted, putting together the Edland and getting the room set up. 

I know that was a huge long story to get to the idea board. But putting an idea board together is much easier than putting it together in real life. So yeah. Here's my basic idea board:



The bedroom pretty much came together like this:



We've had the Woodland Organic Duvet from Potter Barn for about 4 years. We love it and don't plan on getting rid of it any time soon. And why would we? The colors are bright and easy to play with when decorating.

Source: ikea.com via Ashley on Pinterest


Then came my desire to have the Edland. We waited on him till after the move (almost a dumb mistake).

Source: lowes.com via Ashley on Pinterest


Then we found our $5 gallon of Allen & Roth (by Valpsar) paint in "Night Shift".




Almost magically I came across this photo at our local Sherwin Williams. Perfect timing! Plus I love the pink that they used.




Said pink is called "Exuberant Pink" from Sherwin Williams. Which may or may not be what I use to to paint the Edland. And what is used on the bed frame in the picture above.

All that would be left is figuring out some wall decor and some window treatments. Currently I am liking these curtains from Urban Outfitters:









I will say that the bed fame being painted pink will greatly depend on how the wall looks with the bedding pulled out. While I love the navy and pink, it may just be too much. Well have to see once we get there. But I must say I am very excited for this room. It's the first design for our house that I have been excited about in awhile. We're finally getting away from neutrals and going for bold and bright color.

I'll get the results posted as soon as they're done. Whenever that may be. Though apparently that room and the guest bathroom has to be done by the summer. Or so I've been informed by a friend! No worries though, if it's not done by the summer we have bigger problems.

1 comment :

  1. I want to stay at the N&A Bed and Breakfast! We'll leave little miss with my parents and come stay in your uber amazing bedroom and pretend we're back in Dayton :)

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