|I wallpapered the inside of the drawers, too.|
But after I finished the side tables and got them in my room I just wasn't happy with the room! You know how when you start to improve one thing, and then everything else looks bad? Yeah.
I hadn't touched my bedroom since I moved in last summer. Here's what it looked like just after I moved in:
There's that same Swiss Coffee colour on the walls that was everywhere else in the house.
So I was considering what colour to paint the walls. And now that I had those nice bright side tables, I wanted something more neutral as a backdrop. I've always admired the look of white walls with pops of colour in the accessories. Case in point:
|From Elle Decor via Design Crisis.|
|From DecorPad via Shelterpop.|
|From Roman+Williams via Shelterpop.|
So I went for it.
|White walls. Since the "Before" photos of the room, I got a new duvet cover at Ikea, but since the redesign, I'd love to get something different.|
And I was also inspired by the black and white and gold trend. So I got some gold leaf and gold leafed one panel on the door. P.S. If you want to make hollow core doors look halfway nice, paint them! They're easy to paint and I love the black 28047329847982734 times more than I did the white. The white looked cheap to me.
Also, as you can see above, I added a little pop of colour by painting the edge of the door pink. Whyever not???
I spray painted my vanity table gold, too. That took a beelion coats.
Aren't those pretty dot borders and the collages pretty rad? I found this free program, PhotoScape through Chez Larsson. It lets you edit photos easily and add effects and frames, and create collages, but is way easier than Photoshop.
Anyway. New bedding and area rugs would be a nice addition to my room, but as it stands, I'm pretty happy with it.
P.S. Paint colours are "Decorator's White" from Benjamin Moore on the walls, "Citron" by Benjamin Moore for the side tables (in high gloss wood paint), "Francesca" by Martha Stewart for the trim, and "Raspberry Blush" by Benjamin Moore for the little strip of pink on the door.