Tag: headboards

Master Bedroom ReDesign 101- It’s Time for You!

January 6, 2018

Have you updated your master bedroom within the last few years? Does your room always get pushed aside for other projects? Well, let’s make 2018 the year for you to refresh your bedroom retreat:

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Maybe you only need a quick mini-facelift with updated accessories. January is home décor sale month so now is the time to purchase new items.

But if you are looking for advice for a complete bedroom do over, this post is for you!

Step One: The Bed.

The bed is the focal point/star of the room. You must make it a statement piece to get that ‘wow’ look for the room. How?

Headboard: Do you love your existing headboard? Are you ready for a change? Have you considered using a headboard only, no side rails or footboard? This is a great choice if your space is at a minimum. I have been suggesting upholstered headboards for bedrooms because they give you the best (modern, classic) look at many different price ranges:

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Look at the customer reviews to help narrow your search. Another reason I like using an upholstered headboard is that the fabric helps soften all the hard edges in the room, (walls, dressers, etc.) The color I suggest purchasing is an off white or ivory. Both will work well with both white bedding or beige bedding:

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I try to steer away from beige headboards because beige has undertones, strong red or yellow, and may be difficult to find bedding to work well. Look how this headboard is ‘sticking out’ and clashing with the bedding:Read More

Just A Reminder

January 5, 2018

I just wanted to let you know that the January 2018 issue of my newsletter ‘Roominations’ will be published tomorrow, January 7! This issue is packed with great content:

* This month’s special post is for those who are looking to update their master bedroom suite:

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* This issue answers this month’s Reader Question, “ Hi Kelly, I have a grey sofa and Brown lazy boy chair I’m trying to match a loveseat or 2 chairs do you have any suggestions please help.”

* In this newsletter I also share a few ‘Beautiful Bedroom Accessory Finds’ to finish off your bedroom redesign.

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The Inspired Room Book Tour

November 6, 2015

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Melissa Michael’s new book The Inspired Room was released this week, (isn’t the cover beautiful?) and to celebrate, she’s inviting her blogger friends to share posts about how we were inspired to decorate a room in our home.

The room that popped immediately in my head was my guest room redesign. I recently finished decorating a bedroom in our NH home that I would finally be pleased to have guests stay over.

This was the guest room when we first moved in:

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Pretty sad guest room. Then by chance, I found this great headboard screen at Pier1 and the room took off from there. It was my inspiration piece for the room! So much better looking after don’t you agree?:

After:

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I found a great turquoise color I loved using the BM Color Capture App here. It is an easy tool to use to help you find the perfect paint color. I used many items that were already in the room and ‘borrowed’ the turquoise chair from another room. Love that free shopping!

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I think the room came out nice and comfy and is ready for guests. Plus our view out the window is a bonus!:

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You will love Melissa’s new book! It is filled with beautiful photos just like her first book, Love The Home You Have . I bought my copy this week and am enjoying each page. I love her laid back style of writing and decorating. And the photography is gorgeous!

The Inspired Room Tour - Celebrating the Launch of the New Coffee Table Book - The Inspired Room - by New York Times Best Selling Author of Love the Home You Have - Melissa Michaels
And you can also be part of this Inspired Room Tour by sharing your own inspired room. Go HERE for all of the details.

Order your copy of The Inspired Room HERE! Thanks for stopping by!

Updated Guest Bedroom

July 31, 2015

I am enjoying a nice, long two week vacation in our New Hampshire home. My husband and I do not get up here too often because of his business in RI. This is the longest we have ever stayed in our NH home at one time!! We both love it here and this is going to be our forever home.

Besides taking day trips, we tackled a few projects we have been wanting to do. The bath I shared here is complete so I moved on into the guest room. I have been wanting to update the room but not get into a big production with time and money. Do you know what I mean?

Remember my post here, where I was using the Ben Moore Color Capture App to find a paint color that worked well with a new comforter? There were a few color options, but I really liked the Ben Moore Gentleman’s Gray 2062-20:

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A really beautiful turquoise blue!

Here was the guest room before:

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And Now After:

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Does it look like a guest room where you would like to spend some time?

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I am really happy with how the room came out with just a few changes. I only painted the one wall so that the wall screen would be more pronounced. Not a lot of time or investment which is great. How do you like this Gentleman’s Gray paint color?

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend everyone!

Kelly

Online Coral & Aqua Bedroom Design

October 8, 2014

[pinterest]I recently completed an online design plan for Carol on a new bedroom design that she said I could share. She is recently divorced and was looking for a beautiful and feminine bedroom to come home to.

I found a coral fabric that we used as a starting point for the room:

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So pretty! Carol wanted white bedding, so she is going to use this fabric as a duvet folded at the bottom of bed and possibly even window panels.

She already has a bedroom set that we incorporated in our plan:

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I gave her a couple different wall colors to think about and she decided to go with Benjamin Moore Simply White:

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Fabric for pillows on bed and on new white chair:

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A beautiful new mirror for over the dresser:

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And here is Carol’s new bedroom design board:

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We love it! Coral and aqua is such a pretty color combination. I also suggested finding an old dresser that she could paint in a soft aqua color. Carol promised to send after photos which I will be sure to share with you!

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

Lessons Learned From Painting Fabric

October 12, 2012

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You all know how I love painting anything and everything. So when I found out about fabric paint, my imagination started running wild!

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We have a king sized headboard that I had custom made about eight years ago. It is still in great shape, but I am so tired of the chocolate brown color:

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I looked into reupholstering the headboard myself but when I heard about the fabric paint and navy was available, I was excited to get started!

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So excited, I did not wait to even take the headboard off of the bed. I had to wait for my husband to help with that and he takes forever! 🙂

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Since I had no real directions, I found the best way was to squirt the paint directly onto the brush for the smoothest application:

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I was amazed that I only used four of the little 4 oz. bottles of paint to cover two coats for the entire headboard! Each bottle was only $3.79 at Michaels.

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It only took me a day to finish, waiting two hours in between coats to dry. Here is the headboard after painting:

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Lessons I learned from painting fabric:

*   For best results, do not paint over dark fabric. It is extremely hard to cover the original color no matter how many coats you paint.

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*   If painting fabric with nap, (a fabric with nap is one what usually has a pile and will look different shades from different angles) such as velvet or velour, avoid painting large surfaces. Because of the nap, the brush strokes are very visible:

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*  Always to sure to paint in one direction so brush marks are minimized.

*  The best fabric to paint for the best results is a light colored cotton or linen:

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Look how nice it came out after only two coats of navy paint:

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Would I have painted my headboard if I knew this information? Probably. I like to try things out myself. Plus, I can still re-cover if I decide.

I hope this has helped you decide if painting your fabric will work well for you. If you have any other questions about it, please let me know!

I am linking to  Serenity Now this weekend! Please join us for lots of great ideas!