My thoughts on redecorating…

Now’s the perfect time to get into the mood of spring cleaning and bedroom redecorating.  There’s nothing like freshening up a space that hasn’t been given a lot of attention in 5 years. Has 5 years really gone by without a makeover??  I can’t believe it’s been that long.  The wait is over and it’s time for a change. I’m excited for a fresh, new look because change is good and fresh is definitely good.


I got my vanity desk set up from Ikea – Alex drawer and Alex 9 drawer and Linnmon table top about a year or so ago.  I’m still loving it.  It’s sleek, clean, and holds a lot of my makeup and more.  I currently use this spot as a work space as well.  A vanity/desk like this one is neutral and like a blank canvas, I find that I have free rein to decorate the space however way I want.  This room isn’t very large and I wanted to create a space that looked bigger/taller/brighter than it actually was. The only thing in the room other than the vanity area is a bed and another dresser, nothing too exciting.  I have a few tricks and tips I can post about another time!

Some inspiration photos:


source: Centsational girl


source: Style Me Pretty


source: Dear Lillie


source: Pinterest. Unknown designer, New England Home Magazine


source: Ashley Goforth Design

I want to paint the walls grey and I know for sure I want some golden accent colours.  I created gold accessories for my vanity here.  But other than the colour scheme, I was feeling a little indecisive.  It wasn’t until I spotted (and purchased shortly after and you’ll see why) a gorgeous, soft, cool grey tufted headboard with brass nail head trim.  It was pretty ornate in shape, not the typical flat top kinds of headboards.  It was the perfect piece for a warm and inviting bedroom which is important since I spend many hours of my day in this space.  I was easing into the thought of a monochromatic bedroom. Here’s a good read about styling monochromatic and colour choices.


I could image the textures and delicate colour palette I could work with.  I fell in love with this headboard and I knew right away my bedroom was going to be a mix of both clean modern and romantic antique charm, with a touch of regal: a sort of old meets new.  Melissa’s blog on Mix and Matching pieces are both doable and budget friendly.  She shares tips on using your existing furniture and mixing it up to make it uniquely yours — so me.  I have a few older pieces of furniture and decor that have that elegant, charmy feel (also built 10x better) than some of my modern day furniture.  Even though pieces of furniture might not “match”, there are many ways to make them work together.  I just love the look of contrast, texture and juxtaposition.  We all know opposites attract.  I also plan to create an affordable modern gallery wall, something I’ve always wanted to try.  But I’ll keep you posted on that!

I can’t wait to get rolling.  By rolling I mean painting, I guess.  Follow me on my bedroom redecorating and makeover journey.  What are your thoughts on old meets new?

Headboard from Homesense, similar (affiliate) here.