|My Bedroom Inspiration Picture|
Well, with the first day of spring knocking at the door I decided to begin pulling my bedroom update together. I began my search at my local department stores and purveyors of home goods, hoping I would find and assortment of white, ivory, cream and beige quilts, blankets, pillows and sheets that would immediately suit my fancy. NOT.
That was the case until one day in a Macy's bedding department I spied and assortment of bedding that was exactly what I was looking for. Between a couple of Ralph Lauren options, some Martha Stewart collections and Hotel line of bedding, the wheels in my brain started turning. As luck would have it, Macy's was having a very good, and timely sale. I assembled a variety of bedding that I thought would accomplish my vision.
Martha Stewart Ivory Sheets, 300 thread count, fitted sheet and pillow cases
Shetland Manor, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, full/queen comforter
Shetland Manor, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, square decorative pillows
Shetland Manor, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, queen flat sheet and pillowcases, manor print
Shetland Manor, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, square decorative pillow, manor print
Marakesh, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, ivory quilted shams
Once I got the bedding home, I decided I would be able to use a plush ivory blanket and a sage green LL Bean flannel sheet I already owned as additions to the bedding. I use the flannel sheet as a light blanket and the plush blanket for additional warmth, if required. When I put all of the bedding on the bed it looked like this.
|My New Bedding|
Do you see the windows? I chose the Linden Street sheer Vineyard panels in ivory from JC Penney. The embroidered pattern on the panels mimics the embroidery on the Ralph Lauren comforter. The panels have grommets for easy application to a decorative rod. I like not having to struggle with my curtains. The rods are new as well. I searched high and low for rods. I needed four decorative rods for this room, but wanted the best price for value I could find. Finding them wasn't all that easy. Home Depot, Walmart and JC Penney had options, but not the quantity I needed in stock, and I didn't want to wait for mail delivery. I can be impatient like that. On a whim I ran into a near-by Target and purchased a warm metal decorative rod that I really like. The price was excellent, an added bonus.
|Vineyard Panels and Target Decorative Rod|
|Casablanca Panama Ceiling Fan|
What about the floor? Well, the floors are hardwood, in a dark finish. I use area rugs and wanted to switch out the traditional, oriental style rugs that were previously in the room for a light colored rug with more texture. I really wanted a shag style rug. The problem I encountered was that I needed a variety of rug sizes: a 5 x 8, a 2 x 4, and two eight foot runners. That combination was hard to come by. Surprisingly, I found the best selection at Home Depot and was able to order a very inexpensive Frise rug, starch color.
|The Frise Shag Rug|
Are you freshening up your home this spring?
This post is NOT sponsored. All products were purchased by me, for my personal use. The opinions presented here are mine alone.