This bedroom, interestingly, was the reason we decided to buy our house. It wasn’t the old shag carpet or that gorgeous light fixture up there. It was this view:
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During our remodel process, we painted the room white, changed out the carpet and put in new windows, but it took me a while to actually make it feel like a restful sanctuary. (Hahahah! Ironic to have a comfy bedroom, though, because with two kids we never really get sleep.).

I was inspired to decorate it by this image that I found on Pinterest:

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I liked the blush/gray combination. (Here is my Pinterest bedroom board if you want more inspiration.)

Here’s what I ended up with:


The light fixture is IKEA, just a basic drum shape. I actually carried it home on the plane last year. The curtains are hand-me-downs, from West Elm. The rods came from Lowes.


My dad and I made the headboard from a solid birch door that used to be downstairs (more on that later). It’s a little beat-up but I like it. The house’s former owner made all the doors and they have really grown on me. The blush bedspread is Bloomingdales, I found it on sale on Amazon. The throw pillows (fuzzy and metallic) came from Pier 1. The light gray sheets are flannel from Costco. I already had the gray blanket and pillow cases.

I really liked this CB2 lamp, but it was spendy:

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I found similar bedside lamps at Target, for $30 less. The bedside table is a hand-me-down. I got a new drawer pull at Target.


I wanted a desk area, which I TRY to keep from becoming a repository for clothes and books. I found this one for under $100 on sale at Target. Desk lamp is Target as well. The rug came from an Urban Outfitters sale. The chair belonged to my grandparents. I replaced the foam on the seat and recovered it with new fabric. The artwork on the upper left is a gift from my aunt, Laura Myntti. The one on the right is by local artist Jimmy Riordan.


I moved the old wall mirror to the corner, which probably isn’t feng shui.

The view remains the same.