Taking Notice of the Bedroom

• 06 January 2010

Terence Conran once said, "It seems incongruous that the bedroom, which is by far the most personal room in the house, is also the most neglected." Isn't that so true? For about 9 years our bedroom served as the dumping ground of our living space. It was a place where I put everything I didn't like or didn't have a place for elsewhere. Lame, I know. But I did end up making it right (see budget bedroom makeover here.)

There are three steps one can take to make the bedroom a more inviting, romantic and comfortable space. First, clear the clutter and feel the room become instantly more relaxing. Two, decorate it as best as you can with your budget, be it large or small. Put effort towards making it lovely, as you would with a high-traffic area like a kitchen or family room. Even on a budget it can be done! Last, put in a SoundDock or some other music-making contraption. There is nothing more romantic than music wafting softly throughout the room...on a quiet evening...when the children are in bed.

Here are a some of my favorite images of the bedroom. I am going to showcase them over two days. They are quite different from each other, but I love them all for different reasons. I hope they inspire you too!


























































































































image 1, 2 (unknown), 3, and 4

15 comments:

  1. Great, great photos. I'm inspired...and currently working on our own bedroom.

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  2. That mid-century desk in the last picture is unbelievable...I'm in love!

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  3. Oh that desk, that desk!

    We're in the process of doing our own bedroom, and it's really fun, but not nearly as fun as that desk. I think I'll be coming back to this post just to sneak more peeks at it.

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  4. I've always wanted the colors in that top photo in my bedroom. It's good to have a reminder to take time to create a good space for myself. Thank you!

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  5. I really really must have that red quilt! Any idea where it came from?

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  6. Mary, the articles says it's a "silk coverlet from India". I know, not much help...

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  7. I'm crazy about the Martha Stewart room!

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  8. I've been looking for a yellow eyeball floor lamp like the one in the Martha Stewart picture for ages - ever since seeing it on Apartment Therapy. Anyone any idea where to get one?

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  9. Such beautiful bedrooms! I'm in this rut... where our bedroom is so mismatched and unpleasant right now :). This is my main "resolution"! To redo the bedroom! Thanks for the inspiring photos!

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  10. Yellow Lamp Lovers: I found a cute yellow desk lamp in CB2. It's called the Crane Desk Lamp and it's the loveliest shade of happy yellow.

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  11. I think you like white walls. :)
    Jen

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  12. I think you like white walls. :)
    Jen

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  13. It might be too late to get a reply but can you tell me where the linens from the blue bedroom are from?
    Thanks
    icrad@hotmail.com

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  14. Darci, it looks like they are from Schweitzer Linens.

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