We are launching a new series..."Between the Sheets." The series will have other bloggers, designers and tastemakers fill us in on what design elements are most important in a bedroom. We are excited to launch our series with the Sensational Sissy from Blue Hydrangea. She cracks me up on a daily basis with her wit and humor on her blog. Thanks for visiting!
I was so excited when the girls at Gramercy asked me to be a part of their "Between the Sheets" Series. I have some definite ideas about bedrooms.
There are certain pieces I adore in a bedroom. Number one would have to be an upholstered headboard. They are a dramatic focal point and don't take up as much space as a four poster bed.
Another must for me is wall to wall carpet. Oh, stop cringing. It is not that bad and I love the cozy feel it gives a room. You can play on the floor with your kids, plop down for exercise and, best of all, you never see dust bunnies. Maybe I should go ahead and admit that I love a T.V. in the bedroom and, horror of horrors, a ceiling fan. There! I've said it. You know all my bedroom secrets!! But really, is lying in bed, watching Man Shops Globe with a light breeze blowing on you really so bad?
When making the bed I like to have:
A thick mattress pad, a cotton blanket, a Matelasse coverlet, two pillows for sleeping, several decorative pillows, and for sheets I like white, white and white.
A little color on the trim, a monogram and even stripes and dots are fine as long as the main color is white. And more white.
I also always have a comforter or blanket folded at the end of the bed to pull up if you get cold or if you want to take a nap. Plus, I think a bed looks naked without a little something at the foot.
Another finishing touch is a bed skirt. I can't imagine a bed in my house without one. I feel like they complete the look plus hide all the magazine and books, toys, etc. that I store under our beds.
Now for lighting...I really like for bedside lamps to match. Bedside tables, not so much. Go for something different but about the same height. And they need to be a good size. Small bedside tables make me nervous. I am afraid I am going to knock over my water, chapstick, or the all important sound machine. Plus, I need a place for a big stack of books and magazines.
So, that's the basics. Now have some fun.
Make sure you give your bedroom some personality.
It's funny because I do not have wallpaper in my bedroom, but I am drawn to all the rooms that have it. Hmm...is it time for a change?
Maybe instead of wallpapering my whole bedroom I should get some wallpaper panels. This is one of my all time favorite bedrooms. Crisp and cozy at the same time with a little zebra...perfect!
Thanks to the Girls at Gramercy for letting me stop by. Now if only I could get myself to Atlanta to actually see their fabulous store in person!!
pics from: Beach Bungalow 8, Elle Decor, Kelly Green, David Jimenez, Amanda Tally, Lonny, Elle Decor, Kelly Green, Lonny, Bonesteel Trout Home.