Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Mood Board Musings · Bedroom

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I think it's safe to say that mood boards keep my mind from exploding with ideas and I'm sure most of you would agree. These collages help me fuse together all of the inspiration I find around the web. It also allows me to see the big picture, decide what direction to take and establish an overall tone for whatever I'm working on at the moment. It's a great tool.

On Sunday, I decided it was time to tackle phase two of our bedroom makeover (phase one was done well over a year ago when I rearranged all our furniture). As you can see, this phase has taken me some time to initiate. I would like to blame it entirely on finances (or the lack thereof), but that wouldn't be true. The delay was pretty much caused by my complacency. I was okay with the way our bedroom looked for the most part. But I was reminded of how badly I wanted to change things up whenever I started reviewing the pins I had pinned to my secret bedroom board ages ago.

I've been changing things here and there over the course of the past year. That computer desk has been moved into the guestroom / office area and that space has been filled with a bookcase from Ikea. We have different bedside tables now and those black shelves have been taken down. It bugs me that I actually thought our room looked good when I took this photo. Ha. I didn't even take a minute to make the bed. What the heck. I'll be sure to fix that when I take new after photos!

I started out by buying new bedding at Target last week (shared here). From there, G and I decided that we really needed to repaint the walls. They have been turquoise for well over 7 years now. We both wanted something brighter, so we chose aqua (as seen below). We began painting on Sunday evening and we're only ¾ of the way finished with one more wall to complete. After that, we can move our furniture back into place and slowly start adding little touches until it's to our liking.

It's no secret that I'm completely obsessed with the sea and a lover of nautical trappings. Well, I'm also a fan of the whole bohemian + gypsy look and feel too. That's what I'm going for. A seafaring boho theme of sorts. Though I can't promise that I won't throw a few wild cards into the decor as my taste remains eclectic as heck. What can I say? I like what I like.

Hoping we'll wrap this whole project up tomorrow. I'm ready to see how it all comes together!