Thursday, August 3, 2017

Lifestyle || Bedroom Redecoration

Check out this amazing anchor lamp and coral-themed plate!
  One's home decor is a reflection of who they are and what they most enjoy. A place of solace from the busy world, a bedroom is a place where we should feel relaxed and ready to take a nap or read for bit. Just over a month ago, I realized that my own room was looking a bit too juvenile. Thus began the fun project of redecorating my space with my favorite colors and themes. I hope you enjoy seeing the results and perhaps even pick up a few amateur decorating tips!



  Coming up with a theme was easy. I am always drawn to nautical things, and combining maritime and beach motifs fell easily into place. My favorite blue-green shades were incorporated, with coral lending a feminine pop of color.

   After some uncertainty one day at the mall, I settled on buying a fuzzy patterned blanket rather than a comforter. Around the same time, I got the coral blanket that has a similar feel. This ended up being more economical and seasonally practical than deciding on a comforter set. Meanwhile, Mom made a decorative pillow out of some fabric that I picked out.



   While I bought many new items to spruce up my room, part of my redecorating process was rearranging things I already had and purging what I no longer wanted. For the display on my dresser, the turquoise jar and bottle were the only new pieces. Nearly everything else was a gift!

   Most of the artwork on my wall is new, though I reused some old frames. Above my bed and over my dresser are two prints of my own photography. The reflection of boats at the marina is one of my favorite shots, and the driftwood frame perfectly fits the them. A flower photograph to the left of my dresser and a small grouping to its right incorporate more feminine themes. The "P" was a DIY project by Mom!


   My curtains were another Mom-made addition. The fabric has a beach house feel, giving continuity to the color theme. The key-word of my original decor scheme was "Nantucket". The end result ended up combining East coast elements with tropical sunset colors, pirate ship treasures, and my own outdoorsy West coast flair.

 
   My bookshelf is partially filled with books, while the top two shelves house my jewelry and a few decorations. This was one place where I went through my knick-knacks and decided what to donate or throw out. The starfish hanging above my bookshelf was a find from my trip out of town.

Take a look at my new anchor scarf - anchors are my weakness.
My snake-plant is a fabulous and grown-up addition to my room!

Here are the things I've learned about home decorating:

  • Look out for good deals, but don't be afraid of spending money to get what you really like.
  • Take time out to DIY your own decor (or have your resident seamstress do it ;)).
  • Get rid of extra clutter ASAP.
  • Recycle or rearrange items you already have.
  • One plant can change the whole room.
  • Pinterest for inspiration (here is my inspiration board).

That's an abalone shell!

   I hope you've enjoyed taking a look at what I've been up to lately! Have you been doing any redecorating recently? Let me know in the comments below! :)


Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
Philippians 4:8 

17 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful! I love what you did. Your bed spread and the pillows/cases are my favorite. It is nice to declutter and re-decorate every once in a while. Hope you are doing well. God Bless You,
    Lexi

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    1. Thanks a bunch Lexi! ^_^ It is definitely a good feeling. I am doing well and hope you are too!

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  2. I love you bedroom!!! So cute! I just re-did mine; it is so fun re styling a bedroom to one's personality!!

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    1. Thanks a bunch Claire. :) How neat! It is so much fun!

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  3. You certainly have put a lot of thought & ingenuity collecting and arranging your special decor so perfectly in the right places. I do like your color scheme;) your photography framed adds your talent displayed nicely. Love your big window, let's in natural light. Nice how your Mom's talent show too! From pillow, curtains to the very attractive "P". Home made items bring out the best decor! Also your snake-plant is something I did not know about. I am very interested in getting one myself. I like how it looks;) thank you for sharing your room it looks so inviting and relaxing. It really fits your personality. Stephanie

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    1. Thank you for your sweet compliments. :) It was fun putting together a very "Paige" room. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.
      I have had the plant for two weeks and it is surviving so far! I don't get direct light in my room so I needed something hearty. They say the worst thing to do is over water it.

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  4. Thank you for the helpful hints on taking care of the snake-plant! Also I do like your anchor lamp such a unique & ideal focal point in your room. Have an amazing Sunday & enjoying week ahead;) Stephanie

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  5. I love your room, Paige! It really looks great! You're inspiring me. It's high time I clean my room again, even if I don't go all out with decorations. That said...ah...I'm severely tempted!

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    1. Thanks so much Bethany! Hehe, my motivation to clean my room was redecorating, so who knows what will happen. ;)

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  6. I like your new room decorations, Paige! Nautical is such a fun theme! :) ~Kaitlyn

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    1. Thanks Kaitlyn! :) Yes, it's awesome! :D

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  7. I love your redecorating bedroom blog!;)
    I'm hoping to do the same soon.. May God richly bless your week and the rest of your summer.
    In Christ, Susanna

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    1. Thanks muchly.Susanna. ^.^ Thank you and same to you!

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  8. Hi Paige!

    I love your room! I especially love the "p" that your mom made. And those curtains are so pretty. Good job decorating it and thanks for the tips. :)

    -Ashley
    ashleysyarnworks.etsy.com
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words Ashley! :)

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  9. Your room redecoration is so cute! I'm excited I get to see it in real life! (and obsessively rub your blanket on your bed for like seven hours....because it's so soft....)

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    1. Thanks! ^_^ Hehehe, that's like one of the best features. ;)

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