Thursday, April 24, 2014

Refreshing a bedroom for summer

You guys! How much can you not WAIT for summer? It's coming..slowly. To welcome the season and all of our summer guests (and let's face it, as an excuse for me to redecorate), we decided to liven up our guest bedroom a bit this week. Here's how!

1. Changed up the bedding
I love the West Elm bedding that we've had in this bedroom ever since we moved in, but it felt very cozy and wintry to me and it was just time for something new. Updating your bedding is one of the easiest ways to give your bedroom a fresh look as the seasons change. We took this blanket out of our storage closet for the bed and added a couple fun pillows, including one of my all time favorites from DENY Designs.
2. Changed up the configuration 
This is probably the biggest change we made to the room and I'm not 100% sold on it yet, but it allows us to access the door and create a second entrance to the patio, which I love. The room is fairly narrow so we didn't even think that turning the bed horizontally would work, but were pleasantly surprised that the bed still fit with plenty of room on the end to get around. Doesn't it look like a completely new space?
3. Let some light in
As you can see in the first photo above, we've had the door covered by both the bed's headboard and a shade for the entire winter, and finally rolled the shade up this week once we moved the bed away from the door. I can't believe what a difference in made! The room looked so pretty this morning with all of the natural light flooding in. I could almost smell the warm summer breeze blowing in.
^Mac's favorite rug. He follows it wherever it goes.
4. Added a new piece of wall art
When I saw this macrame wall hanging, I knew it would look amazing on our guest bedroom's white exposed brick wall. The only issue was how we were going to hang the finished piece on the brick, so I swear I heard angels singing when josh found one white nail already drilled into the brick, just asking for something to be hung on it. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the way the copper stands out against the white brick is amazing, I can't even handle it. Tying all of those knots is pretty rough on the fingers (I had to take a break halfway) but other than that, this DIY wall hanging was easy and inexpensive to recreate. All you need is cotton pipe filler and copper piping and then you can just follow the tutorial here.
Are you doing anything - big or small - to refresh your home for summer? I'd love to know!

1 comment:

  1. Love this Linds!! Featuring it in my friday links. The new set up looks fantastic.