Ever since we first started talking about selling our house, I’ve been dreaming of how I want everything to look. From the kitchen cabinets to the bathroom sink, there are so many pins on my boards. I am not one to have visions for interior decor as if I’ve never really had an eye for design. However, a little channel called HGTV has helped me to develop that part of my brain.
I can honestly say, “I know what I want in our new house” in terms of furniture, paint color, and an overall theme now. Brandon’s actually pretty happy about this since I’ve always relied on him for his opinion. He might regret his enthusiasm because my vision is pretty solid. Let’s start with my dream bedroom…
It’s Bright. White. Clean (in theory).
I absolutely love a bright white bedroom, but everywhere I’ve lived since college has been far from that. I’ve had purple bedding, navy bedding, and most recently – light blue striped bedding. In our new place I would like to stick to a gray/white/pale blue color scale.
Big fluffy pillows, a down comforter and cozy afghan, soft white sheets against a reclaimed wood headboard… that’s where I hope to sleep at night. I’m loving this bedding, but not a fan of the shell decor. Our previous bedroom had coastal accents – think Cape Cod- but I haven’t decided if I want to carry on with this theme yet. For now, I just know I would love simple, but lush bedding that can match many different themes (which my girls will probably stain with popsicles).
The vintage rug look is something that reminds me of my childhood. My parents had hardwood floors with rugs in every room all over their house and I never liked it. I wanted carpet… but after having lived with carpet for the last 12 years, I’m longing for hardwood and vintage rugs, like this one or this one.
We have a really fantastic well-built bedroom furniture set, but its tan, gold, and not my style anymore. I love rustic wood pieces and would enjoy shopping around at local antique markets or refinished furniture shops. Pottery Barn knows what I like, for example this bedside table… but I want to buy from a small business.
I’m looking forward to creating a peaceful place for us to spend our evenings (with blackout curtains for the hubs) and Sunday mornings with the girls. Our bedroom holds so many memories and I am sad to say goodbye.
Our bedroom was never just for ‘Mom-and-Dad-time’, some of my favorite memories with our daughters have been laying in bed, playing and laughing together. Even the nights when Annabelle would climb in between us, or the 2am nursing sessions with both babies, I cherish the moments it was not just us two, but four altogether. I cannot wait to create more in our new house.