After following Making it Lovely and her plans for transforming her bedroom, I have been meaning to do the same. Our bedroom is the most neglected room of our house. Its the last place I'll tidy and spend money on. So we budgeted money to get new bedlinen to start. I had been wanting to get some really nice linen for a very long time (we just got pretty cheap stuff when we first got married). Just in time for the stocktake sales too!
Stop reading now if details bore you to death cos I am going to go into the finer points! :) From Adairs we got this green quilt set, and the matching cushion and European pillow cases. From David Jones we got our new King size quilt which hangs dreamily over each side of our bed nearly touching the floor. (I know I am *gushing* over my quilt!) And 2 new firm and high pillows (which take a bit of getting used to according to Luke) and from Target for a third of the price than at David Jones, 1000 thread count bed sheets...so we are truly spoilt! I feel like a princess every time I climb into bed at night now. Although that sounds like a lot (and I suppose it is...we saved a lot, which it seems that sales really are the only time to go all out...) It has all really given our room a kick start into looking glamourous!
*The Details are over!*
Over the next few months I am aiming to transform my room into a place that both Luke and I want to go to relax when we get the time (from our up and coming expected 3 child family). Luke mentioned an arm chair for the corner of our room and moving the bookcase beside it. The first two images show just how scattered and random this space is and that it isn't utilised properly. Making it not the nicest space to relax in...(mostly my fault I guess) :-/ I also need a painting above our bed or some beautiful artwork that I aim to make (I have a million projects in my mind at the moment though for all sorts of things!)
My muse is going to be "The Secret Garden"...which was my favourite book and movie when I was eight years old. Luke says thats gay...but he is a boy...and everything romantic and pretty is 'gay' to most boys...and I think that a garden theme will go well with the new bed sheets.
Budget: will be what is required but I assure you...the main expense will be the chair and I will use existing furniture and collected items for the artwork and ornaments. I have the jewellery tree so I want to make that a feature. I won't be painting the walls or anything so the challenge will be to change the mood of the room through art on the walls.
Anyway...I'll keep you updated. I'm excited about making the space somewhere I wanna be!