I have always wanted to feel like my bedroom is an oasis. Growing up, my mom had an artistic eye and was so creative. She was on trend with decor and fashion, and constantly rearranged our house to make things look fresh. As a kid who didn’t grow up with a lot of money, though, decorating a bedroom was the least of our worries, and a definite luxury.
Following tradition, I have never really treated myself to a bedroom sanctuary. My focus has always been on the rest of the house, and the bedroom has been an afterthought.
Last year, I saw a beautiful bedroom on Pinterest as I was searching for rooms with a dark feature wall. When I looked into it, I found out that the room was created for a celebrity, and I thought… “Why not me?”
When decorating a room based on an inspiration photo, you don’t have to copy everything exactly. Instead, look for like colors and similar contrasts. For instance, the inspiration room had a white headboard, that I think was leather. I opted for a light plywood headboard to create that same contrast. I had a huge piece of plywood cut at the Home Depot, and I went home and sanded it with 60, then 120, then 220 grit. I left it unstained because I like the look of raw, matte wood. The markings are just beautiful and it created the look I wanted for less than $40!
The inspiration had gold sconces with a black cord, which is essential against the dark wall, which I painted in the color Blue Note by Benjamin Moore. So I went on a mission and found these at World Market for less!
As for artwork, the inspo room had a white piece of art, so I just painted an old canvas white with acrylic paint, and created a random design using black acrylic mixed with a bit of blue and a drop of green.
The blanket is from Sackcloth and Ashes, which you can find on their website or sometimes at World Market. I chose this blanket because I wanted a black and gray Navajo, and this one really delivered-PLUS, they give one blanket to the homeless for every blanket purchased! I opted for these sweater poufs instead of a bench. I actually made a bench for the space, but quickly realized that Rob and I would have bruised shins in no time, lol! I put the bench next to the window instead, to be styled later.
I like the way the room came together because Rob likes a masculine feel, but I enjoy more feminine touches and I think the room compliments both of our personalities. We still need to replace the fan, and add a few more touches, but I really like this room!
I finally got my oasis!
All of the products that I purchased are linked below. I hope you enjoy this room as much as I do and feel inspired to create your own sanctuary!