Over the last couple months, we’ve been slowly giving our bedroom a makeover. And although we’re not completely done yet, I’m excited to give you a more pulled back view of our “new” light and serene room.
After 3+ years of living (and loving) sleeping with dark walls, we decided to lighten them up and, boy, has that changed everything. It feels like a completely different room!
The refresh was sprung by the launch of Loloi’s new Porcia collection. We were asked if we wanted to feature one of their rugs in a space in our home and their Adobe Spice rug felt perfect. It looks like a mosaic, but it feels like a cloud. We’ve been trying to incorporate warmer tones in our home and this rug definitely helps bridge that. There’s a lot of dark and light blues mixed with copper, rust, deep tans and light beiges. It’s not as rust colored as it appears online, but I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised when we rolled it out. It’s stunning.
We went with an 8×10, instead of a 9×12 like our last bedroom rug–which I know, I know, seems to go against everything you hear about rugs “the bigger, the better!” In our case, our bedroom felt dwarfed by the 9×12 rug. The nightstands teetered. The floors were barely showing. When I got the new rug in place, my mom stopped by and said, “This room looks huge! What’s different!?” And at that point, we had only swapped out the rug. Even with our king sized bed, in our room, an 8×10 was just right.
Our nightstands are a deep mahogany and bring out a lot of the tones of the area rug, so we knew we wanted to keep our bedding lighter. We kept our same window pane sheets, but got a new textured white duvet, added on some striped shams and these ultra-textured pillows with pompoms (also by Loloi).
They’re substantial and make me want to make our bed every day. Get some pillows that help you do that!
For a long time, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to hang above our bed, if anything (I was loving the breathing room the blankness brought, to be honest). I ordered an abstract painting one night, but then I pulled this from our guest room just to see and I’m smitten with it here. Our bedroom was kind of stripped of all moodiness and it injects some of that back in (which feels very us) while still maintaining the serene vibe we’re going for.
As a reminder, here’s how our bedroom looked before we started the refresh. I still love that version, but this change feels refreshing!
We still have a few things to finish up in here–window treatments, for one. Built-ins around our television, for two. But we’re taking it slow, keeping it simple and less cluttered.
You can check out the new Porcia collection by Loloi on their website right here. Loloi manufactures beautiful textiles and rugs, but they are generally sold elsewhere. You can find our rug on a few different sites, including rugstudio.com right here.
SHOP THE ROOM
Wall Color- Benjamin Moore Olympic Mountains
Window Pane Sheets
Textured Pom Pom Throw Pillows
Tripod Table Lamp
Faux Olive Branches
Faux Green Branches
Blue Striped Mug
White Jewelry Hand – sold out (similar)
Glass Display Box
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