I am definitely someone that prefers to improve and layer and add-to a room over time, never really proclaiming a room “done.” This weekend we circled back to Greta’s room to add two inexpensive elements that made such a fun difference and it only took about 20 minutes total!
The two things we did?
First, we hung non-white curtains. Don’t get me wrong, white curtains are breezy and soft and have a place, but lately I’ve been noticing a trend toward more colorful drapes and I’m digging it. We really wanted to add some warmth and color to Greta’s room since her walls are black and white and her bed is gray, so I went with these beige blush curtains.
They are such a beautiful shade and added so much to her space. We used this curtain rod and hung them about an inch from the ceiling and extended to rod 10-12″ beyond the sides of the window. Hanging curtains high and wide will always help the room and window feel larger. (Psst, linked all the sources at the bottom of the post for you!)
We have some shades coming for this window which will add another layer.
The second easy thing is swapping out the pillowcases for something patterned and even more fun–mix patterns! Purchasing a pair of pillowcases (they almost always come in a set of 2) is a lot more inexpensive than springing for a whole sheet set and is an easy way to inject a little bit of playful pattern and color.
In Greta’s room, I paired this small yellow patterned one with this blue striped one on each bed. It’s something small but in person it really pops and is one of those things that can help a room feel more layered.
So there you have it–two easy ways to add a little interest to a bedroom. Although the colorful curtain can absolutely translate to any room in the house!
Curtains in “blush beige” (these are similar and available in the same color!)
Coral Block Print Lumbar Pillow
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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