Ever since I stumbled upon Decor8blog, my design world/taste has changed. I've always been drawn to global, clean rooms, ala West Elm. Once I started following German, Nordic and Finnish blogs I've been hooked on the simple, yet homey vibe these homes have to offer. Maybe it's because I'm from the chilly Northeast of the US and a fur throw makes me feel all fuzzy inside, or maybe it's because the soft angle of the declining winter sun feels so familiar. Whatever it is, I love it.
When we moved from our two bedroom, 1100 sq foot apartment to our 2100 sq foot town home we approached decorating one room at a time, trying to utilize what we had as much as possible. We purchased a bed for our master, but apart from that, our room got all the hand me downs, all the random side tables, a buffet that is now being used as a diaper changing table... Although in theory, I don't like tech stuff in the bedroom, our room is larger than necessary for just a sleeping space. So, one nook is a messy office/sewing corning, we have a reading nook and of course, a bed.
About a year ago, I painted the back wall a warm orange. I've always wanted to try this color in a bedroom, it reminds me of beautiful stone walls you might see in the Mediterranean. Initially, I loved it. However, when I thought about styling the rest of the room, pillows, side tables, etc. I realized, I'm really over the Moroccan vibe, and want to go in a completely different direction. Here are some inspo pics for the moody blue vibe I'm currently drooling over...
The original inspiration. However, because I don't have that much confidence in my artsy painting abilities. I went on the hunt for a more matte look...
And for the accessories. I love this stool-turned-side-table and the industrial bulb. Coincidentally, the bulb was already on my shopping list.
I'm thinking of continuing the blue theme with the textiles, as well. But those will have to wait. No space in the budget at the moment.
I think I can get this done with a relatively small budget. And I will need to. We are saving for a big family escape overseas, so every penny counts. I'm thinking I can get new paint for $30-40 (it's non-VOC, hence the price tag), the IKEA stools pictured, at $15 a piece, IKEA's new beautiful industrial chic bulbs, at $12 a piece for the bulb and cord, a plant and pot, also from IKEA, for around $30 and a target table I've been eyeing for $85. Total: $200. If I manage to sell my current side tables, I might only have to come out of pocket for about $50. Will follow up when we've finished!