My Bedroom - Before and After

bedroom makeover I've been on a little hiatus but I'm back and feeling inspired.  Today I'm sharing my bedroom update which was LONG overdue.  It's great if a room looks pretty, but how it makes you feel is SO important.  My bedroom was cluttered and definitely not relaxing - it needed some serious help.  If you don't believe me, you can take a look at the before photos.  You might remember this post back in November 2013 when I was in need of some bedroom makeover advice.  I even asked Emma Reddington's readers to weigh in on my bedroom makeover.  I was torn between soft neutrals and graphic black and white.

So, It took me almost a year to fix this room. And now we're finally getting somewhere.

It's become my sanctuary.  My place to escape after a long day and let me tell you, I have been sleeping like a baby.  I decided to go with a palette of white, greys and black and warmed it up with some gold and brown accents.  The photo above the bed is the most colourful piece, it was taken by my husband during a Hawaii trip.  I had it blown up, and framed it in a large Ikea Ribba frame (which I painted an antique gold).

The 2 throw pillows were handmade by the women of Spun Studio and designed by me.  I fun collaboration I took part in this summer which you can read more about here.  Opposite my bed is a dresser where I keep my jewelry.  I picked up a printed napkin on my last trip to NYC and decided to frame it over the dresser.  I love the typographic pattern!

bedroom update

bedroom makeover

bedroom update

bedroom update

bedroom makeover

bedroom makeover

It's amazing how small changes can do wonders  for your space.  Have you updated your bedroom?  How do you make it more cozy and inviting?