How My Bedroom Became My Sanctuary – Guest Post

If you had looked at my bedroom only a few weeks ago, you would have thought a teenager was sleeping in it. The paint was loud, the curtains were thin, the room was cluttered with clothes and pink nick knacks everywhere, and the bed was less than inviting. This was the last room wanted to retire in at the end of the day because it took a huge effort just to get comfortable in there. I decided I had enough and was going to take back the bedroom and make it a place I wanted to spend more time in both during the day and each night.

What I did?

The first thing I did was decide on a theme for the bedroom. The part of room was painted a soft sand color, with the trim a light blue tone. It instantly looked like the colors I would expect to see at the beach. My next move was to go to CutPriceMattresses and find a new 4ft6 double mattress. I choose a great deal on a new firm innerspring mattress set that arrived a few days after i placed my order.

Next I got some new long curtains that matched the trim and almost look like flowing waves as the wind blows through the windows. I painted some shelves I found at a yard sale to look old and worn. The chipped white paint is awesome for giving anything that worn out look. I placed all the little accessories around the room up on shelves, then added in some fun touches. I filled glass vases, jars, and glasses, with beach sand and threw in some sea shells too. Now the room actually had some of the beach in it.

The comforter and the pillows were all tossed, replaced with beautiful earth tone colors that gave the bedroom that soothing look it was missing. I placed some tan candles on the end tables and put all the junk either in the closet, in drawers, or in the trash. Each day I add a few fresh cut flowers to my vase on my dresser, and the room is simply the best looking in my house. I look forward to reading in the bedroom on my days off, and definitely retiring in there each night.

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