Boy, do we feel better. Not only have the hubs and I been snug as a bug in our freshly made over bedroom, but I’ve actually woken up on the weekends to find Scott still sleeping in, and well past 9 am. For those of you who know my man, you’d know this used to be an impossible feat. For me, most weekend mornings are spent dozing ’til breakfast has come and gone, while he busies himself around the home as soon as the sun rises.
Of course, this is all thanks to me (right, honey?). Surprisingly, I’m not mourning the demise of our orange bedroom. Really, I’m not. (And for those of you joining in now, you can see how I got us in this whole mess here, here, and here). As much as I loved Behr’s Pumpkin Patch, I’m finally realizing the calming powers of what I formerly thought of as the snooze-fest Relaxing Green, also Behr. Here’s how we turned that yawn-of-a-color upside down and actually injected some fun into it:
Of course I knew I threw in a curve ball with the vibrant rug, but my heart skips a beat every time I look at it. Although Scott wasn’t fully convinced from the get go, even he couldn’t be happier with how well it plays off our newly framed print, The Most Complicated Thing You Own (and ain’t that the truth?). This Row Boat Press original, trimmed to size, tucks neatly inside the shadowbox of an Ikea Ribba frame. We love that it can only be seen while facing the hall (or laying in bed, depending on how you want to look at it), which makes it feel like our own secret print. Love. It.
At first we were a little worried that the television and black frames would be a stark contrast to the barely-there-green, but we find that it works against the black and white motif in our playful throw (a steal from Overstock). And once you factor in the aqua sheets, pinstripe bolster, and punchy rosette pillow (DwellStudio for Target), well, we got ourselves a room with no apologies. The layering of textures, pattern, and color is what makes this room so darn us.
And while we no longer have the Relaxing Green flanked by a wall of the cheery pumpkin hue (buh-bye, racing stripe), we find that the installation of our good ol’ Ribba picture ledge is still the right touch needed to add height while anchoring the main attraction (a-hem, you know, the bed).
No, the tranquil green won’t punch you in the face, but who needs all that drama in the bedroom? What used to be one heckuva color extravaganza is now a toned down haven. We’re loving the clean palette with the pops of mustard, red, and aqua while relishing in the cool, white duvet and sun drenched curtains.
So, how’d we do? Is anyone fuming mad at me for painting over the orange Crush? Go on, I’ll understand. Even I can’t explain why I do the things I do. Just don’t go making me do something drastic. Again.