There are some fun new treasures that I’ve found over the past few months that have found a place in here. And did you notice something? I actually am using some accent color besides green! Yep, that’s a burnt orange, a total fall color, but I don’t care. It matched the color in my new prints and I wanted to bring that through. The best thing about keeping the majority of my decor neutral is the ability to change and add color easily such as this.
I found these prints in a cute little antique shop while I was on vacation. I knew they would fit perfectly in my DIY wood picture hangers. If I could only show you how many times I moved these around to find the perfect spot…it was crazy, and now I have more holes in my wall than I had planned. They moved from the sides of the bed to the middle to the top to the middle sides to be too close….etc. They eventually found their place here. Then I realized it was still missing something. Layers! I added this wood window frame in front of it, and boom. I was happy.
And the theme of my bed … layers and textures! I may have gone overboard with the different textures. I was totally feeling it though, ha! There was also a lot of changes to this set up until I ended on something I was happy with. It goes to say, if you aren’t happy with what you created, just tweak it and tweak it again until you are. Sometimes you have to start all over, and sometimes it’s as simple as adding or deleting one thing.
The same idea of layering happened at the foot of my bed. I found this amazing elm bench at the same store as the prints. I’ve had it for awhile now and haven’t found a good place for it. I then realized how perfect it would look here! It felt soooo empty though just leaving it by itself. So….more layering took place. I add these diy vintage-inspired books (that tutorial is coming in the fall issue of Country Sampler Farmhouse Style magazine!). I also added the blanket, the floor cushions and the plant.
I don’t usually show the other areas of my room… mainly because they are always a hot mess! Ha! So, here’s a glimpse at this side with my diy faux fireplace. It adds just the little extra touch of character. I used layers here again with the pictures, frames, and garland.
I have to be honest with you…I wasn’t loving where this summer refresh was headed when I first started. In fact, I thought I would do it quickly, take some pictures, and then turn it back. Through the extra tweaking and layering, I ended up loving it! I love the pops of colors and the change. I also love that I found the perfect spot for those prints and the elm bench.
I hoped you enjoyed my summer bedroom decor ideas! Changes don’t have to be big to make a difference. They can be simple and still have a big impact.