Surprisingly, after torturing me to tell Craig's secrets, I did not have the flu. I had strep. A prescription for antibiotics and orders to stay in bed for at least 48 hours I was back home in bed the ENTIRE weekend. I watched movies, slept, watched Hulu, slept, took my meds with food every 12 hours, slept and slept some more. My body and my bed have now become one. And as I sat, laid and basically just lunged around my bedroom I really wanted to redecorate. Maybe redecorate isn't the right term. I want to decorate my bedroom. So I began a search. And what did I learn...
- I don't like 4 poster beds. I don't want to have to deal with drapery. I don't think it makes the bed or the room more romantic. And really the "posters" are just a waste of wood.
- I don't want my room to be too feminine. I am not a girly girl so I don't want a lot of lace or lavender colored walls. I don't share my bed with a man right now, but someday I will. As I looked at photos of some super girly bedrooms, I instantly felt sorry for the dude who has to sleep in them.
- I don't want to look like I am at the beach when I live in the mountains. I like the beach as much as the next person, but I am not doing one of the many "nautical" themed rooms I see on every design show (probably not any theme for that matter).
- White is nice, but it isn't always right. I think white can be done well, but I would be afraid to sleep in an ALL white bed or live in an ALL white room. Touches of white - OK, but the entire room - I'd be the first kid to scuff up the walls or get spaghetti sauce on the duvet cover.
- And ultimately, I am a simple girl. Just a few pillows, clean lines with a little splash of something unexpected or a pop of color and I am a happy clam (ignore the nautical reference). My bedroom should be true to my style even if (occasionally) I like the other designs.
These are little more like it...
Photos found on Better Homes & Gardens