I’m always looking for spring decorating ideas. How do you give your home a spring decorating update? Air out the winter blankets and pack them away? Change out your winter clothes for your spring wardrobe? I did that this week. My closet went from looking black, brown and beige to pink, aqua, white, and green. A couple of weeks ago, I gave our living room a spring decorating update with 10 Awesome Accessories for Spring Decorating. I’ve mentioned that our home naturally has a spring, summer aesthetic so I’ve never changed out anything in our bedroom. This year, I decided to give our master bedroom a fresh look. In the end, I came up with 8 spring decorating ideas to update our master bedroom.
No, I didn’t buy new furniture, no reupholstery, no painting involved. I used the same principles in our bedroom as in our living room. I used accessories and embellishments to create my spring decorating update look. And I couldn’t be happier. Sweet Shark likes the new, fresh look, too. Nothing drastic, but definitely a change for the warming months ahead. And, of course, I have to share with you.
Before I get started, I thought I would share a picture of our bedroom as it looked a week ago before the spring update. I took you on a tour of our bedroom about a year ago. As you can see, we have several different fabric patterns on the bed. My first order of business was to calm the palette down and replace all the bedding and pillows.
On the table between our two chairs, I wanted a springier~looking vase.
I love these lamps, which were actually in the den of our last house, but I’ve always felt that they were too heavy for our bedroom.
Ready to see the updated spring look? Me, too.
White, I wanted white. You know that hotel look? Crisp, white duvet and big Euro pillows that you can sink into? That’s the look I wanted. I did some shopping at a few local stores and ended up purchasing this set at Bed, Bath and Beyond. A soft, high~thread count assures a soft feel. I resued our existing Euro pillow inserts and used them for the three new white Euros, which have a simple flange. I went simple with no extra stitching or ruffles. (I love farmhouse, but not country so much.) Then, I folded our matlesse at the foot of the bed, both for color and texture.
TIP: Although our comforter is a king, I bought a full/queen duvet cover. The comforter fits snugly inside without any extra sheeting that just hangs down. A friend who works at Peacock Alley shared that little tip with me.
French Grain Sack Pillow
I have been dying to use the French grain sack that I bought at Roundtop in 2015. I bought another one at the Scott’s Antique Market in early March of this year and I intended to use that one on our bed. The collector of the grain sacks gave me the exact measurements for a feather pillow insert and the name of a special order pillow company out of Florida. When I returned home I ordered the insert. In the meantime, I laid both grain sacks on the new white bedding and Sweet Shark and I decided that the first one from Roundtop had a better color and more pattern for the bed. Fortunately, the chosen grain sack fit the insert just fine. I love the farmhouse, French element that the pillow adds to our spring decorating update. And it’s really comfy, too.
Before I went to Atlanta in March, I was already planning this spring decorating update for our bedroom. High on my list was a monogramed pillow. I had an extra standard size pillow case and took it to my friends Laura and Melissa at L & M Monograms. They have done several monograms for me and I love their work. They will help you design any monogram and choose fonts and thread colors. You should check out their Instagram feed, especially if you live in the Dallas area. When I returned home, the monogram was finished. I bought a feathered pillow insert (14 x 21~inches) to make the pillow. Basically, I took the standard pillow case apart and made a new envelop case with a flange to match the Euro pillows. I absolutely love this monogramed pillow.
It’s always nice to have a throw on your bed for afternoon naps. I wanted a white, super, light weight throw and I found the perfect one at Tuesday Morning. It’s from Peacock Alley. The only drawback? It was a little plain and I thought it need a little embellishment. At Jo~ann’s I found just the right fringe. It was easy and fast to sew the fringe to the 2 ends. Pinning and sewing took less than 30 minutes. It adds a contrast at the foot of the bed on the matlesse as well as texture. Nap, anyone?
The lamps that we have been using since we moved in the house were in our den at our previous house. I’ve liked them, but I’ve always thought that they were too heavy for our bedroom and the shades were a bit dated. On my scouting trip for our living room update, I found these at Target. The see~through look of beaded glass immediately caught my eye. The brushed brass finish on the base and stem was similar to the knobs on our nightstands. I like that I could pick out the lighter colored linen shadeand finial separately. The lamps are a bit shorter and smaller than the previous ones and that’s a good thing.
Over the past few years I’ve been adding more white to our home and I thought that the new spring look in the bedroom needed a punch of white. These tall skinny vases that I bought at a flea market a few years ago were in the kitchen cabinet. The addition of the pink carnations was just the pop of color needed.
On the glass and pewter table (also brought over from our previous home) in front of our bay window, I’ve had a large mercury glass vase. I love mercury glass, but I thought we needed a lighter look with actual color here. On my last trip to Home Goods to return the extra pillows that we didn’t need, I found this beautiful sea~glass looking vase for $9.99 (!!!!) I think it not only provides more color, but reflects the blue of the pool just outside the window. Forsythia branches provide an airy look and I love the tiny yellow flowers. I’ll be changing the flowers out periodically over the spring and summer. Gladiolas, iris?
We’ve have needed some kind of decorative piece above our headboard. Since our ceilings are 10 feet tall, I had plenty of blank space to feel. I thought abut a big mirror or a window frame. However the solution was right beneath our noses. We have a good friend who is a fabulous artist, but we’ve never had any of his work in our home. As a showing he had at Christmas, we saw these 2 woodland scenes and just fell in love with them. They were the right size, the right colors, and both Sweet Shark and I loved the soft, ethereal look. We purchased them and just recently hung them. I love the focal point they provide, the colors and the lightness. I think they give the room just the right feel for spring and summer.
Well, that’s the 8 spring decorating ideas I used to give our master bedroom a fresh look and feel. What do you think? How do you give your master bedroom a springy update?
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Have a wonderful first weekend in April. We’ll be planting flowers.
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