A few weeks ago, we explored several ways to style that wall above your headboard. When it came to re-doing their own walls, Sherri and I have each found some ideas we like, and looked for ways to make our favorites work in our own spaces.
This post focuses on my bedroom, and admittedly it's taken some trial-and-error to translate the idea into this space and personal tastes, and make it reflect my style.
First, a quick recap: here's the "before" of Terry's bedroom. As promised, we're keeping this real - the transformation began back in October, and it's taken several weeks. We know the one-hour flipping shows are fun to watch, but even one room takes time:
Now that all of those steps have been done, it was time to incorporate some new decor along with the pieces that were already here: new lamps, a new mirror, and some new wall art. The trio of photos hanging above the bed added a nice personal touch, but it's apparent they're too small for the space (even before the drapes were taken down.) We recently shared several ideas for what to do with this space here. Did any of them grab your attention?
Below are two photos that were the inspiration for what Terry wanted to do with her space. The photo on the left was Terry's first pick...but the arches she chose were too wide to put three across on the wall, especially with the drapes.
The photo on the right had wall art that grabbed her attention and tugged at her heartstrings. Fortunately for us, we have many vendors who are crazy-talented, and August Rain Creative Co. made her a pair of signs to her exact specifications. (They can do the same for you!)
Ready to see how it turned out? Here it is!
After a lot of hemming and hawing, holding up various pieces, measuring and re-measuring, everything is hung, and we love the result. Yes, it is pretty high on the wall. Yes, she could have left the wall bare, and the headboard would have taken center stage, and held its own.
At the time she fell for the arches, the headboard in Terry's room was lower and straight across, instead of curved. That would have dropped the arch down the wall a bit. But the drape panels are hung close to ceiling height, which accentuates the 9-foot ceilings and makes the room seem bigger. Positioning taller, linear items on the wall space was a leap of faith, but after they were hung, the results just seemed right.
So, what do you think of the transformation? Leave us a comment below and let us know!
We're in the home stretch on Terry's bedroom redo. She has just a few more things to do....including styling the tops of the dresser and chest of drawers.
We're excited to show you what she's done. Check back next week, and we'll share some tips and ideas. When you look at your own bedroom surfaces, and maybe you'll be inspired to update them a bit.
WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?
I'm Terry Lea, owner of Re-Invintage Home, a vintage home goods shop just south of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. A lifelong passion for vintage picking led me to open a shop with my picking pal, Sherri in 2017. Come see us!