Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Chateau style bedroom makeover plan


Our bedroom, as shown in the Spring issue of Romantic Country Magazine,
is getting a makeover.  After spending a week in Florida at a wonderful rental 
home, sleeping every night on a super comfy King size bed, hubs and I decided to
make the switch from Queen to King.  While I am excited about the new bigger mattress,
it also meant we would need a new bed, bed frame and bedding, 
which was the really exciting part!
The bedding part was easy. 
I have always loved this tapestry style bedspread from Soft Surroundings. 
 It has that Old World Frenchy Chateau look that you all know I love, and the colors
couldn't be more perfect!  We both decided to go for a bed without a footboard, to allow for more room in our smallish bedroom.  So that meant a bedspread like this could finally work.  These spreads
don't look great when sandwiched in between a headboard and footboard.  I finally could order the spread I had lusted over, ever since I laid eyes upon it.  
Imagine that spread with my painted antique table....yum zone!
The new headboard will be a fabric headboard, since it is easier to mix it in with the existing bedroom furniture.  I ordered it online, and took a roll of the dice, chance wise, in the color department, since I picked out a blue fabric headboard. I think the blue fabric will be closer to the painted table than the lighter blue of the spread.  It could be totally wrong or amazingly right.... 
I will just have to wait and see how it looks with the walls and the spread.
The only real dilemma I see, is that the bed will go in front of our window, and I have always
hated that layout option.  Its not great, putting most furniture in front of a window, lets face it.
So I am cooking up some creative ideas on what to
do with the window and the wall behind the bed, so that it looks GREAT!!!
Not ok, not kind of alright, but really wonderful.....and I have a few ideas.
Of course I could just put up wider curtains as a backdrop, but that seems very boring.
I am thinking of a hardscape back behind the tufted blue bed.  Think old doors on barn sliders
that could open and close to allow access to light and air, and provide a stunning rustic backdrop.
I have been looking at inspiration photos of beds in front of windows, and I haven't seen
anything as pretty and as rustic and as cool as what I envision in my mind.
Wish me luck!


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24 comments:

  1. Love, love the gorgeous tapestry spread from Soft Surroundings...perfect for your makeover plan...love the headboard and in the past, I have had a bed in front of a window in our first "re-sale" home. I placed drapes along the entire wall behind the bed....it seemed to work!

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    1. I know you had a beautiful bedroom with that layout, and I may have to do the same idea, I was just thinking of trying something different.

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  2. You're making me swoon. I thought the bedding was Soft Surroundings. Can't wait to see

    Cindy

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  3. I think you are on to something wonderful! I can't wait to see what you come up with. The bedding is beautiful and I love the table in there too. I can tell you one thing, going to a king size bed is going to be great. I love mine. I got a headboard online and it worked out very nicely. Best of Luck!

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  4. I'm curious to see what you come up with. I had to look at the photos a couple of times, because I almost thought the second one was actually your room, with the window just to the right of the bed.
    I dream of a bigger bed! Our vacation rentals have queen size and THAT seems luxurious to me.

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  5. Hubby and I stayed at a lovely B&B where the king sized bed had to also be placed against the window. They solved it in a very easy way that also lent itself to the sort of French-inspired decor: They used a wrought iron headboard. That allowed for a beautiful headboard that spoke to the style of the decor and bedding as well as allowing all the light to come through the window without blocking it off. Since the room was in the third story (former attic) of an old house, the window wasn't very tall so allowing as much light to enter was crucial.

    The wrought iron headboard in front of the window was a great idea IMHO. And I LOVE your new bedding, btw. :-)

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    1. Oh I think that would be very nice, an iron bed in front of a window!

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  6. Would you be able to give the link for your headboard?

    Looking forward to your progess!

    Pamela

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    1. Pamela I gave the link to all the sources in an updated bedroom progress report. http://maisondecor8.blogspot.com/2017/03/master-bedroomdreamy-bedding-and.html

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  7. I do wish you Luck! I think sliding doors sounds Fantastic!

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  8. I have been mooning over that bedspread since the first time I saw it, Amy. I have thought about ordering it about 50 times....lol LOVE it and can't wait to see what the bedroom looks like when done. xo Diana

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  9. Wow.. looking forward to your bedroom transformation. I love the bedding your picked. I have never seen anything like it here in Australia and can't wait to see how you handle that window!
    Maryann xx

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  10. sounds perfect! i don't think the bed in front of the window is always the worst option, we lived in an 1904 farmhouse where it was necessary to position in that way, and the energy in the room was just fine. in fact, right now with the light coming through our bedroom window triggering my migraines, it sounds pretty dang smart. i love everything you do, amy. xox

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    1. I love to sleep in total darkness too Michele!

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  11. What a lovely bedroom. Congratulations.
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you Angelina, I loved it at first sight!

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