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7/21/2013

Room Makeover- How To Create A Bohemian Bedroom Oasis


How To Create A Bohemian Bedroom Oasis

  In getting ready for our babies arrival in October {Yes I'm prego-6 months and a baby girl to be exact} Yay!  I was inspired to give our bohemian bedroom (above) a relaxing oasis makeover.  This usually happens around this time of year when the Southern heat is stifling to the extreme.  I start de-cluttering and lightening up my surroundings to give our home a more open and airy feeling.  Out with the heavy, dark, cozy "Winter" fabrics and in with the pastel and soothing tones of whites, creams, pinks and turquoise. 
  I managed to mostly use pieces I already had around the house. The key was carefully editing out any items that take away from the overall pastel bohemian oasis feeling. I can always bring them back when the cooler months return, and cozy it all back up again. 

 * I started by switching out our bedclothes to only pastels. I removed the heavy duvet in favor of light cotton sheets and switched the pillowcases for some with a romantic vintage look instead. Thrift stores are always full of pretty ones for cheap and they are an easy and fun way to change the look of your bed. 
 * I also switched out a heavy tapestry above the bed to this lovely woven cotton throw, also thrifted.  I used the colors in it as my template for the rest of the room. I also switched out some picture frames to pastels instead of dark ones. You could also do a quick paint job on them.
  *Next I draped curtains and fabrics around the room to soften any hard edges and to camouflage anything that didn't fit the look. Thrifted lace curtains flank the bed,  a fringed scarf covers the lamp shade,  a vintage gypsy shawl hangs over a window.
  *I also de-cluttered any surfaces of unsightly personal items and tucked them away in pretty tins, baskets and boxes.

  I have yet to hang macrame planters and we are in dire need of a new (old) long narrow dresser for additional storage, for which I have been scouring Craigslist and the thrift shops.  I'm a crazy bargain lady and I'm confident I'll find something FABULOUS soon for less than $100.  We also have an adjoining master bath and a rarely used balcony off the bedroom that I plan to spiff up in the same pastel bohemian scheme.  Big plans and so little time to do it before baby number one arrives!
   It is still very much a work in progress, but overall I definitely think the bohemian oasis look is coming though non?

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Here is a collection of items in my SHOP to help create your Pastel Bohemian Bedroom Oasis



            
Xoxo Andrea

2 comments:

  1. oh my god! First off, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How very exciting!
    Secondly, that bed is beautiful!

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  2. Thank You Dawlin', Can't wait to have a "mini me"!

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