Just not happy.....

I thought I wanted my bedroom in bright blue and yellow with a little bit of a beach theme. I thought I loved it, but realized that I wasn't a big fan of the brighter with the white background on the quilt. So I sold it and decided to do something else. All the decorations came from around my house and I only paid $20 for the bedspread and pillow shams so I sold them for $20 and was happy.

I pulled out a quilt I have had for about 25 years and redid the bedroom with that theme in the country rose and sage green. Everything came from around my house or in my storage boxes in the closet. So it didn't cost anything to have a fresh new look. The problem developed about a month ago when I realized I have looked at this quilt on my bed for various times in the past 25 years and sometimes it was on there for 10 years or more. So I am over that now as well.

I sat down and really gave it some deep thought and realized that my problem is I keep trying to go light and airy and in reality I love bedroom with deep rich colors. Add to that I have always wanted a room that I could totally decorate in Primitive/Americana style. So I have made the decision to do just that. I am in the process of looking for reasonable priced bedding. I am looking for something in these colors which are considered the primitive colors. My bedroom walls are close to the Farmhouse tan shade, my carpet is a little lighter than the union blue, but not by much. My bedroom suit is the Walnut. So I am off to a good start.

I don't want a bedspread that is just quilted squares like I had several years ago. I really want something with a big starburst in the center if I can find one that doesn't cost a fortune. Something similar to this, which I love, but this particular one was way out of my budget. Oh how I love it though.

And of course I had to go to Pinterest to get some ideas. My sister is bringing me a bench that Daddy made for Mom and I want to set it at the end of the bed. I don't know how I'm going to decorate it, but I have seem a few things I like. I have always wanted to have a primitive set of Raggedy Ann and Andy so I make look for those and put a basket of the bead vines and an afghan draped like they do on this bench. 

I saw a lot of decor ideas for walls and tables (which I could do on my nightstand). 

I really, really love the thought of this on the night stand.

And I just have got to find or make this. It is too adorable.

Maybe some throw pillows that I can make with homespun fabric and primitive stitchery.

I love making things with primitive stitchery and homespun fabric but I never had a room that fit that decor so I will start to do some of that. Here are a couple of ideas I would like to try as well.

And last but not least, I love decorating every room in the house for Christmas but have never been able to do my bedroom because there were no colors that would be complimentary to the Christmas colors. Add to that the fact that I love primitive snowmen but have no wear to put them and you can see where I am going with this.....A snowman Christmas for the bedroom.

I made the mistake of going to Pinterest for those ideas as well.

Suffice it to say I had to stop that immediately or I would have been there all day. But I do have some thoughts. We'll save the rest for another day. 


Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh, I love the primitive look. I have some friends who just bought a new to them home and she's decorating in primitive. I haven't seen it yet, but I did make her a little rag wreath in the colors she told me she's using. Can't wait to see your new bedroom look!

Terri D said...

Well, keep us posted with your progress! That star-burst quilt is gorgeous and all those ideas you found are great!