Boho Chic Bedroom Reveal – Part 1

January 30, 2017

boho chic bedroom reveal

So far,  the new year has been loaded with productivity and inspiration. Today,   I wanted to share some of the fruits of my labor with the reveal of my boho- chic bedroom.

At the bottom of my post, I have listed sources for most of the decor included. So, be sure to stick around for the entire reveal.

For anyone wanting to see the “before” situation, check out this post.

boho chic bedroom reveal

Guys, my boho chic bedroom makes me so happy…photos really don’t do the space justice. In fact, the room has so much natural light that it can be a little tricky to shoot (I know that sounds contrary, but all of the mirrored furniture and direct beams of light make for some crazy reflections).

The only regret/challenge I really faced  when decorating the room was the rug situation. You see, I am actually a real stickler about rug sizing, and unfortunately my design plan was compromised when I ordered an 8×10 rug to go under my bed. The damn thing would not lay flat, and the more we tried to correct the wrinkling, the more we agitated it. Eventually,  it became a safety hazard (imagine me shouting obscenities every time I tripped over the bunched rug). As a result, I gave up on “proper” rug placement and settled with some smaller rugs( don’t judge!).

boho chic bedroom reveal

Because we had just invested in new furniture less than three years ago, I had to work with what I had. Most of the transformation would be executed through  fresh paint and textiles.

Essentially, I craved a room that felt cohesive with the rest of my home- a space that felt fresh and current. I wanted the room to exude a subtle hint of “sexy” without feeling stuffy, pretentious or stale.

boho chic bedroom reveal

 

Given the furniture was very feminine and somewhat traditional, I knew the only way I could inject fresh,  boho flair would be through the use of artwork and patterns.

boho chic bedroom reveal

I began the transformation with a fresh wall color, Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams. With all of the white decor, I knew I wanted a grey with a bit of warmth. While it is not warm enough to be considered a true “greige”, it is a beautiful, soft neutral. In certain lighting it has a bit of a purple undertone, but it only seems to show in early morning light.

 

boho chic bedroom reveal

Looking back at these photos, I see some minor imperfections with my bed-making skills. Please do forgive me….trying to photograph a clean room with a toddler and 9- month- old, contending with limited daylight, is a true effing struggle. No way I am going through that torture again just to get a shot with a more perfected pillow chop or skillfully folded blanket. Hell to the no!

boho chic bedroom reveal

Trying to stay within a pretty tight budget, I decided not to replace the chandelier (the one I was lusting after was $600). I mainly invested in textiles with new pillow covers, rugs and window treatments.

boho chic bedroom reveal

To give the room a light and airy vibe, I selected white curtains. To add warmth and texture, I also included woven, Roman shades. As an added bonus, the Roman shades are functional for darkening the room on lazy Sundays.

 

boho chic bedroom reveal

Continuing on with the injection of texture, I took the mother of pearl lamps that were once in my dining room, and put them in the bedroom.

boho chic bedroom reveal

boho chic bedroom reveal

boho chic bedroom reveal

boho chic bedroom reveal

I think the lamps were truly meant for my bedroom. Luckily, the old lucite lamps look beautiful in my dining room…a win-win situation!

boho chic bedroom reveal

The evolution of this room just goes to show that you don’t have to completely start from scratch to attain a new aesthetic. New paint and textiles can truly go a long way.

 

boho chic bedroom reveal

You may me wondering why this post is titled “part 1”. Well, there is another portion of my room not photographed. It is a hallway/foyer with a vanity, closet and bathroom entrance. I am waiting for a new quartz , counter-top to be installed on the vanity and I will reveal “part 2” as soon as it is complete.

Please be sure to share the love and Pin…

boho chic bedroom makeover

And here are the sources. *For your convenience, I have included some affiliate links. That simply means if you click on one of the links and buy something, I receive a small commission, but don’t worry… you won’t pay a dime more.*

Boho Chic Bedroom Sources:

Now get out there and design some good vibes!


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6 Comments
    1. I always love what you do. I am not a blue person but you make me want to be and you are not over-the-top with it. Love it! Also, I like your new profile pic…so pretty!

    1. Beautiful makeover, Erica! The “before” was pretty too. 🙂 Love the blues and whites, and all the different textures you added to warm up the cooler/modern color scheme. That mudcloth pillow is gorgeous. It pairs so well with the art above! Congrats on successfully photographing the room with your tots in tow. 🙂

    1. Erica, hi! I have literally been looking for you for months!!! I could not remember the name of your blog for the life of me! I finally found you in my Pinterest under favorite blogs! Yours was always one of my favs for sure! So I’m so glad I found you again and am now following you on insta too😍 Anyway, I love all the blue and th boho glam!!! Simply beautiful! Also did you say you made th black and white photo of th Joshua trees? Did you take that picture??? I LOVE IT! I live in cali, and lived in the desert when my son was born, and named him after the Joshua trees… his middle name is Joshua… anyway, you should consider selling those!!! I absolutely LOVE IT! You are beautiful and real! Your house is Beautiful and so is your family!!! Now I’m looking forward to your Instagram posts! Thanks for sharing your beautiful house and for the inspiration😍😍😘😘😘 charlotte ps. Congrats on your baby too! He’s beautiful!!!🙏🏻❤

      1. Hi Charlotte,
        So glad you were able to find me again. I hate when that happens…I recently decided to bookmark all of my favorite blogs so that would not happen again. haha The black and white is a diy I will be sharing at some point. The actual photo was taken by an artist on Society 6. So glad you are back!!
        Much Love,
        Erica

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