Poster Bed Poster Child

This poster bed was a bit of an intimidating sight, without anything else nearby to soften it. But Mary Ann at Classic Casual Home changed that with shower curtains! Now before you run off to go tack your vinyl Hawaiian beach shower curtain behind your bed, let me explain that these were extra-long ticking stripe fabric curtains found on Etsy.  (Although I actually did own that Hawaiian curtain, and it actually hung on my wall as decor. I was in college.  It was an … experimental time).

New pillows and bedding complete the look, and I especially love how she painted the lamps black too.  They anchor the white dressers and add a masculine touch to this room (something her college-age son who occupies it probably appreciates).

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See this beautiful french vintage bedroom makeover at betterafter.net

On this wall: a lone TV looking lonely.

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But it looks great surrounded by a gallery of friends!

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Lots of chevron and impromptu haikus

Chevron is a pretty popular pattern, but don’t call it trendy! It’s been around for a looong time. Credible sources pinpoint its rise to popularity to 13th century Italy. (Credible sources include me and the 40 seconds of google research I just did).

So if you love chevron so hard, sit back and enjoy! If not, you can still use these ideas as inspiration to display your own favorite pattern, whether it’s plaid, polka-dots, houndstooth, argyle, ogee, paisley, or camouflage.

And speaking of patterns, I thought I’d introduce these projects with my favorite one of all: 5-7-5. Yes, the patron saint of patternry in poetry, the haiku. Here we go.

Simple table by

DeDe at Designed Decor.

zigs left, and zags right.

Chevron Roundup: Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Amber adds gold feet

and A Little Bit of Zazz,

old chair gets funky.

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Sad piano bench

now Nicer Than New

Play on Joan, play on.

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Passed-down set of chairs

Robin has chevronified.

One down, nine to go.

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

 

Smart Girls DIY,

bet this called for heavy math.

Liz ain’t no dummy.

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

And, since I’m in a contest kind of mood lately, let’s have a haiku contest RIGHT NOW!

Leave a comment in the form of a haiku and the best one shall win $10 giftcard to, I don’t know, Target or whatever you want. Fun!


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Because they’re the real masters anyway!

Can someone please explain to me the concept of the master bedroom?  Sure, as ‘master’ of the house, I appreciate a spacious bedroom, but they are getting out of hand lately! I walked through a model home recently, just a standard suburban style home, and the master bedroom had a fireplace, a separate lounge area with a TV nook and a wetbar, an exercise room, a master closet the size of a bedroom, and a shower that could have easily fit twelve people.  It was 1/3 of the entire house! Who spends that much time in their bedroom? I guess if you’ve been quarantined maybe?  Or have no hobbies other than working out and showering?

Sarah’s master bedroom was not of ridiculous proportions, but it was the largest room in the house, and was a big waste of space.  So she gave it to her daughters!  Looks like they  are loving and using every adorable inch.  So cute.

An adorable girl bedroom/nursery makeover at betterafter.net

An adorable girl bedroom/nursery makeover at betterafter.net

 See more on her blog LA LA land.

An adorable girl bedroom/nursery makeover at betterafter.net

 

An adorable girl bedroom/nursery makeover at betterafter.net


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Getting High

Want your room to feel bigger?  Use smaller furniture.  (I hope you’re still reading, because that is actually a lie).  No! Don’t do that!  Small furniture won’t help a small room feel any bigger.  But don’t make the mistake of using bulky over-stuffed out-of-proportion furniture either.  The secret is … HEIGHT.

Check out Pam’s bedroom.  Built in 1938, it wasn’t very big at all, but she was on a mission to make it feel that way.  White paint helped brighten up the space, but what I think helped the most was the scale of the furniture and decor she chose.  Her headboard and side mirrors stretch toward the ceiling, and the stenciled treatment on the wall keeps the eye traveling up, up, up too.

A beautiful bedroom with a lot of patterns and textures at betterafter.net

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There are a ton of other great details to see over on her blog Simple Details, my favorite is the ostrich IKEA nightstand hack!  (I do love me some ostrich).

A beautiful bedroom with a lot of patterns and textures at betterafter.net

A beautiful bedroom with a lot of patterns and textures at betterafter.net

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