Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Slumbers: Bedroom Facelift

Tah-dah! The mirrors have settled into their new home...


Once the new mirrors were painted and hung, I decided that I wanted to change up the room a little. I guess I'm feeling fresh and summery and was looking for a brighter space! I really love the color of the mirrors, it is so cheerful. To compliment the green mirrors, I bought some ikat pillow covers in a coral and ivory pattern from eBay, and I absolutely LOVE them! 

A perfect bit of unexpected color...


I originally only bought a pair so I could decide on more if I liked the quality (they were coming all the way from Uzbekistan and I had no idea what they'd be like in person). Such a great purchase (seriously, you can't beat $30 for the pair!), and thus there are more in the works for my living room. ;) Lastly, I swapped out our duvet cover for our old ivory one. Such easy changes (and cheap!), but the room feels new and fresh!

~The Before~

{sorry about the white balance in this photo, should have fixed it!}

~The After~


So, back to the mirrors! We were worried they were going to be overpowering, as they looked HUGE when we hung the first one. But, once they were both in place, I was pretty smitten. What do you think?

PS. This room is a great example of how you don't need to spend a lot of $ to freshen up a space.
     Mirrors - $20/pair at estate sale
     Paint - $10
     Pillow covers - $30/pair
     Duvet cover - $0 from linen closet
     Heavy-duty 75-lb picture hooks - $6/pair....did I mention how heavy those things are and that I live in earthquake country!

15 comments:

  1. i think they look great! i love the idea of using mirrors in a symmetrical way like this.....oh, and the pillows just make the space with the perfect pop of color!

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  2. OK, seriously...I knew they were going to rock wherever they went...but this is truly gorgeous! They elevate the whole room, pulling the eye up. At first I thought you changed up your head board too...This is such a great after! love it.

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  3. Zhush - thanks so much for mentioning how they pull the eye up! I totally forgot to say that, and it is one of the things I loved most about them....my room feels like the ceiling is sooo much higher with the mirrors!

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  4. Oh my gosh - the whole room looks so much different! And just by adding those mirrors, some new cushions, and a duvet?? You did an amazing job. Those mirrors make that room.

    And thanks for the link to those pillows! I've been kind of searching for pillows for our bedroom too!

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  5. They are perfect!! I love how the new pillows and new mirrors give so much life to your bedroom. What a beautiful space you have.

    And to answer your question on my blog today, I dont work as a designer. I'm going back to school- so maybe one day I'll have my own office :)

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  6. Its amazing what mirrors can do for a room! These really make your room! Hmmm, I will be on the look out for a pair of mirrors, great idea!
    New follower to your blog.
    Londen

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  7. Just saw this room on Better After. I am in LOVE with these colours. Slightly feminine (with the coral) but not so much that my husband wouldn't go for it. I am officially inspired! Now if only I could score some amazing mirrors like yours!

    Michelle

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  8. I just saw you on Better After- and I am LOVING your bedroom! Those mirrors are AWESOME! You did such a great job. I love the entire ensemble.

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  9. Wow, I just arrived from Better After - what a fabulous job you did!

    May I ask - how did you hang the mirrors on the wall? I found an almost identical pair at our local thrift store and they are HEAVY. I didn't buy them because I wasn't sure how to secure them to the wall but now that I've seen your post I'm having second thoughts!

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  10. Just arrived from better after and I must admit I am seriously impressed. The color is perfect for the mirrors and they look amazing. I would never have thought to place them where you did but they really open up your space.

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  11. Yeah Saara! I'm so excited for you and the much deserved props. I'm so glad that I get to work with such a talented designer:) Hope you're enjoying vaca!

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  12. Lovely! Great use of the mirrors!

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  13. Visiting from Better After -- the room turned out beautiful!!!

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