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!


  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!

  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.

  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!

  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!

  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 :)

  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.

  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!


  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.

  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!

  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.

  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!

  12. Lovely! Great use of the mirrors!

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


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