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Blue Bohemian Bedroom

Hey there. Goodness, it’s been a while (many of my blog posts seem to start with similar wording. I guess time isn’t always on my side…)

Anyway, I finally snapped some pictures of the master bedroom (there’s really nothing ‘master’ or grand about it though) and I’m excited to give you a peek.

To take a step back to look at where it started, here is the space before…

The space is a step back in size from the bedroom in our previous home.  We’ve had to cut out a couple pieces of furniture, which I was fine with – paring down is refreshing for the soul.  The most challenging part has been the closet space.  Or should I say, lack of closet space. We went from a sizeable, nicely organized walk-in closet to a one-wall closet.  BUT again, it’s been enlightening to release unnecessary, unused items, and to pare down to the essentials. Enough on that (for now). Let’s get to the tour.

The space is about 14′ x 14′ with 2 windows.  The bed is positioned on a wall with one of the windows, so it is off-centered on the overall space.  This is actually a benefit as it creates more open floor space when you walk into the room.  The upholstered bed, from Crate and Barrel, has moved several times with us from house to house. Because of the light, cream-colored fabric, the bed is simple and classic so it works in any space and mostly with any style bedding.

Here is a look back at the bedroom in our previous home.

As you’ll see, the nightstand is the same – it provides wonderful storage – and the chaise has remained as well – a staple for when one of the kids comes traipsing in during the middle of the night.  I did freshen up the nightstands with new crystal-like knobs (similar to these).

For the bedroom in our current house, I wanted to steer away from warmer tones (brown hues) like in our last home, so I chose a beautiful + deep dusty blue.  It’s a mix between turquoise and colonial blue with slight undertones of green.  The color is Benjamin Moore Montpelier AF-555

The striped coral + turquoise bedding is also new and it’s from the bohemian-style Opalhouse line at Target.  I love how fun and unexpected it is with the oversized pom poms at the edges.  Inexpensive quilts or duvets are easy to switch out and are a great way to update a look of a bedroom without breaking the bank!

The pillows that adorn the bed seem to go with everything.  Even though they are vibrant colors – bold green and deep plum – all the bedding that I’ve paired them with have complimented well.

To lighten + brighten the space, I ditched the previously darker rug and chose to ground the bed with a new, neutral bohemian tribal area rug.

As you continue around the room, the chaise that we bought a lifetime ago from Crate and Barrel (similar to this chaise) sits to the right of the bed on the other side of the nightstand.

The window treatments are a loose, but structured straight valance.  I made the valances using leftover Robert Allen fabric and they are hung right below the ceiling using a heavy duty metal curtain rod.

Above, I’ve hung family photos and pretty hooks for hanging scarves, hats, and bags.  With our lack of closet storage, I’ve tried to make good use of the walls in an aesthetically pretty AND functional way!

If you’ve been a follower of JBD for a long time, you may remember when I made this wedding lyric pillow for Valentine’s Day – I’m such a romantic…

On the other side of the room, opposite the bed, sits a large-scale dresser.  When we moved, I was planning on replacing this with a smaller scale dresser, but with the amount of storage it provides (again, lack of closet space), I couldn’t let it go.

Art that we love and/or have collected from traveling is arranged in a collage above the dresser and surrounds (and distracts) from the TV that sits on the dresser. I shared a step-by-step post a while back on creating a photo gallery similar to this.

Let’s talk about lighting (and ceiling fans)…

We went from central air in our previous home to without (yes, this heatwave has been brutal), so when we were making updates to the house after the purchase we updated all the ceiling fans.  The kids all have this modern fan, but for our bedroom, we chose something a little more ornate and pretty.  The ceiling fan is modern with black blades, but the light is concealed with a pretty drumshade of crystal finial.

Also being cognizant of space, instead of table lamps on the nightstands, I chose a simple modern plug-in sconce.  We adore them. They provide the perfect amount of task lighting without being cumbersome.  After having them for a few days, we unexpectedly realized that the cover rotates to provide indirect lighting. Check it out…

And that’s a wrap.  Thanks for taking a tour of our serene, bohemian bedroom!


upholstered bed

coral striped quilt bedding


bohemian tribal area rug