Finally, the bedroom redecorating that I have been working on for months is officially finished. It is far far FAR from perfect, but I am calling it done. I sort of forgot about taking before pictures so the only ones I have are from three years ago when we first moved into this house. Not exactly accurate but oh well. It does show you what the wall color was before, our old bedspread, the lack of a headboard, and the dresser before we painted it.
And here it is after the months long amateur re-do.
The first order of business was to find a new bedspread. We had had our old one since our wedding and it wasn't super high quality (or lovely) to begin with. It took a long time to find an affordable bedding set that I liked and unfortunately the rest of the project was at a standstill until that happened. I finally happened upon this one during a sale at JCPenney. I wasn't absolutely sure about it but I really do like it now. After we got the bedding set we started working on paint ideas. We ended up deciding to paint one wall a darker gray as an accent wall and then do the rest of the room light gray. (A huge thanks to my mom for all the days she came and helped me paint. I never would have finished without her help.) The dark gray color turned out perfect, just what I pictured! The light gray? Ummmm...more of a light blue. Not entirely how I wanted it but by the time we realized just how blue it was it just felt too late. It's not horrible but less blue would definitely be better in my opinion.
I am not in love with the wall arrangement on this wall. I am horrible at that sort of thing and definitely part of the problem was working with miscellaneous frames and things we already had, rather than buying coordinating ones. I'm sure it will all be rearranged again but I was so desperate to just be done I just went with it. If any of you have any suggestions I would love to hear them!