Today, we’re sharing another blue and white bedroom refresh at my parent’s home, Bliss Barracks!
This room easily came together because we shopped the house and reused so many of the existing pieces of furniture, accessories and the rug we had been using in the twin bedroom.
As with the twin bedroom refresh and the blue and white guest bedroom refresh, the biggest transformation was moving from a traditional color palette of browns, reds, greens and creams to blues, whites, and pops of green.
Both photos you see above are from the bedroom before we started working on the refresh. Honestly, it wasn’t bad at all, but my Mom was definitely ready for a change.
There are a lot of before and afters to show you so let get started!
Blue and White Bedroom Refresh Before and After…
We knew in advance we were going to use a lot of the existing pieces, most of which have a very masculine feel. So, I talked my Mom into balancing the masculine furniture with feminine linens and it made a huge difference.
Next, we replaced the vintage suitcase stack, which was being used as a nightstand,
with an actual nightstand and it really brought all the pieces of furniture together nicely.
Once those pieces were set, we replaced the red rug that had originally been used in the room
With the blue and white rug, we had previously been using in the blue and white twin bedroom.
The bold punch of blue really helped to join the feminine bedding with the masculine dark furniture.
On the other side of the bed, we swapped out the small rattan stand for more substantial desk I painted in Cartouche Green.
While there’s not a lot of green in the rest of the room save for the greenery, it was another easy way to soften the bedroom and to make it more functional too.
The large traditional dresser and mirror as well as the bed were both non-negotiables because my parents have had them for so long, they’re probably antiques now ?
Truthfully, the large mirror is a huge blessing. Especially, when my sisters are putting on their makeup on. They do all sorts of blending and contouring; I swear I’ll never understand ?
As far as wall art goes, my Mom found these antique botanical prints while we were at Renninger’s over the summer and had them framed. They’re another really subtle nod to easily adding green to the bedroom refresh.
Decorating With Vintage, Antique and Thrifted Finds…
All the accessories you see as part of the bedroom refresh, were items we either had on hand or picked up at estate sales, thrift stores, antique malls or charity shops.
Taking it Step By Step…
We have just a few more spaces to finish upstairs before we tackle the downstairs, but things are definitely coming together.
I know it can be difficult to take on an entire house makeover at once so I’m glad we’re taking it step-by-step and room-by-room.
While we started out with a solid game plan and a color palette in mind, this bedroom refresh feels like it came together pretty seamlessly.
Which is why I whole heartedly agree with the adage, if you buy what you love, you’ll always find a place for it.
Let us know if you’re planning a bedroom refresh this year and what colors you plan to use!
And before you go, here are a few other posts from Bliss Barracks you might enjoy…
- French Country Laundry Room Makeover
- The Easiest Way to Age New Clothespins
- Bliss Barracks Lanai Makeover Reveal
- Dry Sink Drink Station Makeover