Today, I want to share with you how we created a vintage white bedroom makeover at Bliss Barracks with just a few simple tweaks.
A couple of weeks ago, I was at my parent’s home Bliss Barracks to give the blue and white bedroom a bit of a refresh. My mom had a pretty clear vision about how she wanted the room to look, function and feel so both the planning and the install were fairly simple.
Somewhere between taking a style break for the blue and white bathroom that was giving us trouble, we decided to walk around to the rest of the rooms upstairs and start tweaking a few things. Well, one thing led to another and before I knew it my one day commitment turned into a three day stay over complete with coffee cake breakfast muffins ha ha. What can I say, we just got on a roll!
One of the rooms that wasn’t on the “fix list” was the white bedroom. It’s always had sort of a farmhouse meets shabby chic inspired feel because the bed is bathed in cozy white linens and the furniture is white as well.
But after we finished the blue and white bedroom makeover my mom decided she wanted to freshen up the white bedroom too. So, we changed out the existing rug, added a piece of artwork that had been previously hanging over my parent’s big bathtub, changed out a few accessories and in the process created a space that was still cozy, white and relaxing but was more in line with the elegant style of Bliss Barracks. Here’s a closer look at all the details…
Changing out the duvet on the bed was a non-negotiable because it’s on my mom’s, “love, love, love” list and honestly, I can’t blame her. She’s the unofficial queen of making the perfect bed. I know making the bed is not a love language but it should be ha ha.
These layers of gorgeous linens were all her idea.
The only other non-negotiable in the room was this hat which belonged to her grandmother.
I wish I had taken a picture of the rug that used to be in the bedroom but I was in the zone and totally forgot. It had lots of blues, greens, whites with birds and a pattern to it. It was great for the shabby chic style inspiration but it just wasn’t working with the more elegant direction we were headed. So, I started walking around Bliss Barracks to see if I could find a stand in. I never imaged I would find this beauty in a donate pile in the garage.
The rug really warms up the room so I shopped her house to see if I could find a large picture to pull in those same colors with artwork. She had this pretty bike picture hanging up over her big bathtub and the colors were a perfect match!
Speaking of which, I brought a few things I had picked up here and there on the treasure trail I thought we might be able to use for a few makeovers. This $4 plaid throw was a keeper.
My mom had these pieces already on hand so the only thing the top of the dresser needed was a bit of streamlining.
There are two bedside tables in the bedroom. We gave one a nod to the equestrian feel that’s running through the rest of the house
and we kept the other table pretty simple with flowers, thrifted books and this sweet little bird.
I have to add here my mom made the flower arrangement. It was hanging out in her office/library so I asked if we try it in the bedroom. She of course, said yes but I secretly wanted to take it back home. I hope she makes one for my office too!
I think the most exciting part of working vintage elements into this all white bedroom is that we were able to shop Bliss Barracks for almost all the tweaks we made. It wasn’t anything big or major or even really expensive just simple changes that gave the bedroom a fresh feel and brought it up to date with the look of the rest of the house.
We have so many other fun room updates and projects planned over the next few weeks so be on the lookout. I’m hoping to share them soon. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.