First of all, thank you so much for your response to my gallery wall tutorial video! If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out here.
I have to admit, it was a scary thing to hit publish on that one. Its always hard to try something new and put yourself out there in a different way. I appreciate your response to it and to all my new subscribers- thank you and welcome!! Today I’m going to share with you some more pictures of the bedroom along with sources for all of the artwork I used in the gallery wall.
Our bedroom was always been the room that is kind of the forgotten one.
The last one to get cleaned.
The one where we throw the laundry baskets when company’s coming over.
The one place where I didn’t really have anything decorative and stuff just kind of piled up with no plan for organization.
I realize this goes against everything I believe in because decorating is not just for the rooms that are on display. I know that my room should be a haven for my husband and I but even I get stuck in thinking that in order to make it pretty I needed to start fresh- new furniture, new bedding, new everything.
But we all know that isn’t really true. I just needed to get creative. I stole some of my favorite art pieces from our powder room (like I mentioned in the video) to use in our bedroom.
Why was I keeping my favorite pieces in the powder room? I guess I just felt like I wasn’t supposed to have all that color in my bedroom. Bedrooms are supposed to be soothing and soft. Spa-like, right? But who’s rule is that?
Here are a few of my inspiration pictures that helped me get over my hang ups:
I went and stole that art right out of the powder room, along with a few other frames I had here and there around the house, and made myself a gallery wall. Once it was up on the wall, Paul and I just kept saying “Wow!” and “Why didn’t we do this a long time ago?!”
Here are a few more pictures from around the room. Its nice to have a little drop spot next to the bed. Also, I could wear these two pieces of jewelry almost everyday- earrings are from Noonday Collection, Bracelet/necklace wrap is from Amazima.
These are blackout curtains from Ikea. I love them and how dark my room can be during the day! As you can see we get a lot of natural light.
Ever since baby number three came along, our bedroom has also been our home office. We don’t do a lot of “work” here, but we do need to keep some files and things organized. These floating shelves from Ikea help with that.
Here’s a peek into our master bathroom. Nothing fancy here, its very builder grade, built in 2000. I’m thankful for the natural light in there and would like to update it eventually. I’ve been thinking about how we can work with what we have- similar to what we did in our kitchen. Instead of a drastic & expensive overhaul, how can I get creative and maybe just change out a few things to make a big impact? That’s been on my mind lately, but for now, my favorite Ikea rugs and some greenery help a lot!
Back to the gallery wall! Below I’ll break down for you piece by piece where each thing is from. Some of them are pretty unique, but a few are from my favorite sources and will hopefully be useful for you!
1. This little print that’s hard to see is actually a piece of Cavallini map gift wrap that can be found at Paper Source or Amazon! I also have several of their papers framed in my kids’ rooms. Here’s one of my favorites (I have this one in my son’s room and have used it in a couple of playrooms as well.). This is another one that I love- the colors are so great. Like to travel? Grab one from your favorite destination, like this one from London or this one from New York City. My favorite in my daughter’s room is this one with the luscious pink cake. These would be so adorable in a little girls’ room as well!
2. I found this piece of vintage art in Round Top, TX. I just love the seaside scene and the colors drew me in as soon as I saw it.
3. This horse painting was given to me by my husband for our anniversary. He found it on etsy. Its a super meaningful piece to me because he surprised me with it shortly after I started this blog and wrote this post. So happy to have found a great place to hang it.
5. We bought this piece from a vendor on the streets of NYC when we went about 8 years ago. Its Autumn in New York and I just love all the color. The frame is from Aaron Brothers.
6. This is a printable from The Nester– you can get it for free when you subscribe to her blog! It says “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.” A lovely statement for not only your home, but your marriage, and pretty much life in general!
7. This is a hymn card from Magnolia Market that I bought when I visited Waco a few weeks ago. This one says “Here’s my heart Lord, take and seal it.” And now I have a whole set of them that I can use in other places around the house.
8. This is a black and white photo of my husband and I.
9. I bought this camera print for my husband for Father’s Day several years ago on Joss & Main. The frame is also from Aaron Brothers.
A couple other resources that I LOVE but did not use here- Naptime Diaries & Lindsay Letters. I have some Naptime Diaries prints on their way for my stairwell gallery (see the video here) and I have used Lindsay Letters over and over for clients. Just beautiful pieces! She also has a line of things at Hobby Lobby that you may have seen before.
So there you have it… the gathering up of some random and colorful pieces from around my home to create this wall of art in my room. It finally feels finished and like I place I actually want to hang out in. It doesn’t have be new, perfect, or like someone else’s idea of what a room “should” be. Its our home, our style and its finally looking like it.
Thanks so much for reading!