Unpacking and decorating my bedroom was at the top of my priority list because laying down in a clean, finished room was more of a vital need than a want!
I repurposed a lot of pieces I already owned and my design evolved to become a clean, black and white filtered space.
BEFORE & AFTER
A fresh coat of paint on the baseboards, doors, and walls immediately gave this room a facelift.
Bedroom paint – Peppercorn by: Sherwin Williams
Baseboards and doors paint – Sherwin Williams basic white. Ask for the standard white baseboard/trim color.
My dad installed faux wood white blinds to replace plastic blinds. I replaced the old brown, frieze carpet with new pattered, light gray carpet and then, my color scheme wheels began to turn.
THE INKWELL FILTER
A BLACK & WHITE COLOR SCHEME
Sometimes I have inspiration for an entire design planned out in my head. Other times, the design evolves as the room comes together.
Initially, I wanted a bedroom with warm brass accents and pops of color. You see I’m on the complete opposite end of the spectrum now! When I saw the light gray carpet against the dark gray walls, I began to have second thoughts about adding touches of brass or bright colors. When I realized that I could save money by reusing a number of the black, white, and silver accent pieces I already owned, brass and color went out the window and a black and white color scheme came to be.
Everything in the room is a shade of black, white, gray, or silver, from the black iron king-sized canopy bed frame to black ombre curtains. I love the simplicity and consistency in the room. And, it looks like I slapped the black and white Inkwell #insta filter on it.
This 8″ x 8″ square print is of the Prada Marfa art installation in Marfa, Texas.
Poster print of chandeliers in Grand Central Station – New York, New York
The NYC skyline poster print
“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.”
I’m a walking conundrum in that I feel just as much at home in New York City as I do in the Texas country. Texas is, and always will be, home (#TexasForever) and after taking my first solo trip to NYC this summer, the Concrete Jungle will always hold a special place in my heart. I reflected my love for both places in black and white art prints.
CLEAN, CLASSIC, CLUTTER-FREE
Ultimately, I wanted a very clean and calm bedroom. Out of all of the rooms in the house, this is my calming retreat, a space to decompress, and to rejuvenate. Playing off of shades of black and white drives the fluid feeling of the room.
The black and white design was completely accidental and it goes to show you that in life, and in home decor, the best things are sometimes unseen!
Black iron canopy bed – Overstock.com | White 8-piece bedding – Target | Silver wall sconces – Amazon | Art print – chandeliers in Grand Central Station – Stock photography | Art print – NYC skyline – Etsy | Ombre curtains – Wayfair | Silver mirror – Home Goods | TV console – Target | Art print – Prada Marfa – Etsy | Black and white striped chair – At Home (similar)