Hello! For my Five Faves today with Annie and Cindy, I want to share the finishing touches to our new traditional bedroom. Elements that make it feel fresh and welcoming such a soft rug, textures, plants, and pretty pillows.
The key to a serene bedroom is uncluttered simplicity. Whether decorated in neutrals or more colorful, like ours, make sure to keep it picked up and make the bed. It always feels better come nighttime (when you really want to relax), to crawl into a nicely made bed.
The first thing we did to our bedroom was to freshen it by painting the walls Benjamin Moore Super White. We have never had such a large bedroom, so the next steps were to make it welcoming…
1. A Soft Rug By Your Bed
I shopped around for a large, good-quality, soft wool rug that was somewhat affordable. Finally, I found this colorful, handmade, reasonably priced rug on Etsy from The Rug Decor. I studied the photos, and the great reviews and decided to order it without seeing it in person. I’m so glad I did!
What I like about it:
It’s hand-tied and made by artisans in India by The Rug Decor. It ships directly from India (saving you money on the middleman). The rug’s oriental design is traditional but the colors make it feel fresh and modern. It’s soft! When our grandbaby, Louisa was here, we played with her on the rug.
The rug shed a little the first two weeks (small fluffs of wool) but was fine after vacuuming. I like our bedroom rug so much, I purchased this lovely washed denim-colored wool runner for by our French doors leading the porch.
Greenery, real ones like these, or faux and some life.
3. Pretty Textiles
The Pottery Barn striped lined curtains have a nice textured finish. The embroidered pillows on the chairs are from Etsy, and the long narrow pillow on the bench is by PillowFever. The knit blanket is from Pottery Barn.
The blue and white bedding is from Serena and Lily. The quilts have really held up well with regular washing. Great quality!
The Ballard upholstered is in Sandberg Ivory Inside/out performance fabric.
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4. Texture With End Of Bed Bench And Rattan Round Mirror
We love the new Serena and Lily bench (on sale now) as it’s nice to use when putting on your shoes, fills up our rather large space a bit and Chief loves it (makes it easier to hop on the bed as he’s 70 in dog years!). The round rattan mirror is from World Market.
Those are the finishing touches to our new traditional bedroom…feels like home!
5. What To Cook
Howard made this dish with red snapper (or you could use another moderately firm fish fillet such as halibut, cod, or sea bass). It was amazing!
Perfect on a cold evening with warm, crusty French bread.
On Thursday, I’m sharing a main dish salad that’s great for two or a crowd along with some other hostesses’ best soup and salad recipes.
And soon, I will be highlighting the best new things that we did in Paris last week. But in the meantime, here’s my updated round-up of Paris posts. Start planning!
If you are new here, each Sunday I share my top five favorite things along with my friends, Cindy and Annie. It’s like our weekly “catch-up” phone call. If you would like to receive this series every week, please sign up HERE.
Let’s see what Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves are this week:
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