Our bedroom is at last beginning to feel like a room that I want to spend time in.
We hung the drapery rods and panels yesterday, fussing with them in an attempt to find balance without making the wall look heavy.
So we opted not to hang a pair of panels on the windows at each end. Instead, we hung one drapery panel on each outer window. I've seen this in numerous decorating magazines and can tell you that my guy was reluctant about this approach but I convinced him it would be fine.
I was also nervous about the drapery rods. They are painted in pewter and my fear was they would blend with the wall color instead of complementing it. My fear dissipated once the rods and panels were hung. The ecru velvet panels are a nice contrast to the drapery rods as well as the wall color.
At night, the room is soft & serene. Lighting makes such a difference. During the day, the room is bright but remains serene.
The artwork depicting chairs and ottomans (paying homage to my love of architecture & design) I purchased from Kimberly Applegate and framed at ACMoore is now hanging on our wall after all these months sitting against the wall, waiting for attention. (The cabinet in the corner will be moved...not loving where it is sitting now. I'd like to place a chair there.)
The frames we selected have an "x" design element to it. A favorite design feature of mine.
The room is not yet complete. I am, though, satisfied with the direction we are headed in. It's all about baby steps, lessons learned from previous mistakes and patience.
I am also learning new things along the way and always open to feedback.
Right now, I am going to go plump the pillows on our bed, light a candle, crawl under the sheets and devour a couple interior design and decorating magazines. That is my idea of serenity. :-)