Bedroom Makeover: Getting Anchored

 


This year I promised to dedicate myself to the restoration of self, family, and finances, and so to motivate myself to stay focused, I chose the theme “Getting Anchored”. Ironically, after choosing that theme, anchors started cropping up everywhere I went. In fact, I was picking up a prescription at Target (my fave place on Earth), when I saw and fell in love with this anchor pillow, and the idea was born.

Blue and Pink throw pillow- Love at first sight!

I knew that my bedroom decor needed to be updated because honestly, it was time, and plus I wanted to create a space that was both romantic and serene, a peaceful place for me and SB to unwind. Well since school has been out, I have been taking my sweet time purging and getting each room of our apartment set up and organized in a way that is both functional and appealing, and I am absolutely in love with our bedroom! 

It’s amazing how a new comforter and a pop of color can change the whole look of a room. Choosing the comforter was easy, especially since I knew I wanted it to be bold and blue. When I saw this Lattice print comforter, I knew it would be perfect. I found this one in Marshalls and the price was right (similar here). 

With the hot pink anchor on the pillow, adding pink for a pop of color was a no brainer. I have been crushing the color pink all year, so I decided to add pink accents throughout to add passion and romance. I chose pink sheets (here), Ikat throw pillows (similar here and here), and pink peonies (similar here) to make a bright statement. Plus, my sister’s wedding colors were navy and pink, so I already knew that the colors would work beautifully together. 
 
To add a bit of glamour, I used gold accents inspired by the urchin (sold out) I got from Target. For the rest of the items, I had to get a little creative. I used gold spray paint to give my old candle holders, a silver picture frame, and a mason jar a new sparkly look. Let’s just say, I came down with King Midas’s fever, everything I touched turned to gold, and I am so pleased with the outcome.  
 
Easy Art- Page from Magazine!

Making sure that this makeover did not exceed my given budget of $50 for accent pieces, I was adamant about using my own items to add a piece of me to the room, and since the navy blue was so bold, I needed to add a little more femininity. And I have to say that my favorite part of the entire makeover is my shoe showcase. While the display is nothing grand, I must admit that it does add a certain flair to our bedroom. Plus, I am a firm believer that shoes are too pretty to be stored in a box or in a closet. Using my shoes as a part of the decor was not only budget friendly, but because they are visible, it’s easier for me to pull together an outfit, and having them on display frees up some much needed space in my our closet. And did I mention, I love having them out for me to admire.

 
Doing this makeover has been the most fun I have had in a while. I love walking through the door into this romantic space, and I am really happy with the end result. The only thing missing is the perfect piece to hang over our bed. I’m working on finding that perfect piece, but if you have suggestions, I’m all ears!
Like the decor? If so, here are some similar items to help you create your romantic space.
 
thoughtfully,