Here's what we went with. Most of the walls are Macadamia (Sherwin Williams Progreen 200) and the wall with the window is Sturdy Brown (Sherwin Williams Duration Home). It's neutral, with a kick and I love it. Oh yeah, and then there is our bed. Our beautiful, lovely, oh-so-comfortable king-sized bed. Dan and I have been dreaming of this bed since we got married. (We've been getting by with a full-sized.) We actually ordered the reclaimed barnwood bed from Cabela's about 4 months ago. It arrived a week and a half ago. There's a loooong story that involves many phone calls, damaged wood and angry letters, but I don't want to write all that out now. Let me know if you ever want to order anything like this and I'll share our experience, so you might know what to expect. Our mattress was also a headache to get. We were supposed to have delivery in about 10 days, it was more like 3 weeks. Uuuuugh! But anyway. It's all here now and I LOVE IT!!!! I love the reclaimed barnwood and the mattress and the bedding set we've had in storage since our wedding. I was so excited to set everything up this weekend. Dan likes it too, however, his initial response was less excitement and more, "What do we need all these pillows for?" Typical guy, right? Well Dear One, we don't "need" all these pillows, but they are pretty, see?
Here's the brown wall. I have curtains and valences that match our bedding for the window. It all came together as a set. Should I use them? It is all guaranteed to "go" that way, however, do you think it would be too matchy-matchy? Also, what do you think I should do about my dresser? One day we'd love to have all reclaimed barnwood furniture in here, but until then, I need to creatively make do with what I have. I have leftover paint, so I could paint my dresser either Macadamia or Sturdy Brown.
Here's our closet corner. Yes, we have two closets and it is wonderful. In our apartment, we shared one closet that was smaller than either of these.
Okay, so this is the part where I ask for help. What is the room missing? I have a few pictures up, but nothing by the bed. I was thinking of some cool vinyl lettering for above the bed. I was thinking of some neat line from a poem or something sweet like that. Dan was more thinking about lyrics from Barry White songs. I've seen some vinyl lettering that was cheesy, so to those of you who are into that, how do you keep it from being cheesy and sappy? How do you make it more "you" without being too odd? Suggestions and ideas are always welcome!