What's Your Bedroom Style?

Seriously, what's your bedroom style? How did you figure out something would personally represent you or your partner? I never even thought about it. I'm not sure how I thought a future adult bedroom of mine would look? I actually never thought I'd be around long enough to sort that out. In trying to figure life out, ya'll, I took a quiz.

I'm all about certain quizzes. Sure, most of them on quotev are TERRIBLE (but my teens love 'em), but sometimes they have their usefulness. I acknowledge my strengths: give me some little kids to entertain, I got you. Give me some books to read and recite to you plot lines: CAN DO. Give me the interior of a house that I need to design---and immediately I start going: 

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MAN! (I sound like Elfman from Fairy Tale) did any of my high school or college class prepare me for this? I can apparently set a table, but I'm outta luck when it comes to setting up a room.  WHERE ARE MY PAPERS ABOUT ROOM DESIGN?!  Great thing about librarians is how we're resourceful. My first resource was asking our friend, Julie, an interior design to "PLEASE COME HELP US, I'LL PAY YOU WITH WINE AND ANYTHING YOU WANT" to help us plan. We did meet for preliminaries---and yes, she's still coming over for a planning night. ::CHEERS:: 

Let's backtrack again to the quiz. I went to BHG and took their bedroom style quiz.  I giggled as I read my bedroom decor label: Romantic Retreat 

Based on your answers, it seems like a romantic retreat is the right bedroom style for you. You’re not one to use your bedroom for family game night or catching up on office work. For you, a bedroom should be a sensual adults-only retreat.You can create a dreamy boudoir with a beautiful canopy bed and a comfortable, yet elegant chaise lounge. Your must-have accessories: Ultra-soft or silky sheets and plenty of scented candles and pretty throw pillows. In warmer weather, pastel fabrics and lace look great. For colder climates, consider luxurious velvets in rich hues. Long drapes that pool on the floor can give your room a romantic feel.Also, consider replacing the regular light bulbs in your lamps with pink or amber-colored ones that will cast a soft, flattering glow. And don’t forget to treat yourself to fresh flowers for your nightstand every once in a while.

NAILED IT.  Well, at least my confirmed love for canopy beds. The best thing about the answer is that while I wouldn't necessarily have a soft romantic bedroom going on, I could at least glean some Pinterest ideas. Pinterest now has these labels that at times may help pinpoint, what you might be searching for looking for but it is not necessarily accurate. It's completely subjective (for me) or what I would consider style classification. Essentially, I think people label ANYTHING as a certain style, and it could very well not really fit completely in that style. They could have also pinned it to the wrong board.  What I did like from the BHG quiz, is that I have this generic field/industry trend---which may result in better search results thanme pressing random labels to scroll through endlessly on Pinterest. Usually, I get so frustrated by the broad scope of all these ideas that I do not know how to narrow down that after a few hours my brain is overflowing with images and information and no cognizant plan on regurgitating that design back to my husband:  

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What I'm trying to say, is that the Pinterest wonders are overflowing and while I want ideas, I want a way to process those ideas to have some idea of what i'm talking about besides, "that one picture..." Anyway, I went back over the simple plan that I made with Julie. She started with a few simple questions that turned into some awesome suggestions that MORPHED into---voila! a bedroom plot. <---as if i’m writing a novel. We started off discussing style and essential bedroom items. I told her all the things that I didn't like and tried terribly to describe what I did want. I told her: 

  • We are lacking bedroom organization/storage. What are my options? Bed-frame with or without storage options? 
  • I didn’t want my room to look like EVERYTHING came from Ikea or Pottery Barn
  • I want some type of vintage feel, but not a cottage or shabby chic decor 
  • I didn't want to necessarily break budget (that hasn't even been planned, yet, but you've looked at that Pinterest picture and go, either we spend TO MUCH TIME DIY or I need a Bill Gates salary) or as I like to say---we’re hopefully ‘moving ON UP!’ Jefferson style but not right now... 

Julie had me pin some things for future ideas and she suggested I think about what I wanted to paint the master bedroom. Figure out what my long term storage options would be since we live in a 100+ house which has tiny closets. I'm super pumped to get a french wardrobe, btw. The current plan is to figure out  what shade I would like to paint our bedroom. I've been occasionally getting a chance to scour Pinterest for ideas. I'll definitely be cashing in on my Chicago connections for unique pieces in the near future. 

The decor I don't care about, but I like the paint color. I'm not sure if a filter has been applied, but it seems like a darker sage green. The picture, found on Pinterest, is linked to its original blog source. 

The picture below is from the blog: Vintage Whites

I do adore the minimalist theme she has going on, but my absolutely favorite piece of the whole decor is the chandelier. I think I will be chandelier shopping in the near future because it's just such an awesome look. 

I have figured out that I'm going to get a chandelier, but I'm still working on that final bedroom color.