Mom’s Bedroom – Inspiration

Mom's Bedroom

I’m helping my mom redecorate her house, and she needs new bedding and accessories for her bedroom. The walls are Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue, the most gorgeous, soothing blue-green with just enough grey to keep it from veering into aqua. I have it in my bedroom, and my mom has always loved it, so we used it for her room, too.

Flipping through a Pottery Barn catalogue on Friday night, I spied the perfect bedding: the Mari Duvet Cover and Sham. Mom sometimes has difficulty making decisions because she wants to make sure she has seen every possibility and has chosen the absolute best option. Fortunately, she loved the bedding as much as I did, and we snatched it up as soon as we hit Pottery Barn Saturday afternoon.

Her current bed is from Crate and Barrel circa 1994 and looks a little like this:

It’s a perfectly fine bed, but when she bought it, we decorated the bedroom in country cottage with florals (blue and pink hydrangeas on a yellow background) and gingham (big blue bows atop a white balloon valance.) I think it’s time for an update, and I’d love for her to get an upholstered headboard similar to the one in the inspiration board, but the soft blue bedding is a perfect match to the wall color and will look good on the birch bed for now. I want to get a bench for the foot of the bed, and I’m leaning toward the Little Hipster Raspberry print. Don’t you just love the name?

Palladian Blue plays well with so many colors – blood orange, burgundy, magenta, lime, marigold – but I saw this in a local gift shop and knew that my mom would like the color as well as the sentiment:

The above picture looks more raspberry than the one I used on the inspiration board, and it’s closer to the color of the picture in the gift shop. Mom has a beautiful drawing of Rice University that will look great on the other side of the bed. I’ll post a picture of it later.

We both liked the sleek crystal lamp from Pottery Barn. I’m not sure if I want the lamps on either side of the bed to match. The bedside tables (or chests) will probably be different, so maybe I should use the same lamps. What do you think? I’ll put a picture of Mom’s Bichon, Coco, next to her bed instead of that cute beagle, though. 🙂

Mom’s bedroom is spacious, and this is just one wall! I will try to change out the bedding and begin accessorizing this week so I can write a real Before and After post. I can’t wait to get started!

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4 thoughts on “Mom’s Bedroom – Inspiration

  1. Wow – what a wonderful daughter you are to help re-do your Mom’s bedroom! It will look fabulous and can’t wait to see the final showing. Colors are really great and just right for a comfy, yet elegant bedroom.

  2. Thanks, Maggie! My goal is definitely for a comfy, elegant bedroom for her. She deserves to be surrounded with beauty!

  3. You are daughter of the year! What a fabulous color scheme – love the raspberry mixed with that great blue!

    Why not paint the bed white if you decide not to go with a new one. I love the idea of mis-matched side tables too.

    PS – glad to know I’m back in my 30’s – love your blog name!!


  4. Thanks, Kelly! I got the All You Need is Love picture today, and my mom is thrilled with it.

    I like the idea of painting the bed, but the other furniture is walnut – a harvest table, a tall chest of drawers, and a smaller chest next to the bed. I’ll post before/after pictures once we finish decorating. Maybe seeing pictures of everything together will help me decide.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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