So here is my before picture:
I painted this bedroom in 2003. Although we had always had floral bedrooms, I wanted a more "sophisticated" i.e. less girly bedroom. Fast forward 6 years later, I was tired of the color and felt depressed in the winter because it was always so dark.
So taking the picture from my mother's house that as inspiration, I decided to make some major changes in the bedroom.
First paint the bedroom.
Don't get too attached to anything in this room. I borrowed the guest bedroom comforter and replaced the guest bedroom with my older comforter set. This comforter will get a fabulous new duvet cover and matching pillows.
The drapes I made covered up the most fantastic part of this bedroom, the view to the outside.
So for now, I am using sheers.
Also, this dresser is a little big and dark in the room now... but I am thinking of what to do with it.
All in all, even with the black pieces and darker furniture, the room is feels lighter and airier.
Next.... Layering with Fabric