Monday, April 23, 2012

Mini makeover: Spring bedroom



OK, I'm the first to admit that I went a little overboard this time. And my BF asked me if we were joining the Circus. But it's my bedroom and it's been raining incessantly for the last three weeks. So you can't blame me for making a little spring nest to lift up my spirits.
First of all, let's all remember the winter version of the purple bedroom (click here for more before pics):



As always, I keep the walls and furniture white, so I can use it as a blank canvas on which I "paint" with art, accessories and textiles. I didn't buy anything new. I just looked around the house and gathered everything that would fit the Spring theme.
So basically I switched:
- the pink nightstand with a light blue one;
- the purple bedding with a multi-colored one (yellow duvet cover and assorted blue and green prints for the pillow cases);
- the February orchid with the springy flowers: yellow narcissus and white tulips.
I also felt inspired to bring into the bedroom the blue jug from the blue and yellow living room














On the wall, I strategically placed the buntings made by me earlier this week in a relaxing therapy session. You may also spot the Spring Tree printable and if you want it for yourself you can download it from here.









Let's also add two more comprehensive pics, for those of you who enjoy some handsome herringbone floors. Opposite the bed, I wake up each morning seeing my gorgeous dark and mysterious purple plum wall. Please also note the beautiful vintage cabinet from my great-grandfather. The only sign of spring here is the Azalea topiary tree. Isn't she a darling?






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Good news, everyone! I've been featured at HomeworkMrs Hines ClassChristina's AdventuresRomance On A Dime and Crafty Scrappy Happy. Thank you, Carolyn, Sharon, Christina and of course Betsy and Jaime, you ladies rock!

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101 comments:

  1. How gorgeous! Love your spring bedroom :-)

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  2. Very pretty! Spring has such vibrant colors and I think you caught that perfectly. Great inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for visiting! The spring colors were lucky for me, because yesterday morning it stopped raining :))

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  3. very bright and whimsical! i love it! i'm hoping you'll share this tomorrow (?)

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    1. Yes, I will! Thank you, Andie, for a sharp eye and an encouraging good vibe <3

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  4. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is and also to let you know that I am now following you. Please drop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  5. I love your bright and cheerful bedroom! Your new colors are really great!

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    1. Thank you, Pam, I'm really happy you see the upside of so much color :)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Nikki!

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  7. Wow your room is so beautiful! I love the bedding & the art! I love that it's so colorful, and all the colors look GREAT together. I'm working on my bedroom right now, & it needs a big time shot of color currently. This is very inspirational!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I just pulled all the textiles that I had out of the drawers and combined the blues and the greens until they worked together. Good luck with you bedroom, please post it on your blog when it's ready :)

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  8. I just love the spring bedroom ... it feels so fun and festive with all those colorful pillows too!

    :)

    Linda

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    1. Thank you, Linda, it's a little overdone but I do need some cheering up!

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  9. looks fabulous!

    come visit me at my blog anytime!

    smiles.

    michele

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  10. I love how bright and cheery it all turned out!! So pretty!! I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  11. Wow - this looks so amazing!! I love all the spring colors you have. I don't really change my room decor as much as I should for spring. I love how you've dressed it up. Now you have me thinking about what I could do in our bedroom...

    Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime! I'm pinning this.

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    1. It's just new bedding and assorted flowers on the nightstand (perhaps new art above the bed), so you can do it any time, Betsy! Thank you for visiting and for the pin - you are the best!

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  12. I was just saying to a friend this morning that I've never seen a purple painted wall that I liked. Well... I stand corrected! That is totally gorgeous. Love the entire room!

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    1. Thank you, Annie! Do you know those dark purple pansies that look like they are made of soft velvet? My plum wall looks exactly like that. Every morning <3

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  13. It's really cheerful, I love it! x

    www.katiescreative.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment and also for making time to visit, Melanie :)

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  15. Bright, fun and lively...just as spring should be! I think it's great...I love the purple wall and floor! Welcome & Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share!

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    1. Thank you so much for makind time to visit yourself, D :)

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  16. I love it! So fun and bright. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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    1. Thank you, Mary, I'm so excited that you think it looks ok! (I did have my doubts whether to link this up or not...)

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  17. You have impeccable taste! Your entire home is magazine worthy. I love your fun, funky, youthful style. You did a great job of bringing Spring into your bedroom. The purple wall is gorgeous. I'd love waking up to that wall too. Thank you for sharing your creativity at Show & Tell! I always love seeing what you've been up to.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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    1. Thank you, Sharon, your way of putting things is so optimistic! I'm overwhelmed, thank you again (I did have my doubts whether to link this up or not...)

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  18. Nothing says spring like a big ol' bunch of daffodils! LOVE the painting of the little child!
    Nancy

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  19. What a colorful and cheerful room you have created!! Love all the mix of colors and textures- it all works together wonderfully!

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit and the kind comments, Mary Ellen!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Mindie :)

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  21. I love it!! I think I have the same sheets you do - purple. I do have to admit though, my favorite feature of the room, besides that gorgeous floor, is your patio door. I want one in my room so bad! Anyway, your space is very beautiful and inviting :)

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    1. Thank you, Christine! I don't know if I should tell you this, but the door you like is to my little balcony on the 4th floor (I live in a city apartment). But hey - now I'm looking at it from a different perspective and I'm starting to love it more:) Actually I've always liked it and that is why I don't have any curtains to obstruct the sight of it.

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  22. LOOOOOVE it and am sharing it on the Facebook page!

    Thanks for linking up!

    ~Abbie

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    1. Thank you so much, Abbie, I'm happy! And honored! And overwhelmed - thank you again!

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  23. You have ridiculously good taste! I want to take your brain and have it for a day. Watch out if you see a mysterious looking little American stalking you!!
    Thanks for linking up at The STinky Linky!

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    1. A million thanks, Janel, feel free to stalk me anytime and I'll return the favor :)))

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  24. In LOVE with that yellow duvet! All of it, really! So fun!!

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    1. Thanks so much, actually the yellow duvet is an old Ikea model, but I love it just the same :)

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  25. I feel ya on the rain sister! Pacific Northwest here. It sure looks SUNNY now! Love it. Enjoy =)))

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    1. Yup, we suddenly jumped into 80 degrees. Welcome, sunshine!

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  26. What fun! Love all the transformations! I like to change things with the seasons too.

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    1. Thank you so much, Barbara! Life is running so fast, I make little updates just to get a sense of the year-round experience :)

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  27. Wow, love all the fun bright colors! :)
    Angela
    http://sunnysweetlife.blogspot.com/

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  28. Just to let you know, I featured your wonderful project today. Feel free to grab a featured button. Have a wonderful weekend.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/04/inspiration-board-link-party-spotlight_27.html

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    1. Thank you sooooooooooooooo much, Carolyn!

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  29. How bright and cheerful! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,
    Trish

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    1. Trish, you're the best, thank you so much for visiting and for leaving a sweet comment!

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  30. WOW! that is such a happy happy place! i love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cassie, I really appreciate you making time to visit:)

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  31. Ooh how fun! I love the colors. :) It would make me smile every time I walked in! Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party!

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    1. I'm so glad you like the spring colors, Lauren, thank you for the sweet comment!

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  32. I love the bunting! The daffodils in the blue vase bring such a cheery feel as well. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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    1. Jenny, I'm so happy you like the spring accents, thank you so much for visiting!

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  33. your bedroom decorations are super sweet!! I love how whimsical it all feels...and the colors are GREAT!!

    I featured these on my blog:
    http://christinasadventures.com/2012/04/sunday-features-70.html

    And I pinned them too!
    http://pinterest.com/christinasadven/20-below-features/

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    1. Thank you, Christina, you're the best! The feature and the pin really made my day, thanks a million!

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  34. I just love, love, love this room! It's adorable - I'm all about the pennants right now. Such a cute touch... So glad I found your link at Randee's Organized Chaos... Would love to have you visit sometime - I'm your newest follower!

    Blessings!
    -heather
    stringtownhome.blogspot.com

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  35. Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Hope you'll come again this week! This month's Pretty Packages party is now up for any of your lovely wrapped gifts!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/04/pretty-packages-party-14-highlights.html
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the thoughtful comment, Jami :)

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  36. i love your bedroom, especially the natural light and the plum wall. i'd like to get one of those crocheted pillow covers.:p

    excellent job!

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    1. Thank you, Luna, the light at home is great, indeed :)

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  37. So springy! I love how it's fun and modern!

    Great work!
    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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    1. Thank you, Katie, I'm so happy that you found the time to stop by and that you like it!

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  38. I think it all pulls together very nicely!

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  39. Thanks for linking this FABULOUS room up to COM-MONDAY. I shared your fabulous room on my COM-FB page. Have a fantastic day and week. winks, jen

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    1. Jen, you're the best! Thank you so much for the Facebook feature - from the bottom of my heart!

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  40. What a lovely room! Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC
    Liz @ YACB

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  41. Looking at the rest of the room, I think that the corner of the bed you mader over, has a better color balance!!Great job:)

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  42. You have some mad decor skills! Thanks for linking at Tip toe thru Tuesday!

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    1. Kimberly, your kind comments make my day! Thank you so much for making time to visit :)

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  43. I'm loving the light blue side table and the pillows! :) We are hitting autum colors here, but it's so refreshing to see spring colours (My fave time of the year!). :)

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    1. That's so funny! As I was getting the Spring color together, I found some lovely fall textiles and I was thinking "Can't wait for the Autumn bedroom!"

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  44. Very refreshing!


    My Mellow Yellow entry. Have a great week!

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  45. So bright and colourful! Definitely a great spring makeover!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Jill, your positive comments lift up my spirits - thank you, I really really needed that!

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  46. I have to say I LOVE your bedroom. I think it is so creative and colorful. Love the banner. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit yourself and for the kind comment, Debbie!

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  47. Your spring touches make me happy.:) visiting from Randee's linky.

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  48. So fun and vibrant!! Def. Springy! I love how small changes can make such a big difference! Thanks so much for linking up to our Naturally-Nifty Party! This week's party is up! We would love for you to stop by and link up!

    http://www.natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/05/naturally-nifty-linky-party-12.html

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    1. Thank you for the visit and for the kind comments - I'm rushing off to link-up again :)

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  49. Your pillows are adorable!

    Thanks so much for linking up to our Pillowpalooza party!

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. I'm so happy that you like them, Karianne, thank you so much for making a little time to visit :)

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  50. I love the purple plum color you used! lovely! I have more questions, can I e-mail you?

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  51. I love the new look... it's very cheerful!

    gail

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    1. Thank you for making time to visit and for the kind comments, Gail!

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  52. Jessica, you are a no-reply blogger, so I'm gonna respond here. Feel free to email me at mihaelabalan8@gmail.com

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  53. First of all, those floors are absolutely gorgeous! Secondly, your Spring makeover is so fresh and colorful. My fave is the bunting! (Newest follower)

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    1. Thank you so much, I had just made the colorful bunting the day before :)

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  54. Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks link and great party. Hope to see you again tomorrow:)

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind comment, Deana, I can't wait for tomorrow to link-up something new at your wonderful party:)

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  55. Hi
    Your blog is very nice. I have really learnt a lot from this blog thanks

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    1. Thank you, please come visit again any time!

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  56. the spring bed colour is simple and fresh, nice too see it.

    cheers

    Fajar S

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