Remember when we introduced you to kick-ass MoM Dr. Logan Levkoff and told you about her ebook How to Get Your Wife to Have Sex With You? And remember how one of the things her book suggested was to turn your bedroom into a boudoir? And how that bit of advice in that book so aptly-titled prompted my husband and I to seek some design help when it came to out own bedroom? As it goes in my life, things move slowly thanks to a lack of time and limited disposable income, but despite the pace, my bedroom is starting to resemble a boudoir. My version of a peaceful, calming, organically luxe boudoir. I’ve used a combo of patience, creativity, some higher-end and some lower-end things and am really loving it, so wanted to share and perhaps inspire you to create your own boudoir! Here are the new things in my bedroom that I love:
This chandelier from Murray Feiss. Just hung it last Friday….love, love, love. I am an adult!
The Mocha Trellis sheet set that Serena and Lily suggest one purchase to accompany the Tess Duvet is beautiful, but at $250/ king set, it’s a little pricey for this mom of three. Besides, I’d already spent all of my money on that chandelier and the duvet, so I did some digging and found the perfect sheets, that look fabulously similar to the Mocha Trellis, but were only $54/king set at my favorite Target. They are Target Home brand and wrinkle-free, which works for me! Can’t find them online anymore, but you get the moral: before you spend hundreds on sheets, look at Target!
I wanted a bench to put at the foot of my bed and had my eye on this one from Wisteria. I just couldn’t justify paying full price, so would visit it online periodically and gaze at it covetously. One day, it miraculously appeared on sale (45% off!) and then using my online sleuthing skills, I found an e-coupon for $100 off and voila! it became affordable. I ordered it and found it on my doorstep a few days later. I’m now having it re-upholstered (find a sewing student or someone to do this, it’s a bargain!) in a neutral-colored, velvety, croc-print kind of fabric to play off the other organic colors I have going.
Finally, the new bedroom addition I love most. Silhouettes of my children to hang over the bed. That’s my son’s to the right. My husband and I had been going ’round and ’round about what kind of art we’d like to hang over our bed. We wanted it to be meaningful, but nothing was hitting us. An interior designer friend suggested the silhouettes and it’s the best idea ever. I found a couple of ladies with a shop called 2FriendsStuff on Etsy to do the silhouettes and they are gorgeous! The only word of caution is that if you have a one-year old like I do, getting them to stay still for a profile shot (you have to send a profile photo in to get these done) is laborious to say the least. It’s all worth it though.
Hope this inspires you to create something for yourself – enjoy!