I have always loved hanging beds and when I ran across the ones below I was in love! This room is perfection and the perfect blend of color and texture!
With house guest season just around the corner, I thought I’d put together a little post on a well dressed bed. Bedding is one of the places where I say to buy high quality…..it makes such a difference and you’ll be glad you invested in quality linens every time you crawl into bed. My list of necessities for a comfortable and stylish bed are :
1. high quality sheets
2. high quality quilted blanket for a light layering piece
3. a thick comforter which I like to fold in half at the foot of the bed
4. two or three bed pillows (dependent on the size of the bed), 2 shams and a bolster pillow
As promised, here are the steps to making the no sew cornice that I made for my daughter’s room.
The first step to making the window cornice for my daughter’s room was building a frame. My husband made a simple frame out of some left over pine.
Next, I covered the frame with a layer of cotton batting topped by one of the fabric’s that I picked for her room.
After I had the cornice board covered, I started working in the piping. I covered it some coordinating fabric.
I stapled it (because I was too lazy to sew it!)
Next, I cut off the excess fabric from the rope trim.
I used a staple gun to attach it to the cornice board.
To make the ruffle, I simply folded a strip of fabric in half and stapled it to the board in pleats.
And………here is the finished product. You can’t tell in the least that it is held together by staples.
I hope this inspires you to “treat” your windows with some cool fabrics!
This past summer, I finally got around to painting and decorating my daughter’s room in our “new” house…..that we’ve been in nearly two years.
She is 10 years old and I didn’t want something that she would outgrow and that I would have to redo in the near future.
My daughter is a very bubbly girl who loves to laugh. She loves pink and green and is naturally drawn to preppy type patterns. With all that in mind, I decided to use both of her favorite colors on her wall and while visiting Sanibel Island, FL, she found a green quilt with hot pink embroidered starfish on it at HomeGoods. (If there is a Home Goods, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx or Tuesday Morning in any town I visit, I must go!!)
Here is the finished product:
And, here is our cat Princess “supervising” my photo shoot.
This is my favorite part of her room. I got bought these vinyl letters two years ago but was unsure where I was going to use them. I bought a canvas and painted apple green stripes on it. From there, all I had to do was stick the letters on and attach a cute ribbon.
And, just so you can see the detail of the fabric on the cornice:
How cute is that green leopard print?!
I bought the vinyl decal polka dots from Amazon. With two different colors on the walls, the white dots tied everything together and made it look more intentional and coordinated. I’ll have a link to these dots in my featured products tab.
My daughter’s room is 11×11. I ordered 4 packs to get this many dots. I painted dots on a wall before and had problems when I repainted because you could see the dot through the new color. These dots just peel right off without damaging the wall when we’re ready to do something different.
Part two of this post will be instructions on making the no sew window cornice treatment.
(Note: I changed the pictures out on this post because the original pictures were soooo crappy. I had to do a little adjustment on my camera but these are much better).