Our bedroom is our sanctuary. It's where we sleep, talk in the dark, cuddle in the mornings, read the bible, play with Ernie, try on outfits for each other, share intimacy, watch football late on Sunday nights and much more. It was important for me to make our room cozy, comfortable, and us. It's hard to tell via photos but our room is a bright, yet soft, turquoise (Behr Windwood Spring). It feels like I'm at a spa and I love it so much. It is impossible to be mad when you are surrounded by that color. As much as I love being cuddled on our comfy couch or in the gameroom with 10 blankets making a pallet, there is nothing like your own bed. We recently put a TV in our room when we moved but promised it wouldn't become a regular thing...to watch TV in bed. Yes there are nights we watch TV in bed but I'd say 5-6 nights we go to sleep without it. It is important for a marriage that you can connect and be intimate without the distraction (and obsession) of a TV. The hours and minutes before bedtime I am usually clean and relaxed and there is nothing more I'd rather do than spend time with my husband. I am glad we have a TV in there now so I can watch when Jon travels (and Jon watches football on Sundays and Mondays when I pass out at 10 sometimes).
We moved from a queen to a king bed when we moved and still can't believe how big it is! Even with Ernie in bed with us, there are nights where I reach for Jon and he is zonked at the opposite end of the bed. And when Jon travels and I sleep alone, it swallows me up.
If you follow me on Instagram, you'd know that Jon built me that beautiful headboard as a surprise for my birthday. He used recycled pieces of our old fence and it cost him less than $5. Talk about a bargain. I couldn't stop looking at the beautiful headboard but I knew something was missing...something above the bed. I didn't want to take away from the gorgeous headboard and wanted to keep it simple so I decided to make garland out of my favorite Instagram pictures. Honestly some of my favorite pictures ever are taken with Instagram but stay stuck in my phone and occasionally get their glory on my blog. I've heard of a few places where you can print your Instagram pictures but I did it on my own. I saved my top 35 or so and resized them to 3.72 inches and printed them on my laser printer with photo paper. I cut out each photo, yes this took a little work but I caught up on DVR while cutting. I measured the length of the headboard and added an inch or two (80 inches is what I went with) and cut twine to attach the pictures to. I used masking tape to attach the pictures to the twine, nothing fancy here folks! I used a small nail and looped and knotted the finished garland to hang it on the wall. I am so thrilled with how it looks!! I am excited that I can add another strand of pictures as I take more.
I wish the color of our room photographed better!
So tell me, what is your bedroom decorated like? Did you spent a lot of time planning and decorating? Or is it just another room in the house for you?