It’s typical of landlords to pretty much let a white can of paint explode in a house before they rent it out because apparently neutrality is very important. That is to say, white must be the only neutral color ever created. It’s a good thing my favorite color is gray because it’s pretty much the most versatile color out there.
The other good thing, is that my two landlords happen to be my father and my aunt whom are willing to let me decorate the way I would like to decorate. I got clearance from the lords for painting the bedroom and soon enough, Nick and I decided on a warm-ish gray color: Pewter Mug from Behr purchased from Home Depot. The process took a good deal of preparation, ie: taping, drop clothing and obtaining climbing apparatuses but our execution turned out flawless; well flawless with two little gray smudges on the crown moulding (oops)!! Don’t worry, good ol’ daddio had some extra white paint so we were able to fix our boo boo.
Since our arrival in our humble abode, we’ve sort of figured out what color schemes are in the works. Thank God Nick is a very easy going soul and will pretty much agree on any/all decor options I throw his way. Especially for our bedroom- the area we share the most. *Note- Nick’s favorite color is orange. So needless to say he was pretty pumped when I suggested that we use a deeper fall-colored orange as our accent color.
Being an avid Pinterest user, and looker-upper, I found a very artistic, simple, piece of artwork that I decided to replicate it using the warm red/orange tones we wanted as a color pop. The original art used blue tones. This took me all of 30 minutes to paint and it only costed $12!
The other thing that I splurged on for our cozy cove was the amazing faux fur shaggy rug, found at HomeGoods. I was so excited to find an 8×10 rug hanging up, It was exactly what I wanted but I needed a little bit of time to think about the money that beautiful rug wanted from me. After about a week or two, I journeyed back with Nick to show him my amazing find, but to my horror, it was no longer hanging gracefully from the rug racks. I couldn’t express my disappointment enough when we paroozed through the ‘small’ rug isle. There it was! Under the fluorescent spot lights laid my (5×7) white faux fur shaggy rug. It was destiny. I didn’t even hesitate; I scooped it up as fast as I could and proudly marched to the register. It was mine!
After our big move, Nick and I sat down and made a list of things that we absolutely needed and things that could come in time. One of the things we decided we didn’t need right away were curtains, especially because we have blinds on all of the windows. After a couple nights and very sunny mornings, we decided curtains were essential to our bedroom. Of course we went with Mecca Orange curtains found at none other than the Holy Grail; HomeGoods. I think Nick and I have been there at least once a week since we’ve moved in.
The last thing we’re working on for our bedroom is a headboard that I’m going to try to construct myself in order to save some $$$. Keep an eye out for that project roundup sometime soon!