We took a risk with the intense paint color, but we haven't regretted it for a second!
white headboard and white bedding, the color is a perfect contrast.
Sherwin Williams Indigo Batik (SW 7602)
I wanted to add a pop of color and I love a bold pattern... in small amounts so Premier Prints Chipper in chartreuse from Fabric.com was the answer for me.
To save money and leave my options open (because you know I love change) I chose to just add a topper to the Ikea Ritva panels. I didn't even sew them together. The curtain rod rings hold both pieces of fabric (curtain and topper) together. To let the light in, we currently have Ikea sheers behind the heavier curtains. I can sleep through daylight with no problem, but my sweet man is thinking that some blinds will be a better choice soon.
Total cost for "new" lamps: $15
Eventually I would like to paint all of the wood furniture white. When I have lots of time on my hands I'll paint my furniture and learn to quilt. For now, I've learned to
accept love it as it is.