Mama Improvement Project: Super Simple Bedroom Decor

I’m no expert, but I have a feeling that our surroundings have a huge impact on us.

My house gets messy and easily cluttered, which makes me feel out of sorts. Ha! “Out of sorts” is a very mild way to put it. It makes me feel crazy. And I tend to project the crazy in my attitude.

I do my best to control the little tornadoes that are my kids, but that eventually starts to get to me too. I would much rather clean up all the toys once at the end of the day.

So, my solution is to make a place of solace for myself. A place to escape, if you will.

My bedroom is that place. My husband and I spend time together every night catching up on Netflix, or just watching some good old fashioned reruns (The Big Bang Theory, Friends, Community, the list goes on…) And when I need a moment away from the mess or the kids during the day, its nice to have a place to go that makes me happy.

My biggest issue with our space is that the walls are white. I’m not a fan. White walls aren’t my idea of warm and comforting. Although, if you’ve made it work in your home, more power to you! And please share your secrets-my whole house is covered in white walls. And since we’re renting, they are going to stay white. But that doesn’t mean we can’t ‘dress up’ the wall a bit to warm up the master bedroom.

I’m not an expert in interior design, but I know what I like, and I know what makes me feel happy and relaxed in a space.

This stark white background behind my bed was just not doing it for me.

bedroom decor

So I broke out some extra curtain rods and curtains I had on hand and went to work. (If you don’t have any, you can always get some inexpensive ones at Target or Walmart. They almost always have some on clearance.) This is the result.

bedroom decor

It was free/inexpensive. It’s nothing fancy, but it makes me oh so very happy!!! This is just one side of the room in my happy place, but its a fantastic start! Now when I need to step away to “collect my sanity thoughts,” I have a good place to go.

Do you have a space you use to “get away”? What types of simple improvements have you done to your house that makes a world of difference?

January 14, 2016
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7 Comments

  • Reply Lauren

    I think anything that makes you happy is important!! That is the main reason I am reading that tidying up book, since I want my space to be clean and organized! I am over clutter. Over it. haha

    January 15, 2016 at 8:43 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Absolutely agree! I’m pretty sure my parents have that book, I’ll have to borrow it from them.

      January 16, 2016 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Kimberly

    What a great idea! My bedroom is all white too, and it drives me nuts! I bought paint like a year ago, but the hubby hates painting so keeps putting it off!

    January 15, 2016 at 7:45 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you! Yes, it was driving me crazy! I actually like to paint. I painted every room in our last house! But now that we’re renting, I don’t want to have to paint everything white before we move out-I don’t like painting THAT much…Ha!

      January 16, 2016 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Betsy

    What a fun way to liven up a bare wall! We recently rearranged our bedroom and it feels so wonderful to go in there now. The biggest fix was cleaning up all of the things that we’d gotten lazy about putting away. It makes such a difference to want to go there, and to have a place to relax. Enjoy your sanctuary!!

    January 16, 2016 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Jules Ruud

    I need to do this in my house. I love the look! simple but classy. Definitely going to try this.

    January 18, 2016 at 8:11 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you Jules!! It definitely warms up the room!

      January 18, 2016 at 8:20 am

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