This One Room Challenge is going to be down to the wire. The reveal is three weeks away, and the one key design feature of this bedroom makeover – the removable mudcloth wallpaper – won’t arrive until the last week, if I’m lucky.
BOHO BEDROOM MAKEOVER PLANS (WEEK 1)
The removable mudcloth wallpaper samples arrived after a long wait on Tuesday. They’d been delivered to our neighbours, who took the package in, then went on holiday for a week. It’s added a delay that I could do without.
BEFORES & DETAILS ON THE PLAN (WEEK 2)
WALLPAPER OPTIONS (WEEK 3)
TEXTILES & FURNITURE (WEEK 4)
HOW TO HANG REMOVABLE WALLPAPER (WEEK 5)
THE REVEAL (WEEK 6)
BONUS: HOW TO MAKE A DIY WALL HANGING
But now they’re here, and they’re good.
Of all the mudcloth-inspired designs, my top two choices are top left and middle. But the middle one has the edge.
It’s got pink undertones which work with the rug, and it’s so pretty – more so in person.
But this one definitely distracted me for a moment.
It’s a more literal take on the mudcloth trend, and it’s gorgeous. I suspect a whole room of it might be too busy, though.
Nailing down the wallpaper brought up another issue: the blinds. They’re a pretty soft grey linen stripe. Standing alone, I love them. With the wallpaper?
It’s great. I had them custom made (i.e. non-returnable) a couple of months ago. I hadn’t finalised the rest of the room design, but it was already getting bright early in the mornings, and we needed a second blackout layer to keep E sleeping and me sane.
So do I pay the money to switch them out with something else? I ordered a few fabric samples just to see…
If I do change them, I’ll do a solid. As pretty as those shibori-style ones are, they’re not a good colour match for the other navy features in the room. I need to decide today.
I could use the existing blinds in the boy’s room, but that would lead to more redecorating in there, and I just finished that room for the second time in a year!
So that’s where I’m at with the boho bedroom design this week.
Go check out the featured designers’ week two progress here on Calling It Home, and the other guest participants here.
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Holy cow, that rug! So gorgeous! Ugh, that’s a bummer about the wallpaper samples, but thank goodness you have them now. I see your dilemma with the shade, but I’m sure you’ll make it work. Can’t wait to see how it all comes together! And the dog is adorable, too 🙂
Thanks Julie. I’ll just cross my fingers and hope for the best I think!
I love all of your wallpaper choices with the rug. And your “bonus dog” 🙂 I do think a solid would look better with your wallpaper choice, but I’m sure you will make it beautiful either way. Good luck!
Okay, you’ve convinced me – I’ll spend the money! (It didn’t take much ?)
that wall paper is amazing!!! Love your plans and progress!!
I love the warm gray of the wallpaper – it provides the perfect neutral base for the room!
Thanks so much Kevin!
i cannot wait for this reveal- i love EVERYTHING.
Thank you so much lovely lady! 🙂
I can see why you would have a hard time picking – all of the wallpaper samples are so good! The shade dilemma… maybe you could embellish it with a tassel or trim to bring in other colours from the room and help it fit in better? It’s a pretty shade.
I like that idea – tassel trim in white would be super cute and might just break up the patterns enough. Definitely worth thinking about – thank you!
I am obsessed with that rug!
Haha, me too! 🙂
Love your progress so far. I like option 2 (I can see why you are indecisive though). I can’t believe your neighbour had the samples for a week lol
Thanks Andrea! I do love that one too, but I think it might be a bit too much on all the walls. It would make an awesome feature wall in a different space though – I might have to use it somewhere else later on!
I’m also feeling under the wire! I ordered my stuff only YESTERDAY, and I’m biting my nails hoping it all gets here in time…
I’ll cross my fingers for both of us! x