Bedroom Fabric Inspiration!

Well, I have another excuse for no dining room update…no camera. That’s right, we forgot and left it last time I went to visit my parents, so that gets me off the hook for a little while longer on the dining room. That said, I really do apologize for the sporadic posting. So many of the blogs I follow post so often I find myself reading more inspiration than giving it…which is fine by me, but no point in having a blog if I don’t post, right?

I feel like I’ve finally gotten our living room to a place I’m happy with (for now…until I decide to rearrange and redorate…again). And now my obsession has moved into the bedroom. (DECORATING the bedroom, people! Get your mind out of gutter!). Right now, we’ve got a great khaki tufted velvet headboard mostly because it takes up less space than a full-on bed and, being in an older home, we’ve got a small bedroom. We’ve got a Pottery Barn-esque rug with deep reds, olive greens, and a very pretty light blue color in it that I love with the color of our walls. The curtains are Pottery Barn linen, which I love, but I’m guessing you can sense an overwhelmingly neutral tone in here. Khaki headboard, khaki curtains, brown duvet…..yeah, it’s

With the rug being the only colorful part of the room, I decided to use is as inspiration to find fabrics to customize our bedding. Here’s what I’m thinking…Three euro shams & a matching bedskirt in this toile…

Then some bolster pillows in a great stripe like this one…

And finally a few extra throw pillows and upholstered vanity stool in something similar to this…

Oooh, and one more thing! Some trim like below and a little of the striped or dotted fabric and the bottom of my curtains…
What do you think? It’s a little more “mature” than my usual choices, but I want something classic that I’ll keep for a long time- especially if I’m going to make the investment in nice fabric and custom made shams. And honestly, I prefer a solid duvet cover that can blend in with whatever decorating phase I’m going through at the time. This way I’m really just accessorizing.

Once I’ve made final decisions on the master bedroom, I’ll move on to the guest room, which I plan to do a in a little more fun and playful style.

I’m planning to go fabric shopping soon! (Which I will document because you have GOT to see this great little fabric outlet I found…crazy deals, I tell ya).

Opinions, please!



3 thoughts on “Bedroom Fabric Inspiration!

  1. Stefanie Cook says:

    Love the toile, Katie! Since you like antiques, too, I'm sure you know of some great little antique stores in B'ham. Any recommendations?? We just moved to Hoover. 🙂


  2. This Little Nest says:

    Hey Stef! First of all, I'm so glad you're in Birmingham! We need to get together! Yes, I'm definitely and antiquing addict! My favorites are Greystone Antiques,The French Flea in Helena, Hoover Antique Gallery (close to the gallery…they are having a huge sale the entire month of July). Crestwood Antiques down the road from our house just closed but a new place is opening up there called Urban Suburban which is supposed to have some great stuff. And my favorite is Antiques & Interiors on Hwy 31 in Vestavia! Call me if you want to spend a Saturday antique shopping.


  3. Ginger says:

    What little fabric place are you talking about? I love fabric! It's so inspiring! I hope yall are doing well! I love your blog. The title is so cute and creative!



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