Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Comfortable Casual Cozy Boho Bedroom

I have been waiting to share the rest of my guest bedroom with you because it is not quite finished. But, it may take awhile to find exactly what I am looking for and more importantly, I am learning to not wait until everything in my home is just right before I invite guests in. 

So, please, come on in and check out this fun comfy, casual boho style wall I am putting together in my guest bedroom.

Comfortable Casual Cozy Boho Bedroom

If you have been following along (if you missed it, check out my earlier posts HERE and HERE), I am working at creating a multifunctional guest bedroom with a cozy, comfortable, casual, boho vibe. I decided I wanted to paint something fun on the wall the bed would be on. I chose an arch, rainbow type detail.

Comfortable Casual Cozy Boho Bedroom
I knew the colors I wanted and after finding a comforter at TJ Maxx, I was able to get paint. Using Behr paint sample pots, I chose Toasty Gray, Cottage Hill, and Pink Sea Salt. I didn't want the same bold green that I used on the computer hutch and side table, but something in the same color family so I found the green I used on those and then went lighter in the same lineup.
Comfortable Casual Cozy Boho Bedroom
The rainbow shape is a throwback to my childhood. My mom gave me the rainbow bedroom of my dreams as a preteen complete with a rainbow painted on one wall. The other walls had wallpaper that said rainbow all over them. I wanted an "interpretative" rainbow in my guest room--something taller and more narrow and with only a couple, light colors. I started by using my yardstick to measure a yard from each adjoining wall, that seemed like a good width for my rainbow. I marked a few spots at 36" and then placed my yardstick along those marks and taped along the yardstick. 
Comfortable Casual Cozy Boho Bedroom
I found the center of my rainbow and tacked a string there about 5 feet up (I do have taller, 9 foot ceilings). I stretched the string out to the inside of the vertical tape piece and taped a pencil to the string here. I drew the rainbow arc this way.
How to Paint a rainbow or arch
Using a small roller, I painted the Toasty Gray first. When it was dry, I painted the pink stripe, using the width of the roller for the stripe width and then the green. They weren't perfect, I wasn't going for perfect, and I touched some parts up with a small paintbrush. 
Comfortable Casual Cozy Boho Bedroom
I knew I was adding shelves, so a perfect paint job wasn't necessary. I wanted the "rainbow" to be more of a background than a focal point. Placing the shelves outside the lines of the rainbow helped to bring them to the forefront and makes what is displayed on the shelves more of the focus. I used reclaimed cedar fencing for the shelves, sanding them and clear coating them, leaving their natural, aged patina. 
How to place shelves on a wall
To figure out where I wanted the shelves I stuck tape that was the same length as each shelf to the wall to visualize where they should be.
reclaimed wood shelves on a bedroom
 Using small, metal shelf brackets that I spray painted oil rubbed bronze, I hung the shelves. I made sure that the shelf brackets were either drilled into wall studs or I used wall anchors to secure them, I don't want anything falling down on guest heads.
Comfortable Casual Cozy Boho Bedroom
The shelves are not completely styled yet--I want more black and white family photos, maybe a plant hanging from one of the shelves, etc. I did display my vintage alarm clock collection, old books, a plant. I love to use little mirrors wherever I can to reflect light. A watercolor my daughter painted hangs from an old pant hanger. A little poster putter under frames, etc. helps to make sure they stay on the shelves. 
Wood Shoes Hanging on the Wall
I love these old, green, children's, wood shoes. At first I tried to set them on a shelf, but they weren't really visible. Ding, ding, ding--hang them on the wall instead. I nailed right through them and tucked some lavender and rosemary sprigs into them that I cut from my yard.
Comfortable Casual Cozy Boho Bedroom
The comforter is wrinkly and almost like muslin, which lends to the casual and comfy boho feel. I found a green pillow sham at the thrift store that I left wrinkly after washing it to again, give the whole look a casual feel. A fuzzy pink blanket at the end of the bed adds a little more color and is perfect for guest who need an extra blanket. I am still looking for a low-profile, simple wood headboard and something for a small side table on the one bedside.
side table in a guest bedroom
As shared earlier, I painted a side table I had the same Equestrian Green that I painted the computer hutch. I few books, a favorite photo, a lamp, a box of tissues all sit on the bedside table.
vintage print from the thrift store
I found this print that I love and that had hints of green and pink in it at the thrift store for $5. 
Vintage print
I couldn't find much about it, but when it has a tag with a phone number like this on the back, you know it is mid-century.
Comfortable Casual Cozy Boho Bedroom
We have already had our first guest, my mom. I think she found the room comfortable and inviting.

4 comments:

  1. WOW! Just WOW!!!! Every single thing looks awesome...I mean REALLY! Your talent simply amazes me. I'm still wishing you lived next door so I could BEG you to come over and redo everything in my house:) I love the touches of green and what you did with the rainbow and the shelves is absolutely perfect for this room. I know your guests will never want to leave.

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    1. Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun putting it together!

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  2. Your guest room turned out great! Love the paint colors and how everything ties into one another!

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