5 Ways to Get This Look: Cottage Bedroom

There’s something about spring that draws me to spaces that look light, bright, and tidy.  Take this bedroom that I found at Georgiana Design:  white walls and linens really give this room a fresh, clean appeal.  The pops of green add fun color without overwhelming the space or interfering with the overall sense of calm.  It looks like a wonderful place to unwind at the end of the day.

Green White Bedroom Inspiration

Things I really like about this room are the color scheme, accessories that are functional without being cluttery, the simple window dressing, and that horizontal paneling.  The combination of white, black, and spring green is untypical but still manages to convey a cottage garden vibe–like moss on an chippy white iron gate.  The artwork has an organic feel that goes great with the natural color scheme.  The paneling completes the feeling of sleeping in a vintage, gabled space.  It’s really lovely.

  Green White Bedroom numbered

Once again, I’ve taken on the challenge to find 5 DIY projects that could be used to recreate a similar look.  Take a look:

Tutorial Collage

1.  Horizontal Beaded board

This Life Designed horizontal beadboard

A similar look to the paneling in my inspiration picture could be achieved by installing beaded board horizontally.  This Life, Designed has a tutorial.

2.  DIY Botanic Prints

A Soft Place DIY botanicals

Botanic prints are lovely (and perfect for this room!) but can be pricey if you buy them retail.  It’s possible to make your own, though, like these at A Soft Place.

3.  No-Sew Bubble Shades

In My Own Style window treatment

You can make simple window coverings like these bubble shades without sewing a single stitch!  Find out how at In My Own Style.  Use fabric adhesive to glue on contrasting trim like the shade in my inspiration photo.

4.  Easy-to-Make Seat Cushion

Makezine seat cushion

It’s no trouble finding a chair that needs a new home and a quick coat of paint–hop over to my Roadkill Rescue site and check out all the chair makeovers!  Make one extra comfy by adding a seat cushion, like this quick and easy tie-on at Makezine.

5.  Black Bed

Beneath My Heart painted bed

The stunning black bed frame in my inspiration picture can be recreated by simply painting an existing bed black.  Beneath My Heart has a black painted bed makeover with lots of info and great results.

Which element in this room is your favorite?  Do you know of any more DIY tutorials for items in this room?  Share them with us in the comments!





  • http://piglogsandtaterberries.blogspot.com Peggy

    A good source for free botanical “art” (for personal use only)is the New York Public Library digital library…. http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/?num=3

    I am definitely going to have to keep a copy of this bedroom around and see about doing something similar to our room. Absolutely love this room!!

  • http://mypinklemonademoments.com Meleah

    Gorgeous! Our guest bedroom is black and white- I painted the bed frame and dresser black years ago! The wonderful shade of green is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://beezrentaldesigns.blogspot.com Barbe@ Beez Rental Designs

    This room is so fresh and lovely! Gives me inspiration on how to handle my bedroom when I move if I end up in a place with “no painting” rules. Hopefully, that won’t be the case. But even if I can paint, I could go with a linen color to achieve the same effect. Thanks for sharing! :)

  • http://tenderarts.blogspot.com Bettsi

    This is a great room, Beckie! I actually love that color combination and I am on the threshold of making some changes to my bedroom. I think I know what direction I’m heading in!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      It is a fun palette for sure. I used to hate navy blue for years and now it is my new black.