I almost repin this room by stylizmo every time I see it, then I remember I have already pinned it like five times. But it gets me every time. While I never thought I would be one that is attracted to a room with black walls, I think they work in this space because of the white wood floors. I, however, do not have white floors so I would probably not paint my wall/s black. I think it would be far too dark for my east-facing, tree-lined windowed house and the look of this room would be completely lost. I would probably just get a nice bright white to lighten the space up a bit. I really do not like that round mirror (sorry round mirror lovers), actually it's not that I don't like it, I think I could like it in a different space but, here, it's just not working for me. I think it adds a bit of coldness and I like to feel warm in my rooms, even monochromatic ones. To fix that I think I would bring in some more wood elements like those box shelves. I would like up a few above my bed for added texture and storage.
I really love everything else and would leave it as is except it would not fit in under my self-imposed $500 budget. So I have replaced a few things. I have linked the more affordable cotton version of the pia wallén cross throw, but you can find the wool version here. You might have guessed I am little obsessed with that blanket it's made it's way on my blog here before (didn't make it's way on santas sleigh though. sad.). I also replaced the side table with a more affordable ikea one, the fabulous one in the photo is here. The grand total including only one box is a mere $421.19 - not including shipping or paint, and as you might guess, I'd go ahead and make my own pillows so I could get an extra box : ) Doesn't seem too bad for a room redux! As I mentioned one of my goals this year is to turn my sad hodgepodge, kid destroyed bedroom into one that evokes feelings beyond wanting to just shut my bedroom door. But while I am pretty firm in my taste for my living areas I could go all sorts of directions for my bedroom. This is definitely an option I am considering. What do you think of a black and white bedroom?
In other news you should check out this post from Lisa over at Little Monster, where she shares the sweetest illustrated interview video between Terry Gross and Maurice Sendak.