Decorating Your Spring Bedroom
Here's an idea I had for this spring to decorate my bedroom windows. I always make my own curtains, which if you can sew at all is very easy to do.
I have a big picture window so I decided to make curtains that would cover the bottom half of the window. For this I used an extension rod which worked perfectly!
I used 3 smaller curtains for the top half and then divided them into 3 and added some raffia to give it a prim look.
The smaller windows on the side have tons of possibilities. For these I used extension rods on the top and bottom of each and placed them right in the middle of the window.
If you have a problem with sun or just want a change, move the extension rods up or down for a completely different look.
If you'd like add some raffia to the middle of each curtain to match the bigger window. I chose to just leave mine plain.
Here is a pic I took of the finished windows.
Next I changed all my outlets and switches. They were very old and yellowed.
First, if you're going to do this yourself, make sure you have your power shut off for the room your working on.
I bought some new outlets and stitches at Home Depot. Very inexpensive!
Next I bought those clear plastic outlet covers so I could design my own switch covers.
I found some material scraps I had in my sewing room to use.
Just cut to fit inside the cover, make a small cut in the middle for the switch and you're done!
Next I added an old mirror I found at a garage sale for $1.00 over my bed and draped some berry vines over the top.
The top of my dresser has a clock on it that I change whenever I want a different look. The bottom picture comes out and I chose to place a vintage card inside.
I found a glass kerosene lantern at my local salvation army so I had to take it home to see what I could do with it. I decided to put some small fabric pieces inside where the kerosene would usually go. These are all checks and plaids to make it look more primitive. Next I tied a piece of raffia around the base of the globe to add to that country feel.
There are a number of different items you could put in the base to easily change it. Try some wooden buttons, potpourri, old thread spools, pieces of scrap muslin or even dried flowers for a nice effect.
Add some lavender to your drawers to bring back those simpler times of long ago.
I have primitive dolls I place on benches, chairs and on my bed to complete the look.
A quilt I made sits on an old bench at the foot of my bed.
The quilt on my bed was bought at a thrift store for $5.00.
Simple touches of spring, such as sprigs of flowers or vines over your windows are all you need. Keep it simple and enjoy your surroundings in your spring primitive bedroom!