As much as I love design, I’m not a designer. Fashion and interior design fascinates me but I don’t quite seem to have the touch for it. So when I recently started sharing a room with an even less design-inclined man, I knew I had to enlist some help. Urban Barn came to the rescue and I was able to take the barebones bedroom and add a slightly more feminine touch.
Here is a before picture, there was quite a bit of brown in this room!
There is a fine balance to be found in a bedroom shared by a woman and a man. It can’t be too far on the girly side because you want both people to feel comfortable but what I was dealing with was a little far along the bachelor spectrum. Rachel from Urban Barn patiently helped me as I explained what I liked, without even knowing myself. We ended up deciding on the Blanka Bedding in a neutral grey and punching things up with pillows. Predictably, there’s been some debate between the man and me on if there are too many pillows. You can guess which side of that debate I’m on!
The Dorothy Film Map was our inspiration. It’s the kind of piece I see new things on every day. Beyond the art, the bedding, the Asteria table lamp and some assorted trinkets take the room to a more sophisticated level.
If you want to win a $250 gift card, check out this contest Urban Barn is running called Peg Your Style Pick out your favorite design and you could win.
Whether you’re in a restaurant wondering what wine to order, or at home ruminating on redecorating, it is always best to ask an expert. The new Urban Barn store on Kenaston lays out all the options for you, and the staff are ready to help. Come ready to be inspired!
Post by Sarah Zaharia