What up, buddies! 🙌🏻 Before spring is sprung, I wanted to share with you some ideas on decorating using the many variations of wood tones and layers of creamy, textured whites. Honestly, these are two of my very favorite design staples, and I go back to them again and again (kinda like reality TV...I always say I'm done, and then BAM. They announce the next blasted Bachelor, and I'm hooked once more. But...that's beside the point...) 😉
This headboard was a custom build from the sexiest handyman around. He created the design himself after I explained my vision to him, and, a few boards and hours later, he lugged this beast of a shiplap headboard inside! I wanted just a touch of shiplap in here without going all out, and this fit the bill perfectly. We've had it for a few years now, and, while I've seen other versions of his headboard circulating the Internet recently, this one has my heart. (Don't tell my husband about the sexy handyman, either. Mmmkay? 😉)
Sometimes simple is just enough, and after the happy clutter of Christmas decor came down, I found myself craving simple. A turned wood lamp, some vintage books, a few white vases. Done. Simple. Easy.
(Also, most sources pictured in this space are listed at the end of the post! 🙌🏻)
Anyone else have a pillow addiction...? Just me? 😬 I can't seem to leave TJ Maxx without one hopping into my cart, so...I oblige and give them a home on my bed, couch, anywhere that has a flat surface. You get the idea. 😉 One way to add interest if you are craving the simplicity of white is to layer texture on texture on texture. HomeGoods and TJ Maxx have the coolest pillows at such low prices, and Amazon is a favorite source for inexpensive farmhouse pillows, too! By layering these woven and embroidered pillows, I still get visual interest without having to use pops of bright color...plus...PILLOWS. Any excuse for more pillows is a good excuse, yes? 😉
When I'm using loads and loads of white, I like to warm things up (still avoiding bright colors, mind you...) by bringing in wood tones. This vintage church pew added so much character and warmth to the all white space, and y'all know I love me a piece with some history. And...SHOCKER. Some pillows hopped up on there. Obvs. 😉 If you're like me and love to hunt up some vintage yum, keep your eyeballs peeled for yummy wood tones to use with your whites. The blend together just perfectly!
And now, all this talk about our cozy woods and whites farmhouse bedroom is making me sleepy, and I'm boutsta curl up under that chunky wool blanket and watch a very serious and informative documentary on the migration of the red-winged blackbird.
You know I'm catching up on Nashville.
Let's be real. 😉)