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Putting Together a Cozy Bed & Some Accessories | One Room Challenge Week 5

Sooooo close to the finish line with this One Room Challenge!  And while the past five weeks haven’t been without hiccups, I have to say this process has been more fun than not. Today, I want to focus a bit on the largest element of the room – the bed – and give you a couple peeks at some of the other accessories I’m starting to bring in. I am saving most of that for next week’s big reveal though!

Need to catch up on this One Room Challenge?

Week One BEFORE | Week Two The Closet | Week Three The Furniture | Week Four The Accent Wall | Week Five Bedding & Accessories | Week Six REVEAL

For so long the bed in our room was just blah. No headboard, no real furniture, no matching bedding – nothing. I always just made sure the bedding was clean and tidy and that’s it. (In case you’re wondering, we settled on this navy-graphite headboard and furniture from this line) But now that we’re really making this a grown up and finished space, I figured I should invest in some great linens that will also enhance the vibe.

I wanted something airy, bright, easy to clean, soft and super versatile. I ended up with these soft, grey sheets from Stone Cottage. They are widely available at Target and other major bedding retailers. Honestly, I am a believer in good sheets. Maybe it’s all in my head, but I feel like I sleep better in nice ones!

The sheets are topped with a great pin-tuck style duvet cover from CityScene, which is also a brand widely available at places like Target. I wanted something white – but didn’t just want the duvet to look like a plain sheet – so the ribbing on this was just the ticket. I knew as soon as I saw it that it was the right choice for this room.

I don’t know about you, but I kinda like to keep my bedding really neutral so that I can switch up accessories and quilts seasonally. I will fully admit that in the winter, we end up with a duvet and two heavy blankets on our bed pretty much every night. Having a clean, neutral duvet cover makes that a little easier to handle.

I’ve topped the bed with some really fun toss cushions and a watery blue and aqua, boho-style quilt. I bought the quilt and a toss rug at HomeSense a while ago – and I really liked the way they looked together. (I found this similar hand-drawn geometric set and this periwinkle blue set as well). But when they were both in the space, it was too much. I loved the quilt more, so it’s staying for sure. And I’ve come up with a rug solution I think will work. But you’ll have to wait until next week to see that!

I’ve got a great piece of art for that spot on the wall beside the window. You can see I’ve already put the hook in place! The rest of the room is a hot mess right now. I’ve been slowly accumulating decor items that fit the colour scheme and just collecting them all on the dresser. 

The final steps are a thorough clean, some art work, plants and blooms, decor….. and then nap! CANNOT forget the nap.

Make sure you head over to the official One Room Challenge page to see ALL the other Bloggers and their progress too! There are buckets and buckets of inspiration!

Plus – Don’t forget to follow ME on INSTAGRAM! I’m going to be sharing lots of extra photos and behind the scenes stories, feelings, all the things over there too!



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Wayfair | Walls Need Love | City Scene Bedding | Stone Cottage Sheets


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Matthew Tully

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

Wow Erin, it looks great! I never would have thought that wall would make a statement like it does, and if you would have described it I would have been...."ummmmm". Seeing it really makes sense and puts it all together. Great Job!


Monday 8th of May 2017

Looks great so far! I'm excited to see how you pull all the details together.


Monday 8th of May 2017

I still love that wallpaper!

Kayla Short

Friday 5th of May 2017

I am OBSESSED with this wallpaper my friend is doing a reno and i totally sent this over to her :)

Great job!

DIY Passion

Sunday 7th of May 2017

Thank you girl! Isn't it so fun!?

lauren | love lola

Thursday 4th of May 2017

That wallpaper is amazing! I love what you've done so far!

DIY Passion

Sunday 7th of May 2017

Thank you! Excited for reveal day!

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