Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jeweled Bedspreads

With the season's change comes the inevitable urge to "re do" things, whether it be your wardrobe or your space. Obviously when you're on a budget, this urge can lead to frustration, and if you're not careful, increasing amounts of debt. However, since we're all trying to live within our means (right?), a little creativity and flexibility can go a long way in abating the 'give everything away and start over again' urge.
Let's chat about the bedroom for a second. Changing out your bedspread for a strong jewel toned quilt, duvet cover or blanket adds instant warmth and a bit of glamor.

Peacock Green

via Graham and Green

Fuchsia

via Graham and Green

Mustard

via House Beautiful

Pumpkin

via Decorology's photostream

Sage

via decorology's photostream

Custard yellow

source: Domino via here

Red (ok, this isn't exactly a jewel tone, but you get my point).

via Elle Decor
What little things will you be doing to your space to get ready for the new season?

{pssssst, last day to enter the Off Switch Designs giveaway! Winner will be chosen tonight}

33 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh, I can't help but love the fuschia! It's just a touch tacky enough for me.

~KS said...

I love the fuschia... and there must be something in the air, because I just did a post as well about bedrooms. I really need to spruce mine up a bit... without breaking the bank!! Hoping to get some ideas from all of the creative people out in blogger world!

Lily G. said...

I'm loving all these rich colors!

stacy di said...

oh how I love the peacock green and fuchsia...

Kailee Hankins aka MissMelodyMaker said...

Nice. I want one of those beds

.38 said...

I totally agree that fall makes me want to nest! the bf and i totally rearranged our room, got new curtains, an amazing peace lilly, and a new shag rug for those chilly winter floors. i might have to keep going with a bedspread now! i really love the first one. :-)

Jenna said...

I'm painting the wall behind my bead a deep grey, its called "Intellectual". {Behr love VOC paint+primer in one} I am also doing the focal wall behind the dining table. I have swatches up now, its going to look good :) I will probably change out the accent pillows on my sofa as well. {Did I mention I have a pillow addicition?, Lol who does'nt!}

p.s.
the first 2 beds are drop dead gorgeous

ms. less is always more said...

I LOVE them... and my bedroom really needs a little sumthin' this may be perfect!

Kellie said...

Love those jewel tones! My favorites are the peacock green and the custard yellow! Perfect!

Diana said...

I'm actually in the process of decorating. I can't say I'm re-decorating because I never really did anything. We have black and white comforters but I need some color and this is good inspiration! Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, those places are amazing for finding cool stuff!

Pixel Wild Child said...

Oh girl! I love those photos, except for the 5th (too classic for my taste) I would love to see my bedroom like that, so pretty... My plans for my space? well our flat is old, and more than decoration it actually needs hard works! ;O) We did the bathroom this summer... kitchen is next! ;O)

(thanks a lot for you kind comment and your tweet, I really appreciate, you are the best Chris!)

Erin said...

Such an easy way to change the look of a room! The peacock and fuchsia are my fav!

drollgirl said...

i just ordered a new couch (GULP) and bought a few things at ikea. time to spruce up, at least a little bit.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

So dreammmmyyy! Love the punch of color on neutral decor. I miss my own bed, Christina!
xo as always!

DesBisoux said...

wow...didn't think i would ever say that but i LOVe the pumpkin room. i've always dreamt of curtains around my bed...a bit of princess symdrome here, maybe...
that post make me want the weather to be cold and me cosy in my room!

Sam said...

Simply divine - but peacock green is swoon-o-rama!!

magchunk said...

Not a little thing: we're moving! Haha. But I hope to get a few key pieces like throw blankets and a table runner that will enliven the space on a budget (cause moving is expensive!)

Annie said...

your post reminded me of a green jeweled bed spread i had, i loved it! my dog, notsomuch.

Caitlin said...

I love all those picks/pics.
We need to get curtains for our place. It looks a bit bland and not very homey without them

Blair said...

Oh, love the colors! All perfect for the fall. I am just switching out a few throw pillows and going to get a new doormat--nothing very exciting:)

Simply Mel said...

I always switch our sheets to organic flannel on October 31st!

Tamstyles said...

I am loving those...

Iva said...

{I'm not making any changes...well...as of yet...} :)

BUT omg this post is awesome...I am so exhausted though...now I really have to go find a BED!! NEED SLEEP :) ..something like the last picture would work SPLENDIDLY! :)

Gabbi said...

All gorgeous!! I need to redecorate... :)

Hanako66 said...

such a great tip!

as soon as I get home from my trip, I am changing out my bedding and hauling out my autumn decor!

TERI REES WANG said...

I am feeling the top Teal/Peacock Green.
...I don't see Fuchsia from here,
...I see Grape color Kool-aid.

Cathi said...

love all the pictures, but the fuchsia and peacock green are by far my faves - gorgeous!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Beautiful beds! I particularly love the bed with the drapes and the books surrounding it. Oh, I'm daydreaming about spending an entire day there, reading and napping...

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Love them all. I'm usually not a yellow fan but that custard yellow bedspread is pretty fun (especially in that bedroom!)

Deliciously Organized said...

Fabulous rooms. Each one! I'm not making huge changes in my space, but the little things like burning fall candles make my apartment feel like Fall is here. -carlee

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Oh that first bedroom is perfection in every way. I'm filing it away right now!

pranksygang said...

i love the 1st and the last bedrooms.. they look divine!

meohmyoh said...

Oh yes yes yes, I love jewel tones for ALL seasons! The peacock green is really rubbing me the right way these days ;]

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