Putting together a mood board for a room makeover is the first thing I do… especially when I am buying items online. Since I can’t physically place all of the items together to make sure they’re cohesive placing their photos together is the next best thing!
If you’ve never made a mood board it’s super easy… basically you gather photos together and see how they look. Although the psychology behind which pieces to pick is a little harder to explain in one sentence… I’ve put together an entire post to help you get started.
In the meantime let’s dive right into my feminine bedroom mood board… this is going to get good y’all!
Looking for all the pieces? Here is the Source List:
- Bloom Comforter by Lauren Conrad
- Lauren Conrad Victoria Coverlet
- Euro Shams
- Decorative Chenille Throw Pillows
- Hello Gorgeous Throw Pillow
- Floral Watercolor Sheets
- Bed Skirt
- Paisley Curtains
- DIY Be a Unicorn in a Field of Horses Canvas
- Rose Gold Pandora Jewelry Box
- Llama Display Mount
- Weighted Blanket
- Llama Garland
- Blue Vase with Flowers
Pick the BIG Stuff: Bedding
When you’re getting started I find it’s always easiest to start with the big pieces first and then work your way down the scale to the small stuff… small stuff is much easier to find after all. After you’ve picked your color palette start with the bedding to anchor the space.
I knew I wanted a rose gold, blush, white and gray color scheme for this room so I started by looking for a beautiful blush comforter to anchor the space. Unfortunately when you’re ordering items on the internet even the best laid plans go awry from time to time. I originally ordered a beautiful blush comforter… or so I thought. When it arrived the entire comforter set was a peachy kind of salmon. It is absolutely beautiful but NOT what I was looking for.
So I went back to the drawing board and starting looking for a blush and pink comforter set that was solid with texture or blush watercolor pattern. I found a beautiful watercolor-esk floral set with little pink pom poms all around the edge… and a blush pin-tucked coverlet to go with it.
Add a Bed Skirt
This is the perfect time to decide if you’re going to add a bed skirt to your room or a simple fitted sheet to your box springs to finish off your bedding. I will always always always use a bed skirt… because they give you a great place to hide things under the bed.
Since I have a sleep number bed that means the bed skirt covers all the mechanical bits and bobs that make it work. Which is perfect. Since the bedding I chose was patterned I went with a solid bed skirt… which brings me to euro shams.
Adding the BIG Pillows: Euro Shams
Euro Shams are the big, fancy, square pillows that go towards the back of the pillow mountain… and I clarify that fact because that’s what most of my friends call them! Since these babies are so big remember that they’ll make a big impact on your space: a loud bright pair will infuse energy into your space while a more subdued pair will help your space feel laid back and relaxing.
I picked solid euro shams to coordinate with the floral bedspread… although since euro shams are so big it’s nice to pick a textured pair if you’re working with solids. The pin-tucks and ruffles on these euro shams add interest and movement even though there isn’t any pattern to play with.
Plus they’re super soft.
Add a bit of Fun with Throw Pillows!
Okay I could write an entire post on throw pillows alone… I filled my entire car trunk with throw pillows when I moved home from college. True story! A good rule of thumb is to use odd numbers: 3 small square pillows, 2 rectangular pillows and a square pillow, 3 uniquely shaped pillows… you get the idea.
Adding a small fun pillow to the front of a 3 pillow stack is sometimes an exception but I’ll leave that up to your own discretion… although my personal belief is that more pillows are always better.
Since my bed already had euro shams, standard shams and sleeping pillows I decided to add 2 pretty textured throw pillows in front of the standard (watercolor print) shams to break up all the pattern. Then I was able to add a bit of fun to the front!
Your front throw pillows are where things can get a little quirky. Since most of my bedding was either blush or cream at this point I decided to add my rose gold in with the front pillows. This little “Hello Gorgeous” pillow was absolutely perfect for a feminine bedroom and the little tulle and rose gold bow pillow is absolutely adorable.
It would be the perfect addition to a little girls room.
Time for the Practical Pieces: Sheets and Blankets
Alright y’all when it comes to sheets I have 3 things on my checklist: are they pretty? will they fit the deepest parts of my mattress? are they hella expensive?
Because for some reason sheets are always hella expensive. I found these gorgeous watercolor floral sheets online and they fit all three categories perfectly. They actually come in a couple different patterns so that I have options to mix and match! The watercolor sheets with the watercolor comforter was a little more than I was looking for but they actually go together just fine.
When it comes to blankets we’re really looking for function over all the pretty details. Do you need a light blanket? An electric blanket? Do you need five blankets? Think about how you use your blankets and move on from there.
Since I already have a comforter and a coverlet I didn’t want to add too many blankets between the sheets and comforter. On the other hand I absolutely love my weighted blanket and the soft pink color works perfectly with the room.
When I decided to look into weighted blankets back in January I decided to forgo my usual blues and grays for a blush color scheme and I absolutely loved it. So we forged ahead with the plan to use a blush color scheme for this little makeover!
Don’t Forget the Windows
Even if you only have one window curtains can be a huge portion of the room! I always like to hang my curtains from the ceiling so the pattern or color will take your eyes allllll the way up to the ceiling. I absolutely love the soft pattern of these paisley curtains to go with the large watercolor florals on the bedding.
A small, medium and large pattern in the same color palette are the best way to bring a room together so I decided that the large pattern on the bedspread and the solid shams/bed skirt would balance perfectly with a medium to small pattern like these paisley panels.
It’s Time for Accessories!
I can’t wait to get to all the fun little quirky accessories. This is always my favorite part… and the most personal part! Add in your favorite things, the little bits and pieces that make you smile every day. I mean I wasn’t able to find a blush, gray and rose gold llama bedspread so I’ll definitely have to add that in the details.
I mean honestly llamas are my jam. My brother loved the way my little llama garland looked on my bedside table lamp… each little llama is in it’s own portion of the shade so it makes his ocd heart happy. Of course, I love how the little mounted llama head holds my beats headphones handy by my desk.
All these little fun pieces (like my antique finds I have scattered all over) are the best part. Of course, antique heaters and pandora ornaments can’t go into a mood board but they’re so cute in the actual room! Don’t forget to check out the actual update of the entire bedroom!
I am in love with how it all turned out. Let me know in the comments which part is your favorite.
Or check out the antique cast iron bed frame I recently updated to go with my blush and rose gold bedroom!