Step 3* Select Your Fabrics : I brought the "White" into the room with the bedding. It is from the Mary Jane Farm line, sold at Belk. $230
The fabric I selected for the drapes and throw pillows had the feel of most of my 5 words . . . cottage, warm, feminine and I would even say patine, as it looks "old". It doesn't take me long to choose a fabric because I know what I want before I go shopping. When I find one that will work I stop looking!
Step 4* The Floor Plan : The first thing I always do is find the "focal "of the space, fireplace, window ect. In the case of a bedroom , the bed will most of the time become the focal. I try to always face the bed to the entry of the room. The main tip for floor plans is to allow for walk ways ect. and to not over furnish the room.
Make a list of what is needed. Can you bring in pieces from other rooms? Measure!
If you are not sure about the floor plan, make yourself a graph and move things around on paper, so much easier than moving heavy furniture around in a space.
I NEVER use sets! I also like to mix finishes, painted pieces with stained pieces ect. The only new piece I used for this room was the bed. I try to do this for clients as well and use pieces that they already own. New pieces can be the "kiss of death" to a room, so be careful!
I had a hard time finding a bed for my room and I think you will be surprise where I got mine. I plan to do a post on it soon.