During my early years, I wasn't fortunate enough to have a nice bedroom. I shared my bedroom with my sister for the first 14 years of my life. I love my sister but she is a SLOB!!! Once I had my very own bedroom, my inner interior decorator came alive. My Mama didn't have money to buy me a nice bedroom set and comforter for my room, so I had to make due with what we had. I remember crocheting an afghan for my bed. I had this hideous gold blanket for my bed. I crocheted the afghan with a hideous gold color yarn, cobalt blue and army green yarn. I know, it sounds as bad as it looked. I had that afghan for a number of years until the yarn started unraveling. I currently have another afghan that I crocheted a few years later. I no longer use it, but I just can't part with it.
When I got my first job while in college, I purchased a comforter from JCP with a bedskirt and pillow shams and matching drapes. The comforter set had a white background with a botanical print. Man, I was Uptown Saturday Night!! also had matching sheets, which started my life long love of nice bed linens. Over the years, my taste in bed linens has evolved. Since I purchased my very first pair of matching sheets, I never slept on a set of sheets that were mix-matched again.
I think bedrooms are one of my favorite rooms in a home. I guess it's because I like to see nicely made beds and beautiful bed linens. I've been traveling with my current job for 27 years and I have been in some very nice hotels and some not so nice. My favorite place to stay was at the River Inn in Memphis located in Harbor Town. It is a boutique hotel. Each room is equipped with 4-poster beds. I honestly think you sleep better if you're sleeping in a beautiful space. Here are a few beautiful rooms I wouldn't mind waking up in every day:
And, I think I finally have my own fairy-tale bedroom:
Good night and sweet dreams!