In this week’s ORC post I’m writing about how I selected art work and textiles for my Modern Boho Bedroom makeover. To catch up on my previous ORC progress you can read Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4 posts.
How to Choose Wall Art
I’ve noticed that there are a few things to consider that can be really beneficial in the planning phase of choosing wall art. The first one is visualizing the art pieces together either physically or digitally. I like to lay all my existing wall art on the floor and swap them around a few times to see which ones work well together. When I’m planning on buying new art I make a quick mood board with pictures of each piece together to make sure they look cohesive before I spend any money on them.
The second tip I can give for selecting wall art is to use painters tape to map out the art on the wall to make sure that the sizing and the placement work for the space. This also makes the process of attaching the art on the wall very effortless when you already have the exact spot framed with painters tape. All you then have to do is attach the nail over the tape and replace it with the actual frame.
My choice of wall art for this ORC is DIY textured abstract art combined with a simple black and white line art print. The three pieces are placed above the bed, which is also visible from outside the bedroom when the door is open. I’m also creating a small basket wall on the opposite wall across from the bed to function as the focal point on that side of the room.
Choosing Textiles for a Cozy Bedroom
Using fabrics with varying textures help create a cozy, warm and an inviting space. A rug with high pile, natural linen window treatments and fuzzy throw cushions work well to create a modern boho bedroom.
Textiles are not only important visually but they also help with acoustics. Have you ever noticed that adding a rug can make a room have less of an echo? That’s because rugs absorb sound much better than wood flooring does.
For my modern boho bedroom I chose neutral textiles with a lot of texture to create a layered look. Even when the colours are very similar it doesn’t mean that the space lacks visual interest.
Next week will bring this round of One Room Challenge to an end when it’s time for the final reveal. How exciting! I can’t wait to see all the beautiful space reveals from the featured designers as well as from the other guest participants! The only thing I have left to finish before the reveal is setting up window treatments. Let’s hope I can get it done on time before Thursday.
Shelving unit (2xIKEA Billy with DIY top) Nightstands: DIY makeover DIY art above bed Basket wall across from bed Install new light fixture
- Window treatments: install curtain rod
- DIY curtains
WEEK 5 – Wall Art & Textiles
WEEK 6 – Final Reveal
Are you new to The One Room Challenge?
The One Room Challenge is a design challenge that’s sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens. Twice a year 20 featured designers are selected to transform a space. During the six weeks of the challenge they share their progress with weekly updates.
Also, anyone can join in on the fun as a guest participant and transform a space in six weeks. The progress can be shared in blog posts as well as on Instagram.
For more information about The One Room Challenge visit the official website here.
See you next week!