Wedding Diaries

Bridal room Part II

My bedroom went through a makeover for the wedding. We painted the walls, the door and the bed and changed the curtains and bedsheets. It doesn’t sound like much, but it completely changed the overall look of the room.

The walls

It took me a while to appreciate the walls. When the walls were painted in the neutral color, I first thought that they were too bare. Once the entire bedroom makeover was complete, though, I was reaffirmed that I picked the right paint.

The beddings

For the bed, we used an old but very good cream sheets . The bedspread and pillow cases were new and quilted in a rather old school fashion (something aunties tend to appreciate), but I suppose it goes well with the vintage looking fabrics that were bought earlier. The beddings look really good together!

They’re not the most comfortable fabrics to sleep on, though. We only had the bedspread, pillowcases and bed skirting on for less than a week after getting married! It bothers me to this day that the sole purpose of the beddings is for decorating, considering the amount that was spent to get them done.

To have the beddings was entirely my mum’s decision, so as long as she’s happy.

The curtains

The curtains complemented the walls and beddings. It looks more bridal room-material (I think) compared to the previous floral curtains, that are still dear to me.

My only problem is that they’re shit expensive — especially the fabrics. Once more, it was my mum’s decision, so as long as she’s happy.

On the bright side, at least the curtains can last for a long time.

Other decorations

Apart from the walls, beddings and sheet, we decorated the room with a few modest bouquet of cheap fresh flowers. My aunts and cousins helped arrange the flowers in my mum’s crystal vases.

I also stole the Louis XVI chairs from the hall and a huge carpets from my parents’ room for the day. Have yet to return them because they blend with the theme so nicely!

That’s all we had. No other gimmicks.

Lessons learned

At first I was hesitant on a room makeover because I felt like the money can be used elsewhere. However, for several times my mum had stressed on getting the room done and doing it properly. It seemed as if it would mean a lot to her, so I decided to have fun with it anyway (if your parents insist and are paying, you should, too). New bedroom to welcome a new household member and to mark a new beginning!

If anybody wants to spend on a bedroom makeover, though, I’d stress spending more on things that are practical:

  • Make sure you prepare a moodboard of bedroom inspirations, so that you’ll know what you want, stick to it and not deviate and spend even more money by being fickle.
  • Know what to spend on and what to skip, too. If you want to buy beddings and new curtains, know that the fabrics and sewing service can cost more thousands in total — so it’s best to pick something you really like and something that can be used over and over again. Instead of spending more on bedspreads and throws that you’d only use for a while, invest more in luxury linens and quality quilt cover from department stores, a practical purchase that you can use for a long time. Then, look for a fancy throw. You can skip the bed skirting.

Have fun reinventing your room!

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    Muna Muni
    April 12, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    cantiknya …love to see the whole room picture… but it suit my taste ,the 20s something ..hehe

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      miasuraya
      April 15, 2014 at 11:39 AM

      Thank you Muna. Let me look for the full room picture ok!

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    Deela
    April 13, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    simple yet elegant! love love! and thanks for the share mia! hopping off few blogs for wedding preps and i love yours! *hugs*

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      miasuraya
      April 15, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      Thank you! Great to be of help 🙂

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    Eikha Z.
    April 15, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Mia hahahahaha I so can relate!! My mom insists on a bedroom makeover (and she’s paying) but I really feel that it’s unnecessary. The intense discussion that we have right until today. This post just makes me laugh.

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      miasuraya
      April 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      Old people don’t make sense sometimes, but just make use of the opportunity! We may not agree with our mothers, but they care enough to give us a new room kan?

      Bila lagi 😉

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    Hajar
    April 16, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Love it :). It’s so beautiful

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      miasuraya
      April 23, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      Thanks, Hajar 🙂

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    sheayang
    April 18, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    So nice. Simple and elegant just like u. 🙂

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      miasuraya
      April 23, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      Thank you 🙂

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    N
    April 18, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Twas so wow mia! I’m thinking of doing some minor renovation for our bridal room too. Modern Parisian is the theme that i have in mind.U know, the wall which they put some plywood and have another wooden sticks glued onto it [i’m just too bad at explaining things to people.haha] Already bought side table & table lamp earlier.so that i won’t feel too much things to buy-omg!no worries, i already bought the beddings too.just can’t wait to invite soon-to-be-my-hubs into the room. Auwww .hehehe

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      miasuraya
      April 23, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      I think I get what you mean… the wooden frames on a wall? Sounds like it’s going to turn up beautiful! Have fun and congratulations!

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    Iza
    April 22, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Mia, mind haring the paint code/name for the wall colour? The colour looks stunning!

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      Miasuraya
      April 24, 2015 at 11:57 AM

      Iza, I don’t remember T.T It’s in the same group as latte. A shade lighter.

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