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Su Casa: Bedroom Bliss With a Rental

We all know that designing a space to your heart's desire is a difficult prospect in a rental home. While Tmenotte wanted to paint this room, she knew that she and her husband would probably be moving within a year, which meant repainting the walls back to a bland beige to ensure the return of their deposit. So instead of painting, she used textiles—from very affordable sources—to dress her walls.

Tmenotte says, "I wanted to do some things and stick to a budget since this is not going to be a long-term room, so I went to Ikea and got the fun and funky yellow circle duvet cover and the cool poster print that I framed to make it pop. I love the colors of the duvet because it contrasts nicely against my teal sheets from Tuesday Morning. For the windows I wanted to cover up an awkwardly placed window that was off center. Since my husband and I do not have a headboard yet, I decided to give the illusion of one by using the curtains that I picked up from Target. It helps to define the bed and still get some balance."

I'm certainly impressed by how luxe Tmenotte was able to make this room look for such a low price. Want to share your photos? Here's how to post in the Su Casa group. And don't forget to let Tmenotte know what you think of her great room!

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MsWalton MsWalton 9 years
Thanks a LOT for posting this. I wanted an alternative to a traditional headboard.
Pixie462 Pixie462 9 years
I did the same thing with a Sari print tapestry. At least I know it's cool now. I also get a ton of fabric from my aunt's bridal shop. I make curtains and room dividers and hang all kinds of crazy stuff. If I get sick of it I know it's not permanent...keeps things fresh and I never get bored.
rnewbill rnewbill 9 years
Love the bedroom Tess, I am glad that you were able to finally pull it together and it looks great. Now we get to do mine!
nikkeeb nikkeeb 9 years
2 days ago i had the thought to do that exact thing when i move in jan!! good to see it looks great in real life! :)
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
That's awesome looking, great idea!
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
Great ideas!
nancita nancita 9 years
I love the curtain idea, and the color palette is great.
supercoolnat supercoolnat 9 years
I've been contemplating using a curtain rather than buying a headboard, and it's nice to see a picture of this in a real room, it really helps me visualize what mine might look like. Thanks!
amybdk amybdk 9 years
Fantastic idea - using the curtain to give the illusion of a headboard! Your room looks beautiful!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
People thought I was crazy for painting my townhouse when we were only planning on being here for one year, but if I'm going to live anywhere, it's going to be pretty! Then I decided I like it so much, I want to live here another year. :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
hey! I have been thinking about doing this in my bedroom! Moving my bed like that against the window and then using some dark fabric to cover the window! Looks great! So now I know I am going to do this :P Thnaks!
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