A couple weeks ago, I painted our master and guest bedrooms Silver Drop. I loved the neutral color and how much it brightened the rooms up. However, the new paint did suck a lot of color out of the rooms. The bedroom got the first color kick when I added a yellow headboard.
With the gray walls and the new bright yellow headboard, the brown bed skirt and pillows didn't really go anymore. So I ventured to Joann Fabric and bought a couple fabrics and sewed myself some pillow.
I made two euro pillows around the inserts of the pillow I already had on the bed. I just took off their shams and sewed a square all the way around them. I figured they would be easy enough to cut back out if I ever wanted a new cover in the future. Also, that was really the only way I knew how to make a pillow.
The two smaller pillows were made with that fluffy pillow filling. I'm not totally in love with the little pillows so they might end up moving. I would actually like to make a long cylindrical pillow which would run the whole width of the bed, but that seems difficult. Since our bed is a king size, I also think it would improve the look significantly if I were to make one more euro pillow.
When I was at Joann I also picked up some fabric for the completely color free guest bedroom. These shams were sewed the same way I had in the master by using an insert from the previously seen peach euro shams. I absolutely love the fabric I used for these pillows. They are such a great bright blue and I love the pattern. The actually added even more color than I thought they would.
I would still like to add more pillows to this room to add even more color. Obviously some art on the walls would be a huge improvement, as well. Until then...
Before and after for the guest bedroom...
And for the brown free master bedroom: (I also added a navy bed skirt to match the navy euro shams!)