I am sorry, I did not take before pictures- kinda embarrassing. I really thought it looked dated.
I decided to keep the wallpaper after reading and following this blog:
http://thewickerhouse.blogspot.com/ She did a whole month dedicated to plaid. It was really cool. It made me feel better about my "Out of date" bold plaid wallpaper.
I bought a grey bedspread, folded my existing POLO-like comforter at the bottom of the bed.
My mom made the blue pillows from existing pillows I had. They are covered with blue cloth napkins that I found at Target on clearance. I changed my curtains from navy valances to grey panels also found at Target on clearance. I found the grey and blue ruffled pillow at Target- it was on sale not clearance. Gosh... I love that store...
I made pennant banner using Stampin Up!'s older Sizzix pennant Die cut, a few flowers, paper doilies, felt, old buttons, ribbon and the TASTEFUL TRIM Bigz XL Dies #120893. I think it looks fresh and adorable hanging from the large shelf above my bed. I added some coordinating paper flowers to the frames and monogram Y to add to the coordination.
I found the silver plate and milk glass vase at a thrift store. I washed, polished and added a rub on I found years ago at a craft store onto the plate. I made the love shadow box a few years ago at an after school art class. I changed the lamp shade on these tall candlestick lamps. I wrapped the new beaded lamp shades in blue striped wide ribbon to give a coordinating look. The pussy willows in the milk glass bud vase is a perfect way to add texture to this little corner space. (we are not going to talk about my near vintage alarm clock... yes, I still use that thing and have for about 20 years). I have natural rattan baskets on the shelf under each of our nightstands (not visible from photos).
Here is a photo of our large dresser. I bought a new lamp to coordinate with my curtains and the new smaller shades on the bedside lamps. I found it at Lowes. My husband hung a large mirror that I have had in many places around the house. I love it behind my dresser.
I know its nothing over the top spectacular but I am pleased with the outcome. My husband also has commented a few times on how much he really likes it. He loves the curtains and small masculine details. Going from only having a valance and blinds to having lined curtains and blinds is a "HUGE" difference. We have noticed how much warmer and darker our room is now. It worked out for him a few weeks back when he was switched to third shift.