We are starting to make plans for the bedroom!  We have ordered a mattress (link here), researched how we would build a platform bed (we are modifying this plan and adding these pretty pegs), and have tested paint colors on our walls.  Our general inspiration is black and white with metal accents. I love the look of this room--

I like the idea of a few colors here and there, but I want the overall look to be a 'calm contrast.'  Our bedroom has 4 windows and 4 doors and tons of natural light, so I think the black won't cause it to be dark.  Here are some before pictures--


Here are some things I would like to try.

We have lots of work to do, but that is the best part.  My mom is coming to visit next weekend, and she said she would help me paint.  I will post some updates soon!