Primary Bedroom Refresh

Coastal bedroom with white shiplap walls, blue striped headboard styled with white pillows and sheets, three windows with sky blue velvet curtains hanging on a gold rod

Looking for some blue and white bedroom inspiration? Look no further! April Wagner recently refreshed her California primary bedroom using our Sky Velvet curtains and we can't get over it turned out. The coastal design is full of beautiful blues, softs whites, and rattan accents. Follow along to see more! 


First off, tell us a little about yourself!

Hi, I’m April, a lifestyle blogger and the editor of which serves as an outlet for creativity and inspiration. This daily blog focuses on fashion and beauty as well as home and travel. My goal is to empower and give confidence to the every day woman.

I currently reside in the Bay Area of California with my husband, Neil, and our four adorable children. When I am not chasing after them, I spend my time teaching ballet at my studio, enjoying the occasional date night with the hubby, and doing some serious DIY Home projects! Blogging became a passion of mine about 8 years ago due to some serious medical issues. What started out as an online diary to vent my anxiety and frustrations, made me quickly realized how much I loved writing and helping people. It quickly turned into a creative outlet for me where I began to share my fashion, home and everything in between.

Brunette woman holding a sky blue velvet curtain panel that is hanging on a window in the corner of a white coastal bedroom


What was your design vision for your bedroom?

The beach is my absolute happy place. I think that stems from growing up visiting Long Beach Island with my family every Summer! I carry that coastal theme throughout my home. I wanted my primary bedroom to feel sophisticated, yet casual, colorful and cozy!

Close up of a coastal inspired bedroom with sky blue velvet curtains hanging on a rod in front of a window styled next to a blue and white striped headboard with white sheets and a white dresser


What drew you to our Sky Velvet curtain?

I LOVE the color blue and the Sky Velvet matched perfectly with the colors I wanted to bring into the space. I also liked the idea of elevating my casual style with velvet!

Corner of a coastal inspired blue and white bedroom with sky blue velvet curtains hanging on two windows styled next to a blue and white striped headboard with white sheets and a white nightstand and rattan bench


How did you choose what curtain length was right for your space?

We have 9 foot ceilings and I like to install curtain rods about 2 inches from there. It helps raise the eye and make the ceilings look even higher which also then makes the room feel bigger.

Sky velvet custom curtains hanging on a gold rod over a large window with white shutters and styled with a rattan bench below


We love everything about this room! Can you tell us a little about the other design choices in the space?

My gorgeous headboard came from The Inside. The bedding was a mix between Serena & Lily and Boll and Branch. Night stands and dresser were found on WayFair and the rug was a super steal on Overstock. My bench and cart are also from Serena & Lily. I collect vintage Vogue Magazine covers and have those framed through my primary bedroom and bathroom. The print above my bed is the fabulous Gray Malin.


Loving April's look? Shop Sky Velvet Curtains here

Sky blue velvet custom curtain hanging on window in room with white walls and peacock chair