Bedroom

This week I’ll do some posts of before and after pics of our hovel-turned-decorating-contest semi-finalist!

So, here goes, first off, the bedroom.

I cut this picture out of a magazine a million years ago. I love the simplicity of this room. I want the bedroom to be serene and uncluttered but also to have a little bit of character.

Bedroom inspiration

Bedroom inspiration

This was the night we moved in, or maybe the next night. Note the unmatching shade and mini blind.

Bedroom the night we moved in.

Bedroom the night we moved in.

Bedroom the night we moved in

Bedroom the night we moved in.

A couple days later I got s0me simple white sheers. I like simple stuff myself but I also use this room for photo shoots and the decor needs to be pretty plain so that it goes with whatever the girls are wearing. Plus, plain white bedding and sheers are pretty classic boudoir.

Bedroom a couple weeks after we moved in

Bedroom a couple weeks after we moved in

Bedroom a couple weeks after we moved in.

Bedroom a couple weeks after we moved in.

Eventually we got a new bed with a box spring.  Also some end tables because the bed was higher now and the trunk and floor didn’t work for bedside stuff as well.  I saw a blog post on Apartment Therapy about getting stuff to fit into small spaces at camping stores. I thought that was a pretty good idea so we went down to Camping World and bought these end tables.  They went well with the stainless steel lamps and they fit perfectly in the space.  I also brought in a picture to cover the hideous electrical outlet octopus. I think I like this look the best.

New bed

New bed and end tables

Close up of end tables

Close up of end tables

But it’s not supposed to be good for a bed to have it on the floor, so when I shipped all my stuff from L.A. I also shipped my bed frame.  It’s just a platform bed, not too high and doesn’t take up too much space, but I think it kind of overwhelms the room now. It also doesn’t really fit against the wall and the pillows fall down into the space behind. We’ve rigged some plywood back there but whenever the bed moves, the plywood falls down. We’d work on a permanent fix but I’m, not sure I want to keep it up on the frame. I need to research just how bad it really is to keep a bed on the floor. I wouldn’t normally care but it’s brand new and was kind of expensive so I don’t want to ruin it. It’s very dry here in CO so maybe it’s ok. But we also built PJ a little cozy nest under the bed that he loves, so we may wait awhile because of that, too. We also got my flower rug from L.A. so moved the shag one into the bedroom. It was warm and cozy for winter but it added clutter so we took it out once the weather warmed up.

Bed with new frame

Bed with new frame

None of our windows actually stay open, so we keep them up with heavy candle holders.

We like to have the window open

We like to have the window open

This was the shot we used for the contest. We could only submit five pictures altogether, of the whole house, so I tried to get a picture that showed a little of the bed, the tables, and the jeans hook. I don’t know why, but I was unable to get a shot from the same vantage point as the one above that shows more of the bed plus all the other stuff. I think maybe because the bed is so much higher now. We also put the white trunk outside (which is where I got it for to begin with) but I miss having it to sit on and to toss clothes on so we may bring it back, even though it’s a little small for the space.

This is the picture we used for the contest entry.

This is the picture we used for the contest entry.

Maybe someday I’ll get a long dust ruffle thing like in the magazine picture. Not sure how I’d use it, though, they’re not really for platform beds. Also I think it might get dusty and dirty. Also, I should probably stop making the bed if i really want that look!

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