I don't blame you if cannot believe it took me eight months to get this room together. I mean really. It still looks pretty empty. But I should have snapped some before photos. Back when we had mismatched bedside tables and nothing on the walls. Because, at least now, I have put some thought into it. (And it's clean.)
It was tricky to photograph. There is only one window for natural light and it's tucked away in a little corner. We didn't have much use for the corner, but it was a good place to stash an extra bookshelf once I decided to reorganize the office.
This is a view of the room from that little corner. Week one in this apartment, we took the doors off the closet and bathroom. They both opened in and made for super cramped spaces. I hung curtain rods in each of the doorways and sewed simple curtains to blog off the space. I love the result and will probably replace the closet doors with curtains in all our future places.
One of the first changes I made when I decided to get serious about finishing off our bedroom was to buy that mirrored table on the right. It is from Target and is supposed to be a TV console. But it worked with the other bedside table I already had and I like having the extra space for my makeup & etc.
Across the room from our bed is our painted dresser. And on top of it is my new favorite art. Screen printed wayfarers from BKNY. They are living in our bedroom now, but I think they will be in a more prominent place in our next apartment.
I am on a mission to get more art on our walls. This wall to the left of the bed is a start. From left to right : photo by Christian Chaize at 20x200, a mini bus roll by Kal Barteski & a wedding gift made by my friend Sara.
So, that's that! It's done. Finishing off this room and typing up this post just made me excited for when we move again and I can start all over. Hopefully next time around we'll be in an apartment that lets renters paint the walls. I think wall color brings rooms to life and helps them look fuller. It might be that this bedroom would just need a coat of paint and then it would less empty to me.
Sources : mirrored tables, round wall mirror and lamp base from Target; bed frame and lamp shade from West Elm; dresser and hanging lamp from Ikea; love wood carving from William Dohman; wall frames from Michael's and Target; heart art from Ork Posters (It's so hard to see. I want to reorder it in black & white); hanging necklace rack from Anthropologie; curtains were cut and sewn from a wall hanging sold at Urban Outfitters; random dishes & vases collected from various places; quilt, headboard and silhouette art are handmade.