It’s really important to me to feel comfortable in my space and in this case, my bedroom. A few years ago I lived in on campus housing in an extremely old military house and it was AWFUL. I couldn’t get out of bed without shoes on because there were so many bugs and the entire house could only be described as dingy. It was so bad, in-fact, that I had to get a doctors note to move out because I was having midnight panic attacks. So that was a lot of rambling to let you know that I think investing in your space is important. So here is what I did to mine.
Fortunately and unfortunately for me I got the bedroom with the most amount of light. This makes the space super light and airy but also very hot in the summer. The walls and carpet are a nice sandy brown and the built in “accents” to the room were white. I’m not a huge curtain fan so the typical rental apartment blinds were fine by me.
I found this picture on Pinterest before I moved out and was dead set on emulating it in my new space. My bedroom at my parents house was really my ideal situation. I had black furniture, white walls and a beautiful canopy ceiling that my dad helped me build a few years back. But I knew it was time for a change.
It’s not that I’m against hanging up things on my walls, but I always want to make sure that something that is hanging is intentional. I always try to avoid just having random signs or pictures if they don’t fill a purpose or a space. Next to my nightstand I have two hats hanging that there literal only purpose is to look cute because they are too small for my head. Next to them on the other wall is a hanger I made that holds my seasonal scarves (blog post here). On the other side of my closet I have this accordion hanger that I got at a vintage market that again, holds things that aren’t practical, just cute. I hope it’s obvious that every piece in my room follows suite that it has to fill and add to the space in order to be there.
When I moved out of my parents house, it wasn’t worth it to me to deconstruct my old IKEA bed frame so I bought this new one in a queen and invested in a new mattress from Tuft&Needle. I picked up some new sheets from Amazon and bedding + blanket from Ikea. I found the two larger pillows at Home Goods months before I moved out and the middle pillow was gifted to me by my amazing friend Chelsea.
Next to my bed are two nightstands again, from Ikea, and again, modeled after my OG Pinterest image. All of the trinkets on my nightstand have been with me for a while with the exception of the light from Ikea, the drawing my sister did in a Goodwill frame and oils and mu diffuser. On the other nightstand lives a combination of old things, Goodwill things and Hobby Lobby things. (Wow this is so descriptive, aren’t you learning a lot of things)
The Other Side
Across from my bed is finally to a place I’m happy. Originally it had my desk and Riley’s crate but now it’s transformed into my favorite thing to see when I wake up.
The clothes on the rack really don’t have a purpose for being on the rack versus in my closet except for these clothes look nice on display. Same with the shoes below the rack. The basket keeps my larger body towels and the small lantern looking thing is purely decorative. The plant next to the clothing rack is probably my favorite thing I purchased for the entire room. Get this: if you buy a fake plant it never dies and always looks good!! Groundbreaking. It really adds some subtle greenery to a room that would otherwise be a death trap to plants. The dream catcher is from Home Goods and I think adds the hight the wall needed. I know you’re dying to know that the fan is from Costco. Not the cutest thing but for the the most important item in the whole room.
So that is pretty much everything. Now that fall is in full force I will probably switch out the accent pillow but other than that I am very content with my room in its current state.