[home]: Musical Furniture...


No, not really musical furniture, more like a game of musical chairs, instead of chairs it is nightstands, dresser, chair and crib. Or in other words, I've been working on layout for our shared master bedroom and nursery.

There has been a lot of thinking about what to do with this space. We've went through a lot of permutations about our master bedroom layout, including a nursery, deciding on adding a physical separation (a.k.a. walls) and had a couple of reveals (more links at the bottom of the post).

Room is by no means completed, but we settled on the layout for now and some changes in the furniture placement, hence the title of the post "Musical Furniture" like musical chairs.. get it?! ha! Well it definitely felt like musical chairs except that instead of us moving around the room, furniture was rearranged and rearranged until we got a winning combination.

I started things off with placing the crib in the farthest corner of the room in line with our bed.

While the crib itself was fine in that location, the mismatched nightstands and everything on them just did not work well. So I moved our dresser next to bed and moved crib on the opposite wall where dresser used to sit.

I liked how this side table worked against the crib, all the contrast and unexpected element in a nursery, but overall it did not work well in the room, hence more rearranging later on.

This little framed work of art cost me a total of $2 at a garage sale. Incredible. Linen lampshade I dragged from France and I got the base from Pottery Barn Kids on sale as it is the only base that works with this type of shade (I am referring on the inside parts of how the shade sits on the base). It would work a bit better if the shade was sitting a bit lower, but I don't mind the exposed black part. Masterpiece plate is clearance find from JCrew.

Rearranging furniture was not enough, so I've added all my unused art and photos in the mix to try and decide on what to use in the room. I've decided to stick to what I already own and not buy more.

Arranging them all this way helps in assessing what works with what (or doesn't).

Here is the wider look of the bed/room which promptly changed as dresser and nightstand just did not work for me together. I am all of eclectic gathered and contrasting look but these were clashing too much.

What I am loving our these linen curtains that I've put up across the whole wall. They were incredible 'as-is' section find from Ikea - $10 each for 100% linen curtains.

From another perspective.

So decided to switch out nightstand/sidetable and I got this:

I'll share a few more detailed shots in the next post plus still working on all the mess on the other side of the room. It does not help that hubby had surgery on his ACL so he is pretty much out of commission for the time being.

For more reading on the evolution of our master bedroom, you can see here:


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