Here is earlier version of our current bedroom. It is vast improvement from where we started when we purchased our 1950s home.
We are keeping the bed, leaving it in the same location (just as you enter the room), keeping other furniture as well but moving it around the room. Lamps are staying but I changed them (more below), bedding will change, area rug and those pictures above the bed are already in our hallway.
For the little nook overlooking our backyard I am keeping the ottoman which fits right in. I am also keeping the blinds, but want to add a fake roman, or just roller blind, or just a valance (to be decided). I purchased these two fabrics (linen and cotton) from Ikea at great price point so the question is which one to choose. Any suggestions?
Continuing along that wall where the nook is, we have closet doors and little hallway leading up to our master bathroom. On the other side of it, we used to have built in make-up vanity area which has since been replaced by change table station. (hello real world!) Since we are using our sofa for diaper changes we can safely reclaim this space. I visited RH outlet but even with 40% off could not justify buying some of those gorgeous mirrors. Well, Home Sense to the rescue for a great bargain. Next up is light fixture which I also purchased but forgot to photograph... so let's leave it for next week's update.
A bit more of updates by numbers:
1/ Nursery area: Love this letter from Pottery Barn Kids, should work nicely with rest of the space. This little black framed print was a $2 find during my garage sale hunt.
2/Transforming Visual Comfort lamp by changing lamp shade to black. This proved to be much harder than you might think. VC lamp shades do not conform to what most stores carry so I had to tap into Ikea for more affordable option, but even their's does not fully match so a little focus pocus should do a trick here.
3/Well, shopping around the house. Grabbed this chair from our off kitchen family room. I might leave it in the corner or place it next to mirror. Decisions, decisions...
4/A lot of other participants are using Tonic Living for their window treatments. I would love to as well since they have some beautiful options, but I just could not pass up the opportunity of purchasing these linen panels from Ikea for $10 each from their As-is section. Seriously, $40 for the whole wall of linen goodness pooling on the floor....
I so need some glam factor in this bedroom and I ran into these at Home Sense.. I am yet to decide (if I end up finding them afterwards) on the best one for the space.
In terms of big items, there are 2:
1. Finding large area rug that will work well in this space and match my vision and budget. Knowing that it can take a really long time to achieve this is driving me nuts a bit...
2. What to do with that really long wall across from room entrance and little nook where mirror will be when it comes to wall treatment? Wall paper? Paint? Millwork? I just can't decide as I keep waiting for the answer to come to me as I typically do... Let's hope it happens in time.
This is it for this week. I will be out of the country for most of the next week so here is me being hopefully that more of the progress can be achieved over the weekend.
Suggestions and advice are more than welcome!!