Creating a beautiful bedroom space has been on my today list ever since I moved into this house – it was on my list of 28 goals. I hated the space – it was dark and dreary feeling with tan coloured walls and a dark blue carpet. I ended up choosing to spend money updating the living room from too small thrift store furniture to permanent furniture that better suited the style and size of the room. No regrets there – the living room is the heart of the house for us and where we spend the most time. Having it look “perfect” and be a happy place to spend time in was worth the still unsightly and blah bedroom.
That is until I found out that we would be staying in SC for at the very least another year. We thought about moving into a nicer more expensive house/apartment but the pros of this house – close to work, big yard for the dog and the price of rent meant it was a no-brainer to stay put. So instead it was time to change the niggling things that annoyed me about the house – like the bedroom.
I chatted with the landlord and he agreed to allow us to paint the walls (an approved colour) so step one in the bedroom transformation was huge! Farewell tan coloured walls and hello soft creamy yellow (the same colour as is in the living room). This step in itself was a game changer. However, after much thought, planning, saving and a mammoth shopping trip to IKEA there is now a real bed in the room too – my first solid bed rather than a boxspring and mattress. Add in some new bedclothes and pillows and it’s already a world of difference from where we started.
Things are not complete yet – I want to change out the bedside lockers, hang some art above the bed and buy a dresser for storing sports gear and knitwear – but guys it’s finally looking like an actual bedroom!