Home Making – Bedroom Inspiration

Bedroom IdeasThis weekend Parker and I went to look at beds.  West Elm was having a sale on the bed we were thinking of buying and we wanted to see it in person before pulling the trigger.  But when we got there and saw the quality of the piece, we were underwhelmed (think Ikea quality for 3x the price).  So we hopped in our car and headed down the street to Room & Board and we knew the search was over when we saw this bed.  Pictures online just don’t do the furniture justice at all.  It’s real wood, beautifully hand crafted by artisans in Vermont (USA! USA!), and the quality is like nothing we’ve ever owned before.  A grown up piece of furniture for sure.

So, now that we’re pretty sure of the bed we’ll be getting, I’m starting to think about how the rest of the room will turn out.  These are my ideas so far.

1. The Anders Bed by Room & Board.  Clean, modern lines and impeccable quality – seriously, the picture can’t come close to showing how fantastic it is in person.  It’s a piece that will last a lifetime.

2. DIY Doily Dream Catcher Installation.  I saw this on Apartment Therapy (they seem to have taken the post down, but I think I can figure it out) and loved it immediately.  I think my own version will work beautifully above the bed and will soften the space a bit.

3. Beaded Pendant Light.  I saw this light yesterday on A Cup of Jo and it just about kills me dead.  I love it so much.  That bed is going to eat up a big chunk of our budget though so I think I’ll try to DIY a similar version.

4. Floating Nightstands.  Okay, so our new bedroom is 9 feet wide and our bed is 6.5 feet wide (we’re king size bed people, no exceptions).  So these mock-up nightstands (inspired by these) are really fudging the truth.  We will have tiny little nightstands that I’ll mount to the wall to make them visually light and keep the room looking as clutter-free as possible (also, the hanging pendant lights become necessities to keep the surface clear for a book and charging phone).  Because they will need to be such an exact size with no wiggle room, I think I’ll also by DIYing these with my dad.

5. Cowhide Rug.  Parker isn’t totally sold on this idea yet, but I’m all about it.  I think it marries the doily dream catchers and the mid-century modern pieces perfectly.  I’m pretty sure he’ll come around though

What do you think?  I decided yesterday that it’s in the best interest of my marriage that my style has evolved to really appreciate a more masculine, modern aesthetic.  This means virtually no disagreements over designing the decor or deciding what furniture to buy because Parker likes pretty much everything I pick.  Win-win!

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