My Bedroom Before and After
I can’t believe I’m going to show you the before – cause it’s real bad y’all…real bad. I find time and time again that everyone puts off the master bedroom last. Well, I did just the same.
My headboard from my last apartment wasn’t working in our current space because we have really tall ceilings and I wanted to accentuate that. So I sold this gorgeous headboard to a wonderful friend so I know it’s in a great home…
And then my room looked like this for a few months…
In my defense, I was pregnant and working like a dog. But, then the January Cure came along for Apartment Therapy and I chose to concentrate on my bedroom. I’m so happy I took on the challenge the month before giving birth to Josie because I now log a lot of hours in our bedroom with my sweet girl. Here is the after…
Here’s a little breakdown of what I did. The biggest change of all was bringing in this bed from Cost Plus that was on crazy sale. I loved the shape and the height it brought to the room and it’s linen, people.
As you can see it’s a very tight space so I needed small bedside tables. I used to have a beautiful garden stool as my bedside table but it didn’t hold any books. I found this wonderful morrocan side table at Home Goods and I love how it fits my bajillion parenting and sleep training books so I can access them whenever I need them, like all the time. I also framed a pic of Graham and I from our wedding and Little’s Ultrasound when she was the size of a gummy bear (let’s be honest, I usually don’t have fresh flowers by my bed).
The bedding was the Home Goods score that I blogged about here. I’m so happy I kept it as a “you’re about to have a baby” gift to myself. The throw pillow is a love and it came frame a local shop. The JuJu hat above is what I lugged from South Africa home four years ago (you can read about that here). It was in our living room and I decided it needed a new spot As I said, I wanted to play up the height of the bedroom so I moved the JuJu hat to above our headboard and I felt like the throw pillow played off of it well.
We only have a built in corner cupboard for a closet it our bedroom. A corner cupboard…terrible! The upside? We literally needed to get storage pieces for our stuff so I went with the beautiful bone inlay armoire. Oh and the settee I found on Craigslist years ago for a steal sits at the foot of the bed with a pillow I picked up in Mexico on vacation. There you have it. The tiny but very much loved master bedroom of mine.
All photos of current bedroom taken by the wonderful and talented Alison Reiter…she can design AND photograph! Photo from previous apartment by Michelle Drewes
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