I don’t think I ever shared a complete post on my bedroom makeover before since I started blogging on WordPress (edit: I lied; just checked and found this post), but when I initially transformed my 1980’s townhome bedroom, the result looked something like this:
And this is what the whole room looked like before:
It really was a blank slate starting off. All of the walls in my townhome were originally a tan. One of the first things I did before moving in was repaint most of the walls a very light taupy gray color. Funny thing: I had put together a concept board long before I even knew I’d be buying a home. I knew I wanted this room to be a mix of at least one vintage mid-century modern find (the dresser) and more elegant pieces with traditional flare. Very eclectic.
This is how the rest actually turned out.
Not too different from the original concept, I think, but I did make a few changes after discovering that lovely little shapely green table lamp at an antique store.
So fast forward a year or so, when I started dating an awesome guy near the end of last year. One of the many, many great things about my new beau (let’s call him R) is that R has excellent taste (imo) in just about everything, as he’s pretty artistic himself (a chef). Anyway, I showed R around my new place and after having been over a few times he said to me, “Hey babe, what do you think about switching the dresser where the nightstand is?”
At first I was opposed. The reason I’d set the nightstand on the left of the bed is because that’s the side I normally sleep on. However, the more I thought about his idea the more I realized how much better the view would be if the dresser and leaning flower artwork were the first things you saw walking into the room, rather than the carved wood medallion. (Originally I had three of the medallions for my wall, but two got damaged in the process of moving.)
As much as I love the medallion, it doesn’t fill that large wall by the window as much as I’d hoped. Switching the dresser and nightstand placements actually would help solve that problem!
After giving it some thought, I decided to give my boyfriend’s idea a try. Well…this is what it looks like walking into the room now:
Not bad, eh? Lots more inviting, I think! I even added more green into the space by purchasing a new throw blanket from Home Goods for my kitties and some large, plush pillows from World Market, shown below. (The walls look taupier here because of a warmer white balance setting I used. Also, the throw looks closer to a taupe or gray but it’s really more of a sage green. Just doesn’t show that way in the photos.)
Anyway, I think the new additions really help pull everything together and make the space feel that much cozier. ^_^ (And for a natural minimalist, that’s an accomplishment!)
What do you think of the changes I made?
Let me know in the comments!