And I declared in my Home Goals that this was the year the Mister and I finally got our own space. Virtually every room in the house has received some love, except ours. And since our marriage is key to this family and home working, you could say it's the most important room in the house! (You like how I rationalize a makeover?)
A few weeks ago I showed you the huge difference new bedding made....
But I was very selective in how much you saw...in fact, this is as wide as the angle got.
Bloggers are sneaky that way. I wasn't trying to trick you into thinking our room is a space that it's not, I just didn't want to take away from the awesome new Crane & Canopy duvet and shams. The updated bedding was the fuel my tiny fire needed, and now I'm ready to tackle this room. And we can't have Afters without Befores...so lets take a tour of our mis-matched bedroom, shall we?
Some of you are thinking I sound like a big brat by ragging on a perfectly fine room. Of course there's nothing wrong with the space, it just doesn't reflect us, or our style. And as a result, we never spend any time in it...unless we're, you know, sleeping. And since the room has never received much attention, it's become the furniture dumping ground over the years. All the random pieces that have no place in the rest of the house, have come to die a slow, boring death here....creating a mashed-up, overcrowded space.
We've added a few things over the years, but nothing with intention, which only adds to the randomness.
This dressing table was in my childhood room, and received the red and zebra treatment years before I started blogging. I kept it, and never updated it, because I thought I'd move it to Babygirl's room someday. It wouldn't fit in her small room, so someday never came.
These clip frames hold pictures of travels and moments that are most special to us, but I stopped updating them about five years ago. So much for special. Now they just feel like noise on the wall.
I love all the windows, but they are pretty wimpy at just 31-35 inches wide. Drapes would obviously help that situation, but I hated to add any when I wasn't sure of the room's direction.
This dresser, the only one in the room, was also mine from childhood, but it's not big enough for the two of us...so not very functional.
The armoire used to be the TV cabinet in the Family Room, now it blocks the windows in our room. And just like the floral rug in the Living Room, the giant (5-foot tall!) ship has no place in our home. But since it was one of my grandfather's favorite possessions, I haven't been able to let it go. This is the only room tall enough to accommodate it...so it's perched awkwardly on top. Someone please write me a permission slip to sell it.
I created this floorplan to give you a better idea of the layout of the room. The chest and dressing table have no use, and the dresser and two side tables aren't very functional.
And here's a 3D of the space with no furniture. The windows pretty much determine the location of the bed, so there's not a lot of flexibility with placement.
It's a great space and I can't wait to uncover it's true potential. I've got a lot of ideas, but per my usual MO, I can't seem to decide on a direction. I'm working on some moodboards and new floorplans and hope to show you soon, and get your input. Until then, let's just reflect on the one happy spot in the room.
Do you have have neglected rooms that serve as furniture graveyards, too?