Friday, May 17, 2013

{celebrate} Home Tour: Sleeping Quarters

We are almost through our house tour- woo- I hope you like it : ) It is lovely, but has a long way to go! On the agenda for today- the master bedroom. (This was going to be the bathroom too, but looking at the pictures, they are awful. So, Ill fill you in on the bathroom & closet & laundry room another day.)

Our bedroom is much bigger that we thought it was going to be (things always seem smaller without furniture), so we are definitely happy with the space.

Ignore the bird poop on the floor- a bird came in through the dryer vent between the time we bought it & we closed. Oh, how I loathe bird poop.

With furniture! Our bed is bit messy- I sat down on it & then remembered I needed this picture : ) Confession: without Dan this bed would never be made. Oh what a good man I have.

As you can see, the walls are two toned. They are pretty similar, but Im not sure how I feel about it.

One side of the view from the bed.

And the other! That door goes out to the porch, which connects to the kitchen. As you can see, were using our rug from our old living room.

See that nook up there? I have NO idea what to do with it. What do you do with a random shelf like nook in a bedroom? And why is it even there? I have no idea blogland- help me!

This corner is now the land of Bentley- he seems to like it :) Maybe we should get him a more fashionable bed....

So the to do list in here (I always feel like my bedroom gets done last, because only I am in here a lot...)
Bigger rug?
Fashionable bed for B
Something on the walls- a must
Window coverings ? Definitely not keeping the two random ones we have
Ceiling nook?!?
And a fashionable laundry basket- right now we are using plastic rollable ones (which are awesome by the way- they are always my go to high school graduation gift because they are just that great)

If you'd like to see a more put together bedroom- here is Holly's bedroom makeover! I should go look at more pictures for some inspiration in here...

How about you- is your bedroom #1 or last priority in your decorating? Have any big weekend plans? Know what to do with my nook?! Tell me!

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  1. I would line that shelf with old bird houses :) or vintage tea cups. Looks beautiful!

  2. I went on a house tour recently in my neighborhood and saw some really cute things done with nooks like that. You can wall-paper or paint just the background of the nook - which is simple/quick/easy. Display a few collections of some sort up there. One house we saw had family heirlooms on theirs - large glass jars with old postcards, awarded ribbons from their children, ballet slippers from the wife's dancing days. Another house had antique books they collected from yard sales and thrift stores they were stacked in piles and an old milk crate. Another house both the husband and wife traveled a lot so they always collected the soaps from hotels they staid in; they took them out of the paper wrapper and put them in large mason jars to display - and make the room smell nice. I'm starting my own collection like this in my laundry room, so far smells great! Hope some of these ideas work for your little nook area. I would love to see a before and after post after you decide what to do with the space.

    1. Ooh, I like the wallpaper idea! Hopefully as we travel more I can pick up things that will look good up there! Thanks for the ideas!

  3. Looks like it's got loads of potential - love the dark floor.

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive - we're focusing on bedrooms this week, Alice x

  4. Unless you are fond of going up and down a ladder several times a year to dust whatever it is you might put up on that "nook," perhaps you might consider drywalling the space off up to the ceiling and eventually adding some nice crown molding to complement your beautiful floor. If it were my space, curtains would be a priority; in the meantime, I would be tacking a sheet up over those curtains by the window so as not to be living in a fishbowl. You could be 50 miles from the nearest neighbor and some night some lost stranger could stroll right on by your bedroom windows. Gives one pause...

    1. Oh, never thought about the dusting thing. Drywall would be a bit hard because there is a vent up there- but definitely something to think about.
      Luckily, our bedroom is pretty high up (the house is on a hill) & the backyard is pretty wooded, so it is pretty hard to look in. Window treatments are on the agenda, though. I am kind of afraid of curtains so I might have to face my fears!

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