There was still junk everywhere. The only thing we had really done to the bedroom was get our new bed all set up. Besides that, everything was just kind of thrown in wherever it fit.
Even after we cleared up most of the clutter, and put everything where it all belonged, the layout still wasn’t ideal. The furniture just felt like it was thrown in wherever, probably because it was ;).
The bed pretty much visually took up the entire bedroom. Even though our bedroom is pretty large, having it stick out right in the middle like that made the entire room feel small and cramped.
There was about three feet of walking space between the foot of the bed and the wall. Since we had to be able to get to the other side of the room, we couldn’t put anything on that wall. Which just left a nice long span of boring white wall.
Initially, we put my vanity under the window. It seemed perfect, since there was a little nook cutout in the wall for the window, so the vanity was kind of nestled in there. I really wanted to like this placement, I really did. I loved the idea of all the natural light streaming in when I was getting pretty.
We were a little scared about how it would look with the off-center window, but we both agree we’re glad we decided on this placement. The only mild drawback about this is the weird maybe foot of space behind the right side of the headboard, because of the window nook. But you can’t even tell it’s there unless you’re literally standing there looking for it, so it doesn’t bother me. And maybe I can make it into some sort of secret storage space?
Now the only things left to do on this side of the room is to hang curtains, and get some larger matching nightstands. I’m picturing something with a drawer on top, then open storage below. I’m always drawn to white nightstands, but not sure how that will look with out black bed frame. What do you guys think?
I’d also love to eventually get a nice long bench for the end of the bed. Right now our laundry baskets, and Dakota’s ottoman (so our munchkin can still get on and off the bed) are living at the foot of the bed. But I’ve always wanted a bench at the end of my bed. With the old layout, and limited floor space at the foot of the bed, it was never a possibility. But now, the doors are wide open and the possibilities are endless!
Moving on to the other side of the room, my vanity ended up where the laundry baskets used to be. I am much happier with where it is now, especially because I can hang my huge mirror above it again, like I had in our last bedroom. I also want to pare down what I have on top of the vanity (no one needs three jewelry boxes) and do a little styling.
One of the major things that needs to get done in this corner is painting the vanity. I agreed that when we moved, we would finally de-pink our bedroom, so re-painting all the furniture has been on our list since we settled in. I’m not sure what I want to do with it, but I’m thinking I’d like some gold or bling going on. Definitely still feminine, just not punch-you-in-the-face hot pink.
We also need to get our floor length mirror hung up. The HUGE brown thing behind the pink mirror is actually a gigantic mirror, which we plan to use instead of the dinky pink one. Since the mirror is super heavy, we’re just working on how exactly to secure it, so there’s no risk that it falls onto a certain little munchkin that lives here.
On the other side of the closet door is where our dresser now sits, all decked out with the rest of my girly accessories. This may be the most put together spot in the room. I think the only thing that really needs to get done in this spot is repainting the dresser. Again, don’t really have a specific plan for what it will end up looking like, just different than what it is now.
The last wall in our room is completely bare at the moment, and we’re still trying to put together what we’d like to do with it. We want to put something on it, but don’t want to block off the entrance from the door to the room. We may add the large mirror to this wall, and we may be getting a dresser for Melissa to put there. We’ll see what happens. For now this is Dakota’s little area, with her crate and bed.
- Hang curtains
- Replace nightstands
- Hang full length mirror
- Hang vanity mirror
- Re-paint vanity and dresser
- Re-paint and re-cover vanity chair
- Hang art
- Find a bench for the foot of the bed