i started an email in response to S.G.'s comment on that last craptastic image post, but then decided to just reply here instead.  i didn't really get to write all i wanted to in that last post, which was from my phone.  i just can't type well on an itty bitty cell screen, my thoughts come out all wrong - tiny and truncated, just like the screen.
so yea. 
bedroom.  pretty impressive, eh?  WE'VE LIVED HERE TWO YEARS.  pathetic doesn't even begin to describe it.
  • i like a dark bedroom, though it will make the room seem even smaller than it is - also, i like a flat paint, which, if dark, might be HELL with 2 orange cats; their fur is already coating the edges of the curtains (also, why did i buy curtains with an insanely large weave?  can we say, "kitten claws", everybody?
  • we do really like the bedframe - it's low and simple AND it has storage drawers, 4 of them; we'll keep it, maybe paint it
  • because of the storage drawers, this means we need to have bedstands that are wall-mounted.  i'm liking those open box style ones - good place to set eye glasses, books, possible water glasses and iphone/clock; will need to be sturdy enough to withstand jumping cats
  • hate to say it, but i'm now a total tv-in-the-bedroom convert; i used to fall asleep in high school on the couch with the tv on and in my parents restaurant, listening to the low murmur of voices - sometimes the tv is the best thing to fall asleep to (but low, very low volume) - just need a way to possibly hide it  :p   or at least, make it less visible from the doorway
  • the paint is definitely not staying, it's like, watered down spring green AND it overlaps onto the ceiling, which is a gloss white - it drives me insane
  • are headboards really needed?  i used to think so, but now i'm not so sure - i really like those ones made from salvaged wood; but how sturdy would they really be if one were leaning against it?  it's been a while since i've had a headboard... if ever
  • layout is a bit of an issue - i like the bed where it is, facing the door, as it seems to open the room out much, much more (regardless of what it looks like, we have actually moved things around quite a bit in that room) - the two windows throw me off, i'm thinking about just ignoring them and designing around them

 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand that's our bedroom.  it's so, boring and utilitarian.  first step....  layout and then... nightstands?


Sleep Goblin said...

It's not so much that a headboard is necessary. Just that there's a lot of blank space in there, and some kind of accent for your bed would really help I think. You could also do this with artwork, or a cool paint job, or vinyl clings. Maybe even some kind of hanging over the bed that's like a beaded curtain/mobile that doesn't suck or remind you of the 70's. The nightstands will help too, and I love wall mounted ones. I'm glad you said you like a dark room, because I was actually thinking a darker paint would look great in there. Based on your bedspread and furniture, right now I'm thinking a warm grey.

Could you wall mount your tv? I bet that would help with that issue. You could put a big ornate frame around it that's whatever your accent color ends up being.

I'll keep an eye out for bedroom inspiration to pass along. You should measure out your room and furniture and draw it out. Then we can play with the pieces!

Sleep Goblin said...

Maybe something like this, but really big and wide, and in whatever colors you want your room to be:


annie said...

ooohhh! i love those origami stars!

don't feel bad about your room. we've lived in our house for nearly five years and we have three curtains hung for our two windows. the one window that has both its curtains i need to re-sew because i cannot sew curtains to save my life. which is why the other window has only one curtain on one side.

i can definitely see dark colors in your room looking really good. the warm gray, or a deep violet or cranberry color....and wall mounted nightstands! they would look great!

do you want to keep your dresser? paint it? change it for something new? i love that your bed has storage. and you may not need a headboard, but something over the bed would be pretty. i took an extra-large embroidery hoop and appliqued a lower-case h to bright yellow fabric and hung that over our bed. our room is bright, light, and airy, so the yellow kind of grounds it.

wall mounting your tv will help, i think, with getting it out of the way. have you thought about angling your bed into the corner? or does that hinder the drawers on the bed stand?

kind of fun to think about all the different possibilities!