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.
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?