I shared some progress shots of our bedroom redecorating project earlier this summer, and today I’m excited to reveal the final results!
Before I share the details, let’s take a look back at the bedroom BEFORE. So ugly. So brown.
We went from THAT^^^ to this:
Way better, don’t you think?
Now that the room is redecorated, it feels like a totally different, way prettier space. It didn’t come out anything at all like I’d initially planned, but piece-by-piece it took on a look of it’s own and the space is now so bright and comfortable.
I absolutely love this room. And because we did some major KonMari-ing, it’s always tidy! Since sharing the progress shots, we’ve hung curtains, mirrors and artwork, added gorgeous drawer pulls, repainted the radiator and found a rug and accessories.
I found a perfect spot for our beautiful Ketubah where we see it all the time at the entrance to our room.
Now that the transformation is complete, I feel like I get to sleep in a chic boutique hotel every night. Although we kicked Josie’s cat tree out of the room, she still enjoys hanging out in there. She hops on the windowsill every evening and she likes chilling under the bed now that the bed skirt gives her a little fort.
How well does that art work in this space?! I love it! I’d struggled with what to put up there and had settled on the idea of a large black and white photograph, but then I came across this piece at HomeSense and loved that it incorporated the colours that we already had going on in the bedroom. I wasn’t sure how the square shape would look, but I think it’s perfect.
I found some great knobs that we were initially planning to use on the TV stand in the living room. On that piece, they looked way too big and didn’t work at all. But in the bedroom, these oversized knobs add character to our otherwise boring IKEA MALM dresser nightstands.
I was nervous about drilling into the dresser drawers since I was worried they’d get ruined, but it was a really easy project (especially since Mike did all the drilling)! It would have worked even better to drill the holes into the fronts before the drawers were assembled, but I wasn’t about to disassemble all of those drawers!
To avoid splitting, it’s suggested that you clamp the piece to another piece of wood as you drill into the front. Since we weren’t able to do that, the backs did not look great. To hide that mess, I found jumbo washers at the hardware store, and now no one would ever know. Not that many people see the inside of my drawers anyway 😉
The rug was also a HomeSense find. Large rugs can be so expensive, so I’d read a great tip somewhere online that suggested placing a medium-sized rug horizontally under the bed. Since the bed covers up so much of the rug, rotating it this way gives you more visible rug while still giving you something warm and soft to step onto as you roll out of bed.
The only thing that I might like to do is replace the light fixture. It’s just one of those typical rental apartment fixtures, so I wouldn’t mind giving it an upgrade. Not sure what would work in this space though. Thoughts?
I’m also interested in adding an essential oil diffuser/humidifier. Our bedroom gets so dry, especially during the winter so the extra moisture from a humidifier is definitely needed. No need for large and ugly plastic units nowadays — I love all the super stylish oil diffusers on the market.
But for now, I am really happy to have checked this project off my list. The kitchen and living room are nearly complete, so I hope we can get those ticked off the list soon, too.