Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Bedder Idea?

I have a bedroom problem. Mostly, it is a problem with the fact that due to a LACK of bedroom, I am forced to squish a bed into a corner (that isn't even really a corner). There is nothing amazing about my bedroom. The duvet is it's best defining feature (It is the Pintuck Duvet from West Elm)! If you are in my bed, you would know it is a delicious pile of softness and comfort (memory foam pillows and mattress will do that!), but it's awesomness doesn't really come across in person.

Usually, it looks like this:

The other day, I tried styling the bed more like a day bed:

But it also doesn't really work! Because the couch is just north of the bed and its like one side of the condo is sitting and the other side is furniture. It is a strange dichotomy indeed. So I do not think that my bed can pretend it is a day bed. It needs to embrace it's bed self (it's inner bedness, if you will). Therefore I have been doing the only logical thing and scouring Pinterest for bedroom inspiration. Here are the looks I am swooning on.

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I looove this corner headboard thing. It really works for me because my bed is also in a corner (you rarely see beds in corners in designer rooms- but trust me when I say it is the best option for me). Weird thing is that this was one of the first photos I ever pinned to Pinterest and now it is gone off my Pinterest? Strange. But I found it again!

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I love the idea of facing my bed the other way (and by that I mean moving my pillows to the other end) and anchoring it with a big piece of furniture. But this option wouldn't really work unless I got rid of, or downsized, some of my other furniture so the condo doesn't become overrun with furniture. And I ain't ready to go through all that.

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I pinned this one purely for the awesome teal wall/coral headboard combo. A girl is allowed to crush on a colour scheme right?

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Another colour combo I love! Again that teal showed up- how interesting! But this one mixes it with pink and yellow and is beautiful :)

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I love the deep grey and yellow and this picture, along with the muted picture frames! But the reason I pinned it is because of that bedskirt. I have been seeing so many pins and posts about DIYing a bedskirt and I don't know why I didn't think of it before! Right now I just have my box spring covered with a cheap white fitted sheet. Hmm I sense a fun sewing project coming up! Not fun part? Lifting my giant pillow top mattress up. haha

Want to know something strange- each of these photos has a white or very pale bedspread! Like mine! Totally unplanned and not noticed by me until writing this post, but kind of neat to see that my original choice of bedspread two years still works with my vision for the bedroom area.

So tell me what you think! What do you think with take my bedroom from a snoozefest to VA-VA-VOOM?

12 comments:

  1. Personally I think it's time to install a hammock and chuck the bed. But I am a little mad.

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    1. cement ceiling lisa. it would be inconceivable! plus probably not good for my back.

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  2. I love the corner headboard idea, but I also think that something like #2 could work. Maybe a version of this room divider? I think it could work as a side table and a headboard. Basically, a more sophisticated version of the Expedit as room divider.

    I also love the color schemes in 3 & 5!

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    1. Its a nice idea! I still get concerned about overloading the condo with furniture though

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    2. Yeah, I understand that! I'm sure if you decided to go that route you could figure out a way to pair things down a bit to make it feel less crowded, but the corner headboard is a great option, too.

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  3. Perhaps hanging panels from the ceiling? It could be something slightly see-through, so you don't completely box yourself in. Here are a few ideas from AP: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/translucent-room-dividers-100318

    P.S. I can't figure out to hyperlink in the comments section. Sorry!

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    1. I have never seen that post before! Those are awesome. I used to have a curtain hanging from the ceiling (ceiling is cement, im not drilling into it again!) but it kind of blocked the view, even though it was see-through. I dont think i want to go that route again

      I have no idea how to hyperlink in comments either! haha

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  4. When I lived in a bachelor I used my dresser and bookcase as a divider, and then put a headboard up against the back of the furniture to prettify my bed. My place was configured diffently though so it made a 'hallway' to my bathroom, and didn't block the view out the windows.
    I can't rememember how much other furniture you have, but would it be possible to place a lowish bookcase at the end of your bed (maybe like this one from CT, although you might need two so it's the same width as your bed - http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/3/HouseHome/Furniture/Bookcases/PRDOVR~0681347P/Sauder+3-Shelf+Oak+Bookcase.jsp?locale=en) and then you could upholster the back to make a headboard. A low bookcase (the one above is only 3ft) would divide the space without blocking the light from your windows.
    Of the above I'm loving the two upholstered walls in #1, but the colour combos in all the other pics are lovely too.
    For the bedskirt - could you cheat a little? If you bed is going to be in the corner you'd only need two sideed skirt right? Could you sew the panels and then tack them to your boxspring so you wouldn't need to lift the mattress?

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    1. I could for SURE cheat on the bedskirt! Also, love that headboard on the bookshelf idea. hmmm maybe I can at least try and see if something would work?

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  5. I think that corner headboard is so interesting!

    Will it block part of your window, though?

    I'm interested in seeing if you decided to do a DIY bedskirt =)

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    1. I could end it where the wall ends I suppose!

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  6. I love the inspiration pics you shared! Before I read the other comments I was thinking of two things: 1. the low,narrow bookcase(on wheels)which I've seen used as a divider/kitchen island in one apartment. (I think it was in the book, The First Apartment Book which is so awesome with ideas.) 2. The new version of the old Murphy Bed idea. Either way, it helps with what you're dealing with. You have a good eye---love the corner headboard which I've never seen before! Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do.

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