You know what we haven't done in forever? Talked about my bedroom! Here's an update to my update for all of you sitting on the edge of your seat waiting to see what I'd do next. (Where is the sarcasm font when you need it?)
This is our current bedroom. It's not exciting but it's soothing and comfortable. I feel nostalgic about the Ikea print hanging over the bed so that's going to stay most likely. We're probably going to get rid of the lamps and install some sort of reading light on the wall on either side of the bed.
We don't have blinds or curtains on any of our windows and we've been in this house for ten months. We are ridiculous.
We had our bed under the window when we first moved in but then Grady started climbing up into the window frame to jump onto the bed and the potential for falling out the window was too great.
Shawn's dresser is usually piled high with clean laundry in various stages of being folded and put away.
The top of my dresser is always packed with books and pictures. We wanted to put our bed against this wall but couldn't because of the furnace air vent thingy (technical term.) The door leads into the hallway.
Our bed faces the bathroom (on the left) and the closet (on the right.) The far right door leads out into the hallway.
We don't love the current setup of our bedroom but we don't have any other choice as far as bed placement goes (until Grady grows up a little and stops climbing into dangerous spots.) We'd love to get rid of one dresser because they feel kind of cramped and stuffed into the only available space in the room but we both use them too much. The closet doesn't have a very efficient layout so the long term plan is to install a ridiculously functional closet and get rid of the dressers but for now we're stuck with them.
This is our bedroom with the new bed linens I bought and then kept in the bag for five days while I debated returning them.
As far as bedroom updates go, changing the bed linens is one of the cheapest and easiest changes to make. I wasn't sure if I'd love the new duvet cover because I couldn't get matching pillowcases but once I got everything on the bed I was sold. I love how much depth the navy blue adds to the room. I love that Shawn and I both like this duvet cover and no one is compromising. I love my silly Union Jack pillow. I love that we don't have 18 pillows and shams and faff (I have nothing against faff. It's just not for me.)
Our simple bed linens update (that required three blog posts because I am crazy) has made me so excited for the next stage: painting the walls! (I am a weirdo who actually loves painting. I am gleeful with anticipation.)