The clutter is cleaned out (for the most part…I still have a few more things that need to find a home), the paint is drying, the furniture is spare…now what? I’m entreating you all to help me with the final, most important task – re-decorating my bedroom. I am currently overwhelmed with possibility and it’s driving me more than a little bit crazy. The background is white (a slightly warm white, with the ridiculous name of ‘puffball white’ — ????), the bed and desk and dresser remain the same (with the exception of the mirror being left out), so….now what?
Now, before you brilliant creative types run amok with ideas, these are my needs:
- BUDGET-FRIENDLY. I cannot emphasize this enough. I will MAKE shit myself if I can get away with it.
- Minimalist. Although you can’t tell from looking at my before bedroom photos, I don’t like a lot of trinkets and clutter. I prefer mostly white bedrooms with clean lines and a classic appeal. Think: zen style, with as little as possible to distract me from work or sleep.
The areas that I’m finding particularly problematic: jewelry storage that looks classic and controlled, and finding a new desk chair (I’ve been eyeing these lucite ones online, but they’re definitely out of budget for the time being). I also wanted to introduce a soft palette – part of me was thinking a nice turquoise/seafoam green – which would make me want to add curtains, or perhaps change the bed decor as well.
After all is said and done, I did buy this little piece of wonderful recently, from a local shop called Save our Soles:
Although I’m a huge animal rights activist and vegetarian (with the occasional side of veganism), I thought this thing was amazing and fun, and the perfect ring storage that would add a nice accent to my dresser. It’s also highly unlikely that I’ll ever own my own bear rug, for many reasons, so this is as close as I’m getting. Speaking of my dresser…should I get a runner? Argh! So many questions! Styling a bedroom is not exactly easy.