Our Bedroom Makeover, Including Before & Afters!
Our new favorite space!
I am so excited to finally share with you our updated bedroom. I can’t believe this day is *finally* here! For years this room has totally stumped me; it’s not very large, and we needed it to give us a lot: dresser space, a vanity space, and, of course, a bed! And for years, I had just totally given up.
After years and years of not really knowing what to do with this space, it honestly feels so good to have this room together, and it all started with this bed.
At the beginning of last year, I was flipping through the latest Frontgate catalog, and came across this bed and thought, “now that’s something I love,” and from there, the plan started to form!
I ended up working with the Design Services team at Frontgate to put this room together, and I am so glad I did. After finding the bed, I figured another set of eyes on this space could possibly help me figure out a solution. Like I said before, we were asking A LOT out of this small room, and two brains are definitely better than one!
After meeting with the Frontgate Design Service team, sharing my pain points, along with photos, I felt like after years of frustration, we might be on to something! And a few days later, I had a rough draft of a plan!!
Before & After:
Below are a few before and after photos of the space. As you can see, we really didn’t have a lot going on here… and the room felt really dark, even though the photos don’t quite show it.
One of the solutions we had early on, which was actually Ryan’s idea, was to replace the dark sconces that shot light down, with lamps. AND to pair it with tall vertical mirrors… it instantly quadrupled the light in the space. BRILLIANT!
Another major problem in this room was the lack of style. Wow, there was none (like, why are those random speakers in there??!!)… but then we spotted these gorgeous art pieces, which ended up setting the tone for the entire room. They were neutral, but had pops of pale blush, green, and blue! From there, it was easy to find little accessories that complemented the art.
But THE BIGGEST issue of all was my vanity space. I *desperately* needed a better set up. And after searching high and low, we found this card table with drawers that actually fit perfectly on the other side of the room. If I could pair down my makeup, I could make this solution work! And you know what, it was far easier than I thought.
The room ended up coming together so nicely. It’s bright, warm, and calming…. everything I was looking for! We still chat about painting the room or even wallpapering, but for now, it’s perfect.
Woodland Giclée Print Diptych on Linen
Raleigh Canopy Bed
There are so many details I really love about this room, but my favorite has to be these night stands. They truly are so stunning in real life. Plus, they’re quite a bit bigger than our old night stand, which is GREAT for storage!
And even though the nightstands are my favorite detail, this little vanity space has changed my mornings. It’s so tiny, but so lovely!
One of the things I learned throughout this process, more than anything, is that sometimes you just need another set of eyes. When you’ve been living in the space for so long, and it’s always been set up one way, sometimes it’s really hard to see another way. So whether it’s a professional, a friend, or a neighbor… get someone else’s perspective! You might be surprised that the solution was there all along.
In Partnership with Frontgate
Photography by Sally Watson