This space was at one point supposed to be a second kitchen in the home. It had a nice black tile that we were in no mood to tear out.
Enter Flor carpet tiles. Bought on a seasonal sale, the chartreuse and black flooring covered up those tiles to give us a nice carpeted space.
Our bed had increased from a queen to a king during the third child’s babyhood. I became a big fan of co-sleeping. It wasn’t out of any desire for attachment parenting, but rather laziness. Not getting up in the middle of the night was wonderful, and I became a pro at side by side nursing. Our master bedroom is not large. It had enough room for a king sized bed, but not much else.
I did want a place to sit down in my bedroom and happened upon an old rocking loveseat at a thrift store. I was undeterred by the floral upholstery that had survived several cats.
It was ripped off and replaced by a few cushions found at Ikea, and fit into the small space. Add a nightstand that was discarded from my husband’s work, a floor lamp and we were good to go on furniture.
For some reason, I became attached to the idea of wallpaper. We found a nice silver and purple leaf print. I added an old window that came with house.
For the opposite wall, I re-ordered a large vinyl decal. I had this decal at a rental and loved it. We had to take it down and re-paint and probably lost some of our deposit because of that decal, but I never regretted it. I re-ordered it to use in the bedroom.
Final touches were a couple of picture frames and photos I had on hand. For window treatments, I spray painted some roman blinds with chartreuse spray paint and chicken wire as a stencil.
The bedroom isn’t large because I like small cozy bedrooms. (It does have a giant closet.) It is the retreat I wanted. Now I can go to bed looking at things I like.
- Carpet Tiles: $220, Flor
- Bed frame: $100, Amazon
- Mattress: $285, Amazon
- Nightstand: Free, from garbage
- Loveseat: $25, thrift store
- Cushions: $30, Ikea
- Bedspread: $20, Ikea
- Sheets: $25, Amazon
- Bedskirt: $15, Amazon
- Fabric, $5, Walmart
- Floor Lamp: Free, on hand
- Shades (2): $60, Ikea + $5 spray paint
- Window: Free, on-site
- Wallpaper: $90, from, Wallpaper Direct
- Vinyl Decal: $45, Amazon
- Misc items: Free, on hand
This weird room counted as a bedroom. An older person that visited the house frequently remembered it as being the scary place in the house where monsters frequented. It makes a pretty good closet. It’s pretty rough but it works.
- Carpet: $85, Home Depot
- Bookshelves: Free, on hand
- Closet organizers: $70, Amazon
- Folding baskets: $20, Amazon
- Tie Rack: Free, from store closure
- Mirror: $10, Ikea
- Door: Free, on-site