My old bedroom was bright, warm and cozy and while I lived in my old house I loved everything about it.
But once I unpacked the boxes in my townhouse I knew I wanted something completely different.
Below you can see what was my new bedroom before I bought the house. Its a nice and big room with enough space for a bed tucked in on one side and a spacious seating area with big windows overlooking a backyard on the other side. I thought I would replace the flooring and work with my old furniture. But suddenly I wanted a change. I couldn't do warm colors anymore. I felt like the earth tones were out there to suffocate me. Everything I liked was blue, gray or silver.. And I really wanted blue upholstered bed and Lucite bench.
In fact, I first painted this room the same color i had in my old bedroom but here, and maybe just at this point in my life, it looked dated and unexciting. I had a great decorator to help me pick the paint colors and we decided to go with color scheme that we already used in the other areas of the house. Once I started there was no going back. I sold my old bedroom set to a young girl decorating her first apartment. It made me happy to see somebody excited about using it! Now I felt less guilty about picking up my dream furniture. Everything i picked up was some kind if deal but of course it still added up so I had to replace some of my choices with more affordable versions. Scouting Wayfair, Joss and Main and Lamps Plus became my everyday ritual for couple of months. Not so different from checking J.Crew site for popbacks!
I did get the bed and chaise I wanted and eventually i found all the other pieces at great prices, including some real steals from Lamps Plus Open Box sales. I contemplated adding mirrored nightstands for some Hollywood glam factor but in the end, I decided to go with the white ones from Wayfair to match the cabinet on the other side of the room. I love having those big windows across from my bed!
I finally had a bedroom big enough for a chaise lounge, something I always wanted. Now, this is a perfect spot for reading and just having some time to myself.
I have to tell you, it is so hard to take good interior pictures without the wide angle lens and proper lighting. I feel like the 'before' pictures sometimes look better, rooms are brighter and seem bigger because they were taken by professional photographer, colors enhanced and exposure adjusted, so you have to take my word for it, it does look better irl.
The fun part of being single is that you can buy whatever you want and you don;t have to compromise. Even if your partner has a similar taste there is always going to be something you adore that does not appeal to them. Now that I only had myself to ask, I suddenly I wanted to go all girly and a little glam. I was like a kid in the candy store.
Some of my choices surprised even me. Who would have thought I wanted a skull hanging over my bed? But guess what? I love it. I named him Fernando.
I am very happy with how it turned out. Every morning when I wake up I stare at my little personal oasis. To me it was worth every penny.
What do you you think?
Since some of you asked, I wanted to update you on my last Madewell order. I turned out that I love both tees, they are drapey but not too sloppy in size M, exactly what I wanted.
And I am finally comfortable in my legging jeans, Oh what a liberation!