But my bedroom. Ugh. It’s been bothering me for what seems like forever! It’s the one room I spent the least amount of thought and planning on. When I moved in, there were only three things I knew for certain in regards to the set up: the walls would be purple, I’d bring over my old dresser from my parent’s house because I didn’t want to spend money on a new one and I’d splurge on a mattress because I thought that was important. Otherwise, my room has been this hodgepodge of adding random IKEA furniture when I needed more storage. And don’t even get me started on the decor. I mean, I know I'm making it sound much worse than it actually was. But in comparison to the rest of my home, it was severely lacking.
So last year, the one project I wanted to finish (which sorta extended into the beginning of this year) was redo my bedroom entirely. And this time, I really planned it out! I did mood boards, looked at a bunch of different websites (many, many times) and thought long and hard about the layout. I even painted it a new color, with the help of my best friend Carina. The result is something I’m super proud of so I thought it would be fun to share the before and after of this transformation.
BeforeKeep in mind that these are old photos I was able to find in my iMessage history with Carina as I whined about how my bedroom looked.
I’ve had purple walls for years now, even at my parents’ house. As much as I love the color, it was time for a change. Plus I was starting to feel restrained with the colors of the bedding and decorations I could choose. I had to stick to mostly white, gray, yellow or purple. Also, I never realized how low all my furniture was, like the bed and the cubes for storing my bags, until I started really scrutinizing my room. Then the walls were too bare and I didn't like how anything was organized. I can go on and on. (But I promise, I'm stopping.)
The next two important pieces of furniture to add were the vanity and a new dresser that would be big enough to hold my clothes and my bags. (Yes, I use only the 2 smaller drawers for undergarments and 1 full-sized drawer for clothes; the rest of my dresser is for my bags. And the rest of my clothes are hanging in the closet.)
It all worked out even better than I imagined. Not to mention that taking apart my bedroom gave me another opportunity to get rid of things I wasn’t using. I'm definitely not planning to make any more changes anytime soon (unless it’s to add more art). But needless to say, I really, really love my bedroom now!
What do you think of my changes?
What are some home projects you’ve worked on lately?