There will not be much renovation in the bedroom, but I think the small details will have a big impact. Right now the walls are a neutral tan and our bedspread is gray with yellow. These two color schemes don't really mesh. To add to the mismatch we have an old nightstand, a bed without a headboard, brown cloth-like blinds and a new tv and stand. Everything in the room is just thrown together and it shows. I would like to bring harmony to the room by adding a design that flows throughout the room.
In order to make this happen, we will be painting the walls gray, freshening up the ceiling, adding newer, brighter blinds, and some artistic details behind the bed. I don't like big over-sized beds or headboards, so we will be framing out a space behind the bed to give the look of a headboard. To draw in the design on the bed spread, we will either paint or look for wallpaper to fill the frame. We'll be putting in a night stand for each side of the bed as well. To maximize room, we are opting for floating nightstands which gives more floor space. This really helps to open up a small space.
Another aspect that makes the room lack harmony is a portable dog kennel. We love our pets to death, but the kennel has got to go. Meaning Poe is going to have to learn to sleep on a dog bed. He sleeps in the kennel because he likes to snuggle with us at night. I am not a fan of this at all. So, like new parents weaning their baby to sleep through the night, we will be weaning Poe to sleep on a dog bed. We'll check back later and let you know how it goes :).
Below are some before pics. I am hoping to get the ball rolling on this project over the next few weeks. Since it's mostly painting it should be done in a weekend or two. Any suggestions are welcomed :).
|View as you enter the room. Notice the blinds. Not terrible, but they just don't go.|
|Dog kennel on the left will be leaving. The nightstand will be leaving as well, and floating |
nightstands put in their place.
|New TV and stand. I found a writing desk and turned it into our entertainment stand.|
It gave us the height we needed to enjoy TV from the bed.
The cords will also be dealt with as we make changes :).