Bedroom makeover reveal
After I graduated college this past spring, I knew that moving back home made the most sense for me financially. I wanted to save as much money as I could with the hopes of having a sturdier start later down the road. This move meant that I could also be present for family events since I had missed so many over the last 4 years, and it would also allow me to be closer to Jack at VMI.
But when I brought my first trip of belongings home from Fredericksburg, I was hit with a whirlwind of memories that color-coded themselves into bright green and blue hues-- the unfortunate result of my tenth grade decisions. (Refer to before pictures at top of page.) I was conflicted; this move felt right, but the room was very not right. I decided a change was needed- a bedroom overhaul. To. The. Max.
I didn't want to spend a ton either though, so I made small changes that felt bigger than they were. And where I did spend, I invested. Both of these strategies made a huge difference to the overall look and feel of the space.
My room is a decent size, but the walls were dark and it felt... very boxy. Painting the room became my #1 priority. I knew I had a lot of art work/trinkets/odds & ends that I'd be bringing into the mix too, so I went with a very light, very neutral tone-- a light, silvery gray. This instantly opened up the room, and made every piece I brought in- no matter how big or small- pop.
But enough backstory now... I'll let the photos speak for themselves. ;)
Painting the walls & adding curtains came in as the biggest adjustments to the room. As far as designing the layout of furniture, I wanted to separate the room into specific sections or quadrants, if you will. For instance, I didn't want to be working from my bed everyday, and I didn't want to be staring at a wall if I happened to sit at my desk. Now I have a sleeping area, a sitting area and a working area.
Lastly, I wanted everything to have a purpose or a place. If it didn't, it was gone. I cleared out a lot. There are no piles sitting around, no cluttered desk or dresser tops. It makes things wonderfully easy to clean on a daily basis, too. I make my bed and push in my desk chair and that's about it. :)