The moment I saw THIS POST on Young House Love the other day, I found myself inspired. I’ve always been one who loves a good rearranging-the-furniture fest and began to think how I could rearrange our bedroom as well to make it feel a bit bigger all while adding some good flow.
You see, before yesterday, our room was a tad on the messy side…
I also purposely left the room messy for the before photo shoot.. you know… so we get a good after-effect.
One thing I love about rearranging a room is how you can get such a different space without spending a cent! After some quick thought, I realized that our two green paintings were already potentially hung in the perfect spot. I wondered if our bed would fit in that area while leaving space between the bed and the wall, so as soon as I got home last night, I headed on up there with the measuring tape in hand.
Needless to say, it was a perfect fit!!!
Since I tend to always go to bed earlier than Chris (he’s a bit of a night hawk), I was thinking that this arrangement might work to my benefit. Looking at the bed in the photo above, I sleep on the right side and about 95% of the time, fall asleep while laying on my left. That means my face will now be in a corner facing the wall. This is a good thing, because before the rearrangement, when he would come to bed and open the door, the light would shine right on my face. Light on my face when I am on the verge of falling asleep, or when I have just fallen asleep = BAD! Now that I’m kind of tucked in the corner, it stays dark – so all is well! Yay!
Our dressers, which aren’t the prettiest things (oh how I hope to replace them one day..), now live on the beautiful forest wall.
With the dressers here, we now have a nice wide open space right in the middle of the room. It makes the room feel HUGE and also adds a lot more flow to the space. If I am in a rush to get out the door and need to grab something from the closet, I no longer have to run around the bed, or jump over it. There’s now a clear, wide open path to make mornings that much easier. …please ignore the open closet door.. it is currently broken and needs to be fixed.
Now, there are obviously so many things that I would still love to do in this space. #1 being getting rid of the carpet and laying some nice dark laminate flooring. I’d also love some blackout curtains, a new fan/light fixture, new dressers, new bedding, etc… Thankfully something as simple as rearranging can make a big enough change to tide me over for just a little bit longer. The rest will come in due time.