Helllllo, there! Long time, no blog (not really, just like two weeks). Between work, life and taking a mini social media detox – I’m finally back on my groove! I think it’s healthy to step away from social media every now and then. I literally got a cramp in my hand because I was staring at my phone and holding it SO MUCH… if that doesn’t scream relax then I’m not sure what does, lol.
Today’s post is going to be a Bedroom Tour! I’m so excited to share this with you guys and let you know where I’ve purchased everything for our bedroom. It’s always a work-in-progress as I love designing and picking up new things as I see them, but I’ve finally got it to a point where I feel like all of my bases are covered.
My Two Cents on Decorating
Getting your sanctuary perfect takes time. I always go in with the frame of mind that you can’t rush some good design. First of all, it’s not economical to purchase everything at once. I would definitely classify myself as a bargain shopper and a firm believer that beautiful doesn’t need to break the bank. I like to find gorgeous pieces at an affordable price, so shopping around is a must for me. While I can be impulsive at times, I’ve always found that holding and waiting on that item that you “need” often leads to a realization that there’s something even better out there waiting for you!
- SHOP AROUND – Don’t rush and buy the first beautiful piece that you see. Whether it’s a headboard, dresser or gorgeous mirror – weigh your options! There’s tons of stores out there who are quite honestly just replicating each other. With enough patience and searching you’ll find exactly what you want at a price that isn’t ridiculous!
- IDENTIFY YOUR AESTHETIC – So important! Before you start decorating, comb through Pinterest, identify what you already have (decide what you wanna keep and what you want to get rid of), or look through magazines! Every good room starts with inspiration – figure out what type of look you wanna go for. The best part is, IT CAN CHANGE! Feeling boho? See what items you can repurpose from your current bedroom, and then transition your space into a more whimsical, earthy boho style. Personally, my favorite style is a modern glam one – I love the crisp lines associated with a modern style, but I love the silver and glitz common in glam styles. Personally, neutral is my go-to, so a lot of what you’ll see falls into the grey, silver and white color palettes.
- DON’T BREAK THE BANK – Just as a general rule of thumb, I caution you to choose wisely! It’s so easy to get carried away in HomeGoods, purchasing every gorgeous thing that you see – thinking to yourself, “Oh my gosh, it’s the last one it must be fate”. Trust me, I’ve been there – I’m the queen of justification purchases. Bad day at work? Oh I NEED new shoes. But the truth is, styles come and they go, your personal preferences are going to change with time. Stick to your chosen aesthetic and be smart!
BED: iNSPIRE Q Melina Tufted Grey Lining Wingback Bed.
I’ve already done a full blog post on our bed (here), but it’s from Overstock. I’m obsessed with the details of the bed – it’s a grey linen material with silver grommets lining the sides. It’s so gorgeous and is the perfect blend of modern and glam.
BEDDING: GREY DUVET COVER | SIMILAR: HERE, HERE and HERE.
This is actually my duvet cover from college – it’s from HomeGoods and it’s reversible! The side shown is a miniature medallion print, and the reverse side is a silver paisley print. It’s so gorgeous! I’ve linked a few similar duvet covers below, I’m thinking of purchasing a new one – I’m in search of a grey and white striped one!
PILLOWS: ALL FROM HOMEGOODS | SIMILAR: HERE, HERE AND HERE.
All of these pillows are from HomeGoods – I’ve collected them for a few years now. They’re originally from my college room and I’ve kept them because I love them! 😍 Can you tell my love of elephants?! The small elephant pillow in the front is from the kids section at HomeGoods!
ARTWORK: DESENIO | SHOP: HERE AND HERE
I wrote an entire blog post dedicated to these posters and the frames that I purchased. You can find it here – long story short, I’m in love with them and wall art can completely transform any room!
MIRROR + RUG
MIRROR: IKEA NISSEDAL MIRROR | SHOP: HERE, HERE, AND HERE
No room is truly complete without a huge mirror right?! The photo doesn’t show how truly big this mirror is. I love how the black frame coincides with the rest of the room – it has sharp lines and it’s simple, fitting perfectly into the modern style palette. Whatever your style is, adding a huge mirror opens up the space like no other.
RUG: HOMEGOODS FIND | SIMILAR: HERE, HERE, AND HERE.
I really wanted to put a bed bench at the foot of our bed, but this wall is the only wall that our mirror fits on, so the bench was out of the question. I felt like this floor space needed something, and I found this gorgeous rug at HomeGoods for $19.99! Talk about a steal! Urgh, it’s so frustrating that HomeGoods doesn’t have an online store, but I’ve linked a few similar rugs. I love fuzzy and furry rugs, they give so much comfort to your feet (and decoration)!
NIGHTSTAND: IKEA LACK TABLE | SHOP: HERE, HERE AND HERE
So simple, so easy… Oh and did I mention that this table is only $7.99?! It’s from IKEA and legitimately takes 2 minutes to assemble. I love how I can slide a bin underneath of it to store extra blankets (or… you know, cover a bunch of junk with blankets).
DECORATIONS: HOMEGOODS FINDS | SIMILAR: HERE, HERE AND HERE
I love decorating with faux flowers! I think that they bring so much color and light into any room. See that gold pineapple?! Don’t be afraid to mix metals – sometimes it adds depth and eclecticness (is that even a word? lol).
DESK, CHAIR & BOOKSHELF
DESK | SIMILAR: HERE, HERE AND HERE.
This desk is super old, my boyfriend had it before so we just used it again. There’s a few scratches and paint chips, but it works! We actually had to take off the fourth leg (LOL) and it’s propped up on our air conditioning vent. That was the only way that we could get it to fit in the room, #apartmentliving or what.
CHAIR: HOMEGOODS FIND | SIMILAR: HERE, HERE AND HERE.
I was looking for a new desk chair for awhile. I debated doing a clear, lucite acrylic chair (I linked it above) and putting a faux fur seat cover on it. But then I stumbled across this beauty at my HomeGoods and fell inlove. I actually went back the following day because I couldn’t stop picturing it in the space. It’s actually a dining room chair, but it fits perfectly underneath the desk. Just be sure to measure to make sure that your height is still sit-able.
BOOKSHELF: IKEA HEMNES BOOKSHELF IN BLACK-BROWN | SHOP: HERE.
Yes, the bookshelf is color coded and yes I know I have issues. We’re actually quickly outgrowing this bookshelf & may need to get a bigger one. BUT, I do love this one! It’s from the HEMNES line at IKEA – the same furniture line that I purchased all of my college furniture from. I love the clean, sleek lines and IKEA’s furniture is actually very durable. Would you guys want to see a favorite reads type of blog post?!
DRESSER & DECORATIONS
DRESSER: IKEA HEMNES 6-DRAWER CHEST | SHOP: HERE.
FUN FACT: this same exact dresser fell off the back of our truck when we were moving in, so we had to go out and purchase the same one -____-. But I love it so much that I needed the same exact one again! It’s the IKEA HEMNES line again, such an affordable price for a modern look! The only rough part is putting it together, it took us about 2 hours to assemble it (again). Other than that, the drawers are sturdy and spacious – definitely enough room for two people to fit their clothing in!
AIR PLANTERS: AMAZON BASICS | SHOP: HERE.
These are probably my favorite part of the entire room. I LOVE THEM! They add so much character to the room and were super easy to hang up. They have a little hole in the back so that you can mount them with a small nail or screw. I like to keep fresh flowers and greens in them! But you can do whatever you want, faux flowers or succulents, or even a real succulent!
CLOSET (LIGHTING, SHOE STORAGE)
LIGHTING: LED LIGHT STRIP (STICKY BACK) | SHOP: HERE, HERE AND HERE.
Okay, so this is my big claim to fame, AHA moment! The biggest problem that we had when moving in is that our closet was so dark. Our bedroom doesn’t have any can lights, or overhead lighting (weird, I know). So we have to rely on lamps at night, during the day it’s fine because the room gets BRIGHT because of our huge windows. This sticky LED strip is our savior, it’s originally from IKEA (couldn’t link it for you guys) and we adhered it to the molding inside of the closet. It comes with a little switch, that we just turn on and off as we need. It has completely transformed our closet and been SUCH a game changer. If your closet, cabinets or any smaller or large area needs more backlighting, GET ONE OF THESE!
SHOE STORAGE: AMAZON SEVILLE CLASSIC 3-TIER | SHOP: HERE.
I just got this about a month ago and it has been the biggest space saver. It seriously took like 5 minutes to assemble, and is extremely sturdy. It’s not a flimsy plastic shoe rack, it’s made out of metal and won’t collapse on you! You can get a 3 or 2 tier rack, and stack them ontop of each other for even more storage. I highly recommend these!