Our bedroom is roughly only 9 X 12; so it's pretty small and cozy. Not complaining about that. In fact, since we're empty nesters -- we could have our choice of larger bedrooms that once belonged to the kids.
But we like the cozy, quiet ambiance this room has. It's in the back of the house away from the road noise. Makes for good naps! :)
This is the position of my bed in my bedroom before my recent rearranging-- on Memorial Day.
This is over the winter-- My bed has been in this position (for the exception of a short time it was turned caddy-cornered in this corner) about 16 years!
This is a view coming in the door-- disregard the mess; I just want you to see there is a shelf to the left in this room right when you walk into the room. It used to be windows...the other side of that wall of shelves in what is now my computer room.
This is where my bed sits now.
I love my bed in this position. I have much more space all around my bed. The layout has roomy results with about 2 ft clearance all around my bed. Small by some people's standards but for defending the small home-- I say it works!
So what is my problem?
The shelves. The knick knacks, the clutter. In all reality-- just cleaning the shelves off would be a big improvement! So don't recommend that in the comments; because it wouldn't be original. I DID think of it first! ;)
So I'm looking at some options-- but nothing that requires, hammer, nails or paint. I'll be removing the striped paper in the back of the shelves. But nothing much more than that; I mean no major over-haul.
I'm looking for a decorative solution that will give me a different look but isn't permanent.
I've thought about a canopy. I like this or something like this. Casual and soft.
Not this... too fancy and fussy for my taste.
Love, love, love this! Have you read *home and harmony* ? Rie talks about her bedroom being the smallest in the house and making it live large with special touches... You can read it here
I've also thought of some other options... Remember we have a cottage-farm house feel in our home...sometimes it's even got a cabin feel; especially in the winter months.
So I was looking at books... what do you think of books? Crammed to the HILT with books...
I love the deep richness of these books...but man! that's a lot of books. I did say crammed to the HILT ...maybe a bit much.
then I saw this picture... Kind of bland. If not a little scary. Too edgy!
Maybe something a little more down to earth. I like Amy's at MasonDecor solution here. Books with the whites of the pages showing. Knick Knacks more in keeping with a true collection! Not all hodge-podged. She has a nice touch.
So what are your thoughts? Books and a more suitable collection of knick knacks... or a Canopy? Just cover it up?
Revi from Revisionary Life has been emailing back and forth with me about windows. She had *stray windows*
that she covered using sheet rock.
You can read about it here and here. She is decorating her home in a really nice Industrial Elegant style
She suggested via email before I posted this...
something, to cover it up without doing anything.
That is another option for me. I'd love to hear what you think~
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