Daniel and I got married right after we graduated college. We were broke and had no furniture. Daniel’s dresser was a plastic storage bin with drawers, and my clothes were stacked in laundry baskets in the corner. Thanks to some generous wedding gifts, we were able to get a bedroom set. We found one for a steal at a discount furniture store. It included two big dressers, a sleigh bed, and a nightstand. Our bedroom in the old apartment was huge, with cathedral ceilings and a big window. The furniture fit perfectly. A few years later we moved into our house, and the master bedroom was the only downgrade from our apartment.
Our bedroom is at the top of our a-frame home where the attic would normally be. The ceilings are low and slant in, which makes the room feel small. Once we lined every wall with our big dark furniture, the room looked even tinier.
It has been pretty easy to ignore the bedroom for the past (almost) 5 years, since most of my time is spent elsewhere, but this year I want to show our room a little love. I know I can take it from claustrophobic to cozy with the right tweaks. Maybe a space-saving storage bed frame to replace our humongous dressers, or lighter colored furniture might help open up the space.
I picked up this great vintage nightstand recently on Craigslist. I think it’s a step in the right direction! It’s solid metal, super sturdy, and it has that mid century modern vibe that I love. The drawers are so much deeper than my old night stand that I can store twice as much stuff.
The best part? The drawer interiors are robin’s egg blue, which conveniently coordinates with the blue knickknacks and throw pillows I already had around the room. Awesome.
Also, Mabel says “hi”.