There are several difficulties I faced with the bedroom in my new apartment:
1. It is tiny-approximately 11 ft. x 9 ft.
2. The walls are painted a yellow gold color that I very much dislike. I prefer cool colors in bedrooms. The yellow would look fine in a kitchen or dining room, but it is a poor choice in a bedroom.
3. There are three (!) windows with insufficient mini-blinds. I know that "too much light" seems to be a ridiculous complaint, but I don't want my bedroom to be so bright.
4. Although I live in a small town, it is a surprisingly busy area. Right outside my bedroom window is a gas station, a busy traffic intersection, a pizza parlor, and a little shopping complex. The noise level is more than someone who is used to country life is accustomed to.
|I don't care how old I get, teddy is staying.|
|Unfortunately, I can't hide the drop-ceiling.|
Installing the system wasn't a horribly difficult undertaking either. I had
Though I was originally going to go with white curtains, I am so happy that I chose the gray. The gray goes surprisingly well with the yellow walls and cools the whole room, giving it a more tranquil, spa-like quality. Additionally, the curtains make the room look larger and taller. I stole a decorating tip from a House Beautiful magazine and installed the curtains as high as I could to make the ceilings look taller. Finally, the curtains, as well as a fan, have made the room quieter and I am sleeping quite well.
|Lamp from Ikea, plate from Kate Spade (from HomeGoods)|
|I picked this up at HomeGoods several years ago and |
have been surprised at how versatile it has been.
|A peek of turquoise. The top pillow has light pink polka-dots.|
My next move for the room will be to hang my pictures and find a narrow piece of furniture for the wall opposite the bed. I would love to find a padded bench and will be stalking HomeGoods.
|Need to hang these and find some others.|