So yeah, fall = comfort. And while we have worked hard to make our little house a home over the past three years, we're still working to move from passable to ideal. Decorating and furnishing a house is expensive both in time and in dollars, and now I'm looking to our master bedroom for a few tweaks. Between our gifted mattress & dresser, a thrifted mirror, our DIY-on-the-cheap headboard and Ikea side tables & lamps, we can stand to make a few upgrades. This is what I'm looking at today.
1. This tall upholstered headboard in performance velvet (color: steel blue) definitely makes a statement, and I love its horizontal lines.
2. Although its from a kid design store, this Between a Rock lamp base (color: gold) is unique and fun, even for an adult bedroom. I also like that I could use it with my current lampshades to save some cash.
3. We already have this West Elm bedding in a discontinued golden color, and I still love it.
4. Our dresser is a little worn, but the shape is good and the size fits our bedroom, and a little paint could go a long way. I like the idea of painting the currently iron-toned hardware gold and painting the wood a deep midnight blue.
5. The windows in our bedroom are super weird, for which I blame the 1950s. They are all off-center but clustered close together. Either our bed's gotta move or we need to design a large-scale wall treatment to cover up a few of them that we'll never use as windows. Any ideas?
6. We currently have a simple black chandelier in our bedroom that isn't terrible, but would also look good in our guest bedroom. I love the idea of replacing it with a vintage-y chandelier like this one and then thrifting a big gold-framed mirror to go along with it. Very sexy.
Since I plan on funding this project with "found money" (some consignments, cash-back from a credit card & a spare change collection) I also need to look around to make the most of my budget. I'm kinda choking on the cost of those lamps, so they're just inspiration for now. Also we're in the midst of creating an office for me in our basement, so I have to consider the cost of funding that space as well.
Any more ideas for finding money? Anyone else as excited for fall Starbucks as I am?