inside scoop: rising sun digs
Today I'm sharing our ever-changing + budget friendly bedroom!
One of my favorite things about our apartment is the painted white brick. Our bedroom has two large brick walls adding lots of texture and warmth to the space. We wanted a minimalist bedroom that used existing pieces from our last apartment and showcased our favorite pieces without added clutter.
My dad built our palette bed frame when Brandon and I first moved to Providence. It is super heavy and hard to move around, but stylistically fits our industrial loft quite well. Our end tables were from thrift stores and Brandon spray-painted them to match one another. We changed out the knobs on the end table with drawers to a cute set from Anthropologie a few months back and it totally helped bring it to a higher level. The leggy end table was such a happy find and exactly what I was looking for to compliment our heavy nightstand.
In the near future we are definitely looking to switch out our bedding but it's one of the few things we can't agree on. Color? Linen? Cotton? Textured? Quilt? Duvet? AH! Until then, we've stuck with neutrals and textures to keep it interesting. Married life. HMMPH. Am I right? (P.S. Yes. That is totally a cat teepee!)
You may remember this pretty awesome folding bench from our living room tour. I moved it into the bedroom recently and love how it fits the space. It's moved around this apartment quite a bit and I'm sure it isn't at the end of its journey here, either. I kept our full-length mirror uninterrupted so I could run back and forth from the closet and complain about my outfit with nothing in my way. It's an IKEA Mongstad that we spray-painted to match the nightstands. I like how it kind of disappears now and makes the space feel a bit larger.
The lighting in this room is incomparable to anything Brandon and I have had before. More often than not, you can find Olive and I cuddled up here reading the latest Mindy Kaling or design book drinking a cup (or 6) of coffee. Our (really ugly and super basic) blinds are perfect for darkening the bedroom for sleeping, but I've been taking advantage of the Daylight Savings Time sunshine these past few days with no regrets!
This Ikea shelf is great for hanging my most used necklaces and showcasing pretty knick-knacks. I love how little space it takes up and how well it paired with the pieces we already owned. Win. Win. Admittedly, we rarely sit in the ghost chair, but it's the perfect piece to pair with our standing shelf since you can see all the fun accessories through it without it looking sloppy. It's probably one of my favorite pieces that I own because of it's versatility.
As I mentioned before, we kept the bedding pretty neutral. We initially thought our bedroom would be light blue and white all around, but I very quickly got over that and tied in warmer tones and darker colors to cozy up the space. We caught a lot of our pieces on sale and thrifted the rest, but if there's anything specific you're looking to find a source for, I'm happy to share!
There's still tons of progress to be made and design holes to be filled, but we're finally feeling comfortable in the space and making each room feel more and more like home. Next on our list is finishing up our storage solutions in the closet, then finishing up our cosmetic changes in the kitchen, changing up the powder room, and rethinking the entryway. By then, I'll be ready to completely re-do the living/dining room and then I'll move into the bedroom again. It's a never ending circle, but that's ok with me!