My project for this coming winter is to redesign my bedroom. If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you’ve seen my floor plan and know why I chose the house I did and how I have it currently arranged. My room is on the main floor and suits me just fine — functionally suits me just fine that is. It is quite lacking in design/style. I intend to change that this winter.
I think I will repaint the room. My room is painted the same color as the main room, the master bed room and the guest bath — Behr Light Olive (3B5-2), which I really like. The color on the monitor really looks nothing like it does on the wall, but you know how it goes.
I think I’m going to go with a light grey for a more modern feel. I think I might go with Quietude (770E-1) or Subtle Touch (7903-1) both from Behr. I think the sleek cool color of these greys would add a nice backdrop for my personal sanctuary.
As you can see, my room is relatively small and currently contains just a queen bed (well, mattress and box spring, not a real bed) and two old nightstands. I’ve got two small lights, one reading and one for ambiance along with two larger pieces of artwork. The painting was a gift from MS last Christmas, which I love. I was with him the summer prior when we both saw this at a gallery — it is probably my favorite view in Chicago (looking north on Wabash from an L Platform up to the Trump Tower). It was quite a surprise when I received it.
The other piece of art is from an ex. It is a simple framed self portrait poster of Andy Warhol. It has no real value, but I like the bold color and minimalist frame. In my new room I would like to keep the painting, but am not wedded to the Warhol poster.
Of course, I’d like to have an actual bed, not just a mattress on a box spring, it’s been too long having a half put together room. My nightstands are old second hand Ikea — and I really am not tied to them at all. They serve their purpose but I do not care about them at all. I do need some bed side storage in my new room — drawers and/or doors preferably. Lilly is quite nosy, so the drawers/doors need to latch.
You’ll also notice that I don’t have a dresser in my room. I am lucky because my home has a TON of walk in closets. I can’t imagine not having all this amazing space. Ideally I would like a chair so I could sit and read or relax, but I just don’t think there will be enough space.
You will also notice that I don’t have a TV in my room. I am not 100% sure that I actually want one. From time to time I do wish I had one, especially when I’m feeling under the weather, like today. What kind of light fixtures do I want? I’m not sure at this point. Obviously, I’d like to get rid of the builder grade crap I have now, but I don’t know if I want a ceiling fan, or a pendant light or something different all together. I do think I’d like two sleek metal table lamps flanking my bed — perhaps not matching, just coordinating.
What are your thoughts on my bedroom design initial thoughts? Do you like ceiling fans in your bedroom? Do you have to have a TV in your room? What am I missing? Is there something in your bedroom that you can’t imagine living without?