As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I have been feeling very cluttered in our home lately. Over the weekend I took some time to work on our bedroom, a room that has been feeling stagnant for quite some time. My closets were overflowing, so I weeded out a ton of clothes, and will probably do this a few more times this season. The spaces next to our bed were just covered in dust and cluttered with stuff, especially my side. James pretty much only comes in the bedroom to sleep, but I like to read & write in bed alot, so my side had stacks of books & papers piled up on the floor. My little bedside table was always cluttered, etc. I put my brain to work and rearranged some of the furniture. I drug out an old shelf we had in our back closet that had some photo albums and miscellaneous stuff on, and replaced my bedside table with it. It made the biggest difference. I now have room for my bedtime reading books, my journals, a basket full of lotions & other night time accessories, and even a whole shelf for pretties including candles, incense, a plant & decor, with room left for my nightly water and essential oils. I keep lavender & peppermint oil my bed at all times. I put lavender on my pillow every night to help me sleep better, and peppermint oil in case I wake up in the middle of the night with a migraine. Anyway... on with the photos!
James's side of the bed was really fun to decorate. He wasn't home when I was redoing this space and I wanted it to feel special and very 'him'. Luckily when he got home he loved it! The bigger desk was against the window serving as his bedside table. It also felt dark and got cluttered, and the only thing he uses a beside table for is his phone which he uses as his alarm in the morning. It just felt like a dark, stale spot in the room. I moved the desk over to the side wall and all of a sudden it came to life with light! I instantly got excited to decorate from there. I gave James the little side table I was using on my side, so now he has a small space to put his phone at night & a few other things. Almost all of the furniture in our house is hand-me-downs or thrifted, and these are no exception. The bigger desk was my dad's, something he had since his first apartment I was told. The little side tables came from Jame's family from decades ago.
The beautiful wood scroll mirror is something my dad made with his own two hands. One of the first pieces he made as a carpenter. It is such a special piece. Ive had it hung in a few different places in this house and it never felt right. I'm so glad it finally found it's perfect spot.
Our record player finally has a nice spot to sit as well! It was on this shelf before, but again was always backlit by the window, and usually ended up just collecting dust there. Now it feels showcased. James collects vintage tins, so I had to add a few from his collection. It was also fun to add his "Dylan" print from his Skyline Fever clothing line b/c it has been such a huge part of his success + it just plain looks cool with his stuff. The ceramic chihuahua is an art piece my dad got in honor of his little chihuahua pup Noogs. He was our family dog for years. The art piece is called an 'Enchihuahua', ha ha!
This space is also our pup Violet's chow time spot, so luckily that still worked in with this arrangement. We have such limited space in our house that it is hard to find replacement spots even for two bowls on the ground! So this was super important to think about when I rearranged.
And yes, we both sleep with teddy bears & eye patches. I can positively say I will until the day I die.