Let the Bedroom Decorating Begin!

I’ve been in my apartment, my first place, for just about 9 months now. And while every room is coming along decor-wise...my bedroom remains virtually untouched. I mean, I’ve done NOTHING, literally nada, to it except hang a blackout shade. I’ve bought no furniture and have no furniture except for my queen sized bed (no bed frame or headboard). 

I think the main reason it’s remained untouched is because I’m having a really hard time deciding on a design direction. Do I want dark & dramatic, light & airy, eclectic & worldly, modernly playful, monochromatic, colourful...patterns no patterns....ahhhhh! Too many decisions.

So last week I signed on for Apartment Therapy’s 2009 Fall Cure . It basically takes place (online) over 8 weeks and the purpose is for you to get a room/area/space in your home under control and looking more like you really want it too - so you can enjoy it more. Over the course of 8 weeks you’re given small tasks that help you move from point A to point B. They post tips and discussions 3x a week and also have a flickr group for participants to upload pictures of their progress too. I figure it’ll at least give me a push to get SOMETHING done in my bedroom, and I thought I’d share my progress here, each week, for all of you to see.

Before I go any further here’s a few pictures of my bedroom as it is right now. I did NOT clean-up before I took these photos. Just keepin’ it real ;)

It’s a decent room - big enough to comfortably fit my queen-sized bed without feeling squished and to add some other pieces. The window faces south so it gets good light. The closet is pretty wide - big enough for all of my stuff. But the room itself is nothing special, pretty cookie-cutter.

Hopefully, in 8 weeks there’ll be a big difference!

To get caught up on 'The Cure' I'll post Week 1 tomorrow and Week 2 on Sunday. Going forward updates will be posted each week on Sunday. Check back tomorrow for part week 1 - “Creating Your Own Vision.”


Mandy said...

My bedroom has the opposite problem, too much stuff -- too many visions. Its a hot mess. I am looking forward to seeing what your end result will be.

ceecee said...

okay I have got to start following you on twitter, I missed out on the fact that you were back. Gotta go catch up.
I'm @blsd21 on twitter fyi.
I bet your pink hallway wall makes you happy when you spy it from your room =)

anne said...

Wow, you have a TOTAL blank slate. I'm jealous. Can't wait to see the results.

Anonymous said...

ONe of the things I did that I am really happy with is I bought floating shelves to use at bedside tables. Mounted on the wall next to the bed, they're much more functional for me than a table. It keeps stuff off the floor, keeps me from cramming a bunch of junk into drawers or cubbies, and keeps me organized.

The shelves are just big enough for a lamp, a clock, a glass of water or tea, and a few little pretty touches (a small vase with a flower on one side of the bed, a candle on the other).

I do wind up keeping a stack of books under one shelf on "my" side .. but it just adds to the overall unstructured look of the room, while not being messy.

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