cheap & easy bedroom makeover

09 Feb cheap & easy bedroom makeover

The master bed is the epicenter of our house. The life force. The birthplace of chi, or whatever. The beginning and end to our daily stories.

It could be the sleep deprivation, but I glance at that bed wistfully all. day. long. Sometimes I work there, propped up against pillows with my laptop instead of at my office desk. It’s just a calming, soothing place.

My entire house can be slathered in peanut butter. There could be dirty diapers hanging from the ceiling fans. Dishes piled high in the sink. But, the master bed is always made up in my house. Always.

Ok, that’s a lie. It’s not always made. But I do try to make the bed most mornings. It’s a 30-second chore that kicks the day off on a good note.

I also contemplate bedding more than I probably should. You might remember we’ve been using this set since not long after we moved in. But I’d been wanting to change it up. Try a different color scheme.

So let’s just say I was feeling groovy the day I saw City Scene bedding on HauteLook for 75% off and clicked “add to cart.” Once it arrived, despite the low price ($50 plus shipping), I had some buyer’s remorse. The blue was a taaaaaaad blue-er than it looked online. But, Kris really liked the mod pattern, and so we kept it as our “backup” bedding.

Yesterday I decided to give the backup bedding a whirl. The kids LOVE when I change sheets, because it’s the only time I let them jump on the bed.

See that red mark on Miles’ forehead? That’s where he tumbled into the headboard. But instead of crying, he just said “uh-oh!” stood back up and started jumping again. 
Side note: For those of you who know my father-in-law….what do you think? Doesn’t Miles look like him here? 
The bold blue definitely created a new energy in the room. It makes the walls look a little greener. The whole space is more vibrant. Yet, at night, when the natural light is no longer pouring in, it still is soothing. 
A good place to collapse after a busy day.
  • Kat
    Posted at 02:49h, 09 February Reply

    I’m impressed that you make your bed every day. I consistently resolve to, because it makes such a difference, but rarely do.

    Maybe tomorrow!

  • elizajoy2000
    Posted at 06:09h, 09 February Reply

    Your kids are soooo precious. This makes me want to jump on the bed too! I like the blue. I also make my bed every day, but it never lasts. Often, the second I’m done, my son rips down the covers to play “cave.” I don’t really care. I’m OK that I actually made it in the first place. p.s. I’m jealous that Miles can jump on the bed.

  • Sarah Buttenwieser
    Posted at 14:54h, 10 February Reply

    I slept terribly & when I was walking home from school having dropped kids off this morning I thought of this post. And how I just dream about bed.

    I had to come back & tell you!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 19:05h, 10 February Reply

    I try to make the bed each day but it doesn’t always happen.

    Today, I actually did. Looking at that comfy place (when I do make the bed) makes me think how blessed I am to have a place so comfortable to sleep and God willing, I’ll be back in it at the end of a looooong day.

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