I like to change up our Z’s from time to time. Every 3 to 6 months I find I am bored with a layout of a room (to be perfectly honest, I dust and forget where everything was before!).
A few years ago we moved apartments, and I decided it was time to retire our yellow metal chairs. It was a tough decision! Since then, our kitchen table has been in storage and just recently I had an idea that turned out quite nice…
Repurposing at its finest
Do you remember our Kitchen Table DIY? In 2014 Stephen created a beautiful family kitchen table for us that we have LOVED. We’ve had countless family dinners, ‘friends giving’s,’ and holiday parties at this table and for now it’s hanging on our Star Wall as a headboard!
So, if you clicked on the “Kitchen Table DIY” link above, you will probably notice that the stain is different. Stephen helped me sand the table, and we decided to use American Chestnut stain. At first, I wasn’t sold on the stain. But then I styled the table (when we were using it as a table! Haha) and it grew on me. And now, even as a headboard, it’s beautiful!
It’s all in Details
- Our mattress is nice, but the fluffiness of Target’s lounge pillow inspired me to make my dreams come true of sleeping on a cloud so I purchased a mattress topper, and wow it’s life-changing, friends. Even if your mattress is cozy, I still recommend this mattress topper.
- I love our Fringe Cotton Percale Sheets from Opalhouse. While writing this, I realized all of our bedding is cream or white. Accent pillows and handmade throws bring most of the autumnal color to our room.
- The planters are a DIY from 2020 (time flies!). I still love them! Stephen helped me hang them, of course! You’ll need to use wall anchors to make sure they are secure. They’re pretty light until your plants need water. My pothos are so happy nestled in these planters! You can see how well they’ve grown since 2020.
- Almost everything else is either handmade, a DIY, or from Target! You’ve probably already read about our DIY Star-Wall, I also added stars to our living room—this post has more detailed instructions. The throw is something I knitted a few years ago using the Herringbone stitch—I highly recommend it (tutorial coming soon)!
This design is quite different from past bedroom designs that we’ve had—I’m thinking specifically of our space black bedroom a few years ago. Instead of a Halloween cozy theme, I went for a more autumnal hobbit theme. I’m not sure if either is actually a theme…I’m just making it up as I go!
And that’s really what decorating your home should be about—incorporating all the things you love into your space. Don’t be afraid to do that or feel like you have to mimic a magazine or blog. Be inspired, but make it 100% yours to enjoy!