Today I'm partnering up with Michaela Noelle Designs for another post in the Home Suite Home series! Michaela is helping us put some design touches on our cozy Suite to make it feel more like home, and we're sharing the transformation with you on our blogs each week. Our hope is that you'll join in, help us make some design decisions, and hopefully be inspired to make the most out of your current space, too!
Next up: our bedroom. And oh goodness, it could use a little help.
See those mismatched curtains? That's a result of my spur of the moment idea to buy new curtains at IKEA and my inability to count the number of windows in the Suite . So the sliding doors beside the bed are hidden by simple white curtains, and the other is (somewhat) covered by the blue curtains that were already in the Suite when we moved in. It's embarrassing, but it makes for better "after" photos, right?
I like the idea of having all-white bedding with pops of color in the pillows, and I do love our bed frame. The dark wood is pretty and the large drawers underneath are clever storage for our small space.
And then there's the awkward wall that I'm at a loss of what to do with:
The dresser is great for storage and we're thankful to have desk space, but it's hardly used for anything other than catching mail, books, and random items. The printer on the dresser doesn't belong, my jewelry box looks lonesome, and our teeny "filing cabinet" is falling apart. It's a mess. I think this area could be functional for us, but I have no clue how to make it more cohesive.
And that's where Michaela comes in! She has some great ideas for how to transform this space and make it a little more functional (and a lot more lovely). She's sharing the plans on her blog today and, as always, she's asking for your feedback to help us choose between a couple different design options. Be sure to visit her blog post today and join in!
There are a lot of exciting things coming up in the Home Suite Home series in these next few weeks. We've ordered a few new pieces of furniture, lamps, curtains, and fun accessories, and Jake and I are painting the walls this weekend. It's starting to feel real! I'll continue to share sneak peeks of the progress on Instagram, so be sure to follow along.
What color do you expect to see on the walls for the final reveal?! What color do you think would look best?
Are you excited to keep up with this transformation? Follow along with us!