Tuesday, 6 September 2011

let's be roomies

My room will be finished being painted early this week. My walls are a light sea-foam blue with a white trim. I went to pick up my adorable day bed today that I got on craiglist, but it is the babiest of blues, so I am going to spray paint it white, or off-white, to match my bedroom's trim. But GAH it's a single bed! Suck It Up cause this room is smaller than most people's closets, so I have to magically connive the space to believe it is bigger than it is. Like, 8 times the size. But check me out already being uber functional: a day bed means I can transform it into a sofa OR a bed! (AKA this sofa-girl-who-eats-all-the-time will need to get a day quilt!)
WARNING: The following post contains a shitload of room "porn".

Beautiful, right? The mullet of beds: business in the day, party in the night. 
But in reality, I am so excited to decorate my room, no matter how tiny! In my head, my room is a mix of bohemian florals, romantic ruffles and pastels, and bold bright tribal colours. Now, this room is pretty tiny, so I don't know how all of that is going to squish in. 

Sheet music wallpaper. Rose paper mached mirror. Stripes. Hexagons. Frame Collage. White. Throw pillows. This. 
Woof. Please, that window seat? And black drawers that just go on forever? Yes, and yes, and yes yes yes!
Clean and crisp. But youthful too. I think the wallpaper and lilac flower paintings do it. 
1. I want white curtains, maybe? But how romantic do I want to go? It's a fine line between romantic and nursery and I want to stay as grown up as I can. So do I go with lacy on top, ruffles on the bottom, like this curtain from Urban Outfitters? or just all ruffles, like this one? These $99 Ikea darlings are the sweetest things ever too.... Or I might just get a blank white like 5 dollar curtain from IKEA and paint it myself with blue fabris paint. Oooh, maybe tie-dye? Or just plain, wispy, ethereal, eternal fountains of cloth?

Bed me. 
Ya, so I'm not crazy about these. But the idea is there. 
2. Shag rug. Homeade, to save moolah. Colorful to be the statement piece. These instructions seem legit enough, the only trouble is: I love all my tshirts too much to kill them. Hello, value village. 

Not a shag rug. Mosaic rug! I adore the color of the duvet also. 
3. I have a teal and wood desk. I just need to keep it tidy, so that it is actually functional. This might be the hardest thing I do all year. That plus the broken chair that I need to both fix and paint in a bath of all over white. And a bedside table. That will probably help.

Wallpaper on the inside of bookshelf? Why not? 
Rosemary's Baby you have shelves for a headboard. Clevah. 
4. I must get a blue glass vase, and keep it flower stocked. Flower power, for the win.

Flow. Cut this photo is half vertically, and voila. That could work. 
I wish I had a window frame within a doorframe within a doorframe kind of bedroom. 

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