The area above our bed was a little bare, so I dug deep into my art that hasn’t found a home in our home yet (there is literally an entire room dedicated to this stash) and found my oversized letters that I had made when we were still apartment dwellers. Since it is our bedroom, and they ARE our initials–it seemed fitting for them to go above our bed. We also had an Ikea lack shelf that we weren’t using anywhere which became the perfect solution for the leaning look–plus, we had a very similar set-up in our apartment, so I knew we liked it:
I could easily get some velcro or even a nail and hang them on the wall, but I love the way that they lean on each other for support. It looks less perfect, more natural and a lot more us. Also, kinda metaphorical, don’t you think? I also chose not to center them right on the middle of the shelf for a couple reasons.
1. That would be, again, a little too perfect for our taste.
2. I plan on adding one or more things to that shelf.
3. With so much symmetry happening in the room with the pillows, nightstands, almost the lamps (they aren’t exactly the same) it feels good to have something a little quirky.
Although I closed my Etsy shop that sold these letters (I just couldn’t keep up with the orders. Sorry!) they are super simple and cheap to make if you are eyeing them for yourself–full tutorial here. We are loving the height that it adds to the room, not to mention the personal touch. And just for the record: the C & J are opposite of where Chis and I sleep. ;)
Anyone else adding personal art to their rooms? We are toying with the idea of adding a cuddly picture of us–maybe one that you can’t quite see our faces–to the shelf. What are other ways to add “you” into your bedroom?