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Before and Now: Celebrating the Small Changes in Our Primary Bedroom

October 30, 2023

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There are some rooms in our home, like our bedroom, that have changed so gradually over the last two and a half years of living here that we never really do a before and now post. This feeling of needing to add value constantly has unknowingly caused me to dismiss sharing an update of our very own bedroom. And why? Because it’s not new and exciting enough? I think I’m not alone in chasing the next step when, in reality, there’s so much beauty in the now. So today, I wanted to share with you beautiful photos of what our bedroom looks like today. Not much has changed since the last update more than 18 months ago, but we just took fresh photos last week and it all feels worth celebrating. Let’s take a look.

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Is she not stunning? If this was ever a sign to paint your bedroom velvety brown, I don’t know what is.

Chandelier | Bed | Bedding | Bench | Artwork (custom) | Picture Light | Rug

Nightstands (similar) | Lamps (similar)

As I said, not a lot has changed in here, but I did hang these curtains at some point. To be honest, I don’t love them, I don’t hate them. I’m just not sure they add anything to the room. I’ve added multiple replacements to my cart but can’t get anything to click. I’ll know the right curtains when I see them, but for now, I’m grateful to have these in place to block the moon from squeaking through the cracks of the black out roman shades.

Armchairs (vintage) | Side Table | Vase (similar) | Floor Lamp | Curtains

This bay window is still one of my favorite moments in our home. Those chairs get a lot of sitting time by both me and Chris and I love the tonal leather chairs against the plum chocolate walls.

Floor Mirror | Runner (vintage)

I scored this lamp from Jake Arnold’s collection, and it’s undoubtedly one of my favorite pieces. The shape and mixed materials are too good. Lighting has become my favorite way to add something unexpected to a room.

I’m hoping to share more of these room updates in an attempt to celebrate every improvement (no matter how small). Along with fresh photos, here’s an updated mood board to reference for inspiration and links!

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  1. Natasha Ainsley says:

    Great ideas Love your taste 😋

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