We shared a sneak peak of our new skirted bed in our Instagram stories including the journey of getting our sleep number to fit inside of it, but we wanted to share a bunch more photos of it in our room today…with a new arrangement. EEEeee!
Our new bed slipcovered bed came last week and it has been incredible. How can sleeping feel so much better with a new bed frame? I don’t know. We did have to do some minor deconstruction of the frame, removing the interior side boards meant to hold the support rails in place, so that we were able to fit our sleep number mattress in. Our specific sleep number bed has a mechanical base that raises our head and/or feet (not split though, so no special sheets required), so we always have to be mindful of the beds we choose that they will cover the base.
If you remember, our last bed had wood all the way to the ground covering the base, and this time we went with a slipcovered option. (Here’s a roundup of a bunch of skirted beds at every price point!) After we were able to get the base down inside, it worked swimmingly–both the bed and the disguise.
For show and tell here on the blog, I had an idea to style our room two different ways. Once in front of the windows where we’ve had it and once on the wall across from the bathroom entrance. This wasn’t an option when we first bought the house, because there was an entrance to the music room on this wall, but we have since closed it up, and well…
We love the new change. As a reminder, this is what the room looked like before with the bed nestled into the bay window:
Do we take it even further back? As a reminder, that entrance on the right used to lead to our music room that we closed it off.
If you read this post back in May (when we first ordered this bed), I shared all my thoughts about really wanting to give the bed nested in the bay window a shot. It wasn’t necessarily the obvious choice for a bed, but there were a lot of pros to doing it that way. The main being all the gorgeous natural light spilling in around the bed and I love the have my eye on the door. The other is that right across from that bay window area is the perfect wall for a large dresser (which I desperately need since our closets are a little tighter here) and for hanging a TV–we love watching shows together in bed before passing out (admittedly it’s me falling asleep after 10 minutes every night).
With no clue when the dresser will be here (lead times are such a bear right now), we decided to give the other arrangement a shot, not expecting to love it. And truthfully, I didn’t want to like this new arrangement, because it meant giving up a large dresser, but man oh man, we both really love it. Suddenly the room feels immensely taller because the window doesn’t cut the height of the room and your eye keeps going up beyond the art. It feels more spacious–I’m actually writing this post from the chairs in the nook now. Chairs! In my room! How luxurious! And! It feels a lot more private. We realized that we really like having our bed a little more tucked away and NOT visible from the living room, dining room, and kitchen if our door is open. So that’s a big plus and we’re just embracing it!
Once we rearranged, we decided our TV will fit fine on a wall next to the bathroom entrance, but the dresser is going to have to get moved into Greta’s room, which works out because she could use the drawers. I am in need of some drawers myself however, and so the chest of drawers from the music room is getting moved to the little nook where Chris’s nightstand used to be and I’ll use those for now!
To summarize the day, sometimes we think we know what works and what doesn’t, but it doesn’t hurt to live with something for a little and then try something different. Play around a bit. You might even surprise yourself. Besides the new bed, it was fun to use what we had in here! And now that things feel like they are where they will stay for awhile, we can start incorporating a few pieces specific for this space. There’s nothing better than helping a room evolve.
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