I tell you my friends, there is no faster, easier, or cheaper way to give a room a whole new look than simply shuffling around a few big pieces of furniture. (I bet you thought this post was going to be about the a new dance craze)
I mentioned we had done the ‘ol furniture shuffle in our bedroom as one of our ‘getting ready for company’ projects. Not so sure why I felt it must be done then, but it was a fun Saturday afternoon endeavor with the husband, and oh so rewarding to show off to our company. Here was our room before. The picture followed by the layout.
It was a decent use of space and a natural placement for the bed, right as you walk in the room. Maybe that’s what had me itching for a change, it was all too ‘expected’. His and her’s night stands, a little storage, and a window to catch the summer breeze. It was functional, but not all that fun.
After trying a few different options, here is what we’ve come up with the photo and the room layout:
What a difference, right? Ok maybe the photos don’t do it justice, but baby it makes a big difference. For the first few days Cody and I would find excuses to walk into our room just to enjoy the upgraded view!
Here are a few other ‘upgrades’ we did while we had our room torn apart.
We switched out an old particle board shelving unit for Grandma Bearnice’s barrister bookcase Cody inherited last year. A perfect dressing table made even better with the memories it brings.
Added the cedar chest at the foot of the bed. One of Cody’s hand-crafted creations, he’s always wanted to have it at the foot of his bed, but alas life in your mid twenties brings small budgets thus small bedrooms.
A side perk is that both of these pieces had been residing in our living room, so this little afternoon switch up gave us a more spacious feeling throughout our home.