Sometimes you’ve got to break a few rules.
There are a lot of rules I tend to ignore. Like “match your purse to your shoes”, “don’t swim right after you eat” and “don’t wear red and pink together”.
However, in some ways, I’m a rule-follower when it comes to decorating. Like, don’t mix and match hardware/appliance finishes. Etc.
But, our old house comes with small bedrooms. Small bedrooms with huge windows and double closets (albeit, awesome) but they take up a lot of wall real estate.
So we had to choose between 2 bad design choices:
1. Putting a bed against a window
2. Having our feet point away from the main door (why do I know these things? Too much Oprah.)
That’s why, after switching from room to room (last summer, we tried out 3 different bedrooms before we picked one) and trying out a few furniture layouts, we….. put our bed in front of a window.
And I love it!
And although I miss the window, we have two other huge windows on the other side of the wall that bring in lots of light.
While I would have liked to put the bed in front of these windows instead, that nice radiator you see below them put the Heisman on that plan.
To help create a “center” I hung a hefty curtain rod, added sheer drapes and a string of metal stars. Someday I’d like to get a shorter and more “open” headboard, but for now we are workin’ with what we’ve got.
Fortunately there were lots of other great examples that I scoped out before we jumped for it.
This one is even similar colors:
And this airy beauty:
And I love this one! I have always wanted a bright red and white geometric quilt. Maybe in the future, or a guestroom.
Sometimes breaking the rules is so right.
In other words, Happy Weekend!!