Adding the Finishing Touches to my Bedroom Design
As you might remember from my apartment tour video, my bedroom is the final room in my new apartment to be decorated and needed some finishing details to really complete the room. One of the biggest issues was the window above my bed, which I covered with a framed print for several months in an attempt to block the morning light that comes through! Another design challenge was the fact that this side of my apartment is actually underground, so I needed to find a way to give the room a little extra light and life to distract from this fact. I added three major updates to this room to finish it off details you could add to ANY room to take it to the next level. Watch me transform the room in realtime with my latest YouTube video and check out all my bedroom design details below.
Bedroom Before and After
As you see in the "before" picture, the window in my bedroom used to be covered by a framed print to block out the light in the morning. It wasn't an effective window treatment and also just bothered me in general, so one of my highest priority updates was getting curtains on this window! I was amazed to find these off-white, velvet pleated blackout curtains – it's hard to find readymade pleated curtains, and even more so with blackout lining! They help the room feel taller, soften the space, and are actually functional when it comes to blocking the light.
On either side of my bed, I used two oval mirrors to break up the "box" of the room and reflect extra light into the space. They help distract from the fact that the space is actually underground, and add a symmetrical element to the design. Every room needs something mirrored - they make the space so much more interesting!
I love this nightstand because it adds texture, warmth, and a hint of mid-century design to the space. The wicker caning on the drawer fronts is such a great detail and I love the brass legs against my concrete floors. Eventually I want to add a matching nightstand to the other side of the bed, but for now I love the tall greenery.
I knew I had to go faux in here for the plant because this corner doesn't get the greatest light exposure, but this large leafy artificial plant looks great in here, especially in this cute wicker basket I found. I popped it up onto a table to give it extra height so it would really bring this corner to life, along with some of my rug samples.
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