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I started with an upgrade to the bed by getting a new mattress cover and foam top to make the bed more cozy (I bought them during a Black Friday sale on Overstock.com). It worked – I’ve been getting better sleep lately. I have also been keeping a new comforter, duvet cover, and pillows in the guest room for months awaiting a change to the bedding. Why I waited, I’m not sure, but a few days off in December helped me to catch up.
Thanks to some other great online deals (I regularly window shop on Joss & Main for home decor), I picked up a beautiful rug – it’s 5 x 8 and looks great next to my side of the bed (I technically still favor one side of the bed to sleep on than the other). I was told by a reader on Pinterest that stylist Emily Henderson has this rug, and I’m glad she blogged about it – I now know that the shedding will go away in about six months. Or given how often I vacuum, a year.
I also picked up a gorgeous chaise lounge from a J&M sale too – it even has storage. It was a beast to put together. But for about $220 (free shipping again), I can store the pillows for the bed instead of tossing them to the floor (and if you own a dog, you’ll understand exactly why this is necessary).
Love, love, love having these additions in the room. The picture below may be the most true to color for both the chair and rug. I have always wanted a chaise and now I finally have one, the perfect size, that serves form and function. And the pop of blue on the floor really brightens the mood from all the gray in here. I feel like it upgraded my primary bedroom into a suite!
Of course, it’s not all perfect around here. Like I said, I spend most of my free time at home in this room.
The other side of the room, therefore, is about what you’d expect right now: a messy bed, a pile of clean laundry to fold, hang, and put away, and a lot of junk and debris from a bathroom gut job that I shared with you on Wednesday (ugh. vomit. still having chills).
Charlie’s still a little displaced because her bed used to be against the window where the chaise is now, so I’m having to find her a new spot where she feels comfy and secure (I’m thinking the hallway may be her favorite spot since she likes to look out the window and monitor the neighborhood. But I’m trying to see it as glass half-full – or bedroom half-decorated. At least the laundry is clean!