Bring New Life to Any Room—That Will Cost You Nothing
NOW THAT I'VE REARRANGED MY BEDROOM IN ITS NEW LAYOUT, I WISH I HAD DONE THIS MONTHS AGO! I FREED UP SO MUCH FLOOR SPACE AND IT STILL SOMEHOW FEELS EVEN WARMER+COZIER (BUT STILL VIBRANT AND INVITING).
I was originally inspired just to turn my bed. And then I thought…
Before, I had my dresser too far to the right on the wall, as it prevented my bedroom door from opening all the way, which made it feel a little more cramped.
It's made even worse by the closet door, which is only another two feet away and swings open in the same direction. Major traffic jam! So, I took the chair away that was to the left of the dresser in order to scoot it down some.
Now—what to do with the chair?
I decided to place a serving tray on it and make it into a nightstand. It houses a few books, an alarm clock, and a floral arrangement.
But I already had two nightstands, ugh! What now? I took away the ladder bookcase that was previously on the left side of the bed and allowed my mirrored nightstand (which was on the other side of the bed) to take its place; and the chair+serving chair took the vacant spot of the mirrored nightstand.
I opened my bedroom door (which should really stay open at all times anyway, as these old doors have been known to jam on me and hold me captive in a room or two..) and in front of the door went the ladder bookcase.
After angling the bed in the (more or less) center of the room, it created a dead space in the triangular nook behind the headboard and nightstand. Solution: I dragged in my 6' tall Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree. It's very full too, so it did an apt job of filling the visual space width-wise, as well.
A few more shifts and swapping of accessories (I pulled accessories from rooms all over my house—living, dining, and even the foyer) and decor, and I am very pleased with this [zero-cost] revamping. Hopefully this will tide me over for a while.