Struggling To Put The Bedroom First

Struggling To Put The Bedroom First

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 26, 2010

Over the years, my husband and I have moved countless times for work and have lived in more places than the average couple. It usually means we're habitually setting up house and redesigning our pieces to fit the new spaces. Though no matter where we live, it always seems the last room to come together — is the bedroom.

Now studies show we spend a ridiculous amount of time sleeping. In fact, it's almost half our life. Granted, not all of that takes place in the bedroom (hello couch surfing in college), but you get the idea... your bedroom should be at the top of the list when it comes to decor if we're talking about time spent in the room!

In our own home, we've always worked on improving the spaces where company comes to visit and spends time in first. Artwork is framed and matted, curtains are hung, rugs are scavenged, but the bedroom... eh it can wait.

This weekend all of that changed as we were out doing a little shopping around town and came across a steal of a deal on a duvet cover for our King bed. Usually not something that comes cheap, especially when you start looking at ones with great craftsmanship, color and design... but luck was with us.

Of all the things we've purchased for our many homes, apartments and lofts over the years, how come this one purchase, although less expensive than many items we've purchased for other rooms, felt so decadent? I kept thinking about all the other things I could be buying instead, like laundry soap for 6 months or a few space heaters for our cold winter floors. My husband swooped in with a booming, "We're getting it and that's the end of it!" He could see my inner thoughts and knew if he didn't act fast, that I would quickly "rationalize" a reason we didn't need one just yet.

The bed has been remade with it's new clothes and it has never looked so good. So good in fact, maybe I should sleep on the couch... just kidding. (pictures to come later)

Do you have a hard time spending money in the bedroom? Would you rather spend it in other parts of your home? We're willing to accept that we're the only odd ducks here, but we have a feeling, some of you might know exactly what we're talking about.

Share your thoughts in the comments below!

(Image: Flickr member Thien-Kim licensed for use by Creative Commons)

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