Good Questions: What Does This Bedroom Need?

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Hey, AT

Since it’s Bedroom Month, here is mine!

I have lived here for about 6 months and am slowlllllly still settling in. This is my 4th or 5th arrangement of furniture, and I think I’m finally happy with it. Very heavy on the Ikea, I know, but I have had to make-do with my budget.

The problem spots? The bare space beneath the window annoys me. I have also been looking for some low and wide bookshelves to replace my mismatched shelves, but haven’t been able to find any. Since it’s a rental unit, I’ve nixed the idea of building some heavy duty wall shelves.

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As for future plans? I have some wall frames that I am going to put up with some artwork. I also want to take out the terrible vertical blinds and put up some roman blinds or something simple like that. And a bed skirt would be nice, although I don’t know where I can get one that isn’t ruffled.

As you can see, I am far from finished! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks, AT!

Best, ATL

Hey ATL- we love the walls and bedding! We’d change out the verticals asap. If people cant see in, matchstick blinds are a great cheap answer as they defuse light and look simple and stylish. We get ours at Home Depot for around $15. Also, Ikea does some good wood slat blinds cheap, too. As for the bedskirt, look for one with “inverted” or “box” pleats. Easy-peasy. Anyone else?