I have since scrapped that idea, since I found the most beautilicious picture in Home Goods. I love poppies, anemones, whatever they call themselves in the many colors they come in...
And here is a side view of 2 IKEA prints framed in yellow frames from another favorite store (of mine, certainly not of my husband's) The Christmas Tree Shoppe.
I knew I had a piece I loved for behind the bed. Now, the frames flanking the picture are a design idea I am loving but leaves some (mostly men) confused. My husband asked me what I was going to put in the frames. "Nothing! That's the LOOK." I explained, but I understand the confusion. Just last week another male family member and I were discussing the design state of the master and he said, "yeah, it looks good, you just have to figure out what you want to put in those frames..." Foiled again! But I like it, and I'm stickin with my empty frames.
But this room is big. Big = lots of walls that I have to somehow figure out how to coordinate and make look like the lovers paradise a master is supposed to be....
So let's break it all down.
The bed is another IKEA find. With another story. Did I mention I'm a tad loquacious? Definition: Full of excessive talk.
I was being a little more diplomatic with myself than Websters.
We bought the Aneboda bed. The saleswoman at the time told us it was being discontinued, but that was over a year ago and I notice it's still offered.
We asked her about the bed that day and she said it probably wasn't best for us. Confused, we pressed on for details. She said because we were a young couple and probably, "like to have a lot of fun in the bed," it was not sturdy and would not be a good fit. My reaction was to start hysterically laughing and let her know that if we had anything really interesting to do, it could just as easily be done on the floor. And it's cheap. Only $129.00 for the bed, and yes, it is still on their website. Maybe they modified the weak design?
However, the aneboda does not boast much in the way of a headboard.
This is where things get interesting.
Years ago, my sister repurposed some shingles from home depot into a room divider when her then-boyfriend-now-husband had a studio apartment. Then, as it happens, we inherited the piece when we moved into our first apartment. I was about to throw it out when we bought our co-op but then I had a ZING! of intuition and realized it could fill in where the aneboda gave out. So, it was free!
The bedspread is from IKEA.
It's actually a duvet cover. And I was wary of buying an Ikea duvet, because the last one we bought nearly scraped the skin off my face because the fabric was so rough. Word to the wise, don't buy the cheapie $9.99 ones, because they will murder your face. Not worth the price. Okay for a guest bedroom I guess, if you want to dissuade your guests from ever returning.
But I digress. This duvet is super comfortable, and was hella cheap. $40 for a queen size. And that includes 2 shams. BUT you can't buy extra shams seperately which was very upsettting to me. Seriously. I'm still upset. So i just bought plain white. I'll be okay. Someday. They had a great variety of pretty white duvets, if you're a big white fan. This particular model is named after the unfortunate victim of Hamlet's affections. But they spelled her name wrong, to add insult to injury.
The chenille blanket with fresh paw prints is from Target.
The rest of the room is struggling with an existential crisis.
If these walls could talk they'd probably bitch about how they're dressed. And they'd ask me to please clean up more.