I’m going to show you the most neglected room in our home when it comes to decorating. I guess it is always last on the list of rooms to decorate because no one sees it but hubby and I. The master bedroom is in the loft and it’s a huge space, 20X30, there’s space enough for our king size bed, a sitting area and an eating area. Now if I could just get some servants to bring breakfast to my room. Ah, wishful thinking…..
I noticed while changing the sheets today that the room is mostly thrifted or handed down; all but the bed.
A king sized bed is a must because I take up 3/4 of it, so hubby says, and there’s always a cat and a dog in our bed also. One thing I hate about animals sleeping with us is the pet hair, so I don’t want to spend a fortune on pretty bedding just to have muddy paw print and hair all over it.
We have a wonderful Hospice thrift store about 20 miles from me and it’s where I found the quilt in bedspread size, I so hate a quilt that just perches on top of the bed. I couldn’t believe it was brand new with the tags still on it….I picked it up, and scanned it over thinking there had to be a stain or a tear somewhere but lucky me it was in perfect condition and only $30. Jackpot!!! A quilt of this size is easily a $200 piece.
The curtains are from Ikea, just a $20 sheer in the Matilda pattern, I was anxious to get them up when I got home until it hit me I had only bought one pair and have two windows to cover. Well I wasn’t heading back to Ikea it is a 3 hour trip one way from my house, so I made do by draping one panel on each window, and I actually like it better than two panels hanging down straight. I can’t believe I made a mistake that I actually like.
I snatched up the vintage chenille throw at a garage sale, the lady had 2 that were identical in twin size still in the original package that she had never opened. She had no price on them and I hesitated asking thinking she would want a fortune for them, but my friend talked me into asking and I’m so glad I did, she only wanted $5 each so I squealed with delight and kindly paid up. For a time I had 2 twin beds in our guest room and used them on those beds, but now that so many kids live with us we moved the beds to the bunk house and my guest room was turned into the office.
I am happy with the thrifted look and it suits my taste just fine. Sometimes I enjoy the cheaper items better anyway and don’t look at the decor and cringe when I remember the price.