I’ll preface this post by stating the obvious: we don’t live in a spacious, newly renovated home. I won’t lie, there are definitely days where I scroll through Instagram, ogling over all of the bright, naturally lit living rooms and custom built farmhouse tables that seat twelve.
But guess what? That isn’t my reality, and that’s okay!
Our house was built in the 70’s. It has seen many families pass through its doors. There is history here that can’t be replicated. It has character, and I’ve grown to love the comfort it’s provided us. It’s home because it’s where we all find solace at the end of a hard day.
Other than my daughter’s room, our master bedroom is my favorite in the house. It was a crazy bright purple when we first
moved in, the walls beat up from being loved hard. We decided that we wanted to be able to walk in every day, feeling a sense of calm. This blue/gray color we found was a perfect fit.
This bed was gifted to us from a neighbor at our old apartment. I won’t even sugarcoat it; we absolutely hate the thing. It’s rickety at best. I would go full ‘MTV Cribs’ and tell you this is where the magic happens; but we all know that having a toddler means there is little to none of that truly happening. It’s more like hey here’s our bed, where my kid takes up prime real estate and has maybe peed a few times.
Trav is a huge movie fanatic, so we have our Blu-ray collection in our room to keep grubby little hands away from it. That hasn’t really gone as planned. Charlie still runs in and pulls everything down. For some reason, our room is Disneyland to her. Dream big, kid.
I own way too many necklaces and don’t really have a room for a bulky jewelry case. This tiny trinket mantle was sitting in the garage when we moved in, so I nailed it to the wall and BAM, instant necklace holder. It’s managed to do the job for over two years now, so I haven’t really felt the need to upgrade to anything more sophisticated.
Let’s talk about glass closet doors with gold trim. We had two giants ones. They reminded me of a prop you’d use in a 1970’s soft-core porn. They had to go. We opted to use some curtains instead, and honestly, I love them! They add some dimension to the room and hide the hot mess that is our closet.
This faux fur rug was my ill-fated attempt at being classy. It was $40 bucks at Ross and honestly, I love it. I was a little ambitious about the white; and luckily enough for me, the kid and dog love to roll all over it. Fun fact: Did you know that you brush these types of rugs clean? conditioning spray and a dog brush. Seriously, I can’t make this stuff up.
Last but not least, my accent mirrors and painting. Both of which were gifted to me as well by friends. I’m going to be the broad right now that says that they really “tie the room together.”
Honestly, most of our home is furnished by friends and family. I’m a big advocate for hand-me-downs. I just don’t see the point in buying pretty, shiny, clean things for our home when we have an almost 2 year old running around with a cup of fruit punch and a handful of smashed cheese crackers. I don’t need any more anxiety or stress in my life, I’ve got plenty.
I’ve linked the twinkle lights and a few other items we use below – they are beautiful and easy and belong in every nook and cranny of your home! I promise, they make everything magical.
Honestly, all jokes aside, I do love our room. The blackout blinds (obsessed), the size, the cozy factor….I basically live in here. I even consider if my office. We’ve really made this house a home, and I’m so proud of how far we’ve come.
That’s it! The grand tour. I know, I’m not especially savvy at home blogging – but I see so many of these ‘wow’ homes, I thought why not do an above regular Joe’s home too!?
- Twinkle lights
- Essential Oil Shelves
- Amazon Basics Striped Duvet Cover Set
- Faux fur rug similar to the one we have
You can also view some bits and pieces of my daughters room here.