This post decor in small bedrooms was sponsored by T.J. Maxx. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Head’s up: this is about to get a little cheesy, but I honestly feel this way about decorating (and planning your wedding, but that’s a whole different story). I think I’ve been subconsciously following some pretty strict guidelines when decorating our little NYC apartment.
First of all: I don’t want you all to think hubby has nothing to do with decorating, because he totally does… you should’ve seen his input for just the rug in our living room… wowza… it took forever, but the nature of this post will be more about me sharing the way I approach things in our home.
I think the guidelines for making a decision to purchase every new thing we’ve been putting in our place can be summed up in just four different ways, and more simply by stating “it has to have a purpose.” The different purposes that I think are legitimate:
- It adds function
- It adds storage
- It adds comfort
- It adds joy
The more I reevaluate the purchases we’ve made that have continued to make a difference in our home and feel like something I can’t live without have met at least two of the four traits listed above. This is especially true in our bedroom. I’ve only just begun to really start fixing that room up. I was very concentrated on our living room and kitchen for the first year, but now I’m trying to address our small, oddly-shaped bedroom.
My goal for it is to create a sanctuary for hubs and I. Somewhere that feels relaxing, both for when we sleep in on a Saturday or when one of us in the living room and the other wants a quiet place to read by themselves. I’ve come to realize that creating this oasis is only possible if I keep the function and storage aspects as abundant as possible. Otherwise, our stuff (okay, mostly my stuff) just gets everywhere. This disorganization makes me a) not want to hang out in the room and b) feel frazzled in other aspects of my life.
One thing to point out: I think that list applies to more than just the big furniture pieces. We’ve had our bed, nightstands and dressers for over a year, but it’s these smaller purchases that, in my opinion, have had a bigger impact at tying the room together. They make me feel like this is finally becoming our bedroom. One that both represents and serves us the way we want.
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Hope this wasn’t too corny and serious, but I didn’t advise fung shi or “minimalism,” so be grateful for that!
P.S. Check out links to my three newest pieces from T.J. Maxx. Their online store is a literal gold mine for inexpensive additions that make a huge impact.
Similar to “Home Sweet Home” pillow here
Similar to white pierced metal cart here
Set of three wood crates here
Other potential bedroom additions that I fell in love with it on tjmaxx.com and that tied into at least two of the four requirements are below. Click to shop: