Bedside Minimalism: Design Board

One thing that seems to always be true about city living is that it is expensive and space is hard to come by or at very least kind of awkward. Over the years, we have constantly tweaked our living space and in this house we have used Wayfair for everything from shower doors to throw pillows. This winter we basically tore apart our bedroom spaces in order for MassSave to come and help make our home more efficient. Saving money is always a priority as is saving resources. In order for MassSave to come insulate our walls, we had to remove everything from our closets which lead right under the roof. It was quite the new year undertaking, but we were able to use this mess as an opportunity to sort, organize and redesign. I have a very small and awkward closet that has never worked for me. When I get a chance I’ll take a photo and post the final results because although it is not grande I think it finally is living its best closet life. I didn’t want to just stop there though. One thing that has always bothered me about our bedroom is that we have very large clunky bedside tables. My husband likes them, so as a little workaround, I decided to do three things: 1) Leave his bedside table and space as is. 2) Shift our bed closer to the windows so the room feels larger when you walk into it (and my closet area feels less boxed in). 3) Make my bedside area exactly how I want it. I worked with Wayfair.com to create a new bedside space that I will be able to reveal soon. I am just waiting for a few more of my gifted Wayfair orders to arrive for the final touches.

My goals were to have an efficient use of space. If anyone has been in my home, they know that I am anything but minimalist. I am the clutter queen, but trust me that somewhere in all those layers of clutter everything has a place and purpose (current or future). So when I speak of Bedside Minimalism don’t expect a stark unrealistically empty space, but rather just the right spaces for all the things I need close by.

Here is a little preview of my Design Board. I’ll explain more about the rhyme and reason for these items and how I use them in my bedside reveal later this month. In the meantime, I have a few shelves to hang and decisions to make. I may need to order two of the “If you love me, let me sleep” signs — one for my door and one for my bedside. It seems that teenagers (and a cat) in this household are not much better than toddlers in terms of letting anyone sleep in.

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