On my list of favorite rooms in the house, the bedroom is on top. I love a well-made bed and all the personal, sentimental choices one puts into their private retreat.
Our rooms at our family's cabin came together quickly and without much thought. When we first found this place in the mountains, all family members were more concerned with things like getting the pink, stained, shag carpet out, the *dubious* crops removed, and the owner's *abandoned* trailer hauled off the property (it conveniently exploded in the middle of the night while we were still in escrow, nearly taking the cabin with it) in time for all three generations to spend Christmas here together. Walls needed painting and frankly, emotions needed soothing after all the drama of closing took place. We spent more energy wondering if we should jump ship, than thinking about bedroom decor.
But that was over five years ago now and I am happy to report we've had no more close calls or unexplained explosions in the middle of the night. We divided up the rooms by couples, and put the kids/cousins in the downstairs room which we built out with bunk beds, made of pine tree logs. At the time, we were remodeling our first home and so we took our first bedroom set out of storage and brought it up to the river home. Eventually, I invested in a Pendleton throw with shams. Last year, I found some chicken sheets that matched our frame of mind. This week, we brought up a toddler bed, a gift in exchange for a favor from our friends at Spot on Square. I outfitted it with some Trees bedding from my old business.
I've picked up some little objects for the nightstands and dressers over the past year, in an ongoing effort to make our space feel more like home: an artificial succulent from Target, some ceramic chickens from a homesteading store back home, and some vintage cameras from an antique store in town.
And now I'm kinda feeling like taking a nap...