Thursday, April 1, 2010


The time had come for us to buy a new mattress and we both liked the idea of upgrading to a king size bed. Without much hesitation we went shopping and found a great iron frame bed that I fell in love with. It is similar to a Pottery Barn bed but instead of silver like the PB one it is gunmetal toned. Plus the price tag was practically half as much as PB so I couldn't resist!

We also purchased new nightstands that match our existing dresser. We found them at the furniture store clearance outlet for almost half of the retail price and there is nothing wrong with them! The new nightstands provide lots of storage because they each have three drawers.

Of course, we also had to buy all new linens, including a down comforter and cover which we splurged on and got one from Pottery Barn {it was on sale but still ridiculously expensive to say the least}. The thing I like most about the new duvet cover is the tropical pattern. There wasn't a big variety of comforters to choose from that would match our blue wall and brown curtains so I lucked out with this one. Plus I like the punches of red that it adds to the room. In fact I have been trying to find new all art for above the bed that has the same color red in it.

The new bed although wider than our old bed, made the room look a lot bigger since it was over 8 inches shorter {quite an adjustment for my 6'3" husband}. We replaced the slipper chair next to the window with a bench at the foot of the bed. We used the bench from the guest room because we couldn't find one as long as it anywhere {we already purchased a new leather bench for the guest room that has hidden storage}.

Lastly, we found a large silver framed mirror at Home Goods to put in the corner where the chair used to be. The mirror makes the room feel bigger and brighter.

I am so happy we decided to upgrade to a KING size bed!

See BEFORE photos of this room here

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Carry Grace said...

Everything looks so good! Having a king bed is wonderful!

Meredith said...

Hey Desiree! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I think you could totally make your own pillows. It's one of the easiest and cheapest ways to update a room, imo =)
By the way, I'm totally envious of your king sized bed.
Thanks again!

cindy said...

Again, loveliness. That bedding is to.die.for.