A Bedroom Refresh

I can't believe it's nearly March and this is my first blog post of 2017.  My New Year's resolution to blog more is not off to the best start, but without further ado, I wanted to kick things off with showing you another part of the house: our bedroom! During our reno phase, all this room got was a fresh coat of white paint and refinished floors. We kept the original spacious built-in closets and the little ceiling fan. True to 50's houses though, it is a fairly small room that only fits a Queen-sized bed and has no on suite bathroom, but we love that it's cozy and were pretty much already sold the first time we laid eyes on the high, vaulted ceilings. 

We kept things fairly minimal in here with classic essentials like white sheets from Brooklinen, a soft alpaca throw from Allku Pets for those chilly mornings, a simple gallery wall with the help of Framebridge, and of course, plants!

 Nightstand: West Elm  |   Lamp: Target

Nightstand: West Elm  |   Lamp: Target

 Alpaca Throw:  Allku Pets   |  Basket: Ikea

Alpaca Throw: Allku Pets  |  Basket: Ikea

 Sheets:  Brooklinen   |  Lumbar Pillow: The Citizenry

Sheets: Brooklinen  |  Lumbar Pillow: The Citizenry

These Brooklinen sheets are unbelievably crisp and comfy. It makes us feel like we're staying at a fancy hotel every night. Most importantly, it has Hoku's paw stamp of approval. And I mean that literally so we really need quality sheets that will stand up to frequent washes, and these have fit the bill perfectly so far. 

I love that Framebridge makes framing art and photos SO easy. A few years ago, I was just sitting on a pile of prints that I wanted to frame without breaking the bank. I was tired of the heavy/bulky "Ribba" frames from Ikea that were made for European print sizes and the selection on Amazon was disappointing. But now I just send them off to Framebridge, select one of their many modern frames options (my favorite is the Irvine Slim), and it comes back to me with hanging hardware attached and ready to go on the wall. 

 Leash:  Allku Pets   |  Wall Mirror: Urban Outfitters

Leash: Allku Pets  |  Wall Mirror: Urban Outfitters

So there you have it! A cozy space where two humans and a pup sleep. One day, maybe we'll have a bigger room that can fit a king-sized bed and even have an attached bathroom spa, but the idea of living simply is really growing on me. Cheers to finding that right balance of "only the essentials" and "I like nice things." 

This post was created in collaboration with  Framebridge, Brooklinen and Allku Pets. All opinions and photos are my own.