Bedroom Mood Board


We haven’t done anything to our bedroom since moving in and it’s driving me crazy! Our ‘furniture’ consists of a mattress on the floor and some makeshift nightstands. No matter what I do the room always looks messy and I think it’s time for an update. New Year, New Room?

I’ve been really loving simple black iron bedframes. There’s something cozy and humble about them that makes me think of a cottage. I think it would be perfect in our narrow space because the lean headboard and footboard will save us a lot of space. The black is simple and minimal which leaves room to experiment with the duvet cover and sheets. Right now, we have simple IKEA bedding but I kind of want to step it up a notch once we have all the furniture.


It’s quite an expense paying for a full bedroom set. The bed we want is the Gwen bed from Structube in a queen size and I love the price!  For our bedside tables, I think I’m going to re-buy the classic HEMNES nightstand by IKEA. I had one of them in Halifax and really liked it, but we sold it along with all our other furniture. At $69.00 a nightstand, it’s a really affordable option and I think they match the simple style of the bed we’re looking at too.

I’m still on the hunt for lighting because our bedroom doesn’t have any overhead lighting and I ran out of lamps! The surface of the HEMNES nightstands is quite small so I like the idea of using plug-in sconces like these ones from Amazon.

Once we tackle the main problems (bed, nightstands, lighting) I want to take some time and find new pillows for us. I read somewhere that you’re supposed to replace your pillows once a year and we definitely haven’t done that in about two years… We also need a new set of white sheets and a duvet cover! I’m basically replacing everything except our mattress. These things will come with time.

For now, if I can get my mattress off the floor that would be a miracle. Follow along for more of the transformation and send me your favourite affordable duvet covers! I need some inspiration.






  1. January 19, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    I love this bedroom mood board so much! The black iron bedframes are a great choice. I love how minimal they are but they still add an interesting element to the space. I can’t wait to see what you pick for your space.

    x Kara |

    • January 23, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      I think so too! Plus, we have such a narrow space that I’m hoping it won’t take up too much room. I’ll keep you posted on the makeover! xo

    • January 23, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      I totally understand how it can be kind of discouraging when you see pictures of rooms that don’t reflect your situation! But, I’m also a firm believer in working with what you have! I’m sure there is a solution out there to make your hand-me-downs feel like they belong in your space. Feel free to send me a message if you want to do a re-jig! I’m sure we can come up with something special 🙂

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