During past declutter challenges, I try to work at least a week ahead in my home so that I can be inspired during the process to make tweaks to the system and support you better. This time I’m enjoying working through the process WITH you. It is definitely more fun this way! And I love the way each room feels after I finish in there.
I thought I’d share my master bedroom with you. I took pictures of everything, even in all my drawers and under the bed.
The picture collage below shows all the drawer contents of the main dresser in the master bedroom. We keep all clothing items in our closet, so we use our dresser for miscellaneous items. My husband collects playing cards from his travels … and I collect bags.
*If you have a weakness for keeping lots of a specific kind of item, give yourself a boundary and then enjoy your collection within that boundary using the one in one out rule. When I know I will have to donate a purse in order to buy a new one, I think harder about getting the new one.
I found this Cynthia Rowley bedding set at HomeGoods in the fall. It is the most comfortable comforter ever, my husband has spontaneously thanked me for the change more than once. The lamp shades are from Pottery Barn years ago. Buy things you love and let them last!
The next picture collage is the view under our bed and in our night stands. I keep the laundry hanging racks under the bed because I air dry all of my clothes. My husband keeps our scriptures and miscellaneous things on his side and I keep books I’m reading and a spare set of sheets on my side.
I love light coming in through open windows. It is one of my very favorite simple joys. I know there is a debate about having a tv in the bedroom, but I like having a tv in our room. I do a lot of laundry folding on the bed and I like to reward myself with a little tv while I do.
These pictures show what I keep in the entertainment center drawers: things for workout videos, relaxation tools, DVDs and the few CDs we have left. Let’s pretend all of those DVDs are totally inspirational and educational, m’kay? Funny story about those movies … when we were moving in to this house and I was creating an organizational map of where things would go in the house (like I show HERE), I put down “adult movies” going in this spot. My husband had a lot of questions about what adult movies I meant. Ha! I didn’t even think of how that sounded, I just meant that it would be the non-cartoon movies in our room. Then I had to think about all the friends/others I had shown the plans. Yeah, that was embarrassing!
More pictures …
The hooks by the door are not the most fashionable statement, but sometimes you just need to solve your problem in a convenient way. I always wanted to dump my purse, bags, and sweaters right there, so I might as well make that possible instead of fighting myself all the time.
Here is a picture collage from our 10th anniversary trip to Europe. Rome was our favorite, but we also really enjoyed the views from the French Riviera, and our quick stop in London on the way home. So many good memories inside one frame.
I try to keep the focus of decor in the master bedroom on our marriage relationship and things that bring peaceful thoughts.
These little cord keeper thingies made our night stands look much neater. We used to wrap our phone cords around the base of the lamps to try to keep them from falling back.
I use place mats as nightstand toppers. I usually bring a glass of water to bed and I don’t want to mess with a coaster on my nightstand.
And … my assistant. This girl is awesome. Whenever she finds me somewhere in the house organizing, she gets the cutest little attitude and says “mom, you’re not supposed to organize without me!” And then she starts helping me. She has a gift!
UPDATE: I FORGOT A PICTURE OF MY CEILING WHEN I PUBLISHED THIS … so here is my ceiling. I still love it, imagine that.
There you have it – my bedroom.