The process of furnishing a room is often excruciating, even for the design inclined. It can feel like attempting to finish a puzzle that you do not yet have all the pieces to. Not to mention that you have to live in this incomplete puzzle, the holes in the final picture glaring at you over breakfast while you finish your avocado toast.
Every once in a while, it’s gratifying to just pull the trigger on a suite of pieces all at once and finally put a room in place. Admittedly, yes, this maneuver can be devastating to the ol’ bank balance. Especially, when one considers the rising cost of avocado toast. Fear not, dear reader. All this is understood. The pieces that make up this serene bedroom scene can all be yours for just under $2,000 total. Not a small sum, but not exorbitant for nine high design pieces (and, a plant).
Bashian Radiance Indoor Area Rug (Seafoam, 7.9’x9.9’), $557
The first step to transforming a bedroom is to lay down a beautiful rug. It defines the space and establishes the tone through color and texture. In order to instill an ocean-like mood, I selected this ‘bamboo silk’ rug in a shimmery seafoam.
Adelia Mid-Century Platform Bed (Full, beige), $327
The choice between wood and upholstery can be a challenging one when it comes to bed frames. With this platform number, you can have both. The combination of soothing light wood and neutral tufted upholstery combo works together naturally.
‘Statement Palms III’ Canvas Art (35” x 35”), $85
Pale pink sets the stage for painted fronds in this ready-to-hang canvas print. The half moon shape of this graphic means it would Tetris with ease along the horizontal line of the headboard. The largest size would be the best scale in relation to the width of a full or queen size bed.
Marble End Table, $197
Inspired by the timeless Saarinen design, this tulip shape makes an elegant visual statement with a white marble top without taking up precious space.
Mangano 14” Table Lamp (Polished Nickel), $227
A traditional lamp shape would overwhelm the delicate proportions of a tulip shape side table, so I selected this sculptural piece to serve as bedside light source. The globe shade reinforces the round shape of the tabletop, whereas the blocky lamp base provides contrast.
Hub Ladder, $80
Lovely leaning on its own, or, serving as extra storage space for bags and scarves, this two-tone lady is the sweet spot of form meets function.
Bandelier Arm Chair, $212
Based on the Wegner classic, polished curves rendered in a light oak meet an eye-catching woven leather in a compact seat perfect for that empty corner (or desk).
A mirror can be a great opportunity to take a functional object and make it artful. Case in point, this round option (which ties in nicely with the side table) with an unexpected slice of antique mirrored glass.
Plants are the perfect, naturally sculptural accent for a lifeless corner of your room. They add vibrant shape and color, filter your air of pollutants, and are available everywhere from your local grocery store to a myriad of online boutiques.
So you found the right plant for your space, what do you put it in? Stick to something minimal, ceramic, and affordable.