I am actually a little nervous to share our Master Bedroom with you. Before I started changing things up, it was not a pretty sight. It was not somewhere I felt like I could relax and sleep easy. In fact, I haven’t been sleeping easy for a long time. I like to blame it on the lack of style our bedroom once had, but I really think my brain just doesn’t want to shut up at night. And what didn’t it shut up about? Our window treatments. Or rather, lack there-of.
Before I met Chris he used to work overnight shifts at his previous job, which meant he would sleep during the day. His solution to block out the light was to use pins and hang a sheet over his windows. When he moved into the apartment we live in now, he decided that the sheet was still the way to go.
I was used to sheers and beautiful window treatments at my parents house. I was not used to looking at a sheet. After a year or so, I started asking questions about the sheet. Why wouldn’t he hang up curtains? Why in the world did he choose a sheet? Apparently a sheet was the easy way to go and he didn’t want to put holes in the walls. Obviously, I didn’t care about the holes and I wanted to know when I could change it up.
Ladies and gentlemen, that conversation took place four years ago. Yep. I let the sheet stay up that long. I knew I had to start small and putting tiny nail holes in the walls to hang pictures seemed like the right way to go. Eventually I was able to hang more items and make more changes. I felt like I was really leaving my mark around the apartment. But I still hadn’t made any headway with that stinkin’ sheet!
So the other week I casually brought up our bedroom. I made him talk about the colors he wanted in there and how he wanted it to look. And then I mentioned curtains. He wasn’t for them, but he wasn’t completely against them either. I took that as a go-ahead and ran with it.
I bought gorgeous grey curtains from Home Goods and white sheers from Bed Bath and Beyond. I hung up everything myself and couldn’t wait for Chris to get home to see it all put together! Honestly? He wasn’t too sure about them at first because he didn’t think they’d block more light than the curtains. Oh how wrong he was! They are excellent at blocking light and they keep our bedroom cool at night. I love them. And I think Chris does too. I believe I’ve finally convinced him they were a good investment.
Now, I’ve just got to convince him of a few other “improvements” to our bedroom and we’ll be all set! I feel so much better getting that sheet off the wall and I can finally be proud to show our home to visitors. It’s a good feeling!
Want to check out other posts about the Master Bedroom? You can find them here!
–Cute Bedside Printable
And, are there any decorating decisions your significant other made and you just can’t imagine what they were thinking? Let me know!