I figured with this new House & Home page, I would start out with the area I use and love the most! Since I have a 12×11 bedroom and enough items to fill a 700 sq. ft. one bedroom apartment, I had to utilize the space the best I could. It was fun planning out where everything would go and then seeing it all work out in the end.
I have a king sized bed which means it takes up a big chunk of space, but I’ve turned it into my sleeping AND lounge quarters. I put the bed in one corner of the room, the headboard in front of a window (shade pulled down always), and one side of the bed against the wall. I had extra pillows that I didn’t know what to do with and had now found the perfect solution! The picture you’re seeing below is where all those extra pillows went. By putting all of those pillows against the wall, I have a full area of comfort to sit up against. On the right, in front of the headboard, is where I put my “sleeping pillows” at night (usually not during the day). I sleep with my head towards the headboard and when I wake, I shift everything to the wall.
I feel like it really helps keeping my lounge/work/tv area separate from where I sleep- even if it is still technically in the same area. Those minor adjustments have made a great improvement on my day-to-day life! In the past, I’ve had my headboard facing towards the TV which meant my sleeping was in the same spot as my TV viewing and I feel it negatively affected me. Keeping this separation, even minor, has really helped. Bonus is, I get to use all my pillows (ha ha)!
So when I am awake, this is what my little area looks like. I move my “sleeping pillows” over and stack them for maximum comfort for when I sit up. I also have some twinkly LED lights wrapped around my headboard for those nights when I want my room to feel extra magical.
So, directly across from my wall of comfort is my television! It was the perfect space in the room to keep the TV centered and utilize the other pieces of furniture to their full potential. I put a lot of thought and care into how I decorated that wall and I love having it be my main focal point when I’m just hanging out at home. Keeps me happy!
Find yourself a tray and you’ve got your whole station set up! Bring on hours of binge watching Netflix, movie marathons, or blogging!