Over the past few months I have slowly been getting the house ready for the arrival of our baby boy. The first task was to clear out our guest bedroom and get it prepped for the nursery. At the time all of my husband's clothes were in our guest bedroom (he insisted on it as he gets up so early for work). The biggest challenge was getting all of his clothes, including a large dresser back into our tiny master bedroom.
I am happy with how it all came out but do admit that I miss the look of our old setup. Things are definitely more crammed, but for now, is working best for our growing family. I took out our small side tables and replaced them with each of our dressers that previously were hidden in the closets.
Because the furniture is so big I tried to keep the accessories minimal to make things feel as open and uncluttered as possible.
I shared earlier this year that we finally switched out our futon for our guest bed. The hand me down guest bed is just a tad smaller but the support of a real mattress has been a must during pregnancy. In order to fit the dressers and leave room for the possibility of baby things (bassinet or pack and play), I moved our bed to the opposite window. Again, not my favorite, but it works. Mostly it has changed up my outfit selfie look (before and after)!
Here's a photo I posted on Instagram trying to see how everything would fit. There's literally just enough room for the pack and play to get tucked into the corner and still space for me to get into the bathroom!
While we have the space, in the corner is our laundry hamper and a chair for me to set my purse (or maybe throw clothes on!). Both can be moved if we end up needing the room.
I have been wanting to repaint our bathroom for years (it was a pretty shade of blue before). But I never disliked it enough to actually change it. But now that the bed was facing the bathroom, it was all I would think about every time I saw it when I woke up in the morning. So it finally got painted white and it makes the room flow a whole lot better.
I think the biggest thing I have learned through this is that you have to let your home work for you. Sure these photos are not as lovely as our previous set up. But at the end of the day I have to live and sleep in this space everyday. I am happy with it on a day to day basis. Just when I go to blog about it, it's not as beautiful as I would like! But that is sort of the truth of the matter. Sure I am a blogger and it's my job to style pretty things. But ultimately, I hope this serves as a reminder and encouragement to use what you have in each season. Life doesn't have to be picture perfect all the time to still be beautiful. Plus, this is probably just the beginning of the many life lessons to come of how a baby changes things!
So that is the update on our little master bedroom. More to come in this short series of "Preparing the House for Baby!"