Something like the one below...
But it's just not feasible right now. You see, the bedroom in my little pizza restaurant turned rental cottage is quite tiny. And to compound matters even more, there are no closets in it. In fact there are no closets in the entire house! To up the difficulty factor in decorating the bedroom, there are additional constraints in place. I need to crate Reese when I'm away and the only logical place for his crate is my tiny bedroom. Additionally, my precious Lucy and Reese sleep with me each night and while they're the best bunk mates one could desire, they are very hard on bedding. So for quite a while, I settled on a strictly utilitarian space and focused my efforts on the rest of the house.
If I can't have a fluffy shabby chic bedroom, then why not try a 'sleeping closet'? While I love the idea of a loft bed, it wouldn't work for me because of the dogs, but there was still something in this article that put the wheels in motion.
Since I'm continually replacing bedding, I shop yard sales and thrift stores for pretty florals that can be mixed and matched.
Reese's crate is situated at the foot of the bed.
Prissy the cat checking out Reese's crate
Now on to the next one...
And I love being able to look up into starry skies at night...
But it just doesn't lend itself well to conventional window treatments.
Ok, you're probably thinking by now...
"So you have a bedroom with a dog crate in it...
Where does the sleeping closet idea kick in?"
My boots are on and also under a bench placed below.
I decided to keep most of my jewelry out in the open where I could see it and enjoy it...not to mention, be reminded to wear it!
My solution to the too small bedroom with no closet dilemma.
And while it probably wouldn't win any design awards, it works for me. Hopefully if you find yourself in a space crunch, some of the ideas here might work for you, too!
Until next time,
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at Cindy's gorgeous blog, My Romantic Home. You should check it out....lots of great ideas to discover!