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NYC Apartment Update: Bedroom Plants and Temporary Wallpaper Closet Doors

July 9, 2014
NYC Bedroom Update
For the past year that we’ve been living in our apartment, my bedroom has been frustrating me a bit because it just didn’t feel right. All of the hod podge furniture and decor just wasn’t coming together properly like it usually does. My stuff never matches, but somehow it always just works. This wasn’t happening for this room.

NYC Bedroom Update
But then… I added PLANTS. A couple weeks ago I picked up a Chinese evergreen from Home Depot, put it in the bedroom, got tickled at how awesome it looked and then went down the street to buy a few more plants. :)

NYC Bedroom Update

NYC Bedroom Update

NYC Bedroom Update

I also painted a few picture frames we picked up off the street and hung them above the bed and on the side walls. After a year of trying to figure out how to set up this weird room, I’m finally happy with it. (Here’s how I made my headboard, here’s how I made my geometric dresser, and here’s how I decoupaged the night stand. :))

NYC Bedroom Update

Including Adele’s bedroom, we now have 9 (NINE!) barn pulley pendant lights in this apartment. When you find something you like, go all in. (Here’s how we hung two barn pulley pendant light projects.)

NYC Bedroom Update

NYC Bedroom Update

NYC Bedroom Update

This past weekend, Sean and I also covered our closet doors in temporary wallpaper. Here’s the wallpaper I used, but I got mine on Ebay for a really good deal.

NYC Bedroom Update

The key to wallpapering the doors is just to make sure everything lines up. The paper I used was pretty forgiving and you could lift it back up if you got a bump or a buckle. We did have to take the farthest door off it’s hinges to get the paper on, but it wasn’t necessary for the other doors.

NYC Bedroom Update

NYC Bedroom Update

NYC Bedroom Update

Where my statement necklaces live.

NYC Bedroom Update
:)

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4 Comments

  • Reply Maria July 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Your bedroom is awesome … and those doors are so cool! I would have never thought to wallpaper doors.

  • Reply Ally July 15, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I love the trunk! Where did you find it??

  • Reply StacieStacieStacie July 15, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Someone left it out on the street, actually!

  • Reply Ricky July 30, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I love the use of temporary wallpaper. You can never get burned when things go out of style. Seriously thinking about investing in some of that for mi casa.

    Great photos by the way and I, too, love the trunk!

    -III
    http://www.AModernVillain.com

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