Bedroom + Office Makeover: The Before

Bedroom + Office Makeover: The BeforeAlright friends, it’s the week of the big reveal! I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on the last two months. Let’s start at the beginning, the before.

You might remember that in December I moved from Portland to Philly. Because I drove across the country in a smaller U-Haul, I ended up leaving a lot of things behind. And even though I ended up sleeping on an air mattress for two months (ps this one is amazing if you’re looking), it also gave me the opportunity to start fresh and really narrow in on what I wanted.

Bedroom + Office Makeover: The BeforeIf we’re being completely honest here, I’ve never considered myself that great at decorating. I know what it is I like when I see it, but it’s always been hard for me to bring it all together on my own. So since my goal for the year was to change that, I’ve been doing a lot of research. Reading books and magazine and really studying what it is that I like about styled home photos that I come across. I recommend grabbing a copy of Sage Living and/or Styled if you’re looking for some new inspiration.

The apartment I moved into was essentially a blank slate. When it came to shopping for new pieces I asked myself if I absolutely loved what I was considering. If it was a no, then back it went. After doing this several times, I finally came up with some pieces that I really love, as well as a mix of DIY projects that I think are some of my favorite to date.

Bedroom + Office Makeover: The BeforeSo that’s a preview of what the space looked like before!  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the full reveal!