We've waxed on about our kitchen and answered the toilet question in past blogs, but we haven't said much about our amazing ground-floor (!) bedroom. Things are just about where we want them now, with the big exception of installing our wood stove—and, with winter around the corner, we're getting on that.
The bedroom has a compact 11x8' footprint. All our clothes, shoes, backpacks, accessories, jewelry, scarves, and hats, plus books, photos, art and more share the space with our bed. That's possible thanks to a big IKEA wardrobe, an IKEA bed frame with built-in drawers, two above-window shelves and our newly crafted shoe shelf.
We had planned on building the bed platform and closet ourselves and just went to IKEA for ideas. But when we saw they had solutions that fit our needs almost exactly that cost the same or less than our DIY approach, and they could be up and running in a day (instead of weeks!), we broke out the credit card and brought home the IKEA pieces. The Brimnes bed frame has two massive, slide-out drawers on each side that hold all our jeans, T-shirts, sweaters—and more. The Pax wardrobe fits all our hung clothes; plus, it has three drawers for our socks, etc, a slide-out shelf for a few shoes and a shelf with plenty of room for our "charging station." (Via a small hole cut through the side of the wardrobe, we plug all our phone and computer chargers into a four-plug outlet we installed with just this in mind.)
We went with all black wood in the bedroom, to give the space its own look and feel. The white walls make a great gallery space. A little less lovely to look at—but extremely useful—is a wall of hooks for jackets, backpacks, etc.
Please click on the pictures below for more details.