Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What to do above the bed

We have lived in our house for over a year, and it's slowly coming together and becoming exactly what we want our home to be. One of the things we've been the most stumped about is what to put above our bed.

This is what we have so far. We discussed photos, a triptych of photos. A shelf with photos. Some sort of quote. Finally we both agreed that a round mirror might look nice.

I have found several that I kind of like, but I'm not quite sure. What do you think?

This one is at Amazon and its white and mirror. I'm not sure the white will really work because everything in our room is cream. But I like the style.

This one is also at Amazon. I think I might like it the best, the sort of flower-like pattern. I want something that's round, but has more style to it, more of a shape than just a plain circle.

This one, also at Amazon, I'm not sure what the color is, but I like the overall shape, except that it might look too much like a snowflake. What do we think?

This is sort of where the round mirror inspiration came from:

Isn't that lovely? From Centsational Girl. We don't have the windows, but it's the same kind of idea.

Also, this one:

This one is set up pretty similar to our room with the same shaped headboard and a nightstand on each side. The lamps are even similar to ours. (Unfortunately, I don't know whose photo this is. I'm sorry. I'm trying very hard to give credit where it's due because Pinterest can be so bad about losing origination, so if this is your photo, please let me know so I can give you credit. Thanks!)

And for the sake of argument, in case you don't like the mirror idea at all, here are some other options we have talked about for that space.

This one is from Design Loves Detail. We like the idea of the canvases, but not the one in the middle, maybe just three of us. But then is that a little too narcissistic? Giant photos of us above our bed? Maybe not....?

I think this is quite a cute idea. The initials over the bed. Not in black because there's no black allowed in our room, but it might be a simple way to personalize...and fill...the space. I also kind of want to hang some photos above or next to our lamps or maybe just set them on the nightstands? I even got two really cute perfect-for-our-room frames from World Market.  (Again I can't find the source for this other than Pinterest. Please let me know if it is yours.)

Of course, I love the bird pillow in this one, but the frame with the hanging photos is super cute! Maybe we could add in our initials somewhere. I don't know. It just jumped out at me. This one is from Life Made Lovely.

So those are our ideas. What do you think?