After moving into our new house, I was anxious to get settled. I wanted to make it our home, not just the place where we piled all our boxes. Arranging the furniture was simple. I’d measured and drawn a layout ahead of time to determine the best option. Yes, I’m that kind of organized.
Some of the rooms were easier to organize and decorate than others. Some still aren’t nearly done yet. One thing I knew for sure though, was that I wanted our bedroom to be relaxing and simple. In our last house the master bedroom served as bedroom, office, and laundry room. In our new house, the office is in the living room and the laundry is in the garage. In our old house, the master bedroom became the landing place for anything that did not have a home. In our new house, that was not happening.
I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted the bedroom to feel –
– so it was just a matter of expressing that.
I started with a no clutter rule. The living room / office may be a little hectic at times, but my bedroom is a safe haven from stuff. There isn’t even a dirty laundry basket. That stuff goes elsewhere.
I ended up with a surprisingly empty room.
With just a bed, dresser, two nightstands with lamps, a bookshelf (with nothing but books) and a small writing desk (with nothing but jewelry) the room was attractive but plain. I decided the best decorations to express the appropriate mood would be family photos.
I have a random assortment of photo frames in black, silver, brass and wood. Deciding that wouldn’t exude calmness, I browsed online. It didn’t take long to find the perfect thing.
I ordered the gallery frame in black and I have to say that I am really pleased. It adds the perfect touch to my bedroom decor. I’ve always like the idea of hanging a group of coordinating frames on the wall, but this makes it simple.
The ordering process was straightforward. I had the option of choosing the exact date that my order would arrive. A calendar shows shipping rates for the item to arrive on each date. There were also plenty of coupon codes available. With 20% off and free shipping, I felt like I was really getting a good deal!
My order arrive exactly on the date I scheduled. It was in excellent condition. The frames were individually wrapped and the whole kit was in a box. That box was placed in a shipping box with lots of air. I’m tempted to say it was almost too-well packed because there was so much packaging. However, I would have been really disappointed to open the box and find broken or chipped pieces. Everything was recyclable anyway.
I found photos for each frame while Hubby hung the rod on the wall. The photo frames hung on hooks, so there was no need to try to configure the best layout. The instructions even included the order to hang the frames in for perfect balance.
I gathered a few other photos in black frames from around the house and lined them up on the dresser. I’m pleased to say that my room now looks complete. Hubby is really happy with it too.
What do you think? Pretty swanky, huh?
RedEnvelope.com has tons of other gifts for housewarming or other special occasions. If you are interested in this frame (it also comes in white or espresso brown) or other gifts, there are several coupon codes that you can use. They have really cute canvas art too.
Enter SGIFTS20 to get 20% off of your total purchase. Searching the web, I found several sites that didn’t post codes but provided a discount by clicking through their link.
Remember to go through your favorite cash-back site when ordering. I received 6% back by going through Ebates.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Red Envelope. All opinions expressed here are my own.