As a young child I was always very adamant about becoming an artist when I grew up. I loved to draw, paint, and overall just do anything and everything that was creative and crafty. Now that I’m all “grown up” it’s kind of funny looking back at some of the careers that I wanted to pursue.
For instance, my top five careers that I considered ideal when I was under the age of 12 were:
1.) Walt Disney animator
2.) model (I don’t even understand this one anymore, but it was on the list)
3.) portrait painter
5.) interior designer
What kills me now is that when life was easier and much simpler I already knew what I wanted to do with my life. However, I kept telling myself (and let others tell me as well) that the dream of living a creative lifestyle was not feasible. This post does include some affiliate links, but they are for your convenience. Please click here to read my full disclosure policy.
For instance, I joined the military for eight years trying to convince myself that I could be happier doing something else… essentially being someone else.
And guess what? It didn’t work. I always knew that I didn’t belong there.
SIDE NOTE: While the military lifestyle was not for me it was also a very important step in order for me to become the person I am today, and I would never change the progression of my life thus far.
Now, I realize this is a huge leap, but much like selecting a career for your life, putting together your bedroom design requires you to take a step back and really look at the whole picture.
What are your goals?
Do you want to create a romantic bedroom design?
What is the function of your space? Sleeping only, or do you need it to be your sanctuary when you need a minute to relax?
Once you figure out your goals for your space NOW is the fun part!
You get to add in the details and really make it shineeeeee.
Trust me, I change my mind a lot… I really do! Do you remember this DIY Dresser Update that I did last week?
Well… it’s different now.
More on that later!
But for now, my best piece of advice for you is to finalize the big pieces before you add the details.
Have a concrete idea/goal, accomplish it, and then move on to the details. Don’t get ahead of yourself because you’ll just get frustrated, and might even quit!
Slowly but surely is better than not at all :)
So, if you’re faced with a similar predicament don’t despair my friends.
You still have time.
You can still be whatever you want to be when you’re all grown up, and you can create a beautiful home that you can truly love.
As my favorite quote says: “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” –George Eliot
5.) update the lighting
add a rug
8.) add a little wall bling
Until next time!