Over the river and through the woods, to Kennedy’s room we go! I just had to show you all this change we made in there recently because I can’t believe what a big difference it’s made.
Here’s how the room looks now:
And here’s how it looked before:
OK, there are a few changes since this photo in April, but I mainly wanted to draw your attention to the mattress. We used to have a little cheap one on there, from the time she was about 2, just in case of any “accidents”. Well, she never really had any bed-wetting issues, but 5 years later, we still had that sad little mattress.
We put both a new mattress and a box spring on the bed, thinking the extra box spring would be ridiculous, since this bed isn’t really meant to have one, but it actually ended up looking really great.
It’s super-tall, but didn’t they have super-tall beds back in the day when this house was built? Either that or straw, and we’re probably not going to be going THAT authentic any time soon.
I added a bit to the gallery wall too and I really, really like where it’s going. It probably only needs a few more gold frames and I can call it done-ish.
So what do you think? Do you like the super-tall bed look or do you like to keep things lower and easier to get into?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.