Boho Chic Bedroom Refresh
It only took about 3 bed frames, 2 mattresses, numerous holes in the walls, and about 6 years in total to figure out exactly how I wanted to style my bedroom.
Also, before I continue on, let me also remind you that I do live in a studio apartment so this corner is what I refer to as my bedroom.
If you’ve read my entryway refresh and reading nook post, then you already know that my apartment theme is boho chic. Wood is the key material in all my big furniture pieces and you will find faux fur decor all around for that cozy feel.
With this refresh, I wanted to invest on a good quality bed frame and mattress. My previous frames were from Ikea. No hate on Ikea, I still shop there but we all know their furniture can break pretty easily (hah). After 3 months of searching, I ended up purchasing this platform bed frame from West Elm, upgrading myself from a full size to queen. I love that West Elm’s team builds large furniture pieces for you within your home — so no assembly required on my end and they take all the boxes/trash with them.
As for the mattress, I ended up paying for a Lull, after hearing several friends rave about them. The mattress arrived within a few days, in a box, took no time getting set-up and no major scents attached. I know some mattresses do have a slight odor when initially unboxed but Lull did not (at least I didn’t smell anything funky).
After the bed frame and mattress were sorted, I went on a week long research journey on sheets. I’ve had Parachute sheets for the last two years but I wanted to see what else was out there, just to be sure. After a week of comparing 4-5 brands, I ended up picking Parachute once again. They have the most variety (in materials), I like the color options offered, their customer service is great and they have stores in LA. I ended up with a king sized linen duvet cover, a new pillow set, sateen pillow cases, and linen bedsheets. No regrets whatsoever! I stay cool and cozy every night and the cats obviously love them too.
FYI: linen does not attract/cling onto pet hair as often as cotton does, which is why my duvet cover and bedsheets are linen.
Once I got the bed situated and finalized, decorating was a piece of cake. I wanted to incorporate pieces that reflected my personality, as well as pieces that I can see myself keeping long term. As a music lover and someone who enjoys photography, I propped up some vinyls and film cameras from KSOLE’s personal collection. I also have Polaroid memories from previous trips up on my wall and I held onto the LA Times issue announcing Kobe’s retirement (Yes, I’m a Lakers fan but don’t talk to me about the last 2 years, hah). To reiterate the boho theme, I bought a mini bull skull is from my friend’s Etsy shop, Shop Jitana. In addition, the macrame hanging over my bed is also from Etsy (full details below).
So am I done decorating? Probably not. However, I’m done refreshing the bigger furniture pieces and plan on holding onto the majority of what you see here for a few years.
Does it finally feel like home though? Fuck yes. As someone who spent the last 2 years traveling and barely being at home, I can finally say that I much rather be at home than running around the world — although I won’t turn down a good trip. This apartment is an extension of me, my oasis and my getaway from the chaos. I couldn’t be happier with the turnout.
Now time to take a nap ;)
P.S. Below is a list of all the items in my bedroom, in case anything sparks interest and you have to have it too!
Macrame wall hanging: Etsy
Platform bed frame (queen): West Elm
Linen duvet cover (king - sand): Parachute
Linen bedsheets (white): Parachute
Sateen pillow cases (sand): Parachute
Down alternative pillows: Parachute
Mattress (queen): Lull
Duvet insert (king): West Elm
Faux plants: Ikea
Round medallion floral floor cushions: World Market
Full length mirror: Amazon
Faux fur throw: Target
Stone diffuser: Vitruvi
Mikkel Dresser: Rove Concepts
Gold storage basket: Target