Spring is coming! Do you know what that means? I’m that much closer to building a dream: my she shed, my soul shed, my space for blessings. Not only for me and my family, but hopefully others as well. I made another leap today. I ordered a bed!
This bottom right area of the shed is what I deem our nesting spot. I wanted a space to take a heavenly afternoon nap once in a while, but I mostly wanted a spot for friends to plop down and chat. I decided to use a daybed to satisfy both.
I fell for a wrought iron black daybed from Kohls several months ago. I didn’t jump on it due to saving up for the shed itself, but now wouldn’t you know it’s sold out? I started searching for the same style, and luckily I believe I found it. I’ve been known to hesitate. And I’ve learned that sometimes you just need to go for it. Today I made the decision to order the daybed. I did not want to miss this style again because I wasn’t loving the other candidates quite as much.
This has a slight Victorian feel which lends to a nice romantic touch to the space. I want the space to be comfortable but also feel really special. It states that it is black, but reviews indicate it’s more of a dark bronze. I always read every review about something online. Do you? It’s tough, though, when experiences can vary so drastically. Sometimes you just have to take a chance. Overall, I know this is the style I really liked, so I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss out on another Sold Out item.
I figure if it is bronze and I decide I still prefer it to be black, I can always spray it, right?
I want the bedding to be special, too. Although I don’t have much white in my home, I really want the shed to feel light and airy. I did picture a soft white linen-like bedding set. When I started searching, I found some other appealing styles, too.
There’s one with wheat (beige) colored ticking, another in a gray ticking, a ruffled white, and another white fit for a daybed. And that’s where the decision freeze has happened again. I hate buyer’s remorse. I don’t want to be disappointed. It’s hard to know which of these will honestly look like their pictures. Some reviews say they’re perfect while others say too thin or too short. I’ve asked my followers to help me out on this one.
And I’m wondering whether I should even be looking at typical twin bedding or if it’s really vital that I find bedding specific for a daybed. What do you think? Anyone out there know how to help avoid an issue?
Note: these lovelies are from Antique Farmhouse, homeemo, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Target.
This is going to sound silly. But I am so looking forward to walking into a room where the pillows I’ve placed on the bed/sitting area are right where I left them. Not on the floor. Not squished into a misshapen potato. I picked up these 2 last year with the shed in mind. Going for neutral, plush, and a soft touch of color. Mostly I plan to decorate with blues, but this dusty pink really grabbed me. Do you think pillows can be multiple colors and still fit together?
One more item that’s ready to find a home in this nesting area in the shed – a soft pretty throw. While camping last summer, we popped into some vintage-inspired shops. I just loved the pattern of this throw, and it’s really soft. I knew that keeping to grays and creams would allow me to play with color in other ways and change things up if I feel like it.
That’s it for this week! I’m starting to dream again as we get closer to warmer weather. I know there are still so many things that need to fall in place before I can even begin to dream of breaking ground. But if you believe, and take action in that belief, I think you’re that much closer to making it a reality.
Hope you enjoy a glimpse into what I hope to make of the shed space!
Never stop dreaming,
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2 thoughts on “Shed Area 1: Chats & Naps”
What a dream! It is so important to create a space that is your own “land”! I refer to my space as “Shelly Land” and when I have people over I invite them to “Shelly Land” and it is cozy, and bright, and comfort, and “so you” as they often say! You are creating an extension of your spirit! Beautiful!!
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I actually really needed to hear this, Shelly, so thank you! It’s been one of those weeks where I question this venture/investment. But I keep believing it will bring blessings, too. I’d love to hear more about your own space.