Design Challenge: Window Wall

When we moved into our apartment in the Mid-Wilshire area of LA, I knew that, along with the charm of the vintage building and neighborhood with its fantastic eateries and shopping, I'd have to contend with teeny-tiny closets and a lack of a dishwasher. What I hadn't anticipated was the placement of a window on the main wall in our bedroom. When I peruse Pinterest (if 2 hour stints can be called perusing), the loveliest of bedrooms have one thing in common-- solid walls! Beautiful, rustic headboards against solid walls! It took me some time to get creative and find a solution that would work with my aesthetic and the space.

My solution: curtains on a long rod, which create a showy, although minimal centerpiece that balances the room. I needed more clothing storage (teeny-tiny closets), so opted for dressers as nightstands, which are also the perfect height for bedtime book reading. The mirrors above the nightstand/dressers serve several functions...they are useful for getting ready in the morning, but also expand and balance the space. Staghorn ferns, placed to give some green and a nod to nature,  need diffused light, which my very window-ful bedroom gets.

When I want a bit more dark, there are blinds that can descend under the curtains. However, I rarely use them. I love natural light, and this suits me (and the main squeeze) well. What do you think? Sources listed below...

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Mirrors: Cost Plus World Market

Dressers: Ikea (KOPPANG)

Pillows and Moroccan wedding blanket: Ebay

Rug: World Market

Curtains: Ikea

Lamps: inherited from Grandma