I begin every single day by making my bed. Growing up, my mom would tell me that I couldn’t leave the house before my bed was made. I used to give her hell and wonder why?! It’s not like anyone was coming over while I was at school. Coming in and checking to see how organized and clean our house was. Well, I can admit now, I get it. I understand why. It wasn’t for anyone else. It was for me. So thank you mom.
I may take making my bed over the top, but I LOVE the process of making it and the final result. I’m home most of the time, so every time I walk into my room, I can see how organized and neat it looks, keeping my anxiety to a minimum. Not having it made, makes me feel unorganized and messy. You’re probably thinking, she’s a crazy person, but hear me out.
It’s like not getting dressed or not following a routine in the morning. I try to, most of the time, get myself together in the morning before the kids get up and get going. Even though I’m leaving the house to just drop the kids off, I find the days that I get dressed, wash my face, brush my teeth, and do my 5 Minute Makeup, I feel so much different than the days I stay in my pajamas and don’t put myself together. I feel accomplished. Like I’m ready to take on the next task. It’s like making your bed. Task complete. Let’s move on.
I’m also not the only person in the world that do these small tasks every morning to get motivated to do something more. There are numerous articles and proven research that starting your day with making your bed, creates a positive tone and feeling. This then leads to a more productive mindset to complete more tasks throughout the day. Who knew right?! It makes sense though. Tasks turn into habits. So start by making your bed.
Alright, now let’s chat about what’s in my room:
- Side tables are from West Elm. One of my favs. The side tables are no longer available, but here’s one that is super close!
- Drapes are West Elm as well! These are Worn Velvet in Ivory and are also blackout shades so I can try to sleep past 5:30am.
- Duvet cover is Wayfair! It’s easy to wash and super soft material!
- Mirrors and lamps are both One Kings Lane. If you don’t know this site, stuff sells quick! The mirrors and lamps are over 4 years old so they are no longer available, but look at them still shining!
- Tip: LOVE tall and skinny mirrors alongside the bed above the side tables. It creates a very tall feeling in your room. It brings your eyes up instead of straight ahead, making the room feel so much bigger!
- Bench and Rug are Restoration Hardware. I HAD to have the bench. The rug was a snag on Final Sale.
- Tip: Mixing the leather and the iron on the bench created such a classy and sophisticated look and will NEVER go out of style. And it can be used in multiple different places around the house.
- Tip: With it being on carpet, I wanted it to really stand out both with color and texture. Make sure you rotate your rugs! Depending on where the sun comes into your home and hits the rug, it can completely wash out one side. Then it unfortunately cannot be used in any other spaces!!
- Pillows are a mix of places!
- Hobby Lobby-Round Cream Ones
- Target-Smaller Rectangle Ones and Square Throws
- Wayfair– Oversized Square Ones
- Tip: I refuse to pay full price for pillows. With the littles running around, I’m not taking the chance of a $50 pillow getting Cheetos all over it. Pillows, like throws or baskets can always be found on sale!
- The picture collage is the personal touch.
- Tip: You should always have some personal items in your spaces. It gives your house the home feeling.
I’ll leave you with a quote from Navy Seal William H. McCraven, as told to the Huffington Post during his commencement speech at the University of Texas.
“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.”
Until next time,