I used to have a white iron daybed with a white cover on it in this room – until we took it to Baltimore for Jeff and Celia's spare bedroom. I was ready for change and this was a good opportunity to do it. We brought down a twin bed frame that had been my grandmother's from the attic. I painted it white and then went shopping for sheets (white with dots) and a quilt. I know I could have made a quilt but I just do not have time to piece and quilt a quilt that is going to be abused by both kids and cats. This one was $39 at Target. I got the striped sheets too and put the fitted one on the box spring and the pillowcase on the bed pillow.
Yes, it's bright in there but it's not quite as shocking in real life.
There used to be a big stuffed chair the opposite corner of this room. That chair went to Baltimore too – joining our old (but still good!) sofa. I finally got to move the chair below out of the living room and into the bedroom. The fabric on the footstool, that matched the old chair and sofa, was way bad with the new quilt.
I had the pillow sham that matched the new quilt that I ended up not using on the bed. I was going to return it until I realized that I could cut it apart and use it on the footstool.
I'm going to find a colorful quilt to toss on the chair and that should pull the whole room together. On a budget!