Friday, March 11, 2011

Sara's Bedside Table Rule of Thumb

I've Been Featured! Judy at DIY by Design was so sweet to feature my guest room redo on her blog last week after I joined in her Swing Into Spring linky party. She even used the word stunning! Wow, talk about making me feel warm and fuzzy!

Judy's kitchen had me at hello and I knew I needed to see what this talented gal was doing in her house.
Check out her delicately beautiful daughter's room.
Thank you Judy!

I have been improving on my room, and I just learned something new from Sara last night on Sara's House. The rule of thumb with nightstand/lamp proportions to the bed is:
Your nightstand should be as tall as the mattress and your lamp should be about as tall as your headboard - wow! Who knew? Did you?

So what I bought for my new room, might be a little off...what do you think? Lamp too small here?

As you can see, I still haven't taken off the plastic wrap from the lampshade yet, so I can totally take it back (I think I say that about most things - which is why my MIL laughs as she picks up most things in the house to find the price tag that is still stuck to the bottom of things I've had for years).

I love the nightstand, so I might need to raise the headboard up a bit?

What do you think of the plate arrangement, it wasn't the arrangement I had on the floor, but when we put it on the wall I kind of ran out of room. Does it look off kilter, not enough plates, just need to move around a bit?

OK, now I am off to finish the Variety Show program - which I should have been working on for the last hour....


  1. Have you thought about raising up the lamp, perhaps putting it on the box that now holds the white object? That would give it more presence.

  2. Your room is gorgeous. To me the proportions work,but I love to break rules...only in decorating that is.LOL

  3. I think it's beautiful the way it is. Before reading what you wrote, I'd never would have noticed anything you're concerned about. I love the plates, love the bedding and pillows and headboard. The lamp looks perfect! ;)


  4. plate arrangement is perfect. great room!

  5. I love this room. I'd raise the lamp a bit, on some color coordinated book stacks, possibly. It's not that off, so don't worry. Love the bed setting and plate display!

  6. Hello,
    Just love your room makeovers! Where did you get the curtains in the guest bedroom? Love them!

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