Spring is finally here and I am so ready for the warmer weather. Today I’m sharing a tour of my Spring dining room with you. While I normally show you my table with decor on top, today I’m sharing it all dressed up and ready for brunch! Here’s what’s on the menu:
The centerpiece is just a simple white pitcher filled with pink roses and green mini hydrangea. The white pitcher didn’t stand out on the table runner so I added a rustic-looking cutting board as a base.
Flanking the centerpiece are two small buckets that I picked up on sale at Michaels and I filled them with pots of lemon basil for a bright spring green and a fresh scent!
The place settings are just simple white IKEA dishes with blue linen ruffle napkins and my new Maxfield flatware.
I made mini clipboard brunch menus to sit atop each plate using a simple chalkboard tag, a decorative gold clip, and a paper menu that I made.
I like using a variety of heights on the table so instead of a plate or a bread basket for the blueberry scones, I opted for a cake stand.
My daughter eats so many berries I’m pretty sure she could eat this entire bowl by herself… :)
While the pieces on the table are all relatively simple, it’s the bright spring colors and the variety of textures that really makes everything pop!
I took these photos just last Saturday but this is probably the last time you’ll see the dining room before it gets a makeover! I’m super excited about some of the upcoming changes but like most of my projects, I’m sure it will take me forever to complete. :)
I get a lot of questions asking about the roman numeral mirror above my mantel in my master bedroom.
Tidbits&Twine Master Bedroom Mantel
I bought the mirror at HomeGoods a few years ago and unfortunately, there’s no tag or information on the back that indicates the manufacturer. I’ve never seen another mirror exactly like it, but I’ve seen some that are similar so I’m sharing those with you today.
Today let’s talk about decorating options for the foot of your bed. No, I don’t mean what type of bedding to put at the bottom, but rather, what furniture can be placed at the end of your bed.
What Works and Why?
Unfortunately, not ALL furniture looks great at the end of the bed, so it takes a little thought and planning when it comes to using this space. In general, items that look the best are those that are not taller than the height of the mattress; otherwise, the items starts to visually compete with the bed itself and most often, you want the bed to be the focal point in a bedroom.
Here are 9 great options.
Benches look beautiful at the end of a bed because they extend the visual length of the bed itself and allow it to take up more space in the room. Additionally, they’re quite functional! A great place to sit and take your shoes off at the end of a long day.
Most people could use a bit more storage so baskets, trunks, etc. are a great option. While you can put whatever you want in them, it’s nice to store extra or seasonal bedding in them so that they are nearby for easy access.
Doesn’t a small sofa or settee at the end of the bed seem luxurious! If you have the space, this is a great spot to curl up and read or for kids to sit and talk to you at the end of the day! If you have a TV facing the bed, just be sure that the back of the sofa isn’t so tall that it blocks your view of the TV from sitting in bed.
As an alternative to a sofa, you could put two chairs at the end of the bed, with or without a side table between them. If you have a very large room, you can also turn the seating area perpendicular to the bed for a cozy conversation spot.
If you’re in need of drawer or cabinet space, you could consider adding a low dresser to the foot of the bed. As mentioned before, try to ensure that it is no taller than the mattress, unless your bed doesn’t have a footboard and the dresser is acting to balance out a headboard. Also, keep decor on top to a bare minimum or leave it blank entirely so as not to give the appearance of being cluttered.
Okay, this might seem obvious but I still wanted to mention it. Having nothing at the end of your bed is perfectly fine! If you prefer the minimalist look or don’t have adequate space, leave the space at the end of your bed empty. You’re not missing out on anything and in fact, will keep yourself from bumping into things in the middle of the night if there’s not enough clearance. There’s something to be said for negative space…