Closing Time

It’s official…we’re closing on August 12th! It’s a good thing too because we’ve already started making big plans. We just bought a new comforter and ordered a duvet cover. We figured we needed to choose the design and color of our bed linens before we could choose a paint color for the bedroom. The comforter is by The Seasons Collection and we got it at Bed Bath and Beyond {we used one of those great %20 off coupons and some gift money we received for my bridal shower}.

Down alternative comforter

The duvet cover and shams are DwellStudio for Target. We love these light and bright colors and the funky, modern design. We had to order this set online because we couldn’t find it in the store. However, the set was already reduced and we scored a coupon code for $5 off $50, so the total was only about $60 after shipping. That’s super cheap compared to the likes of fancy schmancy stores like West Elm, Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, and even Bed Bath and Beyond had much higher prices (and way less style, IMHO).

Target orbits duvet cover and shams

So I’m no math whiz, but when you add that up we’ve got 1 FREE comforter ($100 value) + 1 $60 duvet cover and 2 shams = just 60 bucks! I’d say we’re off to a pretty good start in the bedroom. But here’s our predicament; which room is the bedroom?! If you remember the listing photos from a previous post about our new house, you may recall there were two bedrooms of about equal size. We really don’t know which one is larger and we probably won’t until we move in! Let’s break it down…

Bedroom #1

Bedroom 1

Again, ignore the ridiculously outdated look and old family portrait. *Side note – there was a giant cross-bow in that closet!

Pros to Bedroom #1:

  • Possibly the larger of the 2 bedrooms??
  • There are 2, count ’em, 2 closets {which we have huge plans for that we’ll discuss in a future post}.
  • That little alcove creates some extra space
  • There are 2 windows in this bedroom

Cons to Bedroom #1:

  • Although it has 2 closets, they are much smaller than the 1 closet in Bedroom #2
  • Our queen size bed might not fit int hat alcove!

Bedroom #2

bedroom 2

And here…please ignore the super inappropriate, lovers statuette on the dresser!

Pros to Bedroom #2:

  • This room is at the back of the house, looking out on the beautiful backyard
  • This room is closer to the bathroom and off a small hallway (Bedroom #1 is off the living room)
  • The closet in this room is much larger than either of the 2 in Bedroom #1

Cons to Bedroom #2:

  • There is only 1 window!
  • I have a feeling it is smaller than Bedroom #1, but I can’t be sure yet!
  • The ceiling fan in this room is much older and will need to be replaced right away

After hashing this all out, it definitely seems like Bedroom #1 is the best candidate for being the master. But will our queen size bed fit in that little alcove? As soon as we sign our lives away, we plan on getting to work, and we’re going to need the dimensions of these rooms in order to buy paint. Needless to say, we are really itching to get back in the house (and kicking ourselves for not measuring the rooms while we were there during the home inspection!

The next thing on our agenda will be buying euro pillows and shams that will go with the duvet set. Then we’re going to get a Lowe’s credit card to take advantage of their discounts for being a card holder. Stay tuned for a future post about the first big purchase we plan to make! I’ll give you a hint; it will live in the kitchen! Until then, enjoy the fact that Semisonic’s Closing Time is now stuck in your head and enjoy this little slice of the 90s. {I think this song must be about closing on a house, no? I know who I want to take me home?? We’re super nervous about our HUGE purchase, but we’re feeling strangely fine}. See what I did there?