Bedroom Makeover With IKEA Fabric & Metal Trunks
I decided to make our master bedroom into a black and white bedroom about 2 years ago and made some changes using IKEA fabric and metal trunks. I posted how I hung the IKEA fabric on the wall in a post “Sprucing Up Master Bedroom with IKEA Fabric“. It was a gradual process to complete a makeover of our master bedroom. I replaced wooden frames with fabric with a black and white fabric backdrop which you can see the before and after in the post “Sprucing Up Master Bedroom with IKEA Fabric”. Then I replaced a brown wooden table with metal trunks to finish. I also added pillows on the bed. I do not want a million pillows on the bed, but I realize that pillows can add more character to the bed and room with a low-budget. I love metal trunks that you can buy cheaply in India and they can be a wonderful storage unit. Besides all that, they are cool looking when you stack two of them on top of each other with the top one in a smaller size. I love how they look as a night stand next to the bed.
Shop Metal Trunks in Mumbai
If you would like to know where I purchased my grey metal trunks in this bedroom, please click on the links below.
The grey metal trunks in the master bedroom are from the following store in Mumbai.
The Gujrat Trunk Depot
Another Trunk Shop I Recommend in Mumbai
Janata Trunk Depot
This is how our bedroom looked like when my family and I first moved into our apartment in Mumbai in August, 2013. Our apartment was pre-furnished. Our current master bedroom was used for a kid room, but we decided to switch rooms with our middle daughter and son’s room for various reasons.
This plastic drawers are one of the most versatile items I have owned. I bought this plastic chest with drawers when we lived in Okinawa, Japan. I used it in our closet. Then I used it in my oldest daughter’s closet in her room in our previous home in Jakarta, Indonesia. Now I use it in my room in the open space next to our wardrobe. I cover the plastic chest with the fabric so that we can hide the plastic look.
3 STAGE UPGRADE
1. With 3 IKEA Frames With Fabric
2. IKEA Fabric Backdrop
3. A Table Replaced With Metal Trunks
I hope that you enjoyed seeing the changes I have made. Making changes in a room may take some time. When I move to a new home overseas (for my husband’s job assignment), I sometimes change a theme or mood of a room from the previous home. I try not to rush into completing the process of decorating so that I don’t buy items on a whim. Also, sometimes your ideas of a room evolves as you see more things. I have learned that patience is the virtue.