I know you all've been on pins and needles waiting to find out if we went with the box spring or not with our found-on-the-street West Elm bed frame. Thank you all for your helpful comments. Since we are modernists and shrimpy, we decided to go without the box spring for easier leaping into bed and a more minimalist look.
In my spendy whirlwind, I bought a gray blanket from Kmart on sale and with an online promo code for $16.19. It's a light silvery gray and very soft. Any Kmart New Media Marketing Persons out there listen up - my online shopping experience with Kmart was perfecto. I was sucked in via an ad in the September issue of Glamour, which featured these Mary Janes. While at Kmart.com, I tossed in the blanket and a sweater I had no need for but couldn't resist for $6. Lots of brand-new shrink-wrapped fun for only $33.88.
Speaking of spending, now I'm looking for better lighting in the bedroom and thought some sconces hooked to the headboard might help. Also sconces could eliminate some night stand clutter. But sconces are ridiculously expensive. Plus you need two of them. I searched all my favorite rock-bottom lighting places and finally landed on this architect's lamp from the Crate and Barrel outlet for a mere $30 a piece.
I love swing-arm lighting, expecially of the brushed silver kind, which tend to run $150 to $200 a pop. But is this incarnation too office looking? Below I cut and pasted the lamps to the headboard.
What do you think? Mr. Bromeliad says I can buy whatever I want as long as it's 'not a pillow.'