It has taken me over two years to finally ALMOST finish decorating the whole house here in Japan. I have been focusing on the master bedroom lately, and I think I have FINALLY finished with it- for the time being at least. I like to change things often, as Drew knows and LOVES. I mean TDYs are only for painting walls and building new furniture while your husband is gone, no?
Also, pro tip. When we got married 5 years ago, Drew told me no florals, no girly things, no pink in our home unless it was in my office. I do not have an office here. It has taken me almost 5 years to slowly and discreetly integrate my love of flowers and pink/purple into our home, but I have done it, and he still lives here willingly. You’re welcome, ladies.
This is a 3 bedroom townhome on Main Base in Misawa. We have the “B” unit, and our style of home is one with the fully covered porch on the front. The front door opens directly to face the stairs with the kitchen to the left.
Below are all the product links for you to shop. These are active as of December 2019! If something doesn’t work in the future, you can always DM me on Instagram, and I can try to find an updated link for you, or at least give you the retailer.
Bed + Bedding
Our bed is a king size, and the frame is the BEST thing we have ever bought. SO easy with moving and assembly.
They don’t currently have the print shown here in stock, but I linked the most similar one. We have like 4 sets of these flannel sheets and rotate them weekly all winter long. SO soft and they wash so well too.
My current top quilt as shown in the grey color on the bed is sold out, but I will link the one below from Kohl’s that is the closest to mine! Sonoma consistently makes quality stuff, especially in bedding!
Pom Duvet Cover
(+ Duvet insert)
I have washed this several times since I got it like a month ago (darn dirty kids!) and it has held up beautifully. I even wash the duvet and cover together, then dry it partially and just spread it out over the couch to dry all night. Works great. Not sure why the reviews are only 4/5 on it, because I would give it 5.
Herringbone Purple Blanket
Still searching for this one! Originally got it as a wedding gift from Target. It’s Threshold brand and SUPER heavy, but I do not currently see anything like it on the site.
The blanket sitting in the crate at the end of the bed is actually originally from Target on clearance, and I can’t seem to find one that is similar or reasonably priced, so I linked the most similar and best priced one on Amazon I could find!
Decor above the bed-
Unfortunately I can’t link these little wood planks, because I created them by destructing a wooden box lamp I found that was soaking wet on the curb haha.
The floral arrangement is also made by yours truly, from a stick I found in my front yard, some twine from a package I was about to throw away, and like 10 stems of Daiso flowers. I may sell these in the future- shoot me a DM on Instagram if you would be interested!
I linked the closest I could find to these. I wish I could link the originals, because I have loved them for YEARS. Originally from Kohl’s!
When I first saw the setup of the master bedroom, I wasn’t sure our King size bed, dresser, etc. etc. would fit.
Spoiler: put your dressers in your closets if you want more floor space. Makes sense anyway- the rest of your clothes are already there.
We use the top of our dresser to store our towels since the cabinet space is lacking in the townhome bathrooms anyway. Keeps things nice and uncluttered in the bedroom.
Then, to get even more floor space, I built shelves and put everything on the wall.
Be sure to either find your studs (ours are solid metal for sure, so we can’t drill into them) or HEAVILY anchor shelving. Also, I highly do NOT recommend placing anything heavy on the shelves unless you want an entire wall’s worth of drywall on your floor. I’m super careful about putting any weight on these!
All three were a TDY project- just some wood from Homac and stain from Daiso!
Amy is local to Misawa, so message her if you need something custom made!
This is a set of 3 tobacco baskets from Target, and is only $9 for the set! The white basket on the wall below is also from it. Follow the “bullseye’s playground” seasonally online- this kind of gorgeous stuff is added ALL the time!
The other tan baskets above are all from Daiso or Seria! They are also currently hung with push pins as shown. Don’t judge me, sometimes ya’ just can’t disrupt nap time by hammering into the wall.
Kohl’s JUST stinkin’ took down the listing for this sign, and I’m bummed because it’s SO beautifully carved! I linked a similar style one.
Both frames above are from Belle Maison from Kohl’s, but neither are sold anymore. I linked a pretty similar one from Amazon above! I have never disliked anything I have bought from the Belle Maison line at Kohl’s, though!
Container for Sand Dollars
So I only add this one in here, because I love this DIY hack. Woodwick candles are one of my favorite candles (despite the awful things that candles release into the air haha) and I LOVE reusing the jars! I use a lighter and melt most of the wax out of the jar when I am down to the last little bit, then just run it through the dishwasher to make sure it’s completely clean. Perfect for cotton balls, q-tips, sea glass, or sand dollars.
P.s.this is the best beach for finding whole, huge sand dollars in Misawa, Japan!
Small plants & pots are all from Daiso!
I have 3 of these in my home, and do not regret it. Join my deals group– I post cute diffusers there all the time. I got both of mine in this style for $7! (Yes, it is originally $28!)
Both floral arrangements are from Daiso. I really like fake flowers, y’all. Both vases were thrifted! (If you’re E4 & below, take full advantage of your thrift store credit each month! The thrift store is the BEST.)
This it the 16×20 and I have like 6 of these in my house and love them. Wait until they go on sale- sometimes they are like $14!
Amy is so talented, and beware- you will want everything from her shop. She’s also local in Misawa, so message her if you need something custom made!
I picked these nightstands up on the curb, but they are originally from Ashley Furniture! I personally think they look better and have more character as they age and get scratched. If I can ever find the EXACT stands I will link them, but for now I linked basically the exact same stand, just slightly less rounded edges.
Just got these from Target about a week ago and couldn’t love them more.
All of the florals seen on my nightstands were also made from Daiso flowers.
The wooden pieces that the lamps are on come from the curb (small box) and beachcombing (round planks.) Trash is treasure, y’all! Also full disclosure, beachcombing is massively addictive.
These are seriously the best baskets ever. We have the small versions for things like my books, and the large ones for Henry and Ellie’s toys.
Also, I love ALL THINGS from this seller. La Jolie Muse is my most purchased from vendor on Amazon. (Again, join the deals group. I post codes from her all the time!)
This is the 5’x7′ version, which unbelievably SHIPS APO! Took about 2 months to arrive for me, but so worth it. NuLoom is my jam, you’ll hear me rave about them nonstop. I think we have 4 rugs from them. All have shipped here! (Sorry post office volunteers and staff, I know you hate me.)
Still trying to find this bad boy online. I bought it at Kohl’s years ago on clearance for $5. Story of my life.
Blanket Storage & The Rest
I actually picked this up off the BEACH! Favorite find during beachcombing so far, minus my floats of course. It came from some sort of boat, and as soon as I saw it I knew it would be in my home.
These blankets from Cuddl Duds are the BEST. SO cozy, and they stay SO soft even after washing. I have 4 and want 3 more.
This one came with a comforter set from Target that is in Henry’s room. Don’t try to find it, just buy a Cuddl Duds blanket. You’re welcome.
Also a Daiso creation of mine, but I have a tutorial for it HERE!
This one came from Amazon, but you should absolutely join my deals group instead of buying one for full price. I post letter boards constantly there with codes making them $3-$7ish!
It doesn’t have great reviews on Kohls.com, but I love mine! Just don’t hang or put anything too terribly heavy on it, because it is small and lightweight.
These are longer than the wall, #1 because the curtain rod is actually currently kind of hanging out of the wall due to my children, and #2 because I can’t stand too-short curtains. I order the 95″ ones for the Misawa housing because I prefer ceiling to ground curtains, 100%.
Also, hack for you: A small floor length mirror fits perfectly for us behind the sliding door to our bathroom! Not sure if every townhome is this way, but it’s the perfect way to hide a $10 mirror and not look like you just rolled out of bed each morning.
(If you know me, you know this door stays opened in front of the mirror a lot, clearly. Haha.)
ALSO, know that 90% of the time, my bedroom has dirty clothes, papers, legos, dishes, and probably the socks I slipped off my feet at 2am on the floor. Most of these photos I pushed crap out of the way to photograph the nice clean composition, and my life is just as chaotic and cluttered as yours. Don’t look at my photos like I look at those on Instagram and wish your house were as clean as mine, because there is undeniably a dirty diaper resting under my bed right now, and I am okay with that.