NC Rental – Daybed Room First Look

Hi guys! I hope that you are enjoying these posts on the first look into our rental. We have been here for a week now, & things are starting to look like home! You can see our front sitting room first look {here} & our office {here}. Today I wanted to show you a tiny little space that is off of the dining room & the stairs leading upstairs. This room is pretty small, has two windows, connects to the downstairs bathroom & some stairs leading downstairs & to the basement. It’s pretty awkward, but it was the perfect place for our daybed & I have actually napped here more than I would like to say already this past week. Moving is tiring! This is what the space looks like a week after moving in….


From the front door of the house & looking in from the sitting room you can see this little daybed room in our home. There is also doors that can be shut as well.

& here is the view of the room from the dining room through the other set of doors. Again the doors can be shut to this room from the dining room as well so it could be used for guests. We use it to nap in & o man it’s a cozy little nook!

A dear friend of mine gave me these tall mirrors. I honestly didn’t have a place for them so I tucked them behind the daybed & I kind of love it. Since we are renting this house we are not hanging much on the walls & this gives me art  with out putting holes in the walls. Perfect! Not sure if they will stay here, but I’m going to paint them, what color do you think I should use? I’m thinking a gray or a creamy white. Thoughts?


There is one window above the bed & one window at the end of the room. To the right is the stairs leading to a door outside & also the basement. To the left is the one bathroom that is downstairs.

I altered my DIY card catalog side tables to make it into one table for this little room & I’m kind of loving it & it’s a handy little table that was free to me!


So what do you guys think of this little room? It’s kind of an awkward space because it connects to so many parts of the home, but we have surprisingly made some use out of it. To me, this space is like a large hallway. A very cozy hallway. What do you think we should call this room? Let me know what you think of the space in the comments below, on my Facebook, & on Instagram! xx


  1. Every new post, every sweet message, every new design and decor tip (not to mention your Friday favorites!!) inspires me and makes me smile. This is the Best. Blog. Ever. True story. xoxo

  2. So cozy! I say leave the mirrors as is. I love the warmth and richness of wood mixed in with the whites and other neutrals!

  3. I’d call it the “napping room” haha. Looks like such a great hideaway. I love all the flow-y whites. How do you keep them so bright & clean? I really want a white or light colored couch but with 4 kids it freaks me out!

    • So glad you like it Kim! I find just washing every once in a while is fine.. but honestly they hardly get dirty… or maybe we don’t see it? haha I also do not have 4 kids running around.. send them over & we will put it to the test! ;)

  4. Love it. What a cozy home. The daybed looks very inviting. I have always love your Not All Who Wander pillow. Do you know how I can purchase one?

  5. Jessica says:

    What a cute house! Seems like that room would make a perfect mud room! Something stylish but practical…

  6. Beautiful room!
    I’d say to a subtle whitewash so that some of the grain pokes through. But if you want to do full coverage, I’d opt for a warm gray.
    Good luck with the rest of your unpacking! I’m in the same situation right now. Busy busy busy! :)

    • My first thought was warm gray!! But I love the idea of the white wash too.. adding that one to my list of options. I just know these mirrors are calling for a change! Thanks for the suggestion. & thank you so much… I wish you luck on your unpacking too.. it’s crazy & keeps you constantly busy haha ;)

  7. I would paint those mirrors a pop out color something bold like one of the colors in a peacock feather. Perhaps a dark turquoise.

    • Love that idea Terri! Maybe our rental needs a pop of color… I like it!!

      • Maybe even black like your little side table I just think a gray or whitewash would just blend into the background where a bolder color would stand out and give the mirrors a reason to be there wall art that won’t damage the walls.

  8. Rondell says:

    If you keep them in your little room I’d get paint to match the stripe in the pillows! Lovely room!

  9. I think the mirrors would look great a gray color, love to cozy space!

  10. Hi Liz Marie, I found you through Abby M Interiors and I’m so glad I did! Your style is so relaxed, I just love it. I’d be calling that little space the dream room, for it’s cozy dreaming spot and its white and light colors ;-)

    • Awww I LOVE Abby!!! I’m so glad you found my little blog & I’m so happy you are here ;) I LOVE that name too.. I don’t know what it is about it, but it’s such a great room to nap in!! Thank you for leaving a comment! xx

  11. I love it. My granny’s house had a room just like this and she had a card table in it. I think a daybed is a great idea! I would paint the mirrors an eggplant color. I’m new (the last week) to your blog and instagram and I’m already planning projects! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

    • I never thought of eggplant! I love the idea of a darker accent color. So glad you are here at the blog by the way.. I’m honored you are following me! xx

  12. I can’t believe how quick you’ve gotten your home together after moving! It looks so beautiful and serene. and I love the character in that quirky space.

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the house!

  13. I’d love to know the name of the paint color you chose on the walls. It’s beautiful! Thanks!

  14. Christina W. says:

    Hi Liz,
    The house is gorgeous! I love the mirrors and as an interior decorator, I think they could benefit from a nice pop of color! You could really go in any direction you please, since the rest of the room is pretty neutral. When I look at the room, a few colors come to mind, such as burgundy or even burnt orange! You have great taste.

  15. I love the idea of grey for the mirrors, but would use one with just a hint of lavendar in the grey.

  16. Hi Liz!

    Love this room and your style and have been a fan ever since I stumbled on your blog a few weeks ago. The mirrors are awesome but I think that just a hint of blue or even green would be great on them. Can’t wait to see the rest of the house!

  17. I am amazed by how quickly you’ve moved into your rental- and it’s a great rental! I think the mirrors would look great neutral: either a shade of lighter gray or white or maybe even a neutral green like general finishes “basil”. Besides, when you move out of the rental, you’ll have more possibilities with a neutral color.

  18. Hi! I just wanted to say that I always love reading your blog!! I was wondering too, where you found this bedspread. I have been looking for a similar one, and haven’t had much luck! Thanks!

  19. great issues altogether, you just won a new reader.
    What would you suggest about your put up that you simply made
    a few days in the past? Any sure?

  20. I love your blog! I’m wondering where you got all the cute throw pillows?


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