I’ve finally poked my head out from under the duvet after the Christmas holidays and started to think about what’s going to be happening in the home this year. Yes, I have at last turned my attention to the dreaded spare bedroom.
You may remember I posted about how I needed to make better use of the biggest bedroom of my two bedroom home, which is currently being used as a guest room, home office and general dumping ground, catch-up here. Well on a wet weekend a few weeks ago I had a go at rearranging the furniture to try and make it a more cohesive space, but no luck. In the end I decided the best solution was to switch bedrooms. So now the spare room has become my bedroom and the guest bedroom / office etc has been put in the small room. And for now, it’s all working. As the space is smaller things seem to fit together a bit better……so small can be good.
So now the new challenge is to redecorate my ‘new’ bedroom to make it a sumptuous sanctuary. I was inspired in the Summer during a visit to Chatsworth House by a chinoiserie design and used it as my starting point for looking for some new wallpaper. These were my top picks.
…….but I went a little astray and picked this little number, which is currently on order. It has a bit of a sheen which will pick up the little light this room gets. I’m hoping the rich colour will bring a warm and a touch of luxury.
I’ve also tasked Mr Husband to make shutters to replace the existing roller blinds, and he is also going to be creating a fire surround to make more of a feature of the hole in the wall we use as a bit of a storage space for general rubbish.
You can see I have a crazy feature wall at the moment; there will be no feature wall, the wallpaper will be going all the way around. Also need to replace the wall lights, there is no central light in this room so I’m going to hunt for suitable wall lights – I’m not a fan of wall lights so I think this will be tricky for me.
And yes in case you’re wondering this is all going to be done on a budget. It’s far too easy when money is no object, where’s the challenge!
However, this is going to take a few weeks to complete so keep following if you want to see the finished result and the bits along the way.