Our main bedroom is a great size and has ample space for a King Size bed, as well as bed side tables and even a hall table tucked up against the wall (along with lots of clutter and a sleepy dog; my apologies 🙂 Unfortunately, the ensuite bathroom and walk in wardrobe were rather cramped and certainly only meant to be occupied by one person at a time. To see how I accomplished extra space in the ensuite bathroom, read my blog: Lyndie’s ensuite bathroom makeover.
After sacrificing our walk-in wardrobe to become part of a very large bathroom, we realised that we had to create a solution for storing clothing, suitcases and the like. We have a window on either side of the bed, so this limited our ability to create a built-in wardrobe on that side of the room. Luckily, we had an additional cavity where the walk-in wardrobe used to be, that wouldn’t interfere with the size of the bathroom. This instantly became a linen cupboard, so I’m super keen on that extra storage!
The adjoining room is a rumpus room, where the kids watch telly and play computer games. We decided to “steal” space there, as they would probably not even notice! In order to do this, we moved the wall next to our bed by 600mm into the rumpus. We then created a cavity in which we installed a built-in wardrobe. The rumpus room is now 600mm smaller and our room can have a built-in wardrobe!
I’ve never made a secret of my love for the ocean, so I wanted to give our bedroom a very informal look with a coastal twist. A palette of light blue combined with crisp white would certain make me want to spend some quality time in bed. In Winter, dark grey bedding combined with caramel accents and softer, washed out greys will make a great alternative to the lightness of our Summer bedding. The satin white cupboard doors in shaker style go perfectly with this style, as well as complementing the rest of the house.
Of course, the room could do with a few extra bits like new bedside lamps and tables, but I’ll gradually work towards that in the next few months.
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Cheerio ’til next time!