The main bedroom of any home should be a sanctuary for those who sleep there…. and I can happily say that this is the case with my new space.
Today I’m taking you behind closed doors… my bedroom door!!
The Main Bedroom Room Reveal is here….
Before the renovations my room was one that could be seen straight into when anyone walked down the passage to the (only) toilet. It wasn’t the best in terms of privacy… but at the time I didn’t realise it. Only in retrospect that I now have a little bit of a passage leading into my room, allowing a bit of space between the passage and my room, do I realise how awesome it is!
Another added bonus is that no one actually needs to walk down the passage as far as my room anymore. The kids only have to go to this family bathroom and guests have their own guest loo, plus both the kids bedrooms are now BEFORE my bedroom which means their friends don’t traipse past my bedroom anymore either! Hooray!
Don’t underestimate privacy when you get to a certain age 😉
This is the little passage you walk into when you enter my bedroom. On the left are the built-in cupboards that still need doors (can you see why I delayed publishing this series for so long??) Anyway they will come… eventually! I’m hoping I’ll get some cupboard doors before my kids move out!
On the right is the door to the en-suite bathroom (more of that coming soon!)
In front of you is a small little desk for working at. When we first moved back in we were all living and sleeping and working in this ONE room. It was wild! Me working at this desk, kids sleeping on the floor, clothes EVERYWHERE. We lived like that for a month!! Crazy times, but I’m so grateful for them. Tricky circumstances and difficult seasons really do bond you as a family and make you appreciate everything that comes after SO MUCH MORE. And I really do!
Anyway I love working at this little desk as it looks out onto the garden and I could watch and hear the birds from here, but I’ve since moved all my paraphernalia to the study so that this is kept clean. Now my husband uses this little space to catch up on work while I’ve set up camp in the study!
The decor in the room is really quite simple. As with the rest of the house I painted the walls white and have kept them clear of any additions such as art or prints just yet… I can’t quite decide if I want to hang anything at all because the truth is that I love escaping to this cool, calm space that is clutter free and really peaceful to the body and mind.
We kept our old head board and bed side tables that were painted by a friend a few years back so that they matched! And the bedside lamps are the same ones I bought at Woolies ages ago.
The only new thing that I did invest in here was some crisp new white linen from Volpes. After making up the bed with the old linen I realised that old white linen never really looks white when used against white walls!!! It seemed to have turned a slightly yellow hue and I wasn’t loving it.
My new linen is from the super soft and luxurious Vintage range and it really does make me LOVE getting into bed every night!
The scatter cushions are from a Woolies sale a long time back and the vintage style bedspread is from Mr Price, again many moons ago (although they do still sell similar ones in their Time & Again range)
I’m loving all the cupboard space… although I could probably have had more… but I had to draw the line! Now I’m just being more disciplined about what clothes and accessories I buy, and getting rid of ones I don’t use. I read Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying, just before moving back in to our new space and it was really great to unpack with a fresh new mindset of how to keep or get rid of things and where and how to store things you do love.
If you struggle with clutter I can really recommend it. Living in a more simple clutter-free way has meant that I feel so much more calm about everything in my life. I love knowing everything has a little place and the S P A C E less stuff creates in your physical and mental space is well worth the time it takes to sort your stuff out! Just start with one area at a time and systematically work you way through a room, and then another and another.
The only other furniture in the room is my chest of draws and mirror that store my makeup, perfume, hair accessories and other bits and pieces…
Hope you enjoyed your sneak peek inside my bedroom… What do you think??
I’d love to hear all your thoughts about my Room Reveals so please do leave a comment below…. And come back next Thursday for another one!
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Images: Kathryn Rossiter