|Urgent attention needed!|
Hmmm - I'm not sure that my bedroom meets those criteria just at the moment. It's desperately in need of some TLC before it can dispense any to me. It suffers from damp - not of the rising sort, more the creeping-through-the-walls sort (250 year old house by the sea doesn't exactly help). Bubbling plaster like this does NOT a sanctuary make.
The delightful built-in wardrobes that we inherited with the house, whilst very practical and capacious, don't exactly scream luxury do they!?
|Great (but ugly) storage|
|Hurray! Spring is here!|
Spring is finally in the air (hurray) and at last we can throw open the windows to let our bedroom air thoroughly before tackling that plasterwork. It's time to bite the bullet and completely redecorate our bedroom and make it into that luxurious bolthole that I've always dreamed of. Now this may be where my problem lies - procrastination and indecision......should I go for a chic "moody dark" hotel style, or perhaps a sexy boudoir? How about cool contemporary minimalism (although I fear that looks lovely on paper, but falls apart in practice when your husband is known for leaving his clothes lying all over the place!)? One thing is for sure, I have to inject some colour into the room, plain white walls (which is what we have right now) are just too clinical for a bedroom.
I read this post by emoov.co.uk about home staging to get an idea on how to update my room even though I'm not in the processing of selling at the moment. I now know that the clutter has to go and that everything needs freshening up.
Lighting is SO important in the bedroom. I have a whole host of requirements; low lighting for romantic ambience, task lighting for reading in bed (check out my current solution!),
|Practical for reading...|
I bought this gorgeous throw in the souk in Muscat, Oman and have decided to use it as the starting point for updating our bedroom. I can pick out a couple of these warm co-ordinating colours as the basis for walls and accessories.
|Great place to start for colour scheme|
Sometimes it's the small touches that can make a big difference - I would love to replace all our mismatched hangers with gorgeous wooden ones and invest in one enormous abstract print to hang on the wall taken from one of my own photographs so it's really personal and unique.
Better crack on now I've got all these ideas!