With our main guest bedroom finally nearing completion and our usual inability to completely finish one project before starting the next one, we’re now looking ahead to transforming our fourth bedroom.
As usual, we’re probably getting ahead of ourselves, but we would like to turn around this room really quickly and for us, the best way of getting things done quickly, is having a clear plan to work to.
There’s quite a bit of building work to complete before we can think about decorating, but it’s nice to think about something prettier than plasterboard and heating pipes for a change.
- Like with all other bedrooms in the house, we’d like a calming and relaxing space. As this room is going to be more of a multipurpose room, we’d really like it to be neutrally decorated, too. That way, we can accessories and customise the space as much or as little as we’d like to personalise it for our guests. We generally tend to gravitate towards cool, light colours and for this room we’re thinking of something like Gauze (106) by Little Greene. But, for the first time in this house, we’re thinking of adding some wallpaper, too.
- We love our sanded floorboards and have them in every room (except for the bathroom). This is the only room where sanding them isn’t going to be possible. Some of the floorboards were missing and have been patched up and replaced with different ones meaning that there would always be a visible difference between the old and new floorboards. It’s a bit of a radical departure for us, but we’re thinking we’d quite like to install a white painted plywood floor in here.
- Whilst the room is large enough for a double bed, we’re only planning on having a single bed (possibly with pull-out guest bed) in here. It’ll give us the flexibility for occasional extra guests, but will be more practical for the smaller room and we assume that it will mainly be used by our nephews, so there’s really no need for anything larger.
- Okay, so I admit it. I’m pretty much not capable of putting together a room without adding an Eames design classic somewhere. I just love the classic RAR Rocking Chair and think it would go perfectly in the corner of the room – or just any room for that matter!
- As much as we don’t really like carpet, we do love to add rugs to our rooms. I really love this Felt Ball Rug. It has a bright and fresh feel which would also go well with the bright yellow lamp. It’s nice to introduce different textures that will hopefully give the room a softer feel.
- Who doesn’t love a bit of bunting? This fun colourful bunting would definitely add a splash of colour to the room! It’s such a fun and easy way to add a bit of personality to the room without breaking the bank.
- When having such a neutral backdrop, we love to add some fun touches through accessorizing. We came across this bright yellow lamp a while ago and the size, shape and colour are ideal for this bedroom.
We’ll probably end up changing our minds more than a few times before the room is anywhere near finished, but for now, this is the general look and feel we’re aiming to achieve in the bedroom. Fingers crossed that having a plan to work to will also keep us motivated when were covered in dust from doing the building work necessary to get the decorating stage.
Do you have a way of staying motivated through projects? Do you also like to put together a mood board as a way of planning your room? Do you have experience with white painted floors?