Bedroom Makeover Reveal
Some rooms are just tricky. My daughter’s bedroom was converted from an attic space many decades ago, so the ceilings are slanted down both sides and the only light enters through a small window on the east end wall. There’s no true closet in this room, just a small storage area accessed through a mini-door. My girls have always referred to it as the “monster closet” (you know, because of the monsters in there!). For her 13th birthday, my daughter asked for a more grown-up room – no pink and no vintage.
This room was often dark and always a bit crowded before, I have found that there are at least five things that can affect how you perceive the size of an interior space: lighting (natural and/or artificial), color, color placement, ceiling height, and furniture arrangement. I considered all of those things when redesigning this space. Popping in a new window dormer on the side wall would have been a great solution, but that was NOT in the budget.
The Watercolour Trend
My January issue of Canadian House & Home magazine informs me that one of the top trends trickling down from the runway to home interiors is watercolour. I'm happy that some of my design sources tell me what's fashionable in clothing right now, because these days I've chosen to remain completely clueless about what's up and coming in the fashion world. Its a self-preservation technique, really, because during my pregnancy, I gained 50 pounds, and while I've dropped 40 of it over the last 3 months, the last nasty ten needs to go away before I can start getting excited about new clothes again. So while I'm certainly not filling my closet with any of the latest trends, when it comes to home decor, one size fits all, and I'm loving all of the watercolour-inspired items starting to appear.