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Our bedroom is really a dual duty room, like most of the rooms in our house. We just don’t have the space for a different room for everything and the bedroom is very large so it’s now our bedroom and my office. And since it has the only closet in the house it’s also the storage room.
Previously it had plaster coming off the ceiling and walls, brittle trim and doors, and no closet.
I chose a metal bed frame for something that fit the bed but was less bulky in the room. I also found a pretty blue quilt to add a little color in the room.
I’m not sure how the previous owners lived without a ceiling fan, ours is on every day! We added this nice small ceiling fan to move around the air. We also have a window air in here for summer. Since it’s upstairs it gets very very hot in here. To the west of the bed I have a little alcove that is my office and reading area. I have a nice bookshelf and a comfy chair with my desk in the opposite corner. The curtain in here isn’t my favorite but the yard light shines right in this winter so a light blocking curtain is a must if I want to get any sleep!
I love this vintage style bookcase from Sauder! It’s a distressed white so it fits in my house style well and it’s very study and holds a lot. I have my sewing things and my office notebooks in the bottom and the top will be for some of my books. So far I’ve been unable to find my books which are in storage in one of our barns but when I do find them, they will be going here!
This is the corner of the alcove with my little desk. I only use a laptop for blogging and for work so it fits! I also use my sewing machine here (which you can see on top of the fireplace). I need a smaller lamp for my desk but we had this one left from our other house so it will do for now! We picked up the electric fireplace on clearance this spring and it really makes the room cozy when it’s cold out. This is supposed to be one of the more efficient models and heats our bedroom well (there is no heat upstairs in our house).
Another shot of my desk and our fireplace. You can see the floor here also. Like the rest of the house we were able to refinish the floors up here to the original flooring after we tore out all the carpet. It’s beautiful! I did put a rug over the main part of the floor (the alcove) and I hope to put in one more by the door before winter to keep the floor from getting too chilly when it’s cold.
Here you can see our closet! I’ve never had a walk in closet before and even though it’s our only closet I feel all fancy. 🙂 Hubby made the closet so it slopes with the walls upstairs. It’s still very large in there and I use it to hold clothing, craft supplies, office supplies, and much more.
And finally, here’s the door that comes out onto the landing upstairs. I have a chest in the corner of the room (it was my hope chest when I was growing up!) and we store all our extra linens and blankets in here. I hope to be able to put a full length mirror over here eventually too. My mom had one of the ones that sat on the floor (instead of on the wall) and I always loved that style so I would love one here eventually!
Cleaner, lighter, insulated, nothing falling from the ceiling. I will take it! 🙂
I haven’t done much decorating in here yet and I know I’m so boring because I painted the entire room white but I looked at a few attic rooms that were painted with color and I felt like it made them look so much smaller, you know I’m all about creating as much space as possible, even if it’s just an illusion!
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*This post is sponsored by Sauder, but any and all opinions are very much my own.