As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I have been doing a lot of ‘nesting’ since Frey and I have been back home. I’m finally getting around to doing all those little jobs that I’ve been planning to do for ages, putting up the odd picture here and there, clearing out that messy corner in the kitchen. There are some big jobs that I’ve been planning too, one of which being the second bedroom, which is actually the converted attic.
We have lived in this house for two years, and the attic room was always one of my favourite things about it. It’s got lovely painted white floorboards and white walls, and low ceilings, it’s really light and really cosy. I firstly had visions of a beautiful spare room, I was thinking pale pink shabby chic, and then when I discovered I was pregnant it was going to be a beautiful nursery. However Frey’s cot is in the main bedroom with me, and I can’t imagine it moving anywhere else for quite some time!
Unfortunately, despite my big ideas, pinterest boards, and piles of country living magazines, the second bedroom has been a junk room for over two years. Boxes of ‘stuff’ (goodness knows what!) still unopened from when we moved in, along with anything we didn’t quite have a home for, it was all ‘popped up in the top room for now’. This is what I’m working with…
My new plan is to turn it into an office and playroom, so that Frey and I can spend some time up there in the day, with a safe place for him to play and for me to work, and a place to store his toys and my craft supplies, so they’re all together and to hand. Of course it would still need to function as a spare room too.
One of the things I need to think about is window coverings. The room has roof windows, and it gets very warm in the summer and quite cold in the winter, which is one of the reasons I haven’t turned it into a nursery. I love the new Roman Blinds from VELUX. There are 20 different types of cloth, so if I decide to redecorate again (which is pretty likely considering all the ideas I’ve had for this room so far) then I can just change the fabric! VELUX also make black out blinds, which would be really useful if Frey ever does have this room as his bedroom.
I shall keep you posted on how I get on! Let’s hope that my lovely attic room will progress beyond a junk room and into something inspirational.
*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VELUX. All opinions are my own.