Just a few days before Christmas feels like the strangest time to be writing about letting more light and air into our bedroom but as 2015 comes to an end, our thoughts are turning (as always, in a million different ways!) to a long list of home improvements we might tackle in 2016.
One of the rooms we keep on coming back to is our bedroom, up on the top floor in a loft conversion that the previous owners completed. It’s a super size with two velux windows in the roof on one side and a window overlooking the garden on the opposite side and whilst there’s more than enough room to swing several tigers let alone cats, we can’t help thinking that the space isn’t being used to its full potential. The only place currently for the bed to go is under the eaves which means we can’t sit up easily in bed and there’s a vast swathe of dead space in the middle of the room.
Our heads are full of ideas to improve the room and make it not only more functional but a more sanctuary-style space and at the moment we’re considering turning the under-eaves area into a walk-in dressing room/storage space which means we could remove the wardrobes and relocate the bed. A house sold recently nearby that had such a cleverly designed loft conversion with exactly this type of layout and until I saw it online I had no idea that we even had that potential.
They’d also made extra use of wall space overlooking their garden by fitting double doors and a Juliette balcony, again something we hadn’t thought of. Our window is fine but if there are ways to improve it, then why not? As it’s at the top and in a more modern build compared to the rest of the house it can get very stuffy in the summer and having doors instead of windows would be the perfect way to cool the room down as well as bring in extra light. We have nothing behind us apart from the garden and huge oak trees at the bottom so it’s a fairly calm and peaceful view by London standards, it would be so dreamy to let as much of the outside in as possible.
As always for inspiration I’ve turned to Pinterest (credit the above image here) and you can see my Juliette balcony board here. You never know, maybe Pete might be encouraged to stand at the bottom and express some romantic declarations 😉
Do you think we’re mad to want to change things that don’t even really need it?!
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