Hello again. So today I thought I'd talk about something I've been looking forward to- for ages! My sister, Anna, and her girlfriend, Angelica, are moving out of the biggest room in the house. Lucky enough for me, I'm next in line to own it! Ever since we moved to this house (4 years ago) I've always wanted that room, or any other room in fact. My current room is on the ground floor, surrounded by thin walls and a lot of noise. In comparison, their room is on the first floor and definitely more quiet, spacious and overall more independent. I thought I'd share a few images of what my room looks like right now, during the transition and once I've fully moved in. Based on the amount of stages, I'm going to split the post into three, over the course of the next month or so. The last two posts won't be until August 30th- as that's when they're moving out.
Layout: At present, my room has very little structure or organisation in terms of where the biggest pieces of furniture are. My room has a fire place, which obviously I can't move, so I have to work round it. Also, I bought a really old piano a while back and it is too heavy to move at all, and it's in my room, set it stone, which is another obstacle making things more difficult. Because of this, there's not much room for my bed, bedside table, wardrobe and desk to be relocated/ moved within my room which means I can't change up the layout of my room at all- I hate it!
Furniture: All of my furniture is pretty cheap- nothing special- but they're all perfect sizes in my room and do the job they're made for. All of the above (including the piano) are wooden pieces of furniture, unpainted and mainly the same kind of style. The bed, bedside table, desk and closet are all made of pine but the piano is a darker wood- possibly spruce. When I move to my new room I'm taking the bedside table, desk and I'm getting Anna's and Angelica's old bed (also pine) and I'm hoping to paint these white but keep a hint of the wooden vibe coming through in places.
Colours: My room has no 'theme' or obvious colour schemes. When I moved in to my current room, it was already painted a light beige colour and I was so excited to move in I didn't bother with painting anything. My smaller furniture such as cushions, curtains, storage boxes, wash baskets and basic décor are all a large variety of colours that do not match (in my opinion). By the time my new room is empty and ready for me to move in, I'll be painting it a light shade of grey or white so that the colour is simple and I don't have to worry about things not matching with the walls.
Storage: In my room there's not much space to store 'bits and bobs' apart from a built-in window seat, but this can only hold so much 'stuff'. I also have drawers in my desk where I store stationary and school books, etc. but it does tend to get full pretty easily. My dad gave me three sets of IKEA storage cubes with drawers which I have under my bed and store all my face and body lotions and other 'wash stuff'. However, my new room has an en suite and has cupboards to store all of this and more. The room has a built in wardrobe and shelves which is where I plan to put stationary and school related items that I don't use on the daily.
I've attached some photos of the room and hopefully the visuals can help you understand what I'm talking about. If anybody has any suggestions on what I should do with any furniture, décor or how I should organise anything like clothes, books, stuff, etc. do let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading.
See you soon! -Mariella