For over a year, our spare bedroom was used as a dumping ground for boxes and things that didn’t have a place in the rest of the house.
I think this must be how most young, child-less couples in 2 bedroom houses live, and if not, props to you guys!
Anyway I was getting fed up with treating our guests to a badly blown up air mattress and bedside tables fashioned from old cardboard boxes, so we decided to give it a bit of a makeover! *Cue 90s teen movie montage*
The above is a really bad before photo of the spare room. It’s not even my photo… or my bed for that matter. I stole it from the estate agent listing from when we bought the house because I failed to take my own ‘before’ pic… so I guess, credit to YourMove? Soz everyone for being a failure of a blogger.
Ready for the ta-da moment?
All wide-angle photography lenses aside, I’m pretty chuffed with the transformation. Not only is there the obvious furnishing and layout changes going on here, you’ll also notice a certain brand new heat source has appeared. Oh hey there, central heating!
We also added new laminate flooring and gave the walls a lick of fresh paint (look I did a feature wall *much excite*!).
Our theme for the room (in case it’s not evident), was dark grey, black and copper – because that’s all pretty on-trend now, right? I also wanted to add a bit of colour (so unlike me, but hey, the spirit moved me) so I picked up these gorgeous abstract prints by Caleb Troy from Society6.
Had to jump on the bar cart trend too, didn’t I.
Although Alice pointed out that placing such a treasure trove of alcohol in the guest room could be rather too trusting, I think it’s the perfect addition to the space. Plus I have no idea what I would have put there instead (and it’s handy for storing camera bits too!).
^ This room spray is the one, by the way.
It’s from Tesco and it somehow reminds me of my childhood but in the best and most fashionable way, I promise.
So, on a slight tangent, you may have noticed that this sofa ^ looks suspiciously similar to the sofa in my living room. That would be because they are the same sofa – I have two of the same exact sofa in one house.
You see, this Ikea’s Finest sofa is not just a sofa; it is a double sofabed, with extra storage in the corner section. It comes in my favourite shade of grey. It also costs less than £400.
For the life of me, I couldn’t find a corner-sofa-bed-storage seating solution anywhere that was as good value as that. So I bought a second one, exactly the same.
This isn’t even sponsored by Ikea (I wish!) – I just feel I have to tell you this because to me it felt uncomfortable to do such a thing. I don’t know if other people think this is fine and normal, but to me it felt wrong to buy two of the same sofa.
But here I am, enjoying duplicate sofa life.
I hope you’re suitably impressed by this makeover! I love seeing home renovations etc, so comment below if you’ve got one to share :)
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