I thought it would be fun to share the makeover in "real time" starting with the before photos and design plan today, an update or two along the way, and then a final reveal when we finish. Ready to see the see the room?
The upstairs of this house has two bedrooms: one with a queen bed and one with two twins. The second floor has some tricky angles due to the roofline and dormers making space planning a challenge.
The only good place for the beds is where they are now under these dormers. The twin beds snuggle in nicely there though, so that's good!
It's a fairly large room, but with those tricky angles it's a little tough to "fill" the space well. One thing this room has going for it right now though is the incredible natural light it gets from a skylight and a window. During the day, you don't have to turn lights on up there, which is amazing, don't you think?
All in all, it's a very functional room, but it's time to infuse some color!
The plan is to try to use some of the existing pieces and shop the house to keep it budget-friendly, but we're adding several new pieces as well. Those honey-colored wood beds (they used to be my brother's bunk beds when he was a kid - that's the reason they're different heights) are being replaced with some awesome upholstered headboards I'm DIYing. There will be new bed linens and table lamps as well. I'll have more details on the specifics of what we chose for the room once we get a little farther along in the project, but for now, here's the design plan for the space:
Want to see more of the river house and the projects I've done here? Try these posts!
- Living Room Tour
- Dining Room and Den Tour
- Updating Shutters With Paint
- Hand-Painted House Sign
- Transforming a Dated Brass Light Fixture
- Vintage Kitchen Cart Makeover