Attic Plans // Paint colours, Clutter and New Blinds!
The large bedroom room at the very top of our house is currently lacking both purpose and personality. Ever since we moved in, we’ve had no real use for it and so it has become the dumping ground for all our clutter.
Currently I use it as an eBay room/office and Emilia uses it as a play room, of sorts! There’s a bed, a desk and a whole heap of junk that I am still working through selling/donating/etc. My absolute main goal for this year is to finally clear every last item that we no longer use and turn this room into a proper office and guest bedroom.
First thing I’ll be doing is getting rid of that kingfisher blue wall for sure! I’m really into neutrals at the moment and once the room has been decorated it’ll be time to get started on lighting, blinds, new bedding and storage.
These are some of the paint shades I am debating at the moment for that back wall and the rest of the room. All of them are good old Farrow & Ball!
The other bits that we need to purchase will be essential to make the room fit for purpose. An ergonomic office chair, good lighting and suitable blinds are essential if I’m going to get any work done in there!
I’m all over anything that is well designed and will last for years and this article I read recently on the rise of ‘buy me once’ shopping has really inspired me to continue buying better quality products that last a lifetime.
I really like the idea of the 2-in-1 VELUX blackout and awning blinds from the VELUX shop. Our attic gets insufferably hot in the summer and these blinds offer the solution of providing blackout as well as effective light and heat control. Usually I have to relocate to working downstairs in the summer as the room gets so hot so this would be absolutely ideal!
According to the website, this particular blind solution offers 100% blackout and 90% heat reduction. Perfect for a guest bedroom and day office solution! Also, if we do go down the route of turning this room into Emilia’s bedroom further down the line, the VELUX Blinds website also sell a range of themed blinds suitable for children including both Disney and Star Wars designs. They look incredible!
We have so many options for this room. I can’t wait to finish clearing out the clutter and make it usable again!