Hey, friends! I am alllmost done sharing the before versions of our rooms. If you’re super tired of seeing blue carpet by now, I don’t blame you! It’s been REALLY fun to share these with you. And in the next week or two we’ll be moving on to phase two: the progress reports. And in January I’ll start touring spaces (which, crazy as it is, I plan to do for all of 2016 and probably most of 2017 too!).
Anyway! I mentioned in our empty house tour that we chose to prioritize a double guest room. It’s two bedrooms and one shared bathroom. I realize it may seem excessive, but we’ve already used both rooms at once TWICE in the two months we’ve been living here. Once when my parents came at the same time as my brother and his daughter and once when my friend came with her husband and their FIVE children. We LOVE entertaining and having guests and we plan to use these rooms a LOT.
I’m combining them into one post even though I’ll probably post the tours separately later on.
So this first room is the first bedroom you come to in our hallway of bedrooms. We decided to turn it into a family/kid-friendly room.
We are furnishing this room with a bunk bed that has a full size mattress on the bottom and a twin on the top. So it’ll be pretty versatile. I originally thought of it for my brother and his six year old daughter, but it’s also useful for families with three or more kids or times when we need more than one adult-sized bed.
And on to the second room….
My number one priority in this room is comfort. It doesn’t need to be an elaborate room, but it has to be cozy for our guests. A comfy bed and a room that’s nice and dark in the early morning are important. And, of course, we’d like it to be a cool looking space as well.
I don’t have a clear vision for these rooms yet, and my biggest fear is that they’ll look like an afterthought. So I’m going to put a lot of planning and effort into them to make them really special spaces. What would you do with these spaces if they were in your house? xx- Elsie
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson.