So where do you land your bedroom in the house that does not have the modern conveniences of ample closet space and a master bath? Here's where an old home, which my husband Keith calls a “collection of rooms”, gets interesting.
Actually, as I will soon show you, THIS is the perfect room!
See the closet door below to the left of the big cabinet?
It's a walk through closet that, on the backside, opens another door into a large room in an addition onto the original home. One day this door pictured will be the doorway into our master bathroom and closet. About half of the space in the large room of the addition will be dedicated to our master bath and closet.
We will not have to alter the structure of the original home to do this!...win!
The bedroom itself isn't large but has a lovely high ceiling, original hardwood floor, fireplace (inoperable) and mantle. It also has a small 3 foot wide window.
Honestly, the little window was blah and needed some help.
Solution: Use a window treatment to create the illusion that the window is as wide as our queen size bed.
I used 4 curtain panels and the existing curtain rod which actually expanded to just the right width. The outer 2 panels are a dark taupe. The inner 2 are a sheer white. This covers the walls outside the little window but allows light to stream in through the little window.
So now it looks like a big, spacious window! Daylight filters in casting a lot of shadows. It's the kind of room that’s good to take a nap in but not blackout so a person would sleep and never realize the time.
Some of my favorite things are in this lovely room:
The walls were paneled at some point, likely in the 1960's or 70's, and then painted white. Although way better than dark paneling, I'm not a huge fan of the current all white decor trend.
I’m thinking about painting the walls Sherwin Williams Contented with white trim and mantel. Contented is a soft, light green-gray color. I think this would highlight the beautiful fireplace and mantel better. The other factor with maybe not going with the current white color is that the much of the upstairs will need to be painted white with all its dormers and angles. I can only do so much white.
Still to complete in this room:
1. Refinish the original main door to the room.
2. Find an antique door that will fit the opening into the future bath and closet.
3. Add a master bath and closet in the addition adjacent to this room.
4. Clean up old registers.
5. Decide on a paint color for the master bedroom paneling. The trim will be SW Pure White.