Last year in July, we completed our eldest Daughters bedroom, I wrote about it at the time but thought I would share with you some more detailed images of it, that were taken for Hammonds.
Hammonds designed and supplied us with the fitted furniture in the room, including the headboard, shelving and the desk, and we couldn’t have been happier with the results. We also changed from carpet to this amazing vinyl floor. It was the best decision we could have made, and have since used it in my youngest daughters room, and currently I’m having it laid in my hallway and down stairs toilet, I’m so impressed with it. Its incredibly hard wearing, easy to clean and works brilliant in a child’s bedroom, high traffic area, well just about anywhere.
This bedroom has been a revelation, and getting Nia out of her room is the only tricky thing nowadays. I know this is a typical teenager trait, but it definitely increased since she got her new and improved bedroom.
Here is what it looked like before : *ashamed face*
The problems were endless, we’d tried to make small changes, but we kept coming up with the same issues after a few weeks at best months. It needed a radical overhaul. It lacked storage, and always looked messy jumbled and was uncoordinated, even for my eclectic tastes.
Hammonds truly came to the rescue, sending us one of their top designers so that we could achieve a modern bedroom with oodles of storage, and one that would grow with her most importantly. We have been living with the room (well at least Nia has) for the over 6 months and it looks just as good as it did the day it was fitted. It feels like a calm and bright space. Even though we decided to use some dark wood and darker wall colours, the light still bounces around thanks to the mirrors and the choice of reflective surfaces.
These shelves which were also added by Hammonds are perfect for Nia to show off her bits and pieces. The wallpaper of our local area, works brilliantly.The lighting was crucial, and we added task and more ambient lighting, and it really works. Especially as the bulbs in the lamp and main light double up as speakers for her music.
I think we learnt a lot doing our teens bedroom, and it made the next bedroom renovation for the 6 year old much easier. We realised our mistakes of ironing over the cracks when it comes to storage, and underestimating how much is needed for the future, so made sure we added much more than we thought we needed.
I’d love to know what you think, and if you have any questions about using a company such as Hammonds for a bedroom, I would be happy to answer them.
With thanks to Steve Davies and Hammonds for the use of the photographs.