Winter is the perfect time to take on a little home decorating project. It gives you something to do while your waiting for the evening light and warm temperatures to return.
This January I decided to take on redecorating a small bedroom in our home. A room desperately in need of a fresh coat of paint and a new purpose. The task? Turning this drab, unused space into a cozy reading oasis.
The idea took shape when I spotted this amazing print from Sweet Sycamore in a Canadian Living magazine. The idea grew from there.
A great shade of paint (Antiqued Aqua, Benjamin Moore), a comfy chair, some lighting and a few bookcases later and I love my new room! It’s a great place to hang out and chill, with plenty of storage for future book purchases.
I’m still searching for the perfect curtains (aren’t they so hard to find?) and I may add a few details over time but overall I’m very happy with how it turned out. It was a great use of my indoor winter time and now I have a space that is much more useful for me.
A special feature of the room that my husband insisted on are hammock hooks. You know, in case chairs just aren’t your thing. I was resistant at first but it was a huge hit at our annual Stoutfest party last weekend and I must admit it’s pretty comfy (don’t tell my husband!). Also, it’s easy to take down so it doesn’t have to dominate the room all the time.
Have you taken on any indoor winter projects to get you through the coldest months?
I’d love to hear about them!