Unprepossessing, to say the least. Tired bedlinen is never exciting, and that office chair and shelf of files would guarantee traumatic flashbacks for anyone who had come to escape that soul-sucking treadmill that is the world of work. But this makeover just shows what a difference a few small tweaks can make to the feel of a room:
A fresh coat of paint brings light into this south-facing bedroom, while a pillowy-soft new duvet and bedlinen just call out to be dived into:
A plush new rug in a neutral shade adds a luxurious finishing touch and a treat for bare feet that have just stepped out of bed:
But the biggest difference comes from turning that corner-office into a welcoming breakfast-area. Files have given way to flowers, wicker storage and space for toiletries and that horrid swivel chair has been replaced by simple seating and a space for tea for two. This inspires me to make the kind of simple changes that take a space from sad to glad overnight.