After many weeks of struggling to find spare weekends, the room is finally finished! To see the before pictures, click here.
Let me begin by saying that I had a great time decorating this room and my sister is a great "client" with great taste. The completed project is more of a collaboration of ideas and shopping trips between me and her.
Let's scroll down to the photos!
This is the actual view of the room when you enter from the door.
A lot of the items in the room are either bought from Ikea or revamped old furniture. The white bookshelf you see in the photo above was previously grey with black trim. I asked my sister to paint it white using the extra paint that was used to paint the door.
The blue is a Nippon paint called 'Shy Sky'. I'm glad it turned out the shade we wanted it to - a cool, blue-grey.
This is what you see when you enter the room.
The challenge we faced was finding a place for the huge desk with the computer and it's hideous wires. My sister spends a lot of her time on the computer (yes, you do, sis. Don't deny it), so the option of having it any where else but her bedroom was a no-no.
After making multiple rearrangements of the bed, desk and the bookshelf, we decided that this was the best layout.
The wicker in the room - the chair at the desk and the baskets on the bookshelf - help to add texture to the room which mainly consists of clean lines.
The blank space of wall above the bookshelf would look great if we had a mirror to hang. But that will need to wait for now as we have already exceeded the initial budget.
Finally, a new lamp! The butterflies in the pretty frame are actually confetti from the Coldplay concert my sister went to in Singapore.
The wardrobe - I wanted a simple neutral colour so that it would not overwhelm the room.
If you notice, the ceilings have been lowered. They are no longer slanted. The previous high ceilings resulted in poor air circulation - lowering them down helps to cool the room better. The main reason the makeover took so long was because we needed to replaster the ceilings for the whole second floor of my mother's house. Now the second floor is cool and comfortable!
Some small details on the desk.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the photos of the completed room! As for me, I'm happy that my sister is happy.
Now I'm looking for my next makeover project, and I've got my sight set on this room:
Have a wonderful day!