Thursday, November 25, 2010

Refurbished bedroom: Closet heaven

So I finally did what I have dreamt of for a number of years. I tore down the old wall between the bedroom and the entrance hallway, and had it built up again further out, making the bedroom bigger and the hallway smaller. I also had a sliding door put up between the rooms. That gave me enough room to put in not just one, but two, sliding door closets. In my little flat, that's the maximum storage space I can possibly get!

This is what the old room looked like:

 All white

 Door from the hallway going into the room, taking up valuable space

 Very little room to store clothes and stuff

And the new: The walls are painted with a color called White linen (a greyish light brown), and the closet doors are whitewashed wood, with the wood showing through in a color that matches the wall paint. (The wall is all one color, the light stripe is just reflection from the mirror.)

 Sliding door closets to the left...

...and the right. I left a tiny little part of the old wall, where the fuse box is located. That way I didn't have to pay huge amounts to an electrician to move it - and I also got a little room for the necessary stuff that one really don't want to put on display:

A curtain that matches the paint was used to hide the content:


 A cool sheep pillow that I bought from a local artist in Trondheim when visiting my mum last weekend...

...and a cute little orchid in a light blue pot:

The window is mirrored in one of the closet doors, making the most of the daylight:

And in the window hangs a little guardian angel that my mum bought from a local artist on a visit she made to Sweden - watching over my new heaven...;)

What's left is finding some white frames for hanging pictures above the bed, and a couple of lamps for the bed tables with shades that fits with the rest of the room. But that I think I'll have to leave for after Christmas. Next up...the hallway.


  1. Oh it all looks fantastic - must be wonderful to have so much more storage space too. Love the guardian angel. x

  2. That's such an improvement! It not only gives much more space it all looks much more 'pulled together'. The idea of a mirrored window to get the most of the light is great and I love the little art objects.

  3. Quite the transformation!! It looks so cozy and inviting! Love the little accents too, like the sheep throw pillows and the orchid! Amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do :)

  4. love it!!!
    and i LOVE the paint color you chose too.. very neutral but just enough to add a punch of color in!!!

  5. I love the sheeps pillow! So cute! I really like also the angel, is a great idea!


  6. Well done! Very good way to create extra space!

    Hope things are well in your side of the world!

    M xxx