My spare room/study decor11:34 AM
The second strong point in favour of a spare room was that we have out of State and even out of the country family and friends. We needed that room to accommodate guests properly and give everybody a minimum of comfort and privacy.
I remember that when we moved in, our spare room was a big hot mess...emphasis on the word MESS.
I managed to find the first ever picture I took of that room:
The first thing we ever did in this room was getting an electrician to install a plug point where we needed it for the fridge.
Fridge which doesn't fit in the kitchen, sue me, I lived in more homes that had fridge space issue than you'd think ever possible. And that was even before we got a bigger fridge...that bad!
Anyhow, the fridge stayed in the spare room, but in a more convenient and less "space eating" spot:
waterfall painting I did a few years ago is a different story, but there are plans to change it.
The second thing we changed quickly was putting a proper desk in this room. And for the longest time it was the only big update. Apart from finding a crafty way to hide the boxes of old college and IT books that is:
So, as I said, we spent a lot of time with no other improvement to that room. Mostly because we couldn't quite decide on what we wanted for it. And when we figured that out, we didn't really see an urgency to it. It was a "Maybe if we have money to spare we will do it" kind of deal.
That was until the money to spare bit got solved by a surprise win in a contest from Urban Ladder.
You see, I managed to win a 20k voucher in a photo contest with my "Lhasa chest of drawer" earlier this month.
20 thousands rupees to buy things I loved from Urban Ladder!!!!! I am not ashamed to say that I did the happy dance when I found out (ok I jumped up and down like a maniac in the Study, don't judge).
This meant my study plans, or at least some of them could become reality. The first one was to have a proper bookshelf to tackle the never ending problem of book storage in our home:
This shelf solved all our Study storage woes, in style and it has really opened up the space.
Ideally we will want to see these two piled up mattresses go and be replaced by a sofa cum bed, and yes we have a few we like on Urban Ladder (we really got hooked to this site). That will be an update for another time, as for now, the spare room is quite liveable as it is. On the decor plan, I want to finish that gallery wall one day. I have tons of ideas for it, but nothing concrete as of now...stay tuned.
With my winnings, there is one more piece of furniture I bought, but for another room, and the topic of a different blog post.