Despite all those windows the bedroom was originally quite dark. Painting the exposed timber a mix of white and cream instantly lightened the room and the addition of shutters increased airflow as well as controlling the light without the need for curtains. Adding built in wardrobes opposite the bed creates a more streamline look for the bedrooms storage and the new open shelving not only adds interest but also storage space. Overall we think this is a great example of how a little work can transform a dull bedroom into a beautiful retreat. For more info or other home projects visit Notebooks website Home Life here.