Every January, we take a look at bedrooms here on Apartment Therapy. Bedroom furniture, linens, bedside tables and lamps, even bedroom closets. And today, we can add "Reader Bedrooms" to the list, thanks to Terri (from Sasakatoon), who sent in photos of the recently rearranged room she shares with her husband.
She writes: Our bedroom was the last room that my husband and I gave any attention to in our new house. The room is generous in length for such an old house (13' long), but only 8' wide, and has no closets. For eight months we lived in that room with a queen size bed, wide dresser, two wardrobes, and a laundry hamper (which we set on top of a filing cabinet). It was ridiculous! Not to mention claustrophobic. The room had no style because there was NOWHERE TO PUT IT.
I purged a quarter of my wardrobe and gave it to charity in order to free up enough space for my husband and I to share a wardrobe. I also scavenged a storage shelf from our basement that was (miraculously) the perfect size to fit behind the door, and which now houses the contents of the dresser.
Our room is now spacious. And I love that I didn't spend any money to make it that way. The side table, floor lamp and wood chest were brought in from other parts of the house, and one wall was painted with leftovers from the kitchen. There are plans to paint the rest of the room Coventry Grey by Benjamin Moore in the near future (also leftovers), and we're hoping to DIY a built-in closet system in the next couple years.