Give me a break! Take a look at this:
This room has so much going for it I don’t know where to start. I suppose I should begin with my favorite feature. Bet you can’t guess what it is…
1. The Window Seat
The year was 1986 and I was listening to Bananarama when my parents bought a new house. My second floor bedroom had a window seat and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Easy to build and great for storage window seats are serious multi-taskers. For me, the ability to sit right up against the glass and look out is the clincher.
And what a view I would have from this one!
2. Of Course, The Ginormous Window
Probably most people’s first choice, this amazing window is a thing to behold. You might look at it and think…no way, that’s too far to “span”. It’s not, just think of your average two-car garage opening. It can be done!
Large windows like this are generally just a short version of a sliding glass door, known in many circles as a “patio door”.
Just like in a sliding door, the window panels “stack” on top of one another and, in this particular case, they “pocket” behind the wall so you can’t see them when the window is open.
It gives the illusion, when open, of the room not even having a wall on one side. Just how cool is that!?
On the down side, these type of windows don’t usually look as nice as other options when they’re closed. Trade-offs.
3. The Bookcases
These win my heart because of three things.
- I love to read and I’ve got a ton of books that I want to be able to see.
- The deep window sill that is created above the bookcases looks great and works.
- A place to put our photo albums. I like to keep them close.
4. Simple Wood Paneling Made Elegant
The simple paneling works with the rest of the decor, which is more polished, to create a really elegant look. In my view, it’s perfect.
This picture might show original construction, but the look can be achieved easily on a retrofit. The paneling is just 1×8 boards nailed on. Nothing special and an easy DIY ceiling or wall project.
5. The Open Trusses
This ceiling is made complete by these open trusses. The way these are constructed is something that you can easily duplicate underneath an existing sloped ceiling. These particular trusses appear to be structural, but you can copy the look even if you have regular (ugly) trusses above the ceiling.
6. A Fireplace in the Bedroom
It saddens me to report that I have never had the luxury of a fireplace in the bedroom. I think I’ve stayed as a guest in a few such rooms, but in the summer!
What I want to experience is sitting up on a cold night with a fire blazing…
Well, I guess I better leave the details of the scene to the imagination. Point being, a fireplace in the bedroom is a great thing indeed!
Bottom Line – One Awesome Room!
What did I miss? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the great bedroom in the comments!