I have always felt guilty about the fact that Elizabeth has the largest room whilst Alison was left with the box room so when she made a wish to have a bigger bedroom I was determined to make it come true. Obviously there was a snag, you can't just make a room magically get bigger and so I had to start planning how we could increase the space available in her room to make it seem bigger. We also decided that it was a good time to decorate. We moved into this house nearly four years ago and decorated that first year but apart from changing the wall stickers it has stayed the same.
Step One - Redecorate
Step two - Furnishings
I created the below plan to show how much floor space we would have. The solid colours items are furniture taking up floor space and the outline is the bed and ladder.
I got the furniture from Argos and I was really lucky to find a wardrobe that was the perfect height to sit underneath the bed. The bookcase shown in red is so tall that when Alison is on her bed it acts like a shelf for her to place things on which is brilliant as she is quite the little book worm and loves reading as night.
Step Three - Finishing touches
Displaying her toys was her favourite part of the whole thing and she took so much time putting this together.
When asked if I had granted her wish for a bigger bedroom she threw her arms around my neck, gave me the biggest hug and told me she loves me so I am taking that as a yes.
So if you need to make a small room bigger here are my top tips.
1) Increase usable floor space
2) lots of storage solutions from shelves, drawers and wardrobes
3) Make a plan so you know what will work where
4) declutter and get rid of things that are not in use or that have not been used in 6 months
5) make it practical
Let me know what you think of her bedroom makeover.