Even though it feels like we’re not making much progress on the house right now, I’m trying to mentally sort out the way we’ll be decorating and furnishing the rooms so I can get rid of things we’ve needlessly held on to and keep an eye out for bargains to tuck away for when we finally get in. The last week or so I’ve been musing about Arlo’s bedroom…
Like the rest of the house, the walls will be Resene Half Black White, and we’ve chosen some gorgeous linen-look roman blinds for the kids rooms that will mimic our lovely real linen drapes in the master and lounge (except be harder wearing and easily pulled out of reach of grubby little hands!). Arlo has plenty of amazing toys that will add lots of colour to his room, so I think this neutral base will work beautifully – I’m aiming for an eclectic mix of old and new, a gallery wall of special art and the treasures he’s collected, and a desk for homework, lego and plans for world domination. He’s been promised a new double bed when we move, which will lend a bit more of the grown up feel that I know he’s yearning for after years of sharing with Ezra.
Here’s some of my current favourite inspiration pictures for Arlo’s room in the new house…