It was Easter when we decorated Eleanor's bedroom, and I've been meaning to show you how it turned out for some time but I'm only just getting round to it now.
I should have really taken some pictures before it was decorated so that you could see the difference. It was a very girly pink room, pink walls with a Laura Ashley frieze, pink carpet and Laura Ashley bedding and accessories. It was a lovely little girls room, but as Eleanor is now fourteen, she wanted something more grown up.
The bedroom used to be tiny, just enough room for a bed and not much else, but we had it extended a number of years ago and now there's plenty of room for Eleanor to have her own space.
Eleanor chose everything for her room herself, starting with Soft Ochre for the walls. She wanted a chocolate brown carpet, one which her feet would sink in to when she stepped out of bed, and I have to say it is a lovely thick carpet.
The bedding which Eleanor chose from Dunelm is lovely, it's something I would have chosen myself.
This is the view from the other direction. The fitted wardrobes were installed when we had the room extended and they give Eleanor plenty of room for all her clothes. I know fitted furniture isn't fashionable now, but it serves it's purpose.
I wanted to show you the view from the other direction too, but the photo's come out quite dark. I'm sure it gives you some idea though.
You can see that Eleanor has the over stairs bulkhead in her room. This made her original bedroom before it was extended even smaller as it's essentially wasted space. Eleanor treated herself to a television and dvd player with pocket money she had saved, so this has been wall mounted above the bulkhead.
I love this wall mounted dvd holder which we found in Ikea for just a few pounds. It's hung on the wall in between the bulkhead and the wardrobe, and makes use of what would only be wasted space.
There's a bedside table which matches the fitted furniture. Eleanor uses the drawers to store all her school books and school work. She has her iPod docking station on the table along with a very clever lamp which turns on and off with a touch to it's base.
Eleanor loves all things giraffe and she has quite a collection now. She displays some things on her shelves, and of course, there's the big giraffe cushion which sleeps on her bed.
The top shelf has all manner of things on it, cuddly toys, ornaments, money box, pen, rubber, even some baby bootees as well as many other things.
The bottom shelf has mostly cuddly toys, as well as a photo in a frame and a magnet. The aerial for the tv is also on this shelf.
One of the things I love in Eleanor's room is the dressing table mirror. Mick is the manager of a glass factory, and he designed it then got one of the machinists to make it up.
It's quite hard to photograph, but it has a frosted outer edge adorned with hearts and stars.
The jewellery box which my mum and dad bought for Eleanor one Christmas sits on the dressing table, along with bottles of perfume and other toiletries.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing Eleanor's bedroom. I just wish it was this tidy all the time.