If you have popped by my little blog before you will probably know that we have been on a mission to do our house up for a long time now. It has been well over a year and things are moving along slowly but surely.
The boys are now happily settled into their room. There are a few bits or furniture we still need to get, but nothing that can’t wait for now, and the girls are still up in the attic but can’t wait to be sleeping on real beds in their own room soon, instead of air beds!
We had planned to put the girls in the back bedroom, which was originally theirs as babies, then ours, then theirs again, but after some issues with ceiling heights (don’t ask!) we are going to have to go back in there. Trying to figure out what needs to be done in what order to keep everything moving along smoothly is turning out to be a bit of logistical nightmare to say the least!
We were quite lucky that the back room managed to survive unscathed when our roof leaked last winter unlike the rest of the rooms upstairs so there’s no damp. So apart from a lick of paint, the only major thing that needs doing is the floor. It currently has a horrid, pale beech, glue together laminate flooring that we put down about 15 years ago. It was the cheapest one available at the time and it was quite obvious why after just a few short months. So you can imagine how bad it is after 15 years. Personally I can’t wait to see the back of it!
Lee and I have been chatting for a while now weighing up what type of bedroom flooring we would like to have in our room over what type of flooring would be most practical with 5 kids. So it was quite a coincidence when Carpetright asked me to discuss this very subject with you! So we had a nosey around the website and was surprised at how reasonable some of the prices are.
We would both love a nice soft carpet, it’s been a long time since we’ve woken up and put our feet down onto a warm snuggly surface. Of course with Lee being a mechanic and our lot traipsing around it would have to be a dark carpet. Something along these lines.But then we put our sensible hats back on, think back at all the times
we’ve I’ve had to scrub child excretions, from all orifices, out of carpets in the past and we begin to doubt it’s such a good choice. Then you throw sticky medicines, play dough, glue (of the glitter variety as well as the plain kind) felt pens and nail varnish into the mix and we remember why, before we had the attic done out, the only carpet in our house was on the stairs!
So back to reality and we realise solid, wipe clean, bedroom flooring really is our only option. Although I love the look of the whitewashed wood, we have decided that it’s again best to stick to darker colours. These are my favourites so far:
Fingers crossed we can get us in there quickly so we can then start on the girls bedroom, which is probably going to prove the hardest and most expensive of them all. Thank goodness Christmas is all saved up and paid for or they would still be in the attic come next summer!
What flooring do you prefer in your bedrooms?