What would you do with a completely empty room in your house? We’re very limited space wise at the moment, but one of our favourite games to play, especially if we’re in bed and can’t sleep, is to imagine our dream house, and plan out what would be in each room.
Although where we live now is small, we’ve definitely lived in houses before where if we’d been a bit more organised, and perhaps had a reshuffle, got rid of things we didn’t need, or put some things into storage, (somewhere like Storebox storage solutions maybe), we could have easily have created an empty room. But then what would you do with it?
The trouble, I think, would be that different members of the family would have very different ideas about what they wanted. If it were down to me, I’d like to make a creative space for work. It wouldn’t be somewhere I’d go to check emails or anything dull like that, but it would be a space where I could do things like set up pictures for Instagram, film videos, experiment with my photography, read interesting books, play with props – all of the stuff that I don’t really have the space for at the moment. I’d even love to go as far as having different colours and patterns on different walls, as backdrops for photos.
I put together a Pinterest board, so you can get a feel for what I’d love to create:
Belle would have very different ideas though.
She’s often described her dream home to me, and it always includes an indoor swimming pool and a dance studio. She’s also far more interested in technology than me, so I think her dream room would also involve a huge television, and probably lots of connected gadgets. (I can’t begin to describe them as I not even quite sure what all of our different remote controls do.)
In fact, I was interested to see what Belle’s plans for an empty room might be, so I asked her to create her own Pinterest board. She has just got into Pinterest recently, and is pinning a lot of recipe ideas, so I thought she might enjoy this. I was actually very impressed with her final ideas. As predicted, there were a few television screens and indoor water slides, but also a lot of very tasteful interiors ideas – she has clearly inherited my excellent taste. *ahem*
I could only screenshot her board, as it’s on her own account, and obviously that’s top secret, but please do go and see it in full – she’d be so chuffed to have some people follow her or like her pins.
What would you do with a completely empty room?