After consulting with Malinda on her guest bedroom and office space, we are now tackling the bonus room. A really large space like this has to be broken down into parts, so that each space can function separately and as a whole unit. I think big spaces like this can really overwhelm homeowners and looking at a huge space, it’s sometimes hard to figure out what to do with it. Look straight ahead at that little alcove under the window.
She mentioned that they would like to have a sleeping space up here and they aren’t sure they will be able to get a sleeper sofa in the space, so the next best thing will be a daybed. I suggested that if they really wanted to make this under the windows space special, to build it out as a BIG window seat, complete with storage underneath and a big foam fabric covered cushion on top. It would be great for sleep-overs and overnight guests too. But, she said that probably wouldn’t happen, because of having to hire it done. So, I think a daybed will probably go in this little alcove. I recommended they change out the big fluorescent light with a pretty tracklight and you’ll see that on the inspiration board below. That will make a big change right there.
Moving on around the room, the ceiling here is angled, but is still plenty tall enough. We decided that this side of the room would be great for a seating area, loveseat and 2 comfortable chairs, for TV watching. The sofa will go against the wall above and the 2 chairs will go on either side of this space, with one of them dividing the room.
We’re going to add some pretty simple panels on the wall and she is painting the walls Sherwin Williams Latte, a pretty coffee color. Her office space with the lime green paint goes right off this room too.
This is the door coming into the room and the TV unit will be in this large wall to the right of the door. So, seating all on the right side in this pic. There’s enough room coming in the door to have a table and chairs floating in the room too, so I suggested she get a pretty possibly bar height table and chairs and just float it in the middle of the room, so it would be over to the left of the seating area. She’s also got room for a console table for serving dishes on that left wall, with room for artwork above.
Adding rugs to the space to further divide it will be key in having this space feel comfortable and cozy, but I think once she gets everything in place and starts adding accessories and artwork to the room, it will really come alive.
I came up with an Inspiration Board for Malinda’s room and you can see all the details here. I went with a soft blue loveseat, with chocolate brown leather chairs. She can accent with some lime green, which will bring in the main color in her office space, as well as some orange-red shades too. These accent colors will really make the space. Click on the board to see all the details:
Click on each item to see where it came from and for additional pricing. You will notice that the pricing that shows on the thumbnail of the item is not always correct, so be sure to click through to the website for accurate pricing.
Thanks, Malinda, for letting me work on your room. I loved pulling this together. If you’d like to have a personal consultation too, click on Online Consultations for all the details and you can see all the other Inspiration Boards I’ve done for several other clients.
I’m working on Malinda’s livingroom and diningroom next, so stay tuned for more. We are working through her house and it’s been a lot of fun!