When we moved into our home the upstairs landing was a very unflattering shade of dirty pink. In the photo below you can see how it looked. On the left you can see an airing cupboard, (which has since made way to create more space in the teeny, tiny bathroom ) and the doorway to No 1 son’s bedroom ( papered in a fetching brown flower pattern) he was not amused having to sleep in there I can tell you. Filthy carpets in all the rooms, upstairs and downstairs were immediately removed. As I said in a previous post I just couldn’t bare the thought of our family sitting or playing on them !
Hubby spent many nights stripping the woodchip from these walls and plasterboarding the ceiling and walls smooth. He removed a really unflattering single light bulb which hung over the stairs and gave out little light. It took five years for us to be able to afford it, but we decided in the end that the luxury of carpet was a must for upstairs on the landing, in our bedroom and in the twins room. No1 Son preferred a wooden floor (cool mum, cool).
(looking back down the hall from No 1 son’s bedroom)
The glass brick wall replaced the original doorway to the bathroom and the airingcupboard doorway became the new bathroom door.
I thought it might look really good to have downlights running around the ceiling. This turned out better than we expected and gives a wonderful feeling to the landing space.
I decided to put etched window vinyl on the landing window, this meant we had maximum light into the space but still protected our privacy. I am not a lover of net curtains or blinds as they block out too much light. Light is everything to me. We even tested it at night by turning all the lights on and standing on the landing whilst my husband and I took it in turns to go outside and look up to see if we could see each other !