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Creating a Grandparents haven

September 29, 2017

Our latest home project is creating a ‘Grandparents haven’ in our spare room (and the ‘small’ project of a garage conversion, but that’s another post)!

We didn’t do a huge amount to the spare room when we moved in as we had other priorities, but now I am really trying to bring the room together and make it as comfortable for them all as possible when they are staying here for long periods.

The room is quite large and we have a double bed in it, but not much else at the moment! We spent some money on replacing the fitted cupboard doors and I am really pleased with how they look now.

My plan is a grey, blush theme in the room and I have started to bring it together with some accessories.

I have found a gorgeous grey throw from Sainsbury’s, grey cushions from John Lewis and a blush cushion from Habitat.

Grandparents haven

I love these blush and grey vases, in the larger vase are some flowers I dried from our garden, a cheap and simple way to add flowers to a room that won’t always be used.

Grandparents haven

This mirror from John Lewis was a bargain at £30 and I love the style of it.

This bedside table was from and I love the grey and that it has two levels for all the bits you need beside you.

Grandparents haven

We found this chest of drawers in a vintage shop when we lived in Crystal Place, but they are quite old and have very shallow drawers so are a little impractical. We were thinking therefore of spending some money on new drawers for this room and moving the old ones into our garage conversion (which will be an office/play area).

As we have built in wardrobes I need something to fit in with them and their painted exterior so I have been looking at this range from Quercus Living which has lovely painted shaker style furniture.

The handles almost look identical to the ones on the wardrobes so it wouldn’t look out of place and I like the idea of four smaller drawers so each Grandparent has a set of drawers when they stay so they can actually unpack!

Do you have somewhere the Grandparents can stay? How do you make it as comfortable as possible for them?


*This is a collaborative post*

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  • Reply Linda October 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Your room looks absolutely gorgeous, the Grandparents must be thrilled. My mum sleeps on our couch that can turn into a double bed easily. It’s comfortable enough for her. I didn’t do much with the spare room either and it badly needs redoing (it is my office at the moment 🙂

  • Reply RawMum November 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Gorgeous theme. I wish we had a “spare room”. Hope to win lottery so we can do the extension!

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