Well, my husband is finally finishing off the extra room, and it’s gonna be MINE! No longer will I be working in the den, right next to the kitchen. I will have my own room (it’s been nearly 25 years since I’ve had a room of my own) and I’m going to furnish it my own way.
I want your helpful suggestions.
First, this room will have bookshelves on two walls, floor to ceiling. Second, it’s got a phone line and DSL in there, and some electrical outlets, which my husband has carefully wired so that they’re not all on the same circuit. Our house does not have central heating and AC. The room has a window AC unit in already, and we’re going to put in a gas space heater. Fortunately, there’s already a gas line in that room.
So far, I’m planning on putting my computer, a phone, my TV and game consoles (I have 3, PSX, SNES, and NES) in there, along with several boxes of books.
I might put in a daybed, or just a recliner. Whichever one I pick, I’m going to have a GOOD reading lamp by it. Right now, I’m drilling holes in the plunger caps of my syringes, so I can thread them and use them for a beaded curtain.
Things I WON’T have in the room: carpeting or fabric curtains (I’ve got allergies and asthma), the cats, or Bill’s cigarette smoke. I won’t have running water, so I won’t have a toilet in there (darn!) or a sink. I guess that’s a good thing, or I’d never come out of there.
So…what else should I put in there? Remember, this is a real room and I have limited resources. I can furnish it well, but not extravagantly. Fortunately, my taste runs to shabby chic.
And no, I WON’T be installing a conveyor belt from Godiva directly to my room, tempting as that sounds.