One of the reasons we were able to buy our house is that it was sorely in need of some decorative attention. Although we were able to tackle a few of the rooms before we moved in, the master bedroom has remained in a pretty poor state for the last two years. The lady who lived here before us was a little cavalier in her approach to decorating and abandoned her attempt to paint the bedroom halfway through. It was truly horrible! As someone who is affected by her surroundings, I have to say that the bedroom was not somewhere I looked forward to relaxing in at the end of the day.
I was thrilled when Mark offered to have the bedroom decorated for my birthday present this year, but despaired of it getting it done before the baby arrived when our decorator kept letting us down. He finally came round last week and finished the job on Friday and to say I am over the moon with the result is an understatement. I'm looking forward to putting the finishing touches to the room at some point (throw pillows, pictures, etc.), but the bedroom is finally somewhere I feel I can relax and unwind in. Probably a good thing given that I will soon be spending a lot of my nocturnal hours sat up in bed nursing a baby!