This room posed a unique challenge as the bulkhead for the staircase prominently impacted the space of this small bedroom, and providing a full-size single bed required working with this permanent feature of the room. The solution was this bespoke cabin bed, built over top of the bulkhead. Three pull-down drawers in the base and a compartment under the mattress provide space for storage.

A bookcase over the bed has an integral reading light and makes for a cosy corner for reading.

On the other side of the room, a half-depth cupboard was built for toy storage and a full-size wardrobe for clothing. A small desk was fitted between them.

I used Laura Ashley Dove Grey paint on the walls, a gorgeous grey linen fabric from Sarah Hardaker for the Roman blind and a gentle grey polypropylene carpet, a practical addition for a growing boy.

A star motif and decorated letters complete the room.