I am going to have my very own Den of Iniquity.
After most of an adult life filled with boring Contractor’s White walls (as dictated by landlords and such), I have an opportunity to redecorate my bedroom from the floor up.
I’m ripping out carpet. I’m laying pine laminate flooring. I’m repainting. I’m removing light fixtures and changing window coverings; I’m feeling frisky just thinking about it.
Even though nothing’s been started yet.
In a daydreaming moment earlier today, I had epiphanies about some of the things I’m going to do.
The flooring’s already been chosen ages ago, and I’m just fine with that. I love the flooring. It makes me happy.
I’ve decided to go with a cool, dusky sort of feel in the room, so I’m considering using shades of purple for paint – maybe a lilac with a touch of silver or grey, or a gunmetal-type tone. And on one wall, I’m going to do some sort of trendy painting technique – ragging or sponging or somesuch crazy stuff – in perhaps a darker shade. Not so far as indigo or violet, but definitely darker than the main color.
For my main light fixture, I’m taking out the boring existing ceiling light and replacing it with this WAY cool wrought-iron chandelier that uses candles instead of lightbulbs. I’m also going to use wrought-iron in accent pieces, when I can find ones I like.
There are mini-blinds in the window right now. They’re coming down. I’ve got a set of sheer white tab curtains that have some white-on-white embroidery along the hem, a set of sheer curtains in a dusky lilac/mauve-y shade, and a set of heavy white cotton curtains. I’m going to see about layering the fabrics – sheer white in the center, lilac on the sides, and heavy white framing the window. The heavier ones will be good for blocking out light, if I need that.
Finally, I’m going to sew myself some new duvet covers, using whatever I can find in shades of purple. And my long-term goal will be to make a quilt for the bed.
I used to like the idea of white mosquito netting over the bed, but that almost seems too passe nowadays. I’m going to ponder that one. Also, I’d love to get a wrought-iron bedframe, but my wallet is protesting that idea.
Anyway. I’m completely stoked at the idea of this new bedroom, and it’ll be the perfect place to escape to and destress.
The best thing, I think? The room will definitely say ‘seduction’. Come slip between the cool, cotton sheets with me and savor the calm, dusky twilight ripe with questions asked and answered.
Of course, there’s always got to be a worst thing, isn’t there? The flip of the coin, the ying to the yang.
My Den of Iniquity, my Suite of Seduction… will be across the hall from my parents’ room.
And as much as the Room of Romance may come to pass with barely a flicker of acknowledgement, the scantily-clad Cabana Boy/BT would absolutely raise some difficult-to-answer questions.