Disclosure: Norrlands Trä have kindly agreed to collaborate with us on this project
Things are taking shape in our little cabin at a rapid pace, so I felt it was time for an update!
Here's the lowdown and a few snapshots - plus I'm looking for some advice on the mattress situation further down the post (looking at you van owners!), please feel free to share your tips in the comment section and ask any questions!
Wall and ceiling panels
As you know, we were adamant about having panelling as we felt it would be a great way to create a relaxed coastal cabin feel. Are you a fan too?
The wall and ceiling panelling gave the cabin an instant lift and feels contemporary yet coastal, smart yet relaxed - I love it when a plan comes together!
Side note: Pine is soft, which means it can be dented / marked quite easily. If you do go for this type of flooring, it's something you ned to bear in mind. We figured that wood is a living, breathing material which changes with time, and we'd embrace any marks the family make! Having said that, we'll be laying rugs in 'high flow' spots such as the kitchen, living room and dining area to protect the floor and add that all important hygge!
I love that you can clearly see the grain and knots in the wood, it really helps to draw nature indoors and adds texture and depth to the space.
The bed nook
This is how it looked once the panelling, floor and railings went in:
And finally, The bed nook
I did a ton of research into 160 cm beds with front storage but couldn't find anything! So, in the end we designed a wall-mounted bed platform with central legs and two VERY long pull-out drawers on wheels (see below). Leftover panels were used for the fronts for a seamless look.
And we finally had a bed!
Sidenote: we're working on the air circulation -most likely, we'll drill holes in the base and also add a special air circulator layer under the mattress (without this, bacteria can build up and a mattress can quickly become mouldy underneath). This still a work in progress though, so tips are very welcome!
In the meantime, we're so looking forward to sleeping and hanging out right here. So excited!
I hope you enjoyed this update! Please do give me a shout below if you have any questions.
I'm so looking forward to sharing other areas of the cabin with you soon.
Wishing you a trevlig helg! (lovely weekend!),