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Room Reno #26: Victorian Gothic Bedroom

Welcome back to Room Reno #26 here at The Sims Resource! Today we’re helping a couple turn their cramped bedroom into something Victorian chic. Let’s meet them!

Meet the Taylors!

Patricia and Juliette Taylor are a couple living together in Moonlight Falls. They love the dark and gloomy aesthetic of their town, even on the brightest, sunniest days, and want their house to reflect it. There’s just one problem–the master bedroom is a cramped, confusing space, full of strange objects left by the last owner. In order for their life to truly begin in their new-old-house, they need a bedroom they can truly relax in. Let’s see what we’re working with!

The Before

So. This room is…pretty bad. While I love clutter as much as the much simmer, this room goes about the clutter rules in all the wrong ways! When it comes to clutter, you want to make sure it doesn’t impede moving around the room or using any of the important furniture. This room is so full that the Taylors can barely get to bed at night! Also, it’s super dark–have the past owners heard of lighting? This is an old house, but it’s not that old. The first thing to do is clear out all this clutter! Let’s do that and then get planning.

The Planning

Once I had cleared the room of all that clutter, I knew I wanted to push out the right wall. While Patricia likes having an office space, she also admitted she would rather have a functionally sized bedroom than a huge office. After bumping out the wall, I started to lay out the room. The bed having a featured spot in the room just felt right after how it had previously been surrounded by clutter. I wanted a big, Victorian wardrobe for the room that would be able to store both Patricia and Juliette’s clothes, so I placed that on the bottom wall.

I also knew a gothic mirror and vanity would be perfect for getting ready in the mornings, so I placed those along the top wall and in the indentation respectively. Oops! I forgot to add this in the planning diagram, but I also planned to add a door along the left wall–this house has a beautiful balcony and I wanted the master bedroom to have access to it! Once that was finished, it was time to get building.

The After

I know I say this every time, but I really can’t get over what a massive transformation this room underwent! It feels so much warmer and cohesive now, while still staying true to Patricia and Juliette’s styles. The bed is definitely one of my favorite pieces in the room–the four posters and frame make it incredibly elegant, along with the wrought-iron headboard and footboard. I also love the vanity area in the little nook that the bed used to sit in front of, which provides a little bit of natural light as well as a great spot to prepare for the day.

Thanks for checking out Room Reno #26: Victorian Gothic Bedroom! Stay tuned on our socials for the Victorian Gothic collection and creations used in this build launching soon! Be sure to follow me on my official TSR twitter for sneak peeks and more Sims content. If you liked this blog, check out Room Reno #25 or our guide to designing exteriors in game.  Looking for something else? Read about the leaked Blooming Rooms Kit or all about Scenarios!

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