I’ve wanted to redecorate our main bedroom for about a year now but have been guilty of procrastinating. Thanks to my mum who offered to help last weekend, however, we finally got to work. The painting was all done in a day and the final few things I’d ordered arrived soon after to add the finishing touches. I couldn’t be happier with my bedroom makeover so I thought I’d take you on a little tour and share all my favourite finds with you.
When we last painted the room I’d chosen a deep chocolate brown on the back wall and a latte colour for the remaining ones. This time around I decided to paint the room white so that it would be much more versatile and fresh, but I didn’t want it to feel too clinical. After searching a million white paint colours (or so it seemed… who knew that there could be so many?) I finally settled upon Sail White from Crown. It’s a really beautiful soft white with a whisper of a gray undertone that is more pronounced later on in the day when the light begins to cast shadows.
I swopped the ill fitting curtains that we used to have for a made to measure wooden painted venetian blind. It really opens the room up and I can’t believe the difference it’s made. The only issue is that the cats are obsessed with batting the string controls back and forth at all hours of the night so we’ve had to tuck them out of reach!
Because the walls and window are now both white I couldn’t resist a pop of colour on the bedlinen and as soon as I saw this Birds of Paradise bedlinen I knew I had to have it!
Then with the best possible timing, House of Fraser got in touch to ask if I’d like to try something from their cushion range. I love to use scatter cushions and always have a sturdy one for a bit of extra back support when I’m sat up in bed. I opted for this beautiful rose felt cushion, which arrived with super fast next day delivery. I’m really impressed at the plump filling which I find is what sets quality cushions apart.
We kept our existing walnut effect bedroom furniture but picked out some new accessories to compliment the dark wood, using copper and gold. Our new lamp is from The Forest and Co, purchased via Not On The Highstreet. I’m going to replace the long bulb supplied with an even more retro looking Edison bulbs that I’ve found here.
(I did order two lamps but unfortunately only one has been shipped to me so far. I’m currently (im)patiently waiting for my matching lamp to arrive!)
The metal ornament was a £1 bargain sale find in Dunelm that I use to keep any bedside table trinkets in and the candle is from the Charity Candle Company. Their scents are not only delicious, but the largest sized jar is only £12 which is a significant saving for me on my usual Yankee Candles. I’ve bought 3 from them so far and find that they burn really cleanly too, so that when I blow it out it doesn’t fill the room with smoke.
I couldn’t decide between getting a copper ceiling pendant or a glass beaded one, so for the meantime I picked up a cheap one from a thrift shop for £4 which is holding it’s own!
Finally since I’m trying to keep the bedroom tidy and clutter free I dug out my pyjama case cover.
Isn’t he cute? I found him at the Good Food Show a couple of years back and after a bit of googling of the label found that you can now get personalised ones sold via Not On The Highstreet!
…not only am I really happy with the new look, my cats seem rather taken with it too. In fact most afternoons I find at least one of them having a snooze in there – can’t be bad!
Blind: Pure White Painted Wooden from Blinds 2Go
Paint: Sail White from Crown
Sheepey PJ Case/Hot Water Bottle Cover: Jomanda
Kate Spade Fig Scented Candle as seen here
Ceiling lampshade: thrift shop find, this one looks lovely!
I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of my bedroom makeover. Are you a fan of decorating? Do you prefer white walls or a bit of colour?