I love my bedroom, from a quick glance, it looks like any other bedroom really. It has a vintage vibe, with patterned wallpaper feature walls, and a Lloyd Loom style rose wood bed and matching bedroom furniture. However we’ve added a few technological touches to make it work and feel more 21st century. In the evenings if I step up to the bed, I have lighting on sensors that guides my path either to the en suite or into the bed. We also have a special stereo, alarm and radio system that we can control from our phones or tablets. Small touches but ones that make the bedroom work for us.
How about pushing this concept even more though, what will our bedroom look like in the future? Fitted bedroom retailer, Betta Living has teamed up with a technology expert from Gadgety News and the results are really interesting!
So this is how they see a bedroom of the future looking like. Well there are some features that I would definitely like to see happening really soon.
The mirror to the right of the image above, shows an image of you, and your whole wardrobe, so you can choose what to wear. It gives you style advice by grouping items that work together. It’s also linked to your diary, and knows what the day’s weather is like, making sure you don’t get caught out in a down pour. If you have trouble finding that all important accessory to go with the outfit, it will take you to an online store to buy it with just one click. As online shopping is getting easier and quicker to deliver, its seems so feasible in the future that these will soon be delivered within minutes too.
By the flick of a virtual switch your virtual window pane will also show the vista you want. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to rolling hills and glorious sunshine or a beach and the sea. This is something that I will actually be experiencing later in the month on board a cruise ship, where all of the inside staterooms will have a virtual and live view on a screen that looks like a window. So not that far ahead a concept I feel!
I also love the idea of this floating bed, giving light and space making a small room look larger. This bed however does more than that, and they predict it will rise up to the ceiling and therefore be hidden, giving you even more space. Coupled with temperature controlled and self ironing bedding with pillows that incorporate SAD lighting. The mattress will be dual adjustable, depending on what each partner needs. All of this would all be welcome additions to us, my husband suffers with SAD, I am always cold, and like a soft bed, and my husband the opposite. The audio arrangement is similar to our own, with Bluetooth speakers, alarm and radio all in one.
Instead of photographs of your loved one, how about these 3D images. I saw something like this being made in America and if its done well, I really like this concept. Even the ornaments in the room, will be designed by the home owners to their exact requirements, and then delivered to their door. I have always wanted to do something like this, having such flexibility really appeals to me.
Most intriguing to me, as I have been watching the development of this carefully, is the cleaning of a room. Well that’s got to be done by a robot hasn’t it! To have those annoying jobs taken away from you, are my kind of improvements and I look forward to a future with them.
Finally, Betta Living have a fantastic Bedroom Gadget Giveaway on Facebook. The prize worth £1500 which includes iRobot vacuum, Tivoli radio alarm clock, iMakr 3D mini-you model, Gym in a box, SAD Light, Lightwave RF products. You can follow Better HERE, and enter the giveaway HERE.
Light, bright, comfortable, with a vintage but classic feel to it. I also wanted to add pattern and colour. This was my brief for my bedroom makeover. With the help of the DIY superstore B&Q and Silent Night I think I achieved just that. Here is the moodboard to give you a taster, and here is how it looked originally. It’s actually turned out much more of a spring like sunny room, than I imagined, and it seems so much more brighter, lighter, but feels cosy too.
Today I wanted to share with you my mood board for my bedroom makeover with B & Q. I’ve had great fun choosing how the bedroom was going to look, and I think I’ve captured the right feeling now.
My starting point was the rosewood wooden bed, furniture and a blind which I wasn’t changing. You can see it HERE. It did look too plain I thought, and an injection of colour or pattern would work well in there. I had also gone off the very orangey gold that was in the picture too.
I am very excited to reveal Miss A’s new bedroom to you all today. I can’t believe the transformation that it has undertaken. I think we have solved all of the problems we had with her previous bedroom, and the room she now has is so much prettier and easier to keep tidy. She loves it, and has named it her new princess bedroom.
Firstly I thought I would talk a little bit about the ordering and delivery with The Range.
Its very simple to order items online, with The Range, and when they were due to be delivered it was actually when we had very heavy snow in the UK. I gave the customer service team a quick call, to check timings and they were so helpful. In actual fact, from the point of ordering they took up to four days to be delivered (it was delivered in two separate batches) and that included the weekend, great service!
The Bed is from the Julian Bowen range of furniture. It’s a 90cm single bed with a metal frame, and very well made. Priced at £129.99 (without the mattress) it’s great value for money too. I think it is the perfect bed for a girls bedroom, it looks very princessy now (as requested by Miss A) but will grow with her, which is so important. It also is at a height that we can now purchase under-bed storage for, so no more mess!
The bedside unit and the bed, were sent flat packed, and Tall Dad found them easy to put together, and there were no issues of missing pieces etc, and he completed the task in a couple of hours. The drawers are the perfect height, and have enough space for keeping all of her pyjamas and underwear in. It has meant we can put her night light on the bedside drawers (the china cottage in the above photograph) safely in the evening, as well as a book for her to read in the morning.
The bedside cabinet is also from the Julian Bowen range, priced at £89.99. It is very solidly built, and feels substantial. I love the simplicity of the design and the colour is neutral so will also work when she is older.
We also choose this rose photograph frame, from The Range a complete bargain at £7.99. It has room for 9 photographs, and is very pretty, and French shabby chic looking!
Finally we choose the bedding, we wanted the look to be girly, but not babyish. Miss A, had requested, red and pink, and we settled for this bedding, and she loves it. It does have lots of dusky pink and a little bit of a red/pink too at the centre of the roses.
There is a great selection of bedding, and as this came with a matching throw too, we thought it would give the pretty princess look we wanted to achieve. The single ‘Sarah’ duvet is priced £10.99 including the pillow case. The throw, folded at the foot of the bed is priced at £25.99. I have only washed the duvet cover once so far, but it washed well, I just needed to remember not to tumble dry.
So what do you think?
As you can see from the photographs, Miss A is already making herself at home, with her handbags on the bed, and her pretend mobile phone on the bedside cabinet. She absolutely loves her new grown up room, and so do we. The only problem is, we now have to do a transformation on her sisters room Miss N (10). So watch this space, as that room has many more issues that we need to resolve, and I hope to cover this on the blog too.
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