This is my entry into the Debenhams Dream Bedroom competition as seen on the award-winning bloggers Annie of Mammasaurus and Jen from Love Chic Living.
When I saw the competition I thought it was the perfect opportunity to let my imagination run wild, and create something completely different to what I have already, which is very plain, creams and golds. I wanted something that had a background that was fairly neutral but modern white and grey, but with pops of colour and humour….something to aid me out of the bed even on the bleakest of mornings.
So here is my entry :
Green Lustre Lamp by Betty Jackson – £50 x 2
Designer yellow pleated satin runner by Jasper Conran – Was £90 now £72
White Large Trunk by Matthew Williamson £50 x 2
Pink and Lilac velvet cushion Was £20 now £17.60 x 2
Wood Pink Oval Mirror – £20
Capri cushion by Bedeck £40
Princesse tam tam silk chemise – was £61 NOW £18.30
White ‘Seersucker’ bedding set – £63 x 2
Yellow NEON STRIPE Wallart by Graham & Brown £20
Pets roch pop soup cushion was £35 NOW £28 x 2
L’amour Easy Fit Shade by Litecraft Was £129 NOW £1o3.20
Grey ‘Tennesee’ fabric bedframe Was £875 NOW £630
Sleepeezee Back Ease Mattress : Was £1340 NOW £536
Total £ 3,284. 70
Prices are correct at time of publishing, they can of course vary as offers change.
I decided that any self-respecting dream bedroom, needed a beautiful bed, so I went for a gorgeous Tennesee bedframe. Solid and well made, I think the colour gives a real anchor to the room. Of course I needed to go for a mattress too, and I spotted this amazing bargain mattress for less than half price and as both myself and Tall Dad suffer with a bad backs, this would be bliss to sleep on I’m sure! I added bedding, two sets, to make it easier for laundering. Then I needed to layer colour and texture to the bed, so some luxurious (2 of each) cushions, and a beautiful silk throw. I love the Pets roch pop soup cushion, and I thought it was important to add a bit of humour, and having just bought a puppy, very appropriate!
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.
Thank you for reading