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.
Starting off with the wallpaper, which is brilliant quality, thick and easy to put up on the walls, thanks to my fantastic decorator Craig. I am so pleased I choose this wallpaper-Fleurette Wallpaper in Gold by Arthouse Vintage (£18 per roll), as it really steered me with the rest of the makeover. At first though, whilst I was looking at all the different ones that B & Q have in their range, I was struggling to choose, its impressive how many different designs they have available.
The accessories, really pulled the look together. I love the photograph frames – 7×5 Baroque Picture Frame Cream (£9 each) which for now I have filled with off-cuts of wallpaper, until I have time to choose some photographs.
The glass sweetie jar (£8) from B&Q looks perfect on my window sill, I think I am going to fill it with cotton wool balls.
The lamps I picked up at my local B & Q store – Groves Limestone Ceramic Lamp (£30) I debated whether to go for something more vintage, but I think this simple classic look lamp, works really well with the overall look of the room. Just the right shade of stone/cream, and they are great quality. Two tone of shiny and matt pot lamp base, with a material shade.
I couldn’t resist going for a chandelier style light – Cesare Beaded Shade (£30) for the centre of the room. Really simple to fit as it just attached like a lampshade. No electrician needed, thank goodness. It really looks pretty in the day when it’s not on, but looks even better in the evening, as the crystals catch the light.
I used three mirrors- Metallic Effect Bordered Mirror 40X50Cm (£20 each) in a row at the back of the bed, both to bounce light around the room, but also as I’m a big fan of repetition in interiors, and groups of three always look better. I think they are incredibly impressive, and look far more expensive than £20.
The woodwork was updated with Dulex white gloss, and the handles for the wardrobes were also replaced. They look and feel so much more expensive than they are, at just under £5 each. The walls were painted in Ivory by Fired Earth, as I wanted to try a premium paint brand from B & Q to see how it compared to my usual choice. It went on extremely well, and has a very chalky and matt look.
In the evening :
The bedding I kept very plain and simple in cream, with delicate pleating – Simplicity Cream Embellished (starting from £17) for a bed set.
We have now been sleeping on our new mattress a Memory 3 Zone mattress from Silent night for three weeks, and it has got to have given us the best nights sleep ever over those weeks. I think you really need to give one a go to understand the difference the memory foam makes. Its even easier to dress the bed with a memory foam mattress, I think it’s because the mattress is slight thinner than a sprung one. The memory zone 3 cost half the price of our last sprung mattress, and it feels far superior in terms of comfort too.
That’s my bedroom makeover complete, I hope you like it, I cant wait to enjoy it, you never know maybe a lie in is called for!
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