By sheer coincidence, Spiv and I have both just completed several bedroom overhauls (as have many of our fellow Instagrammers, it would seem). So we saw this as the perfect opportunity to share some décor ideas with you – not only from our own homes, but theirs too.
A tour of our bedrooms are featured here on the blog, in a trio of articles on three different styles. We begin here, with my master bedroom.
Until very recently, the room looked like this…
Pretty tired and sad looking as you can see. Once I’d decided it needed a transformation, my starting point was the same as anyone else’s. Yes – I needed pinspiration. I knew I wanted a ‘sophisticated’ and ‘grown-up’ look and when I saw this, I was sold.
The geometric trend is one I’ve fallen for in a big way and it seems to be popping up all over my home, no matter how hard I try to limit it to one room. I’ve also been influenced heavily by the Scandi vibe just lately and despite living in a cottage, I thought I might get away with just a touch of it. So this is how the room ended up looking. . .
I found the wallpaper here and I’ll admit – it wasn’t cheap. A feature wall like this however, is there to make a statement and is easily the main focus of the room, so the investment was definitely worthwhile. My much loved storage trunks were in the sale at La Redoute.
I’m a fan of bedside symmetry, as you can see.
The metallic bedside dome lamps were an absolute steal at just £15 from The Range. I made my own metallic foil prints (‘How to make your own foil prints’ post coming soon) and the whitewashed wooden letters were from Ebay.
The curtains were another welcome bargain from H&M Home at just £12.99. Granted they are more decorative than functional but paired with a roman blind, both aesthetics and practicality are fulfilled. I love the way the white contrasts with the dove grey walls (Farrow & Ball, Pavillion Grey, colour-matched by Homebase). The hanging glass pendant light was £40 from Wilko. (There’s a large blank wall space between the plant and the chest of drawers that I’m dying to do something with. Any suggestions? )
I’m currently researching creative ways to conceal the sky box (horrible eye-sore in my opinion!) so there will be a blog post on this once I crack it. All ideas welcome.
The muted colour scheme is calming and makes it easy to unwind. Originally, the furniture was rustic, rough sawn wood but it was a little too dark for this new, more refined look. I took the bold decision to paint it and never looked back!
I strongly recommend Annie Sloane Chalk Paint (so easy to use with no prepping or priming required!) and this shade is Old White. We also lime waxed the wooden tops for a lighter, brighter effect.
The room was finished off perfectly with this stunning lean to mirror (£89.99) from The Range. It at least doubles the size of the room and just completely transforms the space. The Moroccan style triple white mirrors were also from The Range (just £5.99 for the set).
We have had many beautiful bedrooms sent to us this week. Here are just a few of our favourites for your viewing pleasure, however there are many more tagged on to the end of the other two bedroom features. Prepare to be inspired. We wish we had more rooms in our homes so we could copy all these styles!
Other home-makers with my shared love of geometric décor include @flatandfitted, whose bold, feature wall in block turquoise, blush and grey makes a fabulous statement. We also love their side lamp idea!
@placeshaperinteriors works the look well too with this beautiful, shimmery geometric wallpaper and glitzy cushion.
We simply can’t get enough of navy at the moment so this geo room created by @visitnumber7 definitely caught our eye!
@freelandhomedesigns is clearly a girl after my own heart with her simple greys and whites, paired with a striking paisley wall. How lovely is that little seat she’s created too?
Another beautiful bedroom with a stunning grey and white scheme can be found @_laura_and_Isaac. Those cushions! So simple and yet so stunning.
All white everything is a timeless look that never gets old and @nest_number_9 pulls it off perfectly. Love that hanging planter! (We spotted something similar in Matalan recently)
And last but certainly not least is another timeless, grey and white classic from @ourcottageonthelane. The subtle hints of blush caught our eye, along with those lovely lights strewn across the bed frame. I recently copied this idea with some battery powered bulbs I found for under a fiver in B&M – such a steal!
If you like what you’ve seen here, do go and give these lovely home-makers a follow. They have plenty more inspiration on offer on their Instagram pages.