As Good As Gold: A Touch Of Luxury For Your Bedroom

Aaaah, the bedroom. The place where all the magic happens. And in my world, that’s sleep. Though granted, that’s a rarity these days with a 5 month old baby in the mix. Still, our bedroom remains our sanctuary. So when planning the overhaul of this space I was keen to incorporate a little luxury.

And what accent colour says ‘luxury’ like gold does? It’s a must daahhling. Keeping most things in the space fairly simple (Subtle grey-white walls, natural fabrics, a neutral carpet and white furniture) I injected gold via the accessories and finishing touches, in the hope that it wouldn’t be too trashy or overkill.

I’ve always loved Bohemian style interiors and I wanted the overall feel to be natural, tranquil and relaxed. The fabric ottoman bed from Happy Beds provides the perfect centerpiece with its oatmeal tone and looks great against the dark teal backdrop (which we cladded before painting in Farrow and Balls Inchyra Blue).

I wanted the bedding to compliment the natural shade of the headboard and not detract from the statement wall behind it. So I opted for this luxury, hotel-style bedding set from Beaumont & Brown. You can’t go far wrong with crisp, white bedding. It’s so inviting to climb into at the end of a hard day and is so easy to accessorise. I teamed it with a couple of simple striped cushions from Ikea and a smaller beige linen cushion I found in my secret stash from years gone by. The striped throw blanket is also from Beaumont & Brown and ties everything together nicely.

The wardrobe and drawers are by The Cotswold Company, but they were ex-display at half the price on Ebay. The bedsides are the Ikea Hemnes range.

The rattan chair was in the sale at Barker & Stonehouse but you can get similar here. I love it for its natural quality, which really enhances the boho feel. The cushion is from H&M Home (gotta love a H&M cushion!)  and the reclaimed-style radiator from Stelrad makes a unique style statement, providing  a rich depth of colour against the light walls.

So, once I had the basics in place, it was time to sprinkle some gold dust. Here’s how I did it.

The Knobs 

The furniture all came with either plain black or white knobs, which weren’t really speaking to me and in my opinion, cheapened the overall look of it a little. So I switched things up by replacing them with these polished brass cabinet knobs from Yesterhome. Upgrading the knobs on your furniture is such an easy and inexpensive way of reinventing and restyling it.

The Picture Frames

The wall gallery (care of Juniqe Art Shop ) gives yet another nod to Bohemia, but I sprayed the frames gold to tie in with my luxury theme. The frames were black when I bought them and a bit of a spruce up with some Wilko spray paint gave them a whole new lease of life.

The Lighting

Lighting is such a game changer when it comes to interiors, so I’m always really keen to choose carefully. The brass wall lamps were a bit of a splurge from Viva Lagoon but are my absolute favourite element of the room. The way the gold strikes such a sharp contrast against the teal gives a lovely, lavish feel. The ceiling light from Iconic Lights works in perfect harmony and was a real steal at just £30 (totally making me feel better about splashing out on the wall lamps!).

The Hooks

Sometimes it can be hard to work out how to fill a bare space on a wall; especially if you’ve already gone to town on framed prints. A set of simple hooks are a ‘go-to’ for me because they are so fun to accessorise. These ones are from Primark and were a steal at £5!

So there you have it. A bohemian bedroom, with a few subtle touches of luxury. I hope you’ve been inspired to inject a little gold into you’re boudoir, but if you just don’t know where to start when it comes to updating your interiors, we’re here to help. Simply email us at homebirdsuk@gmail.com and we’ll get right back to you.

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