Although I’ve lived in my house for numerous years, I’ve always been a bit lax when it comes to decorating. It’s never really been high on my list of priorities, as I’ve been quite happy with the plain magnolia walls and the furnishings within each room. I blame Pinterest mainly, because ever since I’ve been getting inspiration from there, I’ve really started to step back and notice just how much my house could use a lick of paint. When Inspired Wallpapers approached me with a decorating challenge, I gladly accepted. My spare room was going to be updated into a serene and tranquil space where I can take time out to chill, and more importantly, have a space for my blogging paraphernalia which would free up space in the lounge. From simply hanging my chosen wallpaper, I have accessorised and created not only a beautiful space, but one that is ‘so blogger’ that I’ve been inundated with requests where each item is from. So, for all my blush pink, pale grey and copper lovers out there, you can thank me later!
Half of my spare room is taken up by hanging rails packed full of clothes and bookcases stacked with shoes and bags. As it’s a work in progress, I want to update you with this at a later time. Keeping the bed as a focal point, I wanted a comfortable area in which I could laze around and get cosy. How to Hygge has really come into force with the textures and fabrics that I’ve chosen, alongside the lighting and soft furnishing.
Sticking with a colour scheme that won’t date, a mixture of greys and pale pinks keep things feminine, with the copper accessories adding a modern twist to an otherwise classic colour scheme. I’m itching to get a day bed for the room but until then, I am keeping my bed which has come with me from my family home. The grey and beech of the bed frame are in keeping with the colour scheme and the rest of the furniture in the bedroom, and a string of rose gold heart fairy lights twisted around the headboard give that extra touch. For ultimate cosiness, brushed cotton is my favourite. Not only does it feel amazing but it’s so warm. This Collection Brushed Cotton Single set in Blush Pink was only £12.99 from Argos. Using different shades of grey, I’ve added a Heart of Home at Argos Single fitted sheet in Dove Grey, and dark grey pillowcases from Primark. A pair of lined curtains in charcoal grey finish off the essential bedroom items.
To dress the bed, a grey sherpa throw £5, and a cream heart shaped cushion from Primark caught my eye as soon as I saw them. Primark Home has some really gorgeous things in at the moment, and I find myself popping in quite frequently to see what’s new on the shelves. They have a huge selection of accessories and fairy lights as well as the blogger favourite trinket dishes, ring holders and cacti in copper pots. What I have loved the most about creating a new space, is finding some really fantastic homeware websites. Rooi; a luxury living website has been the source for the most gorgeous faux Mongolian Fur Cushions in pink and grey*, at a really reasonable price of £24.95 per cushion. The faux Mongolian fur is almost like the real thing, whilst the cushions are plump and feel great to snuggle up into.
No bedroom is complete without a bedside table and when I spotted this amazing copper geometric framed table with wooden top from Maisons Du Monde, I knew it would complement everything in the room whilst giving a modern edge. The ZigZag table is only £26.99 but shipping is £7 as it comes over from France. I would advise to have a good browse and see if there is anything else that you need as now I’m kicking myself for not getting a few accessories that I wanted, and I totally object to spending £7 on shipping. For the bedside table, accessories such as potted plants and vases, light up decorations and trinket plates have been sourced from Homesense, Primark, B&M Bargains and New Look. With items like these, going into store is ideal as they rarely show up on the website, especially with places like Homesense which has such a high turnover of stock that it’s like an Aladdin’s Cave.
Two of my favourite pieces in the revamped room both happen to be lighting; a bedside table and a ceiling light. At the moment, both items are showing as out of stock, but it’s worthwhile checking back frequently as I did get them very recently. The Iconic Lights Industrial Talisman Lamp with marble base, £20, is every bloggers dream. It seems that Aldi released this lamp prior to Christmas and every one has gone mad for it. Since buying this last week, I have been asked so many times as to where it’s from as it’s so photogenic and fits perfectly into the the colour scheme of the room. The Rustic Globe Bulb, £6 is from Wilko, and complements it beautifully. For the ceiling light, I fell in love with the Wilko Copper Cage Pendant, £12. I wasn’t intending to get this but when I saw it in real life, it looks so expensive and gives that bijoux New York loft feel, especially when combined with another one of the Rustic Bulbs from Wilko.
All in all, I’ve redecorated and dressed a room for under £200, included lighting and made it into such a beautiful space. I keep finding myself coming into the room just to sit amongst the cushions, so I am utilising the whole space as a dedicated blogging space/wardrobe.
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