When we moved into our house 3 years ago, our bedroom was the least of our worries. The rest of the house was in such a state that it was not a priority at all. However, it has been a couple of years since the rest of the house was originally decorated and our bedroom has remained untouched. In fact the girls have had their rooms done twice in that time! It is always the way though isn’t it? The parent’s bedroom is hidden from view and so deemed less important than any other room- a dumping ground more often than not.
When Homebase asked me whether I would like to collaborate on a project with them I knew exactly which room I was going to choose. With a little help from a few lovely people I had quickly chosen a colour scheme and was ready to go! I cannot tell you how excited I have been to get it all finished and having a deadline meant I couldn’t put it off any longer- I was going to have a new bedroom for Christmas! Hurrah!
I have had a bland colour scheme for so long that I decided it was high time I injected some colour into my life. I didn’t want anything garish or too bold so went for a gorgeous duck egg blue with white and taupe as accents. It is such a relaxing colour, one that instantly makes you feel calm- perfect for a bedroom.
The biggest change has been my wardrobes. They were a dark wood colour before and made the room feel so dark and dingy. We were originally going to rip them out and put in some sliding doors but quite honestly I couldn’t justify the cost. There is nothing wrong with the original wardrobes, they just weren’t to my taste. However, I have been so inspired by various friends upcycling furniture I decided to paint the wardrobes white! I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the result, for the first few days I kept saying how much I loved them- it drove Mr F mad! But I truly do love them, the room feels to bright and spacious now.
I have to say too, I used the Homebase Stay White gloss paint for the skirting board and window sill- this was on the recommendation of the lovely Jaime of The Oliver’s Madhouse. She has been on a mission to decorate her home and told me it was great for staying white. It drives me nuts when gloss turns yellow after a month so am hoping it does what it says on the tin!
We kept our bed as that fitted in with the vintage theme I wanted to create, choosing to jazz it up with a new duvet cover set and of course some scatter cushions. You can imagine how pleased Mr F was when I came home with lots of cushions but he said I could decorate it to my taste and I took him at his word!
I love finishing touches and so really enjoyed choosing the new light fixtures. I chose a gorgeous bell light for the ceiling and some brass reading lights for either side of the bed. Adding in these details has made a real difference to the room and I couldn’t be happier.
These glass jars are so cute aren’t they? I am a sucker for a glass jar and have them all over the house- these ones are from NuCasa and come in various colours.
These are one of my favourite items in the room, such a bargain from George and bring that little personalised touch to the room.
The overall feel of the room is one of calm and relaxation and finally getting it finished has made me so happy. I have never taken pride in the room, never particularly bothering to keep it tidy, but now I am keeping the bed made and popping the cushions back each morning. I just need to get the girls to keep their rooms tidy and the whole upstairs will be sorted!
A huge thank you to Homebase for collaborating on this project.