Bedroom Makeover Inspiration

Home Edition: Our Bedroom Makeover

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.

New white wardrobes in main 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.

Duck egg Candle

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!

Bedding

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!

Cushions

Light pendant

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.

Glass jars

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.

Initial candles

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!

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A huge thank you to Homebase for collaborating on this project. 

 

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Claire
    November 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    What a beautiful colour. I painted our bedroom on my own after many years of it being a horrible bland magnolia I changed it to a pale pink with a feature wall (which I no longer like) in a pale purple! I feel inspired to paint it all duck egg now!

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      Katy
      November 29, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      Do it! Such a great colour! xx

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    (Mostly) Yummy Mummy
    November 29, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Oh it looks so lovely! You must be over the moon with it!

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      Katy
      November 29, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      Thank you, I really am- it has been plain dingy for so long it is so nice to walk in and feel calm x

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    Jean
    November 29, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    What a lovely calm colour scheme and I love your light fitting, gorgeous x

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      Katy
      November 29, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks hun, I really love it. xx

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    November 29, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Ah huni, I am so jealous! My bedroom is packed high with boxes! This looks so peaceful, gorgeous xx

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    mummyofboygirltwins
    November 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Oh wow this looks so nice and calm and very relaxing 🙂 Love the candles and the colours are so pretty. Great photo’s. What a lovely space xx

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      Katy
      November 30, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Thank you Jess, I am so so pleased with it! xx

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    Kim (sisterkin)
    December 2, 2015 at 11:06 am

    What a lovely restful room. I think you were right to leave the wardrobes. They look great. #HomeEtc

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      Katy
      December 3, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      I’m so glad I did, thanks Kim x

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    Poppy A Sunny Island
    December 2, 2015 at 11:27 am

    That really is the perfect shade of duck egg blue, and I love how the headboard looks against it, what a lovely calming bedroom! #HomeEtc xx

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      Katy
      December 3, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      I have never done a feature wall before but I love it. x

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    Lisa@intotheglade
    December 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Oh it’s lovely Katy, duck egg has to be one of my favourite colours, you are right it’s so soothing. The wardrobes look fab too xx #HomeEtc

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      Katy
      December 3, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      I didn’t realise how much I loved it until I saw it on the wall- such a great colour x

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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    December 2, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I looooooovvvveeee the colour on the walls. It’s the accent colour in our bedroom and I find it so, so restful. I mix it with the odd mustard/gold item now and again if I want to brighten it up slightly. You’ve done so well. Homebase is so good for home accessories.

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      Katy
      December 3, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Ooh yes gold would be great- Mr F may leave if I buy more cushions haha!! x

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    Stephanie Robinson
    December 2, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    The wardrobes look great – I love that you’ve revamped them, you wouldn’t know from looking at them. Love the colour scheme too, very restful – enjoy! #homeetc

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      Katy
      December 3, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      I am really glad I did it, saved so much money! x

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    mummyofboygirltwins
    December 2, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Already commented but wanted to say BIG thanks for linking up! Much appreciated 🙂 Jess xx

    #HomeEtc

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      Katy
      December 3, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks for hosting hun x

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    Caro | The Twinkle Diaries
    December 3, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    This looks lovely pet! I love the shade you’ve chosen for your walls. Duck-egg features really heavily in my home too — it’s a thread that runs through every room! I love it — it can be used as a great neutral as it sits so well with so many other colours!! I bet you’re chuffed to bit with this lovely! Thanks so much linking up with us 🙂 #HomeEtc

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      Katy
      December 3, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      I really do love it, I will definitely be brave enough to introduce more colour around the home now. x

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    Caroline
    December 3, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    It looks fab Katy, great job on the Wardrobes too. we recently redecorated our bedroom too after it being on the bottom of the list for years, I now love having a room that I can enjoy being in. x

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      Katy
      December 7, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      That is the thing, we always end up bottom of the list x

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    Sarah Christie
    December 6, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    It looks fab Kate, you know how I feel about decorating, but our bedroom really needs doing. I think I might be brave and do it in the spring x

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      Katy
      December 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Definitely get out your paint brushes and make it your own. Makes such a difference xx

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    Kerry
    December 8, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    It’s amazing the difference a little white paint makes! It looks lovely xxx

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      Katy
      December 8, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      Ah thank you Kerry, I love it so much! x

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    Michelle Reeves (The Essex Barn)
    December 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Oh Katy it looks lovely! You’ve done such a great job and I love all the little touches, especially that bell light which is gorgeous. Visiting from #HomeEtc this week and hope you’re well honey x

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      Katy
      December 9, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks Michelle, I really love the light too although Mr F isn’t too keen. I get the final say though haha! x

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    Charlotte
    April 11, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Are the walls Pale Duck Egg from Homebase? The link isn’t working.
    Thanks!

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      Katy
      April 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Ooh they must have either discontinued it or changed the link. I honestly can’t remember I’m afraid xx

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    Jenny
    May 5, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Where is the butterfly heart from? I love it

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      Katy
      May 5, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      I have a feeling I got it in dunelm but not 100% on that xx

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    Margaret
    April 19, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Katy,
    Which duck egg blue did you use? I’m not sure if I’ve missed the specific one you used in your blog but this is just what I want and there are so many variations out there. Your room looks great.
    Thanks,
    Margaret

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