Bedroom Reveal: creating a relaxing sleep space

Bedroom Reveal: creating a relaxing sleep space

This post has been a long time coming, we have been meaning to decorate our bedroom for a while, I did a post back in July talking about my decor inspiration and how there wasn’t really much to do. The simple things like painting one wall and changing the curtains was just put off whilst we prioristed the downstairs rooms in the house. Not just that but it’s taken me a while to really come up with a vision that I feel happy with. We tried moving the furniture around to make it work with the built in wardrobes, we’ve also tried adding furniture and taking it away and now the room is finally coming together and feeling like a relaxing haven.

Before

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The vision

I wanted to create a relaxing and non-cluttered space using calming hues of light whites mixed with greys and a few touches of gold. All the walls and wardrobes are now plain white so I thought that using textured cushions and fabrics would add interest to the space and make sure it wasn’t too minimalist. 

After

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Grey throw Sainsbury’s similar here, grey cushions TX Maxx similar here, sequin cushion £40 Monsoon, cream rug Dunelm £29.99 -£49.99 (dependant on size), pink rug old similar here, bedside tables £150 for both John Lewis, coasters £14 Anthropologie, bed side lamps £15.99 Comet lighting (bulbs not included).

What we did

We painted over the dark grey wall with white and swapped the blind for lighter grey full length curtains which feels so much more luxurious than a blind, especially for a bedroom. We upgraded our mismatched shabby chic bedside tables to matching simple white ones from John Lewis and bought new bedside lamps with exposed bulbs. We also propped up a large square ornate mirror that we inherited from Matt’s brother against the wall and filled the floor space next to the bed and in front of the mirror with a soft cream rug for a cosy feel.  I layered up our plain white bedding with textured cushions and a grey pom pom throw.

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Love object £19.20 West Elm,  jewellery stand £19 Sass & Belle, fringe storage basket from a range at TK Maxx, geometric storage baskets set of 2 £22 Next.

One of the things I could not decide on was how to use the shelves in between the wardrobes as they’re quite deep. We needed the shelf space for some things so I wanted to make them both practical and pretty. Adding books and interesting objects is a great way to style up shelves in the bedroom. I also bought some storage baskets to keep toiletries and appliances hidden.

Style-by-Nic-dressing-table-Ikea-drawersstyle-by-mic-dressing-table-bedroom Style-by-Nic-dressing-table style-by-mic-bedroom-details-dressing-table   style-by-Nic-bedroom        Chest of drawers £65 Ikea, print $50 Rifle Paper Co, faux cheese plant Ikea similar here, gold tray £8.99 H&M, make up bag £19.95 Anthropologie.

We added some extra storage in the form of plain white Ikea drawers which doubled up as a bit of a dressing table for my things and I added a Rifle Paper print and some tall faux greenery to make the most of the plain wall.

I would still like to change the handles on the wardrobes and chest of drawers to something more chic, probably gold but I haven’t quite found the right ones yet. I also managed to declutter my wardrobe so everything now feels organised and in it’s place. Now the bedroom has become a relaxing and calming environment, which is just what we need before baby arrives! Don’t forget to follow along on Pinterest for more interior inspiration.

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