If you are regular reader of the blog then you will know that last year we were fortunate enough to buy our first home. We only viewed a few properties but the minute we stepped into the house we knew it was for us, even though it needed a lot of work.
We ended up renovating our home for around 6 months and literally had the house stripped back to brick in some rooms. It took a lot of time, hard work and money but we got there. I would say about 90% of the work is now complete and there are only the odd few tasks that need to be finished.
The main benefit of renovating your house from top to bottom is that you start with a blank canvas. From the flooring, the wall paper, the paint, the tiles and you have full control of decor and one of my favourite rooms to design was our bedroom.
I struggled visualising how I wanted most of the rooms to look but I didn't have that problem with the bedroom, I knew I wanted a chic winter themed room. With our theme in mind our first decision was which paint to use and we decided to go for a shade called Mellow Mocha from Dulux. It's a subtle shade which seems to change with different light and times of day. To keep in with winter feel we chose a silver grey carpet which really compliments the colour of the walls.
Once all the decorating and carpet laying were out of the way it was time for the fun part, accessories. furniture and decor. I chose to use silver and white accents teamed up with faux fur, glass and mirrors.
You don't need to go all out with expensive furniture and decor pieces to make an impact in any room. You would be amazed at the bargains you can pick up from car boot sales or auctions. I bought these bedside tables for just £20 and up cycled them which cost a fraction of the price. They were exactly what I had in mind and if I had of bought them from a shop it could of easily set me back a couple of hundred pound.
I think I have made a good start on our bedroom and it's everything I imagined and more. It's a work in progress but it's a step in the right direction.
Do you have any design or decor tips that you would like to share with me?