3/30/2017

Designing Our Dream Bedroom


If you are regular reader of the blog then you will know that two years ago we were able to finally buy our first home after many years of renting. We only needed to view a handful of properties because the second we stepped into the house we knew it was the one for us. That being said it needed a lot of work, a whole overhaul. 

We ended up needing to renovate our home from top to bottom. It took around 6 months and we literally had the house stripped back to brick. It took a lot of time, hard work and money but we got there eventually. I would say that the work is now complete but there are the odd few tasks that need to be finished or spruced up. We are now also planning on building into the attic so all the hard work is about to start all over again.

The main advantage to renovating your house from top to bottom is that you start with a complete blank canvas. From the floors, to the walls, to the paint, to the tiles and you have full control of everything.


One of my favourite rooms to design has got to be my bedroom. I have to admit that I did struggle visualising how I wanted some of the rooms to look but I didn't have that problem with the bedroom. Straight away I knew that I wanted a chic winter themed room. With that theme in mind our first decision was which paint to use and we chose a shade called Mellow Mocha which is 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 was out of the way it was time for the fun part, the furniture and decor pieces. I chose to use silver and white accents teamed up with faux fur, glass and mirrors. I also chose some really stunning VELUX blinds which really complete the room and add some depth of colour to the pale walls.


When it comes to furniture you don't need to splash the cash to make an impact in a room. You would be surprised at all the bargains you can pick up from car boot sales or auctions. I bought a couple of 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? 


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9 comments:

  1. No no design tips but oh how I would love to design a dream bedroom :)

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  2. well good luck in your home a home is what you make it :-)

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  3. Decor :- I would say be aware. Years ago I became aware of paints and emulsion for use in regards to dampness and / or condensation. I found these products beneficial for window frames, rooms such as kitchen and bathroom. Worthwhile to get up to date information regarding effectiveness of products etc from Trusted, Reliable Friends.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. I totally agree with you regarding upcycling furniture rather than buying new. Firstly, older furniture is usually made of real wood, rather than MDF or chipboard, and secondly, you can then really make the furniture look the way you want. I've picked up some nice pieces from charity furniture stores and from Freecycle and then painted them to suit my decor which is much more satisfying than buying new.

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  5. looks like you have some great ideas and you will get the perfect room im sure

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  6. The tables are lovely, we are in the process of buying our first home.

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  7. Bedroom should be a place that we can rest, relax, recuperate, sleep. So maybe we need to take some time considering layout, furniture, colours etc. Got me thinking :- Contemplating.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Love the tables, I really want to get the perfect room for myself x

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  9. My hubby is the worst for decorating but he's efficient for everything else like gardening or building things, he just gets so bored and gives up after an hour or so then continues the next day lol

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