Here I am again, with yet another room makeover. Change is something I’ve always loved, so giving a room a new look is something I really enjoy doing.
I only gave our bedroom a makeover last January and embraced 2016’s ‘botanical’ interior trend, however I never actually finished the room so by the time I got round to doing that I had other ideas buzzing around in my head.
I only planned on adding a few things to finish it off, but I’ve actually quite drastically changed the look and it was all because of a vintage Persian rug!
I had been hunting for one for ages and after watching about a hundred on eBay I took the plunge and bought one to go at the end of our bed.
Firstly I created a mood board, which is something I do with all my rooms, so that I can get an idea of the final look and feel.
I love neutral bohemian style bedrooms with statement Persian rugs and used that’s trend as part of my inspiration. My other inspiration was a big trend for 2017 ‘all things natural’ which inspired me to choose natural wood, baskets, and different textures for the textiles.
The first thing I did was paint the room white, it was magnolia before which I personally don’t like. By painting it white, it brightened the room as well as creating a blank canvas.
I saw a £40 bamboo light on the ikea website that I thought would be perfect for the room, however after I drove all the way there, it was out of stock so I had to rethink.
Then I walked past a basket and I had a brain wave! I picked it up, turned it upside down and thought I can totally make that in to a lightshade! When I got it home I made a hole in the top and attached it to the light fitting. Not only does it look great, but it only cost me £9! Bonus!
Another thing I got from Ikea was their infamous ‘steps’.
Instead of using them as steps, I have used them as a bedside table.
I wanted to put a shelf above the bed but without any wall damage. We are lucky enough to have a picture rail around the room to hang things from. So I decided to make a shelf using a plank of wood and rope.
I got a natural wood plank from Homebase which was about £10, drilled a hole in each corner, threaded some rope through (also from Homebase) knotted the ends and secured to the picture rail using picture rail hooks.
You know if I go quiet on Instagram then the shelf has fallen down and killed me in the night!
I bought quite a few throws for the bed, all different textures and patterns. I am so in love with my real sheepskin from a local shop ‘La di da’ it is so soft and is a great addition to the room. You can visit their homeware website here.
The cushions are from ikea and next.
Obviously I had to keep my suitcase shelves from Urban Outfitters, as they go so well in the room.
That gorgeous gold vase is from eclectic homeware company Tin Design who have just launched some amazing bohemian products. Check their website out here.
Another thing I’ve kept is my beautiful macrame wall hanging from ‘Brintage’ you can find all of Amy’s masterpieces on Instagram @shopbrintage.
Even though the instructions said it was a two man job, I managed to build these ladder shelves single handedly!
I bought a new round mirror from The Range, but wasn’t ready to give up my old one, so I’ve put them both on the wall!
I really really wanted a reclaimed vintage bench for the end of the bed. It seems they are hard to come by so I ended up settling for one from ikea. My husband absolute hates it as he keeps banging his leg on it as he walks by. I’m sure he’ll get used to it, if not I’ll get him some shin pads! 😂
I got loads of plants from ikea as well, definitely the best place to get them from. Personally I don’t feel like a room is finished without flowers or plants, so I really went to town.
I hope you’ve enjoyed having a look at my bedroom makeover.
Let me know what you think on here or Instagram.
If you want to know where something is from that I haven’t mentioned, please let me know.
Until next time
brilliant!, it looks cosy and inviting and warm. The basket lampshade is a great idea too. How did you do the moodboard? I\’m trying to find a way to do one for the living room? Thanks!!
Thank you. I just downloaded an app. I\’ve used it for every room and it really helps to plan it before you buy anything x