I’ve been watching The Great Interior Design Challenge. It’s like Bake Off meets Changing Rooms and appeals directly to the part of me that reads House Beautiful in the bath in my generic rented flat. If you’ve never seen it we’re a few episodes in to the current series but you’ve definitely got time to catch up on iPlayer.
Because we’ve always lived in rented accommodation, we’ve never really been able to decorate for ourselves. However, we’ve always opted for unfurnished and we’ve slowly been able to put our stamp on our current Edinburgh flat – rearranging the living room last year has really made the room work much better and given us space to put up photos and personal knick-knacks so it feels more cosy and, well just us.
Next on my hit-list to personalise is our bedroom. We’ve moved most of the furniture out and turned our box room in to a walk-in wardrobe. That means all that is left in the bedroom is our (slightly broken) ottoman bed, two mismatched units serving as bedside tables and my old rocking chair. Plus the pink curtains/beige carpet supplied by the landlord. It’s nice having a minimalist space for sleeping, but I feel like I want to make it a bit pretty. So I’ve done what I always do – went virtual window shopping.
The husband would like a red and black theme, but my fantasy planning has lead me to a charcoal grey & dusty pink combo that I love, so that’s what I’m going for (I’m sure the husband can be convinced). Now I have a flood of ideas, I just need a free weekend to put them all in to action. Here’s my top 3 wants in each category for my new look bedroom.
Soft Velour Curtains | Next | £65
Rita Silver Luxury Striped Curtains | Julian Charles | £21 (sale)
Flower Burst Wall Art | Etsy | £53.91
Faux Fur Heart Cushion | Primark | £3
Rose LED Fairy Lights | Etsy | £23
Folding Ottoman | World Stores | £32.99
Alice Starry Sky Ceiling Shade | John Lewis | £45
Soft Fluffy Throw | Primark | £15
More of my bedroom makeover inspiration can be found on my Pinterest board. Let me know what you think, or what colours you like for a bedroom.