*Update: My bedroom has change a lot since writing this post! See it more recently here.
My bedroom is the room in the house that I have been struggling with the most. I think that is because we want fitted wardrobes in both alcoves and until we can afford them we have got a makeshift rail and a chest of drawers that we don’t intend to keep in here so I don’t feel like I can commit to making decisions as it all feels quite temporary. Also, I can not for the life of me decide on bedside tables and am going back and forth, back and forth so the room feels very unfinished. Saying all that, we have come a long way in this room, especially when I look back at what the room looked like when we viewed it…
And what it was like once emptied…
And during the works…
Compared to what the room was like I am very pleased with where we have got to so far…
Basically, I love the bed (such a fab ottoman bed from Button & Sprung that is loaded with clothes in the absence of wardrobes – I will do a full blog post about it because I wish I had always had one of these), the bedding, the lights, the fireplace, the radiator, the colour of the walls (although I regularly think about changing it already!!) and the mirror. In order to make the room feel more ‘me’ and to make it work better on a practical level the alcoves need inbuilt cupboards, the walls need artwork and pictures, I must make a decision on bedside tables one of these days and I need a piece of furniture on the wall on the left as you come into he room. But, you know what? All in good time. I hate rushing decisions on these things as I always regret it and I know I will find exactly the right things if I am patient. Watch this space!
In the meantime I have added a few little Christmas touches to the room that were kindly gifted to me by Cox & Cox and I have taken a few snaps to show you how the room looks at the moment…
Baskets | Wrapping paper | Tassle ribbon
I am in LOVE with these shallow baskets (see a selection of the other equally beautiful baskets here) that are going to be so useful around the house and they are a great shape for everything from blankets to toys. I’m going to use them to put the presents in under the Christmas tree.
So, lots to do but all the fun stuff! I really look forward to adding to this room over the coming months and making it much cosier and more practical.
I love the direction your bedroom is headed in! Can’t wait to see how it blooms!
That mirror is just perfect! Is it lighter than proper vintage ones? If so, it will be perfect for us as we’ve got crumbling walls that just wont take the weight of the original 30s and 40s mirrors x
Wow, what a transformation. The problem I have is that I see houses like yours on rightnove and don’t have the vision that it could turn out so beautifully! You’re really doing an amazing job. Loving the bedroom and that throw is gorgeous. Any idea where I can get one similar as you’re right, it’s not on cox and cox site anymore 🙁 x
This is absolutely stunning! I get so much inspiration from you Katy and love your colour choices and style! Can’t wait to see more.?
we have these as our bedside tables: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/storage-furniture/chest-of-drawers/rast-chest-of-3-drawers-pine-art-75305709/ Painted the same colour as the walls in a chalky finish (handles too) they would look really good. We painted ours navy blue and keep our underwear in each (top drawer: pants, middle draw: bras, bottom drawer: socks)
Dreamy… relaxing, inviting… I do like this blue. Wondering if you would mind me asking your advice on it? We are looking for a colour for our hall, which is an L shape. The short bit of the L (!) can get fairly sunny, but then the long bit has no windows. I would like a colour that is light in the sun, yet cosy in the evenings and gloomy days. Not too much to ask!
Oh wow it looks amazing! Love that gorgeous colour you’ve got on the walls!
Where is your amazing print from (on top of the cupboard) 🙂
Its from The Future kept x
What color is the paint for your bedroom? (Also I absolutely love this design)
Light Blue F&B x