Once the offer we put in for our house had been accepted; we decided that we would decorate the master bedroom first. We knew that one by one we would be overhauling every room, and we wanted a haven to return to at the end of each day. A place that was clean, cosy, quiet and welcoming – a home within a home, a little sanctuary. Free from dust, mess and upheaval…and we were certainly glad of it during the process of renovating.
We decorated our bedroom almost 6 years ago and my taste has changed a lot since then. We’re planning on moving in a couple of years time, so there is no way we will be doing any redecorating before then. Plus, we embarrassingly still have a few bits to finish (!) This is a little inspiration post of all things ‘bedroom’ I am loving at the moment, and they all seem to have a few things in common:
White – I really can’t get enough of white – there is something so fresh and exciting about it. Like a blank canvas waiting to be touched. I feel it gives more opportunity to get creative with all the little details. It’s also so peaceful and calming.
Wood – I prefer mine bare, painted white, or on the floor.
Plants – Green has been my favourite colour since I can remember. I think it’s because I find it completely serene and don’t plants add just that? Serenity, life (literally) and vibrancy. I love the look of tiny, small and huge leafy plants in places you don’t expect them – like they’ve just popped out to say ‘Hello!’
Linen – Preferably white bed linen (not sure how that one would work with kids?)…and I love it mixed with grey and blush pink. I have huge love for linen at the moment.
Lighting – We have a dimmer light in our bedroom and would always favour this over usual switches. The variety of lamps, shades and fixtures available over the last few years is so pleasing to me! I am loving the increase of metal, ceramic and wood been used.