We are mostly settled into our new house now, the kitchen is gorgeous, the lounge is lovely, the kid’s bedrooms are ace. Our bedroom is a dumping ground for the boxes we haven’t managed to unpack yet.
But I have plans for it….making plans and browsing for pretty stuff is SO much more fun than unpacking boxes I find! We rent, so I don’t want to spend money on stuff that we can’t take with us if the worst happens and we have to move on in a year – so for me it is all about the accessories rather than the wall colour – which is luckily white anyway, so pretty much a blank canvas.
One way to give your bedroom a fresh look is new bedding. I am loving all the highly patterned duvet covers that are around at the moment, especially the botanicals, so fresh for spring. But, our room came with curtains and blinds already fitted – the curtains are multi coloured patchwork, which I was initially unsure of, but am actually quite liking now! And the blinds are bottle green. As we have two huge virtually floor to ceiling windows I am loathe to splash out on expensive window treatments so will fit the rest of the scheme around them.
With such busy curtains I am torn between staying very plain with duvet covers and maybe just adding personality with a couple of patterned cushions – or just going for it with big country flower prints! Have collected together some of my favourites on this Pinterest board.
We have huge built-in wardrobes with folding doors, and some built-in drawers and low cupboards too. While loving the storage they provide, they do have a touch of the seventies about them, but I think something as simple (and cheap) as new handles on the doors would really improve that.
So far we only have a photographic canvas of Syd on the wall, but I would like to buy an Yvonne Coomber print for above the bed – I think the beautiful florals will reflect similar in the curtains and pull together a nice country look for the room.
And of course we need lighting for bedtime stories – we have an Ikea bug light at the moment, which Syd loves, but leaves us squinting at the words, so I would love to get a gorgeous or quirky lamp for the bedside table to add more light and to satisfy my grown up urge for pretty lighting. (Um – have you seen some of your choices Miss Cisco?! A ray-gun lamp does NOT constitute a grown up choice)(OK – I know it isn’t grown up, nor does it fit my country theme, but it is SO cool)(You know having a conversation with yourself in brackets is a sure sign of madness don’t you?!)(Yes, I know, bit odd isn’t it, but then again so am I….I am finished now…)
I love the size of our bedroom, it is lovely and light with such huge windows, and I think even with a small budget it will soon be looking gorgeous – I just need to unpack those boxes first….after I have browsed some more pretty things obvs!
Love Miss Cisco XXX
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