Bedroom Inspiration

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.

 

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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.  

 

The beautiful works of Yvonne Coomber

The beautiful works of Yvonne Coomber

 

 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…)

 

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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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14 Comments

  1. April 24, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    I’d sway more towards just going for it with big bold floral prints. Love thos Yvonne Coomber prints, never heard of her before. They are gorgeous x
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    • April 25, 2015 / 9:08 am

      Gorgeous aren’t they! The pic is originals in a gallery in Exeter, but budget restrictions mean I might need to opt for a print this time!
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  2. April 24, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Some great funky choices there. It sounds like your bedroom is going to be amazing especially with those fabulous windows! x
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  3. April 25, 2015 / 7:00 am

    Ooh, I love that rabbit lamp! Even after a year, our bedroom is still a tip as we’ve concentrated on the ‘public’ areas of the house first. The one thing I don’t like about this house is that our bedroom is a bit on the small side. My husband keeps threatening to relegate my large bookshelves to the garage! He’s a lovely man, but surely that’s grounds for divorce?!
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    • April 25, 2015 / 9:07 am

      Relegate him to the garage 😉 Luckily our lounge has massive built in bookshelves, but our bedroom has at least 12 guitars and a drum kit in it currently!
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  4. April 25, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    Those paintings by Yvonne Comber are absolutely stunning, the kind of art I would want on my walls x
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  5. April 25, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    I love planning for rooms. My bedroom is a bit plain but that art work is gorgeous and would really brighten the place up.

  6. April 26, 2015 / 9:06 am

    We were still surrounded by moving boxes a year+ after moving, and our bedroom is still a dumping ground. My advice, sort it asap! I just need to take my own advice haha xx
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  7. April 27, 2015 / 6:59 am

    Our bedroom seems to be a dumping ground for washing etc, wish we had more room so it could be a relaxing h=aven
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  8. April 27, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    I have a rabbit lamp! Similar to that one 🙂 I love anything quirky like that xx

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