Home renovation: bedroom

I’ve wanted to do a series of posts about our house renovation but as it’s been a slow process finishing each room, so the posts have been slow too! Still, slow is fine, slow is calm and steady. I wrote about renovating our bathroom recently and today I want to share our bedroom make-over with you. 

This room was so tired and in need of an update when we moved in. It had peach walls, a heavily patterned carpet and first generation double glazing that let in a draft. We wanted something calm and peaceful with plenty of storage space. We also wanted a light and airy, minimalist Scandi look (of course) so neutrals for a colour palette were a given. 

Before…

Before…

…and after!

…and after!

All of the windows in the house were replaced with triple glazing as part of the renovation and we updated the radiators so the room is so much warmer. The carpet was stripped back and replaced with a mid-grey one to provide a neutral base and visually lift the height of the ceilings. We ended up having to knock out the fitted wardrobes in order to fit steels in for the open plan space downstairs so we had the perfect opportunity to have some bespoke wardrobes made. We went for these in a gloss white so that they drop away into the wall and help to bounce light around the room. 

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Originally I thought it would go for plenty of grey in the room but in the end I decided that I would play with layers of white and then just had the occasional accent of grey. We’ve kept the walls white, added white bedside tables (IKEA) with white Ribbon lamps (Habitat) and white bedding with large oversized pillows (owned for a while). Grey cushions (H&M) and a grey blanket (John Lewis) add accent colours to the room and help to soften it. We chose large black and white prints with nature scenes instead of having a headboard and I love how relaxing the images are. Plus the black frames tie in neatly with the black frame of our wall mirror. I’ve added some monochrome candleholders here and there (from a mixture of places including White Black and Grey) and some succulents to give that natural touch. I love this room now - even though it’s north west facing so doesn’t get the light until the evening it always feels bright and really relaxing. 

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