My bedroom has long been on the list for needing a few updates. I’ve flickered so many times between colour schemes & ideas. I’m still not sure if I’ve settled, but I always come back to these soft blue & silver greys, combined with a deep off black & fresh whites.
You can see part of my room as it currently is in my post on Nordic inspiration. There are elements I like, but I still feel it’s missing something, & things that I feel need addressing are:
Carpet – This needs taking up as it’s horribly stained & many various attempts to sort it have failed. Plus, I want to bring a continuance through from the landing & other bedrooms, which all have white painted floorboards. However, the bedroom is part of an extension so has large (MDF?) boards as opposed to floorboards, and I also need to consider the ensuite bathroom. I also currently have a large rug which runs under the bed. It works in the style, but stops the bathroom door from opening fully, which isn’t really a problem, more of an annoyance. I think I’ll have to make a decision on that once the flooring is done – various options but decisions unmade!
Bed – Investing in a decent mattress made a world of difference to my sleep, but we chose a divan base which I slightly regret now. I can’t really change this but am considering possibilities such as using pallets instead, maybe creating a wrap frame or new bedskirt, or even painting the base. I’ve also been wondering about whether I could make a DIY headboard, but again, I think that will be a decision I make later on in the process.
Furniture – I have a hotch potch of furniture which I like, but a few pieces need a mini makeover just to pull it all together. I’m lucky enough to have a kind of walk-in cupboard for my wardrobe, which keeps things simple, but means I have four doors in my bedroom! I’m planning on painting out the wood skirtings & doors so this feels like a bit of a mission!
Mirrors – These are probably going to be my one investment, that or a makeover…I have a tall leaning mirror which doesn’t quite fit in style or space, and also a large round mirror, which I love, but think may work better in the bathroom. I’ll have to see later on as mirrors tend to cost (or maybe that’s just my taste!) but I love this one from Rose & Grey & also this one from Loaf.
Display – I definitely want to add some kind of shelving for display – something along these lines perhaps, but that may end the possibility of a headboard – I suspect there will be a few trips to the local DIY store either way!
Windows – This is my last decision to make. I love my sheer curtains, but do wonder if there’s another way that I can add more privacy. Perhaps a blind or heavier curtains mixed in, or whether to revert to whites.
Pinterest, as always, is great for sourcing inspiration, but I find it really helps to list out the bug bears in a room, so if you got this far, thanks for reading my waffle!
Do you have a process you go through when redecorating?