At long last, here it is! The first of my three room updates (and way overdue in sharing!) – Boo’s bedroom reveal…
You may remember my inspiration post for Boo’s room, which included blush & deep dark blues, a reading nook, and pretty layers of bedlinen.
As I mentioned, there were a few things that I felt needed addressing, so here’s how I tackled them:
Walls – I wanted to update the colour scheme of the room with something feminine but strong that Boo could grow into & enjoy now too. I used the Valspar range from B&Q and chose Ballet Slippers & Naval Blue in satin, painting one wall (including skirtings) in each & leaving the rest white. I love working with Valspar paint, it covers really well, the colour collections are great, plus you can colour match anything, so it really stands up to popular competitors.
Flooring – Finally managed to nail the rug situation with this Berber inspired geometric rug from B&Q – the perfect colour & not too big or small for her space.
Bed – I painted Boo’s old bed & attached an old IKEA shelf to run along the back for cups, pictures, books & her music player, which she likes to listen to before bed.
I added lots of layers & texture with new bedlinen, a throw & a blanket in co-ordinating colours (all from H&M).
Furniture – I actually removed a lot of free standing storage, but built in shelves behind the door, which was actually really simple to do. I just used pine shelf boards with L-bracket corner braces to attach the shelves to each other & then to the wall. I’m undecided whether to paint them white or not – what do you think?
I also updated some old drawers with colours to tie in with her scheme using good old Annie Sloan chalk paint. And I added a free floating shelf as a bedside table (previously in my room & which was actually an IKEA chopping board!)
Lighting – We both love the new light from B&Q. It fits better, and the feathers add another lovely element of softness & rich texture.
Windows – I added that texture I wanted with some sheer curtains with pompom trim from H&M. It definitely softens things up. I used copper piping to make the new curtain pole, which also works beautifully with the blush tones.
Other bits & pieces we already had, but I made a new co-ordinating paint chip garland which worked out pretty well & breaks up the large wall nicely. I used the same method as my DIY paper ball decorations then threaded cotton through the centre of each, securing with a dollop of hot glue.
The final touch was the reading nook, which was a vintage find from about 10 years ago that I’d never managed to actually use – I knew my hoarding tendencies would come to fruition one day! I added LED twinkle lights (also B&Q) & pretty butterfly clips on the inside. It feels really quite magical when it’s all lit up, and Boo loves it, as does Tabitha!
We’re so pleased with the result, it feels grown up & feminine, but also perfect for my little one to still be little a while longer yet. We’d like to say a huge thank you to B&Q who helped out with the paint, & finishing touches.
What do you think? Tempted to try some darker shades yet? x