Coastal Bedroom Makeover

We've just returned from a restful break in Cornwall. Before we left we started redecorating our master bedroom. It's been long overdue as we've been in this house for (ahem) 9 years now. I don't know if it's an age thing, but having a calm bedroom, comfortable bed and fresh bed linen is one of my favourite daily pleasures. The room's not quite finished as it needs new carpet and a ceiling light but it feels almost finished, which is why I thought I'd share it with you today. 

A feature wall with patterned red wallpaper on the wall behind the bed dominated the room and although the rest of the walls and carpet were neutral the room felt oppressive and old-fashioned. What we longed for were fresh white walls, minimal furniture and a coastal vibe with a blue and white colour scheme. Oh, and new cushions, although Tim's not a fan of cushions on beds, being more of a minimalist in that department than me. Cushions, for me, add interest, comfort and 'finish' a bed. 

Luckily, the wallpaper came off really easily and we used Rock Salt by Dulux, a paint which we've used before in our living room. It's a fresh, clean white but soft and not too harsh. I did the wallpaper stripping and painting myself and I enjoyed it once I got into it. Listening to BBC 6 Music in the morning and Classic FM in the afternoon kept me going too. I'm not going to lie though, I hate the mess that redecorating involves.

Once the room was painted it was time for the fun part adding new bedlinen, bedside lights and a picture. Whist I love white bedding it can be difficult to keep clean so we chose a classic blue and white stripe design, 'Content' by Terence Conran via Next. The bedside lights were from Amazon and were chosen to echo the black of the bed. Our bed is 24 years old and was from Habitat. Our chest of drawers are also the same age and luckily have fitted into the 3 bedrooms we have owned since buying them. They were made by a local firm, 'Paul Martin Furniture', and were made to measure. They're so well made and I hope we have many more years use from them. 

As we were beginning our bedroom revamp, a company called Photowall contacted me offering a print. I'm usually wary of accepting such offers but I was impressed with their website and so accepted their kind gift. They have an amazing selection of designs in wallpapers, posters and canvas prints. The one we chose is called 'Coastal Ripples' and is a canvas print. We were very pleased with how quickly it came and it was easy to assemble. Also, it definitely adds to the calm vibe we were aiming for. 

Photowall will also make a picture using your own images. That's something we'd like to have made for another wall, we've just got to pick our favourite personal photo from our archives! If you're interested in something a little different for your walls Photowall have a vast and stylish range and I'm happy to offer you 25% off any order until 31st August using the code, justalittleless2021. Thank you Photowall. 

The bee cushion was my own choice and I love it. It's by Sophie Allport via Next and is 100% cotton. More cushions may follow. I've seen an image that I like with 3 cushions on a bed, 1 square, 1 rectangular and one circular, so I'm on the look out for more cushions to add to the bed. 

I hope you enjoy this little house update. Take care x x x


1 comment

  1. It looks beautiful, and so calming ... which is exactly what you need in a bedroom isn't it.


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