Bedroom. Thursday , August 10th , 2017 - 18:05:24 PM
After this couple moved into their two-bedroom Georgian flat in Bristol, along with their six-year-old son, they realised that their bedroom was gradually becoming a dumping ground for all kinds of clutter. They put it down to the space being the biggest room in the flat, but knew they needed to resolve the way the space was designed. ‘Nothing really matched as we were using old pieces of furniture. So basically the room just wasn’t working for us and desperately needed a complete overhaul,’ they say.
Reinvent unused objects, Turn a wooden box into a nifty bedside table. Paint the inside the same colour as your walls for a co-ordinated look, or leave as nature intended for a rustic vibe. Introduce colour with accessories to lift the scheme. Keep an eye on your recycling for glass bottles in pretty shapes and designs, soak in hot water and remove any sticky labels, then give them a whole new life as mini flower or bud vases.
They painted the walls over this, in a soothing shade of pink. ‘My husband wasn’t convinced about having the entire room painted pink, but as it’s just a soft blush shade it works well.’ The gently pretty hue was offset with grey and neutral accessories, such as the patterned throws on the bed. ‘They’re actually large oversized scarves – I wear them in winter, but they also look great on the bed! The soft blush hue also works well with stronger design features, such as the original fireplace with its teal and mustard tiling. A mantelpiece display – featuring original prints, a light box and personal treasures – softens the impact, and dominance of the cast-iron fireplace. As far as a stand-in for a wall-hung picture shelf goes, this mantelpiece makes an ideal display space in the rented property.