One of the rooms I never feel we’ve quite got ‘right’ in terms of decor and feel has been our bedroom. Whether it was in our first flat, the main bedroom in our old house, or lastly (pre-move) our lovely loft room, they have never felt quite ‘us’. To be fair, I was about to makeover the loft room after the build in the summer of 2015, but then we decided we were going to move (like the KER-AZY people we are) and it was left very neutral.
Since we decorated our new living room a darker blue colour, I’ve fallen in love with the dark-side of decorating, and wanted something colour-wise that had a bit more ‘depth’. I do love white in a bedroom like we’ve had previously, as it’s wonderfully restful, but to be honest I think that unless you’re a minimalist and/or don’t have young children, it’s really hard to keep it looking that way.
I still love grey (I know, maybe it’s a bit *yawn*) and it works with so many other details. If you still wanted the room to have a splash of colour, and also change up the accessories if you felt like it, to me grey is a perfect base.
I had to decided to be ruthless and get rid of clutter and any ‘trinkets’ that we no longer wanted, yet we managed to keep certain favourite items i.e the Ikea bed covers, our ‘Feather and Black’ bed, as well as the iconic ‘Kartell’ bedside tables from ‘Graham and Green’.
Laura Ashley were kind enough to send me a few gorgeous bits to get started on my bedroom. These included the big, bold ‘Virginia Woolf’ Canvas, White Feather Light Shade (I had been coveting this for YONKS), and the beautifully soft Parker Hedgerow Cotton Knit Blanket. I can totally imagine relaxing in our bedroom, snuggling our new baby boy in the latter later this year. 🙂
My mum was an absolute superstar when it came to making over this bedroom on a tight deadline in time for us moving back in to our home (hopefully) next week after all the renovations, and whilst I helped, she was very much in charge of painting (I think it was apparent that neat painting is not my forte!).
All I need now is a dressing table- for the first time in my adult life, squeeee!-, mirror and chair, possibly another nice print/picture, and our bedroom is complete.
Adam is really chuffed with it too, and I’m happy that we have a restful space that we both love.
So what do you think? Do you like grey in a bedroom, or is this grey too dark for you?
I’d love to know your thoughts!
*Laura Ashley sent me some products of my choosing to help with my bedroom makeover, all words and opinions my own.