A Mini Makeover in the Bedroom

The bedroom in the new house has been the subject of a lot of pondering. It’s twice as big as my old bedroom and although I love all of my existing furniture, without interesting wallpaper or coloured walls it’s looking more than a little bland. Beige, cream and magnolia do not an interesting combination make. One day it will get the DD makeover but I decided at the weekend that it needed a bit of a mini-makeover. It was time to take my own advice and buy one or two inexpensive items and mix them up with things I already have.

Dear Designer's Blog - Something Old, Something New

I’ve always been a white sheets girl but for once I decided that colour and pattern were needed and this duvet cover set with bang on trend painterly roses was just the thing to lift the room and bring in a bit of femininity

Dear Designer's Blog - Master Bedroom Mini Makeover

One plain, one textured, and one pretty rose cushion added just the right amount of interest on the bed and I scoured the house for some pink and white items to co-ordinate on the bedside tables.

Dear Designer's Blog - Master Bedroom Mini Makeover 2

I love the subtle mint green of the duvet set and the different pinks around the room prevent it all from looking too sugary. As do the aluminum tables and ikea lamps that I already had.

Dear Designer's Blog - Master Bedroom Mini Makeover 3

I also love the fact that I’ve used some things that had been languishing in the loft at the old place. It’s nice sometimes to look at things with fresh eyes don’t you think?

New purchases:

Henley floral double duvet set, velvet cushion in pearl, multi-rose cushion, decorative lidded glass jar with candle, baroque photo frame, all  from the Couture range at Tesco Direct. 

Large silk rose, mercuried glass vase, both House of Fraser.

May 16, 2014
May 22, 2014



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    July 5, 2016

    You give so much inspiration this day, I am in the middle of my bedroom makeover and I really love your bedroom,I want to purchase a pillow like yours, where did you buy that?

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      July 5, 2016

      Glad you like it Jessica. The cushion came from Tesco but this was two years ago so I don’t think they still have it. 🙁

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    Izzy Evans

    May 22, 2014

    Great pictures 🙂

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      May 22, 2014

      Thanks Izzy 🙂


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