So, bright skies and warm sun is upon us. When we can be tempted in from the garden we’re faced with a room that’s ready for it’s transformation. We’ve split a large sitting room / dining room into two to create a master bedroom and home office. Plastering happens in three weeks time so there are lots of wallpaper and carpet samples strewn about the room with hard choices ahead!…
Happenstance had it that Heart Home magazine had a competition to create a pinterest board of inspiration for a bedroom using up to 3 pins of Betta Living products. Challenge duly accepted, this enabled us to narrow down some of our ideas and you can see the results here! We always find it a challenge when you have to create an entire room in one go so this was great practice to actually focus our minds.
Our starting point was finding a king size bed which was comfy, stylish and not overbearing in the relatively narrow space. We’ve set our sights on the grey Jamie Bedstead by John Lewis with it’s unusual shape and lack of footboard (which should make our limited space seem bigger). From this springboard, a bunch of wallpaper samples were duly ordered from Cole & Son and Roddy & Ginger, all very beautiful and referencing botanic or nautical forms. We’re veering towards the cow parsley print now we’ve seen it in situ and this has been reinforced by asking the opinions of passing friends and family!
Our scheme follows the Scandinavian influence of greys, with lots of secondary lighting in organic forms and pops of colour through bedding, graphic cushions and anemones. We plan to install fitted wardrobes down one side so we can stop fighting over wardrobe space – these by Betta Living are ideal with bi-fold opening doors, generous drawers and plenty of hanging space. We want the feel of the room to be calming and full of little nooks to sit or perch on so need serious-working storage hidden away to be able to enable this. Can’t wait to get this project underway… ‘after’ photos to (hopefully) follow soon!