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Looking to decorate your bedroom? Caro from the Twinkle Diaries gives us all her tips and tricks for turning your room into a space that works for you. Keep reading to get her must-have tips on how to successfully decorate a bedroom using pink.
As a lone woman in a house full of boys, there’s not a lot of pink in our home. Not that its inclusion has ever been vetoed but — naturally — it’s just not a colour that makes much of an appearance. Until now. We recently invested in a new bed — we swapped our 20-year-old wrought iron bed-frame for a smart, grey upholstered version — and I decided to redecorate our bedroom in readiness.
The inky blue walls got a fresh coat of white paint and I decided to invest in some lovely new bedding, too. Pink was definitely not on the agenda at this point! I’d found the most gorgeous, simple set from Laura Ashley; crisp white with embroidered polkadots. But after having so much colour in the bedroom, it suddenly felt very stark and unwelcoming. That’s when I realised that the bedlinen I’d chosen came in another colour: blush pink.
THE BLUSH BEDROOM
Blush pink is such a versatile shade; definitely not sickly sweet and when it’s paired with white and grey it takes on a luxe, modern feel. It’s also elevated an otherwise monochrome colour-scheme and given it warmth and definition.
I didn’t want to go overboard with the blush bedroom accessories but Laura Ashley have the most lovely things in store at the moment and I spotted a gorgeous knitted blanket, edged with the softest faux fur pom poms. It goes so beautifully with the bedlinen but, also, it works equally well thrown over a chair. I invested in some lovely artwork to tie everything together; the addition of pink on the walls is so subtle but it’s made the world of difference to the look and feel of the room. I always think it’s amazing how you can totally alter the ambience of a space, with some minor changes. It makes me so happy to know that with a couple of new cushions and a few different pictures, my blush bedroom can be easily changed if I decide I want a new look.
IN THE PINK
Amazingly, not one of the boys (either the man-shaped or the tiny variety) have commented about the addition of pink, other than to say how lovely the room looks. I daresay, if I’d suggested a blush pink and grey bedroom to Richard, he’d have definitely not been too keen — but the new bed and blush pink accessories have made our bedroom into such a haven. Getting out of bed in a morning is tricky at the best of times but I’m finding myself wanting to sneak away and read my book in the middle of the day.
And I’m also finding myself wanting to introduce more pink in the house! Softly, softly…