The Beginning Of a Bedroom

Why not consider a darker colour scheme in your bedroom? read more

When decorating a bedroom most people tend to opt for light shades to add some brightness to a bedroom but often it can look a little too minimal and requires quite a few pops of colour here and there to add some more character. However, have you ever thought about creating a more dark and brooding space that feels a little warmer? The wonderful Becky from Spirited Puddle Jumper decided it was time for a change in her bedroom so we were more than happy to help her add the finishing touches…

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 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. 🙂

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA My mum was an absolute superstar when it came to making over this bedroom on a tight deadline in time for us moving back into 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!).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 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.

We’re in love with Becky’s bedroom. It’s right amount of cosy and cool! How is your bedroom styled? Let us know below or on Twitter @LauraAshleyUK

One Comment

Those grey walls are stunning. I want that lampshade.

What I love is that this post shows how brands like Laura Ashley can be used in modern homes, persoanlly that is how I like to style my house, xx

Leave us a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *