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Hejsan! I’m curious: are you a fan of change? I love change and find that surrounding myself with a new environment always gives me new energy (Per’s actually the opposite, which can be, shall we say interesting!). I often make small changes at home, but with Autumn looming (dare I say it!) I felt it was time for something bigger!
As pretty as it was, I’ve grown tired of the ‘blushing peach’ wall
in the bedroom and felt it was time to change up our bedroom to give it a fresh lease of life. Per and I applied lime paint to the walls
a few weeks ago, and I’ve since been layering the room with new pieces as well as beautiful textiles from Bemz
(the Swedish brand makes luxurious designer textile covers, cushions and other accessories for IKEA furniture and I’ve been a fan ever since my sitting room make-over
way back in 2017!). So, what ‘s changed in the bedroom? Here’s the low down:
To me, a bedroom should have a wonderful element of calm. It should be somewhere that’s easy to switch off – and also somewhere heavenly to wake up. I consulted with the MSH interior designer Helen – and we decided to go for soothing tones of white and soft beige as well as cosy Autumnal tones of cocoa, acorn and rosemary. So pretty together!
I’ve also added a new mirror
(we’ve never had a full body one so maybe I’ll no longer look like I’ve been getting dressed in the dark!), various vases and a reading lamp (all Ferm Living
Let’s get started with the bigger pieces:
As you may have noticed, we’ve never had a headboard before. To be honest, I always thought it was impossible with the window. But I was keen to give it a go as I knew it would make our bed feel so much more sumptuous and ‘grown-up'(!) come Autumn!
This one is the STAVANGER / BORÖY headboard
from IKEA which is perfect as it just slots between the bed and the wall leans. I then added a Bemz universal headboard cover
which comes in different widths and a choice of 130+ fabrics, and it just slides on over the top of any headboard. How crazy is that? See the end of the post for details on discount and samples.
I chose a new linen fabric which launches this Autumn (more info to follow!), however, there are a couple of other beautiful white linen fabrics available.
the windowsill has always doubled up really nicely as a shelf for books, plants, my Anse vase
and morning coffee – and admittedly a whole host of other things like batteries, receipts etc *rolls eyes!*.
The bed skirt
Are you a fan of bed skirts? Once considered twee and a little OTT (I am still scarred by some of the floral ones I witnessed in the eighties!), bed skirts have totally come into their own in recent years, have you found the same?
I love them as they hide a multitude of sins under the bed including unsightly bed bases, storage and that ghostly black gap (hands up anyone who’s ever checked under their bed before going to sleep). Plus, they add a wonderful element of calm to the room.
I love a throw. They make a bed look so much neater when made. This is the Loose Fit, Brera Lino by Designers Guild, Natural
which has beautiful seams (if you’re thinking of getting this, go big. My bed is 180 cm x 200 cm and I opted for the 240 cm x 240 cm one).
I love the subtle contrast with the white bed skirt too. What do you reckon?
I’m not sure how these cushions slipped through the net (Per banned me from buying more for the house sometime a go) – but I’m so glad they did! I always think Cushions are a perfect way to add accent colours (this time I went for Autumn vibes in acorn, cocoa and rosemary)- and also to snuggle up against for some cosy bedtime reading.
I picked out four larger cushions to lean against the headboard (size 60 x 80 cm) and then smaller ones to pile on (50 x 50 cm).
A bedroom wouldn’t be complete without a ‘chairobe’ (your entire wardrobe of clothes waiting on a chair to be put away or worn…!), guilty of this? I am!
We’ve had an IKEA Söderhamn armchair in our bedroom for donkeys, and I was keen to cover it in a retro bouclé, tweed or teddy from the new Bemz Tactile Collection
. You’ll most likely have spotted the trend for textured fabrics over the past 12 months and now we can all update our existing IKEA sofas and armchairs! Liking that a lot!
And that’s it!
I hope you like our new bedroom as much as Per and I do!
If you’ve got questions about anything you’ve seen just give me a shout and I’ll be happy to help. I’ll likely do a follow-up post highlighting the details soon (just in case you’re curious about the vases, lamp, print etc!).
If you’re feeling inspired to update your bedroom in time for the new season – or wanting to refresh an IKEA sofa or armchair, now is the time as Bemz
are offering 20% off with the code MSHfall until 15th September, 2021 and they ship almost worldwide.
I’d advise ordering samples
first so that you can test out the colours and fabrics at home (it can be hard to tell online). They send them out really quickly, so you’ll still have time to order before the discount expires.
Right guys, that’s it from me. Wishing you all a lovely day!
I’m tempted to go back to bed now, what do you think?
Photography; Niki Brantmark
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