I can’t tell you how happy I am with the finished result of my loft bedroom/ office space. When we came to view the house, the stand out feature was the hideous mural on the wall in the loft room… not exactly the #interiorgoals I strive for. It was a completely empty room so a lot of imagination was required but I knew what I wanted to use the room for and went from there. Here is said hideous mural… see what I mean?
And after a few weeks or prepping, priming (the chimney breast was painted in gloss?!) and paint swatching… here is the finished result…I’m in love!
The wall paint is Organza from B&Q, a really good dupe for Farrow & Balls Setting Plaster at a fraction of price! It changes colour from a more pinky tone to a beigey tone depending on the light and time of day, it’s honestly beautiful.
The stand out part of the bedroom area is definitely the gallery wall I’ve created with the help of desenio and their amazing range of prints and posters. I wanted the space to be really calming and for everything to gel together seamlessly, which obviously influenced the style of prints I chose to create the gallery wall. My main inspiration was the amazing Californian interior style that I’m a little obsessed with at the moment. I wanted beaches, soft tones and palm trees but I also wanted a contrast and to bring in some more abstract shapes to really bring out the wall paint colour. I went for (from left to right) Sand Desert (21×30), Antibes (50×70), Surfer Walk (50×70), Figuratone (30×40), Palms & Sunlight (21×30). Surfer Walk is probably my favourite out of them all, I love the soft tones and how it blends with the wall colour. I also chose the white frames to stand out against the wall colour, they’re really good quality and I’ll definitely be buying them alongside my next batch of prints when I eventually finish my bedroom.
I also have a 25% discount code that’s valid between September 18th – 20th. Just use the code ‘zoeoliviablog’ at checkout and you can create your own beautiful gallery wall too! (code not valid on frames and on handpicked-/collaboration posters).
I took the top headboard off my old IKEA bed and put it into the corner next to the chimney breast, and it fits perfectly. It’s not in the way and there’s plenty of room around it and in front the eaves area. It’s a bit unsteady as one of the legs isn’t happy being attached to the frame, but it’s perfect for a spare bedroom and friends staying over.
The lovely team at Dip & Doze sent across this beautiful organic bedding to go into the new room and it’s honestly some of the best quality bedding I’ve ever experienced. It’s a newly launched company and they focus their products around their organic and Fairtrade fabrics and components. Everything is ethically made and comes in beautiful, reusable, cotton drawstring bags – such a lovely little touch that adds a sense of luxury. Their buttons are made from Coconut instead of plastic (what a good idea!) so they’re the perfect brand for anyone looking to live a more sustainable and ethical lifestyle. They offer free delivery over £50, free returns and a 30 night trial on all of their products. I went for the Simple Embroidered set and it’s simply stunning. You can choose the trim colour (I went for white) and the pillow case type – essentially customising your bedding to your taste – another really great idea! You can use code ZOE10 to get 10% off their site too, go go go!
The black and white cushions are one of Aldi’s special buys are were just £6.99 each, absolute bargain!
I could say this about every part of the room, cause I love it that much, but the light shades are another of my favourite parts of the room. They were kindly gifted by Iconic Lights before I even moved house – they are only £13 each (bargain) and create a really lovely pattern glow when they’re lit. They go really well with the Californian/soft look I’ve created in the room and I’m so pleased with how it’s all come together!
Under the eaves, I put together all of my old IKEA Malm furniture from my bedroom in my old house. The desk is from my old office area and the chair is a new purchase from, yeah you guessed it, IKEA. It’s a lot more comfortable than the one I had before, which means that I’ve got no excuse not to be more productive! Everything else will be used for storage, summer/winter clothes when I don’t need them and any spare bedding and things I don’t wear all the time.
The carpet was quite a lot more expensive than I wanted to spend from United Carpets & Beds, but all the others looked and felt really cheap, so I just went for it and never looked back, It’s a lovely oatmeal type colour with flecks of brown and brings everything together perfectly. It’s made of wool too so it’s a lot softer on your feet!
So… what do you think? I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m incredibly happy with it all!
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