I moved house! You might seen my post from last year about selling my old house, well, I moved in October and have been busy renovating my new home ever since. The first project we tackled was my bedroom makeover, from replacing the floor boards to building out the chimney breast and everything in between. I’ve created the calming bedroom of my dreams and I’m so happy with the end result!
Here are a couple of progress photos from the bedroom makeover journey. Scroll to the bottom of this post for all of the links!
There was a giant hump in the original floorboards so my dad had to replace them all with boards to make it flat.
The chimney breast was a really strange diagonal shape, which made organising furniture around it was really tricky, so we boxed it off at either side (shown in the frame photo above) so that my bed could sit against it.
This was then boarded out and plastered.
I chose Ikea PAX wardrobes again, this time we built them on top of a platform so that the skirting board ran along the front and then boxed in either side and the top so that they appeared to be built-in.
Once the plaster had dried and all the skirting boards were installed, we then added frame panelling and a dado rail to the lower section of the walls.
And now for the fun bit… paint!
I chose to use the ‘colour drench’ technique – basically, painting everything the same colour. I went for Pigeon by Farrow and Ball and honestly, I couldn’t be happier. It’s so soothing, and changes tone in every light/ angle.
I bought all new furniture for this room as I sold all of my spare bedroom furniture from the last house, so my new spare room has now got all my old bedroom furniture in – an opportunity to treat myself!
And here’s the final result! My bedroom makeover, a long time coming but totally worth it!
The real show stopper of the room is definitely the William Morris Honeysuckle and Tulip wallpaper – I spent so long trying to find a cheaper alternative, but I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I opted to use it on the new chimney breast wall behind the bed to make a feature of it, rather than using it around the top section of the whole room.
Links (contains affiliate links)
Bed: discontinued but similar link
Bedside lights: link
Bedside tables – Facebook marketplace
Flooring – B&Q Malton but now discontinued
Door handles: link
Curtain pole: link
Frame TV: link
Ceiling light: link
Any other questions – just ask!