Home Comforts ~ Master Bedroom: The Inspiration
After two long years of complete disarray, we’ve finally kicked off our master bedroom makeover.
As I mentioned in my original house tour, the space needs a lot of work. It’s taken us a while to save enough money, make up our minds and find the time and energy required to complete this kind of project. Now that we’ve started, I cannot wait to finally have a bedroom that doesn’t make me want to weep with despair!
Last weekend, we cleared the decks, spent hours preparing the walls and finally gave the room a new lick of paint. After months of deliberation and more swatches than I care to remember, we settled on Mono by Little Greene.
It’s a beautiful, versatile shade of grey with elegant blue undertones. I love it, especially when night falls and the room is magically transformed from bright and airy to cosy and inviting.
Although I’ve managed to amass a wealth of design inspiration, my main objective for our bedroom is to create a space that’s perfect for rest, relaxation and a good night’s sleep.
The muted colour of the walls combined with our new charcoal grey upholstered bed should provide the perfect blank canvas for sumptuous bed sheets, a mountain of fluffy pillows and the kind of duvet I’ve been dreaming of.
Working with Christy this year has really opened my eyes to the benefits of beautiful bed linen. Luckily, their brand new autumn/winter collection arrived just in time for me to select a new set.
While Instagram may be littered with shots of perfectly crumpled pristine white bed sheets, I personally can’t resist a striking pattern or a bold shot of colour. Tranquil Rose, pictured at the start of this post, is perfect. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about having to make the bed!
It would be very remiss of me not to pass on the information that Christy are currently giving away this entire autumn look. All you need to do is visit http://www.christy-towels.com/competition and enter for a chance to win.
Overall, we want the space to look and feel a little more grown up than the rest of the house. It seems like the one room we can decorate selfishly, without having to consider the needs of the children! I’m definitely aiming for something with a little luxe appeal, but whether this can be achieved on a rather modest budget remains to be seen!
The significant lack of clothes storage in our bedroom has been my biggest gripe for the last 24 months. While my husband fully embraces the floordrobe, the clutter and mess has been driving me insane.
The long-term plan is to invest in bespoke built-in wardrobes, but for the time being we’ll be purchasing a slightly more sturdy, but still temporary, solution. I’m about to pull the trigger on a gorgeous vintage chest of drawers and the search is on for the perfect pair of bedside tables.
Of course, there’s lighting and accessories to consider, and I’ve also got to find a way to dress a huge bay window without breaking the bank. Let me know if you have any tips!
Are you knee-deep in any decorating projects at the moment?
Love Audrey xxx
P.P.S. You can also find me talking about our master bedroom redesign over on the Christy blog.
This is a collaborative post. Read my full disclosure here.