Back in January, I mentioned that I was planning a bit of a bedroom makeover ... getting rid of the awful magnolia on the walls and opting for a cleaner, brighter white. I shared some of the transformation when I wrote about finding my perfect bedding and the best bedside tables ever, but having posted a fair few photos on Instagram lately and receiving questions about where some of the finishing touches are from, I thought it would be nice to round them up in one post.
This is the view as you walk through the door ... you're greeted with a similar sight to most home ... yes, it's an IKEA HEMNES chest of drawers. Seriously, is there any home in the land which doesn't have at least one piece from this range? I've been dithering over whether to paint it for months ... and I'm still dithering. No quick decisions, here.
The little plant stand is actually a stool from Great Little Trading Co. My six year old was using it as a bedside table but since he's taken delivery of the bed of dreams, I've been able to steal it from him and repurpose it. It doesn't look much like a piece of children's furniture, does it?
Paul and I had intended to share the chest of drawers but ... well ... as you can see, it didn't quite work out like that. Shall we say that the plant belongs to Paul? And maybe the vase? Perhaps the copper storage pot? Yes, let's!
I've had so many message about the candle holder. It's beautiful. And I have one in pink, too. I originally bought them from Houseology but they don't seem to stock them any more. However, I've tracked them down in Mon Pote and you can buy them in white, grey and yellow, too.
The copper wire ornament is not actually an ornament but a pendant light. It was a gift from Kaleidoscope and is absolutely stunning. As soon as we can agree on a bulb to go with it, we'll be hanging it properly. Although, I have come to love it as a decoration. It looks so nice sitting on top of the chest of drawers. It's a bargain at £39 if you're looking for something similar.
Lots of you love the little acorn jar. It's the perfect size for holding my wedding ring and engagement earrings (still no engagement ring ... I feel an intermittent need to rectify this). I picked it up in Oliver Bonas at the beginning of the year. I don't think they stock it any more but this copper pineapple storage pot is even better!
The cushions. What can I say about the cushions? They actually look better in real life than they photograph ... but they photograph so well, don't they? They're from the amazing Murmur range which you can find stocked at Houseology. They're the Murmur Podd Cushions and they come in red too if you'd prefer a brighter colour. I move them between the bed and the sofas in the kitchen/dining room so if you follow me on Instagram, you might have spotted them in both places. I can't make up my mind where they look best.
All of the blankets in the Murmur range are incredible, too. I have the Murmur Sail Throw. The navy is no longer available but grey is gorgeous. If you want something darker, have a look at the Murmur Flint Throw. If I could sneak another one in to the house, it would be this one.
I am obsessed with finding the perfect pillow. Obsessed! Sealy kindly sent me two of their Select Response Clusterfill Pillow to try. I'm not going to lie, it was not love at first sleep. For the first couple of weeks, I found them quite hard to sleep on. Supportive, maybe. Comfortable, no. However, a few months later, they're still on the bed and we really, really like them. I think they just needed 'bedding in', so to speak.
The science behind the pillow is that the quilted microfibre cover responds to your body's own temperature. It makes your head feel cool during the summer months and yet helps to retain warmth during winter nights.
And a parent's dream when you have sick children who get in bed with you ... they're machine washable and suitable for tumble drying.
I wouldn't say they're my perfect pillows, but they're perfectly good. And a great price at £16.99 each.
You might recognise the little jars and giraffe from my post with Matalan about their Spring Summer 17 range. The tribal touch quite possibly doesn't go with the rest of the room but I love them so they're staying. The Betty print is an old one from Studio NL and you can find the Game of Thrones typography one on Etsy. Who's excited for it's return?! I can't wait!
The bedding from Secret Linen Store and the Kartell bedside tables from Houseology still fill my heart with joy. I love them. They really are the perfect combination. I talk more about them in this post about turning your bedroom in to a sanctuary. Not so easy when you're a parent, right?
I'm so sad to say that one of my favourite additions to our bedroom, this super cool magazine rack from La Redoute, doesn't seem to be in stock anymore. I've received so many messages asking where to buy it that maybe it sold out as a result. I was unsure whether it would work in the room but I absolutely love it. You can see that the whole family use it. If you didn't manage to get your hands on one, I think that this antique copper one from Not On The High Street is equally, if not more beautiful, and ... well ... copper! Go, take a look.
I think that's everything but if there's something else that you want to know about, just leave a comment below and I'll hunt down the information for you.