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Sunday, 26 January 2014

INTERIOR: In My Bedroom

When we moved in to our home the first thing I wanted to sink my teeth in to was the bedroom. I have to admit that Daniel's been an absolute angel and let me have free reign in there -  and although it's still a work in progress, I thought it would be nice to share where we are with it :) There's still so much I want to do but here we are...


Starting off with my favourite purchase in the whole wide world ever...our bed. It was bloody expensive, but honestly, it was worth it. The French Bedroom Company is one of my favourite shops in the world and it was always a dream of mine to own a bed from there, not actually ever thinking I would. When Daniel asked me what sort of bed I wanted, and I sent him a link to this one I couldn't believe it when he replied saying he loved it too. We went for a Super-king and I know it's such a lot of money, but we looked at it as an investment - it's something we're going to love and cherish for so many years to come and I it's probably the best purchase I've ever made.

Now, although we were lavish in purchasing our bed I kept my vintage loving, second hand Sally head on for the rest of the furniture. When looking for vintage pieces my first point of call is always eBay, searching your local area is an excellent way to find affordable, good quality furniture. My dressing table was a mere £20 from a local lady emigrating to New Zealand (and she threw the stool in for free too!). For a sort of beauty blogger I don't really fit the bill, I can't stand muji storage and simply, things just go where they go. I like a bit of organised chaos and not having too much structure.

Local auctions are also a fantastic way to kit out your first home. This amazing Scottish chest of drawers is one of my favourite additions to the bedroom and we picked it up for £100 which is such a bargain when something like this would retail at £400-500 minimum. We've picked quite a few things up via auctions, so if you'd like to see a separate post on that please let me know!

Our wardrobe, second chest of drawers and bedside tables were old, second hand, pine hand me downs. I really hate pine. So mum and I did a bit of DIY and re-invented them :) I've got a post coming up on how I re-work my furniture, the paint I use and techniques applied, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

My bedside table is kept to a minimum. I'm a messy pup, so if I was to have too much going on it would just become a mound of rubbish. My Jo Malone candle (which I'll be blogging this week) is kept company with a lovely little artificial, flameless candle. I am a huge lover of candles (how many more times can I say candle?) and the atmosphere they create, but I can't always be bothered with lighting them, or having something scented filling the room so having this little beaut by my bed is perfect!

So, that pretty much sums up our bedroom my dears. I hope you found it somewhat interesting, it's one of my favourite places in the house and I can't wait to add some more bits to it. I'm thinking some art on the walls and perhaps a rug :)

What do you think?

Other items, photographed but not mentioned:
Bedding: Dunelm Mill
Long Mirror: The Range
Dressing Table Mirror: Vintage
Bird Ring Trinket: BHS
Bird Cage: Vintage
Floral Crowns/Headbands: Crown and Glory
Handmade Sock Dolls: By Daniel!
Any other storage, trinkets or ornaments: Vintage/Carboot

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53 comments:

Jessicalaar said...

wow beautiful photos and you have an absolutely gorgeous room, i love everything about it, its perfect

Jess x

Rebecca Jane said...

Ahh Megan I love this post! I'm currently in the process of having my bedroom done out at home as my tiny bedroom doesn't fit little old me anymore and it's time I had a double bed! This is a great post as I'm always looking for inspiration on how to decorate my new room.. I adore your bed! I know I won't be able to afford something like this but hopefully some day when I have my own place!
I think your bedroom would look great with a huge sheepskin rug on the floor! I've always adored them and would stick to the minimalist colour scheme you have! I think white walls is such a good choice so you properly have a fresh blank canvas!
I'm so excited to get decorating mine.. I'm always buying little home decor items ready for when I move in! :)

Right-up-my-street.blogspot.com

Xxxx

Emily Bodo said...

I think it looks lovely! and the French Bedroom Company is to die for! I love room tours because I'm horrible with interior decorating... maybe if I look at enough of them, I'll absorb some talent, haha.

Lisa said...

I love the bed especially. I agree that a bed is an investment, so money well spent.

basically bonjour said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I love your bed so much!

Joely xx

Leanne Winters said...

So beautiful. Very shabby chic vintage :) Love the dresser x

Paige Francesca Bryan said...

I love it! I really want my room shabby chic style, I bought an old dressing table from a local charity shop for £15 and recently accquired my parent's old wardrobes which I am planning to paint soon! Paige xo | A Paige At A Time

Jess H said...

Really interesting and inspiring post, thanks :) LOVE that bed! x

molly said...

your bed is perfect! all the furniture in your room is so pretty xxx
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jelizmac said...

Absolutely gorgeous bed!! I've been doing up my bedroom aswell and loads of bits came from hand-me downs and vintage furniture shops, soo much better than the high street :-)
Fairyintheblossomtree.blogspot.com xx

Georgia Devine said...

I’m going to Dunelm today, will be searching for bed lining similar to this! Your room is stunning, the added details are so pretty I love it! xo

Sara Chergui said...

Wow this room is amazing, your bed is simply gorgeous !
Sara,
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Yuen Lim said...

Your bedroom is an absolute dream! I can't really customize my room too much because it's rented and already pre-fully furnished :(

Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

Chloe Digan said...

Your bedroom is everything I've ever wanted in a bedroom! It's absolutely beautiful. I'm so in love with your bed!

Paper Dreams and Plastic Bags

Olivia said...

For art on the walls, could I suggest Lawrence Coulson or Jeff Rowland. They're probably not exactly your style but they have some beautiful paintings.

Xxxx

EvieCO said...

I really love the feel of your room and that bed is absolutely gorgeous! Considering you spend so much time asleep, I've always thought it definitely a wise call to invest in the very thing you sleep in (and a bonus if your find a piece stunning to match!!)

Have you ever used Freegle or Freecycle when looking for vintage finds? It's one of my favourite places to search for hidden treasures these days :)

Rosie W said...

Aw it's so pretty and spacious. I dream of having a room like this one day!

Naaj Rona said...

Love the furniture and the bed definitely looks posh, not surprised that it is expensive. The dressing table us a bargain and you are lucky that you got the chair for free, every penny helps :)

Sandra / LndnBeauty said...

Oh god, that bed is beautiful! The whole room looks so lovely.
xx

Terri said...

Everythings so pretty :)

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tina bumblebee said...

Looove Marc Jacobs Honey :) Gorgeous room!

Madeleine S-B said...

Your bed is sooo luxurious! Definitely a worthwhile investment! (:

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Laura said...

Oh wow, your bedroom is so lovely Megan! I love the cute and quirky furniture pieces you have and your bed looks amazing! I don't think I would ever get out of it if I had one like it :) xx

Shereeeen ♥ said...

You have some really beautiful furniture and ornaments. Your bed is bloody expensive but definitely a great investment. The detailing on the headboard is beautiful. Love it! :D Xx

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Sophie Wood said...

I love your room interiors! It look so effortlessly chic and antique!

Sophie | sophielouisew_ fashion.beauty.lifestyle

Jennifer Ann said...

Wow, this room is gorgeous, I love the dressing table

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Rambler said...

I absolutely adore your bed! It's gorgeous! x

Megan Ruth said...

This is so gorgeous, you have really great taste! I really love the birdcage and the bed is amazing. I also love how organised everything looks, but not to the point of it looking like a fake show room. I think a rug would make it look a little cosier so I'd love to see that. xx

Kerry Dyer said...

Aw it's gorgeous! :) x

daisychain said...

Honestly, your bedroom is one of the most beautiful I have seen x

Rebecca Robinson said...

your room is literally a dream! so inspirational!

RR xx

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lifeasart said...

Lovely room and lovely post! I love seeing these and getting ideas so thanks for sharing :-)

Chelsey Megan said...

Such a beautiful place!! :D I so wanna move out so I can have a beautiful place of my own :D

Love Cheap Frills
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Vicki said...

Love ur bedroom it's so luxurious! Xo :)

Elissa Hudson said...

Your bed is so so gorgeous! I would decorate my whole bedroom with stuff from The French Bedroom Company if I could! x

Elissa | styleaffix.com

Cosmocube said...

Hiya Wonderful You, that bed frame is absolutely stunning :) xx

Grace said...

Absolutely love the mix of white and wood furniture in here and that bed is literally TO DIE FOR! Dreaming of interiors now....sigh!

Grace x
theartofwandering.blogspot.co.uk

Jessie-Ann Lewis said...

Your bedroom is amazing! That dressing table is absolutely gorgeous! And I love that pretty little bird cage awww. I can't wait to have my own place to decorate it :D xx

www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

Belle said...

Wow your room is gorgeous! That bed though - it's stunning! I'm in love!

Belle // thelifeandtimesofbelleh.blogspot.com

Cass said...

My bedroom is my favorite room too. I am very jealous of your bed - it's gorgeous - now I just want to snuggle up in bed with a book :)

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Fretty Anggeni said...

Wow! It's so cozy and comforting! I would love to decorate my mine like that as well :)

Whatlouiseisloving .gmail.com said...

This looks beautiful. I particularly love the dressing table and chest of drawers. I find charity furniture shops can also have some bargains in too! X

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Bunny. I ♡ said...

Your room is beautiful! I am in love with your bedd!

~ VISUALCANDY INC

Miaou Or Never said...

oh my gooooood your bed! i just want to jump on it! i also love that you have things.. it sounds really stupid but i'm bored of seeing show room bedrooms!

Hola Bambi said...

That bed is amazing xx

Emma Something said...

It's gorgeous!! I have totally got bed envy now too!!

Bryony Saunders said...

Such beautiful taste!! Love love love the bed and your vintage dressing table is amazing!

Angharad said...

I love your bedroom! I'm on a mission to get more white furniture crammed into the shack...

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Little Red Head said...

You have tonnes of style so of course your bedroom would be beautiful, it looks like such a relaxing room. Would love to see a tour of your house as a youtube video. I expect every room is beautiful.

www.abeauty-fulllife14.blogspot.com

Little Red Head said...

You have tonnes of style, very classy, exactly what I would expect from you. It looks like such a relaxing room to be in. Would love to see a tour of your house on Youtube, I expect it is full of beautiful things.

www.abeauty-fulllife14.blogspot.com

Emma Stokes said...

i'm coming to live with you. i've just decided :)

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asima khan said...

Wonderful blog..!!
Decent interior decoration..!!!Kids Car Beds

Jorden Talson said...

Your room is amazing, Nice interior decoration of your bedroom. You have arrange all the items and furniture in your room in proper way. The interior decoration changes the room looks. It looks great.
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