August 15th, 2017
Fairly minimal, cheap and quick.
This is the bedroom in the ‘old’ flat (the one where Felix works from).
About a month ago I sold our bed frame on eBay, as it wasn’t really our style anymore, and I decided to do a simple makeover.
The quality of this photo up here is clearly bad, but I wanted you to be able to see how the bedroom looked like before.
Originally, we decided to go with a French frame as we wanted to match all the beautiful details on the walls and ceiling, but the gold/brown shade of the bed and its matching side tables made the space feel a bit dark, and somewhat dated.
So as I said, I sold it all on eBay, which meant I now had a blank canvas to play with.
I had some paint samples around as we are getting our flat (the one we live in) re-painted, and so I picked these two – Pashmina and English Manor – and mixed them up to give a new, fresh colour to the background.
In fact, since we now don’t have a big frame covering it up, having that beige shade in there was fine, but I wanted it to stand out more.
After painting the wall, I used sandpaper to give it a distressed look. I think industrial/distress and period features work really well together.
These were the only two things I had to buy for this makeover.
I intended to place them one on each side of the bed, but I ended up propping them next to each other, as it seemed more unusual.
I’ve also added a bigger, fake plant (which before was in Felix’s old office) as I think it balances the others, and the green just looks so pretty against the faint pink wall.
In the basket on the right, I put some books, decor items, and a small humidifier lamp (which I had bought a long time from eBay) that changes colour, so it not only has a purpose, but further creates an interesting light effect.
Finally, I kept it simple with some white sheets, as they never go out of style.
I placed the mattress on a rug, to add more definition to the bed area, and that was it.
For how little it costed me, and how quickly I turned it around, I’m honestly really happy with the result!
What do you think? Do you like it?